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May 1, 2013

MAY MEANS MOTHERS AND MORE

It's hard to believe it's already May. And May 12 is Mother's Day. So first and foremost, Happy Mother's Day to all the "Moms" and of course "Grandmoms" out there. Here at the Orange County Library System, we continue to celebrate Viva Florida 500, the milestone anniversary of Ponce de Leon's historic landing on the state's east coast in 2013. As part of the celebration, the Flamenco Puro Dance Troupe will perform at the Orlando Public Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Why not treat your Mom to this free performance as a special way to celebrate Mother's Day?

May is also Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month which coincides with the library's program series The Big Read in honor of Asian American author Amy Tan. Throughout the month, we will host events at multiple locations celebrating the many and proud accomplishments of Asian Americans. There are entertaining programs ranging from crafts and Chinese kites for kids to Tai Chi demos, book discussions and a Japanese Taiko drum performance for all to enjoy. Come learn about the healing spices of Asia or explore local Asian eateries with food blogger and author Ricky Ly.

We invite you to make the most of May with OCLS. As always, we endeavor to enlighten, enrich and entertain. See you at the library!

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Visit www.neabigread.org for more information.

Mary Anne Hodel
Library Director/CEO

Posted by director at May 1, 2013 9:18 AM

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