Sunshine State Author Series

The Sunshine State Author Series brings top-notch writers of children’s and young adult literature to Orange County for public readings, writing workshops and visits with students to spark interest in reading. Each featured writer has written a book that has been on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award or Florida Teen Reads lists.

The Sunshine State Author Series includes events only open to registered school groups located in Orange County. View upcoming Events for School Groups.

 

Important Dates (Subject to Change)

Author Event Date(s) Schedule
Kekla Magoon January 2019 View Schedule
Samira Ahmed March 2019 View Schedule
Lisa Graff March 2019 View Schedule

 

Upcoming Events

No Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
3:30​pm
(Club Central)
Gaming and homework help collide at the library. Complete your homework with the help of a tutor, and then join your peers for awesome gaming adventures.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
3:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Gaming and homework help collide at the library. Complete your homework with the help of a tutor, and then join your peers for awesome gaming adventures.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
3:30​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Macaroni Cheese, everybody freeze! Learn how to make a classic mac & cheese recipe and add your own flavor for a delicious treat. Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.
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Tuesday
April
23
3:30​pm
(Herndon - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Learn to create beautiful poetry to form pictures, inspired by the book Love That Dog by Sharron Creech. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
3:30​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Give your job application a big boost Learn how to create and format professional cover and thank you letters using built-in templates in Microsoft Word.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
3:45​pm
(Herndon - Training Lab)
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
4:00​pm
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Video Production
Add excitement and life to your movie! Use effects to transform a single angle video into a visually engaging multi-angle piece.
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Tuesday
April
23
4:15​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Make universal style changes to all slides in your presentation. Learn how to customize a theme and to format slides through the slide master.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
4:30​pm
(South Trail - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Science & Math
Will your house be the last one standing? Put your engineering skills to the test by constructing the best house of cards. Recommended for tweens and teens.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
April
23
4:30​pm
Event Categories: Photography; Graphic Design
Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.
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Partners

A special thank you to:

ZORA!™ Festival
Mayor Buddy’s Book Club
Orange County Public Schools
Writer's Block Bookstore

 

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Past Sunshine State Author Series Guests

Sharon Draper
Jason Reynolds
Brendan Kiely
Jackson Pearce
Sharon Robinson
Kelly Barnhill
Sarah Weeks
Jeff Zentner