Viva Florida 500 Events in October

viva floridaWhether it’s food or dancing you want we’ve got it all at your local library branch. Check out these great events that celebrate 500 years of Spanish culture in Florida.


Tasty Florida Treats
Hernodon Branch             Thrusday, October 10, 6pm
Winter Garden Branch    Thursday, October 17, 6pm
Windermere Branch         Tuesday, October 22, 6pm
Hiawassee Branch            Thrusday, October 24, 6pm

Shahnaz Nensey will give a presentation on how to eat and cook right during the holidays. Free samples will be provided to participants. Space is limited so please register for this event in advance with your local branch. For more information visit, Register for this event by calling 407 835 7323.


Flamenco Alborea Dances
Edgewater Branch
Saturday, October 12, 2pm
Enjoy the dancing of the Alborea Dancers as they present their dance styles and moves.


Seeking the Spirit of Cassadaga
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Sunday, October 13, 3pm
Florida native and author Marie Dees’ mystery series takes place in Cassadaga Florida. Dee will give a presentation about her writing inspiration and and research into her book.


Having Fun, Wish You Were Here
South Creek Branch
Saturday, October 19, 2pm
Historian Liz Coursen lectures about Florida’s transformation from swampland to modern day Florida as we know it. Coursen will display postcards from Florida to illustrate this transformation. There will be a Q&A period at the end of her lecture. Book sale and signing to follow. For more information visit,


Florida Ghost Stories
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Saturday, October 26, 3pm
Dave Lapham tells little known tales about ghosts that haunt Florida from key West to the Florida Pensacola.


A Land Remembered
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Tuesday October 29, 4pm
Join author Rick Smith on a journey through the award winning epic novel, A Land Remembred, which captures the spirit and colourful history of Florida. Smith’s multimedia presentation will discuss his father and how his experiences led him to write.

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