100 Year Celebration

In 2023, the Orange County Library System celebrates 100 years of service to the community. The Albertson Public Library opened its doors for the first time on November 8, 1923, and over the years, that single library building evolved to become the library system we operate today. All year long, we’ll be hosting special events and programs that illuminate our history and enhance our present. Bookmark this page to find out about special 100 Year Celebration music events, fiber arts projects, virtual reality experiences and signature author series.

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday
January
4
10:15​am
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Celebrate the library's 100th anniversary by knitting iconic decades projects. This month we are featuring the boomerang shawl.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
January
4
4:00​pm
(Washington Park - Children's Area)
Travel back in time through picture books. We will share stories from the past 100 years and children will have the opportunity to become picture book illustrators. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
January
4
4:00​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Travel back in time through picture books. We will share stories from the past 100 years and children will have the opportunity to become picture book illustrators. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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Registration Required
Thursday
January
5
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Learn about foods from 100 years ago, and make some yourself! Registration required for each child. Food will be served at this event, please see staff about specific needs concerning food allergies
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Thursday
January
5
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Education & Learning
Explore art styles through the decades as we celebrate the library’s 100th birthday! Recommended for families with children 6 and up.
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Friday
January
6
12:00​pm
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Orange County Library System, join the Orange County Regional History Center as we look back on 100 years of service to Orange County.
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Friday
January
6
4:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Celebrate 100 Years of OCLS by making a felt holder for your library card!
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No Registration Required
Saturday
January
7
12:00​am
(North Orange - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Help us celebrate the library's 100th anniversary by creating a birthday card and participating in self- directed activities.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
January
7
10:00​am
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Find out about fun fiber arts classes and how you can add your voice to this year’s Yarnfiti [Yarn + Graffiti] art installation.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
January
7
10:30​am
Event Category: General Events
Join us as we begin the Orange County Library's 100 Year Celebration.
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