PROMO: The Orange County Library system (Facebook | Website) has announced their event programming for the month of July. Events include the Orlando Book Festival, the Summer reading Program, and much more.

For more information about events, call 407-835-7323. You can also check for more library events online at


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Teacher Workshop: An Introduction to NanoScience

Alafaya Branch
Friday, July 7, 1–5 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of networking and activities to connect local school, library and museum educators with faculty members from UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center. Seating is limited, registration is required.


Orlando Book Festival

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Join us for the third annual Orlando Book Festival! Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not and History is All You Left Me, will kick off the day with a keynote. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. Find out more at


Women Politicking Politely: Feminists Making a Difference in the 1960s and 1970s

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Sunday, July 9, 2 p.m.

Hear the relatively unknown stories of six important women who laid the foundation for improving women’s equality in the U.S. Dr. Kimberly Wilmot Voss, an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, is the author of Women Politicking Politely: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Voss will discuss women who worked behind the scenes to make a significant impact on women’s rights.


She Steps to the Mic

Southeast Branch, 5575 S. Semoran Blvd.
Thursday, July 13, 2 p.m.

Dr. Naima Johnston Bush examines the role of women in hip-hop and rap music from the 1970s through today. Learn about women who were able to break through the hip hop glass ceiling and find success.


NEW! Orlando Digital Media Design Meetup

Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Thursday, July 13, 6 p.m.

You can now find Digital Media Design related meetups – facilitated by Melrose staff – on its own group page. Learn about and RSVP to upcoming events on


Backyard Bites Featuring Chef Jenn

Orlando Public Library, Cypress Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Wednesday, July 19, 6:15 p.m.

Jamaican style jerk BBQ jackfruit sliders with pineapple slaw will be the perfect addition to your summer backyard get together. Chef Jenn of shows you how to master the amazingly meaty, nutrient packed wonder food, jackfruit. You’ll be transported to the islands with the earthy, spicy flavors of jerk sauce combined with sweet and smoky barbecue. How “irie” is that?


Florida Citrus Crate Labels: Florida’s First Billboards

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.

Join Brenda Eubanks Burnette, Executive Director of Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, as she explores the history of the Florida Citrus Crate Label and Florida’s citrus industry. See a variety of citrus crate labels and learn about their purpose in the citrus industry.


Little Wonders: The Magic of William Zaballero

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.
Saturday, July 22, 2:30 pm

A 30-minute performance that seeks out the impossible through a series of captivating and off-beat illusions. Featuring award-winning magician, William Zaballero.


Discussion of the Hugo Finalists presented by The Orlando Area Science Fiction Society

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Sunday, July 23, 1:30 p.m.

The Hugo Awards are annual awards given for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Join the Orlando Area Science Fiction Society (OASFiS) for a discussion of the Hugo finalists in the Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Graphic Story, Dramatic Presentation Long and Short Form, Professional and Fan Artist categories. The Orlando Area Science Fiction Society is a fan-run, not-for-profit corporation whose goal is the promotion of science fiction in all its forms.


Meet the Authors: Brenda Drake, Pintip Dunn, Jen Malone and Darcy Woods

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Monday, July 24, 6 p.m.

Enjoy a Q&A with four amazing authors. Brenda Drake is the New York Times bestselling author of the Library Jumpers series and the founder of the acclaimed Pitch Wars contest. Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction and winner of the RWA Rita award for Best First Book. Jen Malone writes young adult travel romances and fun middle grade adventures, including the Trolls companion story Follow Your Art. Darcy Woods is the author of the Golden Heart-winning YA romance Summer of Supernovas. A book sale and signing will follow the event.


Art 101: Keith Haring

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

Keith Haring has used simple figures to illustrate a number of complex and controversial topics. His artwork has brought public attention to issues such as human rights, sexuality, the AIDS epidemic, environmental concerns and more. This month participants will learn to express their own views in Keith Haring’s characteristic style. Space is limited, registration is required. Register online at or call 407.835.7323. This event is intended for an audience 15 years of age and older.

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