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  • From the Director, April 2021

    From the Director, April 2021

    We have a lot to celebrate this spring. First of all, there’s the ever-widening availability of COVID-19 vaccines to those who want them. As of this writing, the state has made the vaccine available to people 50 and over, and Orange County has taken the additional step of offering the vaccine to anyone 40 or…

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  • Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Opens OBF

    Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Opens OBF

    Angie Thomas’s debut novel, The Hate U Give, has been on the New York Times’ bestseller list for over four years straight and was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Amandla Stenberg. The book won the American Library Association’s William C. Morris Award, Coretta Scott King Award and the Michael L. Printz Award as…

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  • From the Director, March 2020

    From the Director, March 2020

    Parents, we know it can be tough to keep your kids busy when school’s out of session. So, our staff has come up with a series of fun, creative spring camps to help beat the boredom. This month, we’ll host programming at multiple locations during spring break that’ll give your kids a chance to sample…

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  • We’ve Got Questions For Dhonielle Clayton and Tim Dorsey

    We’ve Got Questions for Dhonielle Clayton and Tim Dorsey

    Dhonielle Clayton is the author of The Belles and its follow-up The Everlasting Rose. She is a former elementary and middle school librarian, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent – and decidedly diverse – literary confections for middle grade, young adult and women’s fiction readers. She is also Chief Operating…

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    A Conversation with Delilah S. Dawson, Orlando Book Festival Closing Keynote Speaker

    The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. Delilah S. Dawson, Closing Keynote Speaker for the Orlando Book Festival, is the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: PHASMA…

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    A Conversation with Daniel José Older, Orlando Book Festival Opening Keynote Speaker

    The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. Daniel José Older, Opening Keynote Speaker for the Orlando Book Festival, is the New York Times best-selling author of the Middle Grade historical…

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  • Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with David Baldacci

    Orlando Book Festival – A Conversation with David Baldacci

    David Baldacci is the internationally best-selling author of more than 55 books, several of which have been adapted to film and television. He and his wife also started the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy. His latest book, The Fallen, will be released on April 17. Baldacci will be delivering the closing keynote for the…

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  • Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with S. Jae-Jones

    Orlando Book Festival – A Conversation with S. Jae-Jones

    S. Jae-Jones, called JJ, is an artist, adrenaline junkie, and New York Times best-selling author of Wintersong and Shadowsong. A southern California native, she now lives in North Carolina. Jae-Jones will be delivering the opening keynote for the upcoming Orlando Book Festival, an annual celebration of books including author panel discussions, writing workshops and book…

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    An Interview with Jonathan Maberry

    The Orlando Book Festival is a daylong celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Our closing keynote speaker will be Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestseller and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author. He is the author of Rot and Ruin, Marvel comics, X-Files novels, Dark Horse comics, and more. Staff member and author Sarah Fisk interviewed him ahead of the…

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    An Interview with Adam Silvera

    The Orlando Book Festival is a daylong celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Our opening keynote speaker will be New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera. He is the author of More Happy Than Not and History is All You Left Me. Staff member and author Sarah Fisk interviewed him ahead of the Orlando Book Festival. Sarah Fisk: What are you most…

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Memorial Day Closing

Orange County Library System will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library system will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28. View a complete list of holiday closures >