Reading is Magical with Disney On Ice [Free]

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 with an animated reading session.

Children ages 3–12. Registration requested. Start time is 10:15am.

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 oclsfriends.info.

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 ocls.info 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 wucftv.org 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 tic.ocls.info.

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

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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

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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.

Orlando Public Library Fall 2011 Book Sale This Weekend

To be honest, there aren’t many good used book stores in the Orlando area (if you know of one, please let me know). That’s why I enjoy taking advantage of the seasonal book sales held by the Orlando Public Library.

This weekend is the Fall 2011 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 15, 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 16 and 17, from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday, September 18, from 1:30-4:30pm.

For more information, visit the Friends of OCLS website.

Orlando Public Library Spring Book Sale This Weekend

To be honest, there aren’t many good used book stores in the Orlando area (if you know of one, please let me know). That’s why I enjoy taking advantage of the seasonal book sales held by the Orlando Public Library.

This weekend is the Spring 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, May 19, 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, May 20 and 21, from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday, May 22, from 1:30-4:30pm.

For more information, visit the Friends of OCLS website.

Orlando Public Library to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Lion Dance

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library tomorrow, Thursday, February 3.

The library will host a special Lion Dance performance featuring members of the Hung Fut Hung Man Fei Chinese Martial Arts & Lion Dance Association. The dance is a tradition over 2000 years old and is used during celebrations.

This special event is family-friendly and free to attend. It starts at 6pm.

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

Orlando Public Library Holds Winter Book Sale this Weekend

Want some great deals on used books? Then head downtown to the Orlando Public Library this weekend for the Friends of the Orange County Library System Annual Winter Book Sale.

During this event, which takes place on the third floor of the library, there will be a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, audio books, DVDs, CDs and more will be available for half price.

This Thursday (Jan 20) there will be a private preview sale for members of the Friends of the Orange County Library System, from 5pm to 7pm. Not a member? You can join at the door for as low as $15 annually (and get an extra 10% off).

The sale then opens to everyone. Hours of the sale are Friday (Jan 21) and Saturday (Jan 22) from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday (Jan 23) from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

The main Orlando Public Library branch can be found in downtown Orlando at 101 E. Central Blvd. Reach them by phone at 407.835.7323.

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