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

No Registration Required
Thursday
February
2
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Hop in your Delorean, because it’s time to flashback to the 80s with a craft and trivia. Radical, dude! Registration suggested. Recommended for tweens and teens.
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Friday
February
3
4:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Start beaded embroidery while making a flapper-style beaded headband! This project is part of our 100-Year Celebration.
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Registration Required
Saturday
February
4
3:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Celebrate the library's 100th anniversary with art using book pages. All supplies provided.
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No Registration Required
Monday
February
6
10:15​am
(Children's Area)
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Adventures can be had both inside the pages of a book & out. Discover new words & worlds with your child as we sing, talk & play during storytime. Recommended for ages 0-18 months & their caregiver.
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Monday
February
6
10:30​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Celebrate OCLS's 100th birthday by knitting the decades with us. This month's featured pattern is a detachable Peter Pan Collar.
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No Registration Required
Monday
February
6
3:45​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting 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
Tuesday
February
7
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
The Southwest Film Club discusses the themes and importance of a different movie each month. All films available for free on Kanopy.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
February
8
10:30​am
Event Category: Games & Activities
Celebrate with stories, songs, dancing, and crafts in honor of the library's 100th birthday! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
February
8
11:00​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
Help centipede put on his 100 shoes, then crawl into the celebration with stories, songs and rhymes about centipedes and other bugs in honor of the library's 100th birthday! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Thursday
February
9
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Come and be creative as you learn various art techniques. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required for each child.
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