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March 27, 2012

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

William Wordsworth once said, "Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge." And April marks National Poetry Month, a celebration established by the Academy of American Poets. OCLS will be joining with the academy to widen awareness to the art of poetry, to living poets, to historic poets, and to poetry books and resources. Discover your inner poet by attending one of the many related programs offered at the Orlando Public Library this month.

With this month also comes National Library Week which runs from April 8 - 14 this year. As part of the celebration of libraries, we're inviting people to become a member of the Friends of the Library or upgrade their current membership. By doing so, they'll automatically be entered in a drawing to win great prizes. The Friends of the Library support OCLS with additional funds for programs and other community resources. Help the library by joining the Friends and you may even end up a prize winner!

Another highlight of this time of year is our Annual Author Event at the Southwest Branch hosted in conjunction with the Dr. Phillips Rotary. This is our 7th annual such event and it promises to be a real treat featuring Florida author Tim Dorsey. The author of 15 books, Dorsey is known for titles such as Pineapple Grenade, Hurricane Punch and Atomic Lobster. His speaking is as spirited as his writing so don't miss the chance to hear from a Florida favorite. Hope to see you there.

Mary Anne Hodel
Library Director/CEO

Posted by director at March 27, 2012 5:44 PM

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