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

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Things are getting eerie at the library in October. Join author and ghost tour guide Leanna Renne Hieber on October 25 for The Power of Ghost Stories. She will talk to us about the elements of a good ghost story and share about her experiences with haunted houses. Then on October 28 hear spooky tales from Native American tribes and early settlers as Christopher Balzando leads Native American Ghost Stories.  

UCF Professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes returns to celebrate Día de los Muertos on October 29. During this virtual event, Dr. Reyes will share the history, culture and importance of the Mexican day of remembrance and busts myths related to this holiday. 

These virtual events and more are available to you online for free with your Orange County Library card. 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. 

South Creek Community Art Project  
South Creek Branch  
Friday, October 9, 12 a.m.–11:59 p.m.  

Learn about the 22 countries that are celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month and a few Hispanic artists. Get inspired and design a tile for our Hispanic Heritage Mosaic.

Virtual Event: Make Money With Your Music: Dominate Spotify  
Thursday, October 8, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  

Learn to get your music on Spotify, make your Spotify artist page pop and have more engagement from your fans with these easy tips and tricks.

Virtual Event: Finding Your Roots Census Records 
Tuesday, October 13, 1 p.m.  

Learn what information is contained in each of the censuses and discover how to use all of the various bits of information as clues to further your research.

Virtual Event: Create a Halloween LED Greeting Card  
Wednesday, October 14, 3:30 p.m. 
Thursday, October 22, 11 a.m.  

Create a spooktacular Halloween greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit.  

Virtual Event: Cuisine Corner – Papas Rellenas  
Wednesday, October 14, 6 p.m. 

Watch live as Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira and certified holistic life coach, shows you how to make Papas Rellenas.

Virtual Event: Breast Cancer Preventative Care 
Wednesday, October 21, 11 a.m. 

Join Jessica Daly,MLS, Consumer Health Librarian with Orlando Health, as she discusses the importance of preventative care for breast cancer. Explore topics such as self-exams, early detection, mammograms, sonograms, and breast biopsy. Registration required.

Virtual Event: The Power of Ghost Stories   
Sunday, October 25, 4 p.m.  

Author & Ghost Tour Guide Leanna Renee Hieber leads a spirited discussion on the elements of a good ghost story, plus a Q&A about writing & haunted houses.

Virtual Event: A History of the Ocoee Riot of 1920  
Monday, October 26, 7 p.m. 

Who really killed the two white men during the attack on the July Perry home? Author and Professor Dr. Marvin Dunn will discuss this and other unknown facts about the Ocoee Riot.  

Virtual Event: Native American Ghost Stories  
Wednesday, October 28, 9 p.m. 

Christopher Balzano explores tales from different Native American tribes & compares them to the ghost stories the settlers told years later. Folklore & history combine in this spooky event.

Virtual Event: Día de los Muertos 
Thursay, October 29, 1:30 p.m.  

UCF Professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes Foster celebrates the Mexican day of remembrance Día de los Muertos! Learn about the history, art, and cultural importance of this often misunderstood holiday.

Virtual Event: The Birth of American Horror 
Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.  

Beginning in colonial Salem and progressing through literature, plays and art to show the roots of the horror film genre in America. Dr. Gary Rhodes leads a discussion on the often overlooked genre.  

Virtual Event: The BOO! Bash 
Friday, October 30, 2 p.m. 

Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join us online for a ghoulish good time with creepy crafts, spooky stories, and more! Recommended for preschoolers.

Brendan O'Connor

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