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Sunshine State Author Series
September 24, 2017 | Mira Tanna

Newbery award-winning author Kelly Barnhill kicks off the Orange County Library System’s Sunshine State Author Series with an author event on October 18 at our Winter Garden Branch, followed by a writing workshop at the library’s Alafaya Branch on October 19. Library staff... READ MORE

An Interview with Margarita Engle
August 21, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

Margarita Engle is a multi-award winning, Cuban-American author of children, teen and adult literature. She is the reigning Young People’s Poet Laureate and is the first Latino to be chosen for the prestigious honor. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Margarita Engle, along with... READ MORE

Love YA
August 5, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

While the Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close and we have a lot to look back on with fond memories, one of our most poignant events held this summer was Love YA.: A Celebration of Diverse Young Adult Literature. Young Adult authors Alex Sanchez, Shaun David... READ MORE

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A Conversation with Melanie Benjamin, 14th Annual Southwest Author Series
March 25, 2019 | Penguin Random House

Melanie Benjamin has captivated readers with her bestselling historical novels, including The Aviator’s Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Girls in the Picture. And, she is about to do it again. Benjamin’s forthcoming Mistress of the Ritz tells the compelling story of... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with David Baldacci
April 10, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

David Baldacci is the internationally best-selling author of more than 55 books, several of which have been adapted to film and television. He and his wife also started the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy. His latest book, The Fallen, will be... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with S. Jae-Jones
April 3, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

S. Jae-Jones, called JJ, is an artist, adrenaline junkie, and New York Times best-selling author of Wintersong and Shadowsong. A southern California native, she now lives in North Carolina. Jae-Jones will be delivering the opening keynote for the upcoming Orlando Book... READ MORE

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