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Women’s History Month: Knitting Espionage - Grandma’s Knitting a Scarf. Or is She?
February 28, 2022 | Vanya Walker

Women’s contributions to the great wars of the 20th century stretch beyond keeping happy on the home front, nursing and factory work. Women of all ages knitted to facilitate espionage efforts, both on the home front and the front lines. Knitting is essentially made-up... READ MORE

Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town - Q&A with Author Rae Chesny
January 3, 2022 | Sara Brown

Award-winning social expert and author Rae Chesny will be joining us at Eatonville Branch to host a three-day event series called Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town. Library staff have also partnered with Eatonville Chamber of Commerce and ZORA! Festival as part... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: COVID-19
December 18, 2021 | Mike Donohue

The most important events in Orange County Library System history are often those that dramatically improve or expand library service:

November 11, 1921 – Captain Charles Albertson donates his personal library to the city of Orlando. November 8, 1923 – Albertson Public... READ MORE
From the Director, November 2021
November 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

It was this month 100 years ago that the first seeds of Orange County Library System were planted. A retired police inspector from Waverly, New York named Captain Charles Albertson, who spent his winters in Orlando, recognized that the city lacked a proper public library.... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: What Happened to What Happened To Forrester?
October 11, 2021 | Mike Donohue

It’s a dark and stormy night and you’re but days away from finishing your library book. But, what’s this? Something stirs on the check-out receipt you’ve creased into a bookmark: It’s the dreaded due date!

You watched helplessly for weeks as the date crept slowly, but... READ MORE

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Women’s History Month: Knitting Espionage - Grandma’s Knitting a Scarf. Or is She?
February 28, 2022 | Vanya Walker

Women’s contributions to the great wars of the 20th century stretch beyond keeping happy on the home front, nursing and factory work. Women of all ages knitted to facilitate espionage efforts, both on the home front and the front lines. Knitting is essentially made-up... READ MORE

Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town - Q&A with Author Rae Chesny
January 3, 2022 | Sara Brown

Award-winning social expert and author Rae Chesny will be joining us at Eatonville Branch to host a three-day event series called Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town. Library staff have also partnered with Eatonville Chamber of Commerce and ZORA! Festival as part... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: COVID-19
December 18, 2021 | Mike Donohue

The most important events in Orange County Library System history are often those that dramatically improve or expand library service:

November 11, 1921 – Captain Charles Albertson donates his personal library to the city of Orlando. November 8, 1923 – Albertson Public... READ MORE

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