Light Waves Installation
"Light Waves" is an interactive glass sculpture located on the western wall of the Orlando Public Library. The installation was designed by artist Christopher Janney and contains a series of "touch plates" that trigger light and sound when activated by ... Read more
Orlando Remembered Display Case
When the San Juan Hotel at the NWC of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard was slated for demolition, many citizens felt that the past was slipping away - by wrecking ball and bulldozer - and soon would be forgotten. The displays are intended to showcase a ... Read more
American Flag
The plaque at the base of the flag states that it was given to Charles W. Scott Col. USAF Ret upon release as an Iranian hostage. January 25th, 1982. Colonel Scott published a book entitled "Pieces of the Game: The Human Drama of Americans Held Hostage in ... Read more
Love Ball Sculpture
The "Love Ball" hangs in the fourth floor of the Orlando Public Library near the genealogy collection. It was created by artist Jennifer Wilfong. ( ... Read more
Orlando Public Library Painting
This painting shows a panoramic view of the 1985 additions to the Orlando Public Library in Downtown Orlando  painted by artist Jim Herzberger. ... Read more
Orlando Public Library - Remodeling 1st Floor
The remodeling of the first floor of the downtown Orlando Public Library began in August 2002 with the relocation of materials to other floors.Magazines and periodicals were relocated to their new home on 4th Floor and audio visual materials and fiction b ... Read more
Orange County Library - Staff Day 2006
 Orange County Library System held Staff Day in 2006 on 11 November at the downtown Library at 101 East Central in Orlando.  A scrapbook page was created by each department and branch to celebrate staff and their contributions to the library sys ... Read more
Orlando Public Library - Florida Magazine 6 April 1986
The Florida Magazine section of the Orlando Sentinel published on 6 April 1986 heralded the opening of the new edition of the Orlando Public Library. The special supplement to the Orlando Sentinel was entitled: "The New Edition - Check It Out: A user's gu ... Read more
Orlando Public Library - Expansion Celebration 1986
The referendum to expand the Orlando Public Library was approved on September 9, 1980, and construction began in December 1982. Construction on the library expansion was completed in March 1985, expanding the library's boundaries to the entire block borde ... Read more
Edvard Radzinsky
Edvard Radzinsky visited Orlando to speak at the University of Central Florida in 1988. On October 23, 1988, the Orlando Sentinel said this about his visit:Edward Radzinsky, the Soviet Union's most popular playwright, will make three appearances this week ... Read more
Halloween at the Library
Each October 31, library staff members are allowed to embrace their inner child and celebrate Halloween. There is a pumpkin carving contest and staffers are permitted to come to work in costume. WHAT FUN!!!In years past, the branch library's would decorat ... Read more