June 27, 2013
Happy Birthday America!
All Orange County libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for the holiday. We wish you a safe and entertaining July 4 with family and friends. Normal hours will resume on Friday, July 5.
While July starts off on a patriotic note, we have some more American history on tap later in the month. Two history experts will give talks at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, July 27. Things get started at 11 a.m. when former U.S. Marine Officer and local author Charles "Chuck" Dowling leads a discussion on Korea: America's Longest War.
Then at 2 p.m., hear from Mark Daniels, author of A Call To Arms, as he performs a first-person narrative of his original character Benjamin Hewes. Daniels will explore colonial New England families through artifacts, dance and songs. We hope to see you there.
Want to learn something new this summer? How about Improv? Our special series on the fundamentals of this form of entertainment debuts at a new location this month. Join us at the Herndon Branch beginning Wednesday July 10 at 6 p.m. It continues at the same time, same place for the next seven weeks. Hope to see you there.
And our annual Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Fun, free programs are offered at all locations all summer long. Enjoy July... enjoy the summer!
Mary Anne Hodel