black history month

5 Questions with Beverly Jenkins
February 3, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Beverly Jenkins is a bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance novels, most often focusing on 19th Century African American life. She has received multiple awards including the 2017 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America – her... READ MORE

From the Director, February 2021
February 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

One positive thing that has come out of this pandemic has been some new opportunities available to us due to our extensive use of virtual programming. Orange County Library System used to be an entirely in-person operation – all of our events and programs happened at one of... READ MORE

Barbershop Books Fosters Reading Among Young Black Boys
January 18, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Alvin Irby was getting a haircut when inspiration struck. One of his students was also at the barbershop, clearly bored. “He should be practicing his reading,” Alvin thought to himself. That thought led to Barbershop Books.

The non-profit leverages the cultural... READ MORE

From the Director, February 2020
February 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

In 1976, President Gerald Ford became the first president to officially recognize Black History Month. He called upon the nation to, “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Eddie T. Jackson
January 27, 2020 | Mike Donohue

In June 1924, our Booker T. Washington Branch opened at 107 South Terry St. The branch was the second public library location to open in the city of Orlando following the Albertson Public Library, which began service the previous year. Selected to serve as Head Librarian of... READ MORE

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black history month

5 Questions with Beverly Jenkins
February 3, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Beverly Jenkins is a bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance novels, most often focusing on 19th Century African American life. She has received multiple awards including the 2017 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America – her... READ MORE

From the Director, February 2021
February 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

One positive thing that has come out of this pandemic has been some new opportunities available to us due to our extensive use of virtual programming. Orange County Library System used to be an entirely in-person operation – all of our events and programs happened at one of... READ MORE

Barbershop Books Fosters Reading Among Young Black Boys
January 18, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Alvin Irby was getting a haircut when inspiration struck. One of his students was also at the barbershop, clearly bored. “He should be practicing his reading,” Alvin thought to himself. That thought led to Barbershop Books.

The non-profit leverages the cultural... READ MORE

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