Reading is Magical with Disney on Ice and the Orlando Public Library on May 10, 2018

Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to the Amway Center in Orlando May 11-13, 2018

The magic of learning meets the sparkle of live entertainment when a performer from Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream takes to the stage at the downtown Orlando Public Library for a reading session on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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Orange County Library System Annual Fall Book Sale Returns September 18-21, 2014

Enjoy super savings at the Orange County Library System‘s annual Fall Book Sale the weekend of September 18-21.

Orange County Library SystemThe book sale takes place at the downtown branch of the library, and features a great selection of fiction and non-fiction, recorded books, DVDs, CDs, and more for 50% off.

There is a members-only preview sale September 18, from 5-7pm. Members also get an additional 10% off all purchases. Not a member? You can join at the door for a $15 annual membership.

The sale continues September 19 and 20, from 10am-5pm, and September 21, from 1:30-4:30pm.

The downtown Orlando branch is located at 101 E. Central Blvd. For more information, visit

Orlando Public Library Hosts Chef Emily Ellyn for Cooking Demo August 10, 2014

Emily EllynChef and culinary educator Emily Ellyn, best known as the Retro Rad Chef from Food Network, will be appearing at the Orlando Public Library branch downtown on Sunday, August 10.

She will be making her her recipe for “Green Tomato Chutney” which is featured in “Tomato Wisdom,” a children’s book that teaches tolerance and acceptance through the varieties and imperfections found in the garden.

This event is free for the family, but space is limited. Register online at or call 407-835-7323.

Orlando Public Library to host Miss Rosa from PBS Kids for a Free Event on August 9, 2014

Miss Rosa from PBS KidsCelebrate summer reading with Miss Rosa from PBS Kids at the downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library.

The event starts at 10:30am, and will feature an interactive storytime, music, and a special meet & greet with Miss Rosa. All kids in attendance will also receive a free book.

Space for this event is limited, so register online in advance at or call 407-835-7323.

The downtown libary is located at 101 E. Central Blvd.

OCLS to Open The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity to Open on February 8, 2014

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

The Orange County Library System will open The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity to the public on Saturday, February 8 with a ribbon cutting at noon.

The 26,000-square-foot digital technology center is located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library downtown.

In addition to a large interactive media wall, it offers sound, video and photography studios along with flight simulators and a fab lab with 3D printers. There are also driving simulators and construction simulators that allow workers to gain skills in the building trades.

There will be demos and festivities throughout opening day. For a full schedule or more information, visit

Orlando Public Library Celebrates Avengers Week from January 2-5, 2013 Capped by Appearance by Author Jason Surrell


The Orlando Public Library will kick off 2013 with events centered around the popular Marvel Comics characters that are known as The Avengers.

From January 2 through 5, the central branch downtown will show a daily movie. Iron Man kicks things off on Wednesday, January 2, at 3pm. Iron Man 2 follows at 5pm. They’ll be showing Thor on Thursday, January 3, at 5:30pm, and Captain America: The First Avenger will be shown Friday, January 4, at noon.

The week winds up on Saturday, January 5, with a 1pm showing of The Avengers. That will be followed by an appearance by author Jason Surrell at 4pm. His book, Avengers: The Art of Marvel’s The Avengers, features concept art, full-color photographs from the set, excerpts from the script, and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, including writer/director Joss Whedon. After his talk, a book sale and author signing will take place.

Best of all, all of these events are free to attend.

The main branch of the Orlando Public Library is at 101 E. Central Blvd, downtown.

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas to Visit Orlando Public Library on December 20


Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist gymnast Gabrielle Douglas will be visiting the Orlando Public Library on December 20, 2012.

Douglas will speak about her new book, “Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith,” where she writes about her journey to Olympic Gold in gymnastics, and the obstacles she overcame in pursuit of her goals.

The event starts at 6:30pm at the main branch at 101 E. Central Blvd in downtown Orlando.

It is free to all, but Orange County Library regular, property owner or fee cardholders will receive priority seating on a first come basis.

A book sale and signing will follow the program.

Orlando Public Library Fall 2012 Book Sale This Weekend

This weekend is the Fall 2012 Book Sale and it will take place at the Friends of the Orange County Library System bookstore on the third floor of the Orlando Public Library branch downtown (101 E. Central Blvd).

During the sale, all books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, etc., will be marked down at 50% off.

A private preview for Friends of OCLS members only will take place on Thursday, September 13, from 5-7pm. If you are not a member, you can sign up for $15 at the door, and membership also entitles you to an extra 10% off your purchase.

The sale continues Friday & Saturday, September 14 and 15, from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday, September 16, from 1:30-4:30pm.

For more information, visit the Friends of OCLS website.

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