April 30, 2012
Be a Friend!
I would be remiss if I didn't lead off this letter with a huge and heartfelt "Thank you." If you haven't heard by now, the Orange County Library System was blessed with an extremely generous gift last month. It was an extraordinary moment when the library system accepted a $1 million dollar donation from The Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation. This gift will be used to create The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity. It will be located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library. Stay tuned for exciting changes ahead. The library system is truly honored to have this Center in memory of Dorothy Lumley Melrose.
OCLS is pleased to have a very special Second Saturday on tap this month. On Saturday, May 12 prosecutor-turned-author Marcia Clark will give a talk at the Orlando Public Library at 2 p.m. The attorney, who gained national attention during the O.J. Simpson trial, will discuss her new book Guilt by Degrees.
Finally, the Friends of the Library will host a half-off sale in the Bookstore at the Main Library May 17 - 20. This is a great chance to stock up on reading materials at bargain prices. The store has titles from all genres and is also a terrific place to pick up treasured out-of-print books. Don't miss the good deals!
Mary Anne Hodel