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September 29, 2011

The library is doing big things with The Big Read

What better way to ease into Autumn than with a good book? That's exactly what the Orange County Library System is inviting the community to do as part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. OCLS was awarded The Big Read grant to celebrate The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. A month-long series of programs and events centered on Poe's writing gets underway in October. Please join us for any or all of these literary celebrations. It all starts with a very special kick-off event on Saturday October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library. The kick off will feature remarks from Chris Semtner, curator of the Museum of Edgar Allan Poe in Richmond, Virginia.

In today's hectic and hurried world, side stepping stress is often impossible. While stress cannot be avoided, it can be managed. Dr. Yen Nguyen will share secrets to stress management in talks being offered at three library locations this month. Come find out simple ways to get a handle on the stressors in your life.

Commuter rail transit is coming to Central Florida. Learn the inside scoop on this innovative public transportation system as the Orlando Chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosts a panel discussion on how it will impact the community. All Aboard on SunRail will be presented on Tuesday, October 11 at 6 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library. Hope to see you there for a glimpse into the future of transportation in Orlando and beyond.

Mary Anne Hodel
Library Director/CEO

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