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  • Q&A with Dr. Trenessa Williams, Owner of Kizzy’s Books & More

    Q&A with Dr. Trenessa Williams, Owner of Kizzy’s Books & More

    We spoke with Black entrepreneur Dr. Trenessa Williams, owner of the online bookstore Kizzy’s Books & More, to discuss African American literature and her upcoming library event as we honor Juneteenth. Join Dr. Williams for the virtual event Working with Bookstores as an Author on Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. Learn how to get your books into bookstores and…

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    The Mayor’s Picks

    Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is a strong supporter of libraries and has even been a participant in the African American Read-In in the past. As we know him to be an avid reader, we were curious (and thought you might be too) about his favorite books by African American authors.   I Know Why…

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  • OCLSReads for Black History Month

    #OCLSReads For Black History Month

    Try as I might, I simply cannot recall an instance when I was ever not reading a book. Reading is one of my favorite forms of relaxation, and with it being Black History Month, I believe it’s a superb way to celebrate the occasion. While I am unquestionably a proud proponent for diversity and inclusion…

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