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Classes and events are virtual and in-person. Registration is strongly encouraged for in-person events, attendance may be limited.

Registration Required
Saturday March 2 11:00am

Online (Virtual Room – EPD)

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Do you want to write faster? New York Times bestselling author Ginny Myers Sain will share tips and tricks for writing on a tight deadline and boosting your daily word count.

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Saturday March 2 1:30pm

Southwest Branch

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud a book with others each week. Facilitator-led in partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and Southwest Library. 18+

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Registration Required
Saturday March 2 4:00pm

Online (Virtual Room – EPD)

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Pitch Decks are visual tools to help sell creative works, such as film scripts, tv shows, and even novels. Jennie Jarvis will discuss how to build them and how they can help in your creative projects

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Author Talk with Nina Totenberg

Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships

Registration Required
Wednesday March 6 4:00pm

Online

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Registration Required
Wednesday March 6 7:00pm

South Creek Branch

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Join the Books & Banter Book Club to discuss Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This event will be held at Panera Bread: Hunters Creek. Registration Recommended. 18+

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Registration Required
Thursday March 7 7:00pm

Online (Virtual Room – Alafaya)

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

The Alafaya Book Club’s March selection is “California Golden” by Melanie Benjamin.

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Friday March 8 7:00pm

Online (Virtual Room – EPD)

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Literary agent Sam Farkas will break down how a book gets published and what happens at the different stages of traditionally publishing.

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No Registration Required
Saturday March 9 1:30pm

Southwest Branch

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud a book with others each week. Facilitator-led in partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and Southwest Library. 18+

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Registration Required
Sunday March 10 4:00pm

Online (Virtual Room – EPD)

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome. Please attend one meeting before submitting a piece for critique.

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Nature Walk Book Club

Other Birds

Registration Required
Monday March 11 10:00am

Southwest Branch

Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing

Join the Southwest Library for a walk outdoors at Bill Frederick Park followed by discussion of Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen. Registration required. 18+

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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >