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Celebrate National Library Week with WonderWorks!
All Locations: April 8–14
Celebrate National Library Card week with a free ticket to WonderWorks! Any Orange County resident that signs up for a new library card during National Library Week (April 8–14, 2018) will receive a ticket for free admission to WonderWorks.This promotion is open to all ages during the week of April 8–14, 2018. While supplies last. Offer valid for in-person, new card registration only. Offer is not valid for library card renewal. Tickets are not valid for Saturday admission to WonderWorks. Tickets expire April 2019.
Do It Yourself DNA Research Open Forum
West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
Received your DNA test results and don’t know what to do next? Come spend an evening analyzing your own DNA test results. Our Genealogy Specialist will be available to help guide you through roadblocks and assist with answering questions as you conduct your own DNA analysis. You will need to bring your own laptop or mobile device to access your results online.
Cuatro Gatos Anniversary
Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive. Saturday, April 7, Noon–4 p.m.
Tertulia Cuatro Gatos is thrilled to invite you to celebrate Cuba in honor of the book club’s 11th anniversary! Writers, artists, Latin music, dance, customs, food and art will be the order of the day. All are welcome!
The Central Florida Ballet Presents: Alice in Wonderland
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd. Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Join Alice on a nonsensical adventure. The Central Florida Ballet will perform scenes from their presentation of Alice in Wonderland. This performance was created through a joint collaboration between former Cirque du Soleil artists and choreographers of the Central Florida Ballet. To learn more about the Central Florida Ballet, visit centralfloridaballet.com.
Cuisine Corner: From Pages to Plate
Orlando Public Library, Cypress Room, 101 E. Central Blvd. Monday, April 9, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 6:15 p.m.
Did you know the hit television show Game of Thrones was inspired by fantasy novel series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin? In honor of National Library Week, Chef Farah Davids will recreate recipes inspired by these classic novels in a two-part, “cook your book” series. Space is limited. Registration required.
So You Want to be Published?
Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive. Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Interested in having your writing out in the world with a traditional publisher? Author Lauren Gibaldi will discuss the publishing process, including querying, acquiring a literary agent, working with publishers and more.
Trapped in the Trade: Film Viewing and Discussion
Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive. Thursday, April 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive. Wednesday, April 25, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Paving The Way Foundation will be hosting a screening of Trapped in the Trade, a docudrama that shines a light on the world of human trafficking. The film is compelling, engaging and deeply human; showing the reality of unknown dangers in relationships and the allure of being a part of the “in” crowd. It also offers hope by encouraging and empowering you to take action. Following the film a Mission Ambassador with Paving the Way Foundation will lead a conversation designed to empower you to take actions that can prevent children from being trafficked. Recommended for children 12 and up with parent supervision. Sensitive topics will be discussed.
Melrose in the Mix: Live Recording Session Sean Shakespeare
Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center, 101 E. Central Blvd. Friday, April 13, 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a unique live recording performance in the Melrose Center Audio Studio. In association with Swamburger Presents, we welcome Second Subject recording artist Sean Shakespeare, who will perform original material from his recently released album Bloodline. Experience live recording sessions first hand at Melrose in the Mix. Sign up your seat at ocls.info/melroseinthemix.
National Coin Week
Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive. Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
The 95th annual event honors the role of numismatics in building bridges and promoting unity and reconciliation, “Connecting Cultures: From Many, One” is the theme for National Coin Week, April 15–21, 2018. Presented by the Central Florida Coin Club.
Orlando Book Festival
Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. Saturday, April 21, 10–5 p.m.
The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. New York Times best-seller S. Jae-Jones, author of Wintersong, will kick off the day with an opening keynote. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. Enjoy a closing keynote address from New York Timesbest-seller David Baldacci. Seating is limited for the David Baldacci keynote; a limited number of wristbands will be distributed starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit ocls.info/obf.
Lorelei’s Lit Lair Presents: Let’s Talk Romance!
Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive. Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Curious about the Romance genre? Looking for new author suggestions and titles? Want to win free books? Lorelei’s Lit Lair will offer recommendations and discuss all things romance, including contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and women’s fiction with romantic elements. Attendees can win door prizes, lots of swag and book giveaways. Reserve your spot today! For more information, visit loreleislitlair.com.
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd. Sunday, April 29, 2–3:30 p.m.
Curious about what year-round volunteering opportunities there are in the Central Florida area? Visit your local library to talk with various organizations that offer volunteer services to the community. Attendees can meet with representatives from the Adult Literacy League, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Friends of the Library-Orange County Library System, Give Kids The World Village, Miracle of Love, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Peace Corps, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, U.S. Dream Academy – Orlando and United Against Poverty Orlando.