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Orange County Library System Kicks Off It's 100 Year Anniversary Celebrations January 7 In Style!

Orange County Library System celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023, and staff have already begun planning memorable programs and events throughout the new year to celebrate the monumental anniversary.

The year long celebrations begin in January at the Orlando Public Library with the 100 Year Celebration Kickoff Event on January 7.

The event is free to the public, and everyone is encouraged to join in the celebrations.

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100 Year Celebration Kick Off Event Schedule

10:30 a.m

100 Years Rededication Ceremony 11:00 a.m.

Family Storytime Storytime is the right time for family time. Reading together is a wonderful way to bond and learn from one another. Bring your families together for fun stories that are designed for all ages.

11:30 a.m.

Storytime Craft Drop-in before and after storytime to create a craft. Ask your child to imagine themselves as a 100-year-old and create a self-portrait using paper materials. Recommended for ages 3-5. Noon-Music in the Library: Z Street Speakeasy Band Celebrate the library's 100th Year Anniversary with the Z Street Speakeasy Band. Immerse yourself with the music of the roaring 20s.

The Bandbox Presents Non-Alcoholic Craft Cocktails Enjoy non-alcoholic craft cocktails created by Orlando’s first spirit-free speakeasy tasting lounge The Bandbox. Discover how to recreate a unique tasting experience. 1:30 p.m.

Tech Exploration: Sphero Explore technology with Sphero indi robotic cars and help them navigate a city. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Albertson Library Escape Room VR Game Join the Sorosis Club Secret Society in their mission to rescue humanity from impending doom! Travel back to the Albertson Public Library in 1924, to help them retrieve their ship’s power core which has been lost in time. 2 p.m.

Then & Now: 100 years of Orlando Public Library  Join us for the opening reception for this retrospective created by Winny Rivas, looking at the history of the Orlando Public Library building and its operation over the years. Work displayed includes images from local photographers during the 1960s through the 1980s alongside Winny’s current day recreations, celebrating the changes that have occurred in building and its surroundings. Recommended for ages 13 & up. 4 p.m.

Saturday Improv Show In this live comedy show, performers will make up scenes and stories right in front of your eyes. This month we are celebrating some of the funniest and most talented women in the Central Florida Improv Community. Be a part of the live audience in this special edition of the Second Saturday Improv Show. 10:30 am-5 p.m.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Share Your OCLS Memories on Orlando Memory Do you have pictures and/or memories of your visits to OCLS over the years? If so, now is your time to share them on Orlando Memory! Bring your photos to scan, and we will help you preserve your OCLS story on Orlando Memory.

Visit the OCLS website for more information on 100th anniversary celebrations and other services the library provides.

Orange County Library System 100 Year Anniversary Celebrations


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