PROMO: The Orange County Library system (Facebook Website) has announced its event programming for the month of March.

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March is recognized as Women’s History Month, and the library is embracing the achievements of women from all walks of life and corners of the world with a variety of programs. Multiple library branches will host Pow-HER-ful, a program for children to learn about some of history’s famous women and the commonality they share. See below for dates and times.

On March 25, visit Orlando Public Library for Art 101: Feminist Art Movement. Discover how this artistic movement took off and inspired artist from the 1960s to today. Then on March 28 the South Creek branch invites you to She Steps to the Mic, an interactive, multimedia program celebrating the female pioneers of hip-hop and rap music trailing back to the genres beginnings in the 1970s.

If you have any questions about the information shared below, contact us as 407-835-7323. Check us out online at for a complete listing of all library events.

Creative Writing Masterclass with Margaret Atwood
Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive
Tuesday, March 3–31, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

In this five-week Masterclass video series, learn about style, point of view, revision, character development and more from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. Registration required.

Let’s Speak Spanish!
South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.
Thursdays, March 5–26, 4:30 p.m.

Learn basic Spanish. This class will cover days of the week, months, numbers, the alphabet and their sounds as well as the beginning of conjugating verbs.

Library Pop-Up: Horizon West
Prime Time Family Reading Time-Bilingual: English & Spanish
Waterleigh Community Clubhouse, 16150 Pebble Bluff Loop
Thursdays, March 5 & 12, 6–8 p.m.

Join us for a six-week reading and discussion program that inspires thought and conversation between children and families. Meals will be provided. Registration required.

Orlando Book Festival
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

A day-long celebration of books at Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings, and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. Featuring keynote speakers Dhonielle Clayton and Tim Dorsey.

Melrose Meetups: Fundamentals of Screenwriting
Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Wednesday, March 18, 6–7:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of script formatting, get some useful tips and see a demo of a free script writing software. Network with fellow screenwriters and other industry professionals.

The Dog and Pony Show!
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m.

Join Honey the Mini Service Horse to hear and see all of the tasks she is trained to assist her handler with! Her sister Penny, the trained Australian Cattle dog will also be to show off her tasks.

Rock The Wrap: Headwrap Styling Workshop
North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m.
Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive
Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m.

This is an educational and interactive experience that provides step-by-step instruction of headwrap styling techniques. Learn about the significance and history of headwrapping.

Reaching Out: A Community Resource Fair
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Sunday, March 22, 2–4 p.m.

Connect with local community services in honor of National Social Work Month. Meet the library’s social worker and other representatives for our neighbors in need.

Art 101: Feminist Art Movement
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Beginning in the 1960s, this movement continues to influence artists to this day. Registration required.

Home Ownership Made Easy
Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive
Saturday, March 28, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Purchasing a home can be intimidating. Industry experts will teach you about mortgage qualifications, home inspections, credit score requirements and how much is needed for a down payment.

Celebrating the Genius of Women in the Arts
Orlando Public Library, First Floor
Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m.

The Celebrating the Genius of Women art exhibition features local, national and international artists who have entered artwork for consideration in an annual competition hosted by Women in the Arts Inc. Winners of the competition will be announced at the Women in the Arts Awards on Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m. For more information, visit

She Steps to the Mic
South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.
Saturday, March 28, 2:30 p.m.

She Steps To The Mic is an interactive, multimedia program examining the role of women in hip-hop and rap music from the 1970s through today.

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