The Orange County Library system (Facebook Website) has announced their event programming for the month of September. Events include the the Human Library, one-minute film festivals, and a book swap.

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

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Seed Library: Farm to Table
North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Thursday, September 7, Noon–4 p.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.
Saturday, September 30, Noon–4 p.m.

Faculty and experts from the University of Florida, UF/IFAS Orange County Master Gardeners and Master Food and Nutrition Volunteers will be hosting this day of farm-to-table education, where you will learn the basics of vegetable gardening, how to start seeds, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and how to prepare these foods! Attendees will leave with knowledge of gardening and eating healthy, along with a free seed packet and information on how to grow and maintain your garden. Supplies are limited.


Networking for Writers
South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Saturday, September 9, 3 p.m.

Networking is a great way to learn about the industry, stay motivated and form connections that will enrich your career. The word may strike fear into writers’ hearts, but networking should also be fun and natural. Author Sarah Nicolas will provide tips on effective networking, both online and in-person, to help you take your writing career to the next level.


Human Library
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Sunday, September 10, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Join us for an open dialogue among community members aiming to foster a better understanding between our community. Volunteers with different backgrounds will act as books that you as a reader can check out. Launched in Denmark, the Human Library was designed to challenge stereotypes through positive dialogue. For more information about the Human Library, visit Ages 18 and up.


An Evening with Margarita Engle & Mike Curato
Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail
Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.

Start your Hispanic Heritage Month celebration early as Cuban-American author, Margarita Engle, and illustrator, Mike Curato, invite you to travel with them as we explore their new book, All the Way to Havana. Presented by Writer’s Block Bookstore.


Book Swap
Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive
Wednesday, September 13, 7 p.m.

Looking for a new read or trying to lighten your bookshelf? Then take part in your local library’s book swap. Interact with other readers as you discover new stories to read. For each new or gently used book you bring you will receive a ticket to exchange for a book that is new to you.


Write-in at the Gallery
The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
ThursdaySeptember 147–9 p.m.

Be part of a group writing time in the historic Rogers building, the oldest operational building in Orlando. Bring a laptop or notebook and write alongside other local writers. Light refreshments will be provided, while supplies last.


Life Screenings: One Minute Film Festival
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.

Join us for a look “outside the lines” at what happens when a film festival and library mash-up. The purpose is to create a library beyond a library and a film festival beyond a festival. Presented by Life Screenings.


Local Author Festival
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, September 162­–4 p.m.

Meet and greet local authors at our Local Authors Festival. Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.


Genealogy for Night Owls
West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee
Friday, September 225–9 p.m.

Join us for an after-hours genealogy event to research your family history! Meet, mingle and share with fellow researchers as you uncover details of your ancestry. Genealogy lectures and technology classes will be offered. Library staff and genealogy volunteers will also be available for research assistance. Registration required. Register at, e-mail[email protected] or call 407.835.7651.


Meet the Authors: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail
Saturday, September 23, 3 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a panel discussion from three local Hispanic authors. L.E. Perez, Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés and Jenny Torres Sanchez will discuss their writing processes, their publishing journeys and more. Moderated by Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld, Co-Regional Advisor of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.



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