From the Director, October 2019
October 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

October is one of my favorite months at the library. All month long, we focus on hosting fun, safe events that your whole family can enjoy together. If you need Halloween costume inspiration, find it in our sewing studios, where our instructors will teach you to make your own... READ MORE

Día de los Muertos: Q&A with Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster
September 28, 2019 | Josh Sidel

What is Día de los Muertos all about? Dr. Beatriz M. Reyes‐Foster, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Anthropology at UCF, presents Día de los Muertos at Alafaya Branch on Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. Learn about the history, art and cultural importance of... READ MORE

BizKids
September 2, 2019 | Ryan Baichan & Tony Orengo

In 2017, Orange County Library System unveiled a new series of camps called “BizKids” which teach entrepreneurship and business skills to youth. The camps provide students with opportunities to develop a business idea, run a storefront and learn office software. Combining... READ MORE

From the Director September 2019
September 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

It’s well known that Mark Twain once said that the secret to getting ahead is getting started. But how do you even get started if you don’t know where to begin?

One good place to start would be the library.

Say your goal is to build your savings so you can buy a... READ MORE

A Maker with a Purpose
August 25, 2019 | Vanya Walker

Orlando entrepreneur and activist Victoria Walsh, affectionately known as Macramé Momma, teaches the joy of making through the art of macramé. Victoria guides students in the creation of classic plant hangers, delicate earrings and intricate wall hangings through engaging... READ MORE

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Five Questions With Three Foodies
December 21, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

On January 12 at Orlando Public Library, WUCF will host a sneak peek of the premiere episode of the second season of Marcus Samuelsson NO PASSPORT REQUIRED. The event will include a food tasting ... READ MORE

Hiawassee Branch 10th Anniversary
December 19, 2019 | Ken Gilbert

Hi! My name is Ken Gibert and I am honored to serve as manager of Hiawassee Branch for the last 18 years. The staff and I are pleased to invite you to Hiawassee Branch on the 10th Anniversary celebration at our current location on Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. We will... READ MORE

Giving the City Beautiful Its Literary Due - Nathan Holic Q&A
December 9, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

This month, independent publisher Burrow Press will release what they are calling “the Great Orlando Novel” from local author Nathan Holic, Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City. “I think it’s important that Orlandoans can see their city in a book or movie or TV show,” Nathan told... READ MORE

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