November 23, 2011
Test Your New Toys
The holidays are officially here. And the Orange County Library System is here to help you prepare for and enjoy this special season. Celebrate the season with OCLS, and take in any or all of the numerous musical performances, craft programs, movies and more.
If shopping is on your "to do" list, the library can help as well. Considering buying an e-reader as a gift? Come to one of our Technology Petting Zoos offered at three convenient library locations this month. These events will allow you to try out the newest high tech gadgets before committing to buying one or simply for testing out your new gift.
A host of local writers will be on hand for our second annual Local Authors Festival. This is not only a great chance to meet and mingle with some of Central Florida's most talented authors but also an opportune time to purchase signed copies of their books. A personalized book with a local connection makes quite a thoughtful gift! It's happening December 17 at the Orlando Public Library.
As you plan for this busy season, please note the library system will be closed on Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25and Monday, December 26 as well as Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2. Until next time, happy shopping, happy holidays, and enjoy this festive time with family and friends. It only happens once a year.
Mary Anne Hodel
November 1, 2011
Food for thought...
As you countdown to Thanksgiving and the holiday season ahead, there will be plenty of cooking on the horizon. So take a break from the kitchen and help support the library system at the same time. Dine at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza on Tuesday night, November 15 and mention the Orange County Library System and Anthony's will donate 20 percent of sales that night back to OCLS. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is located at 8031 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. In addition to its famous coal-fired pies, the menu includes a multitude of creative cuisine from inventive salads and sandwiches to unique Italian entrees.
The following week, we invite you for a behind-the-scenes look at a local trial that fascinated the world. Veteran attorney Jeff Ashton, who gained national notoriety while representing the state in the Casey Anthony trial, will discuss his new book at the Orlando Public Library on Monday, November 21 at 6 p.m. Hear an inside account and a preview of the book Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony. A book signing and sale will be part of this special event.
We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and the occasion to enjoy those things most important in life such as family and friends. As a reminder, all library locations will close at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve, and remain closed Thanskgiving Day, Thursday November 24, and the day after, Friday, November 25. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mary Anne Hodel