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Black History Month

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Black and Beautiful: A Modeling History
Washington Park Branch  Monday, February 7, 6 p.m.
West Oaks Branch          Tuesday, February 22, 6 p.m.
Hiawassee Branch          Monday, February 28, 6 p.m.
Take a journey down the runway with Christina Mobley, owner of Elaina Inc., as she presents an oral history of African-American modeling.  Get tips on the do’s and don’ts of today’s modeling world, and find out what it takes to be the next top model.

African-American Alzheimer’s Awareness
Eatonville Branch           Monday, February 7, 6 p.m.
South Trail Branch         Tuesday, February 8, 11 a.m.
Orlando Public Library,
Albertson Room             Tuesday, February 22, 6 p.m.
North Orange Branch      Wednesday, February 23, 6 p.m.
Hiawassee Branch          Thursday, February 24, 6 p.m.
Attend this workshop and learn the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and the benefits of early detection and early diagnosis.  The Alzheimer’s Association, Walgreens and the Orange County Library System have partnered to present programs to show case a combined commitment to the community by providing information, resources and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s in the African-American community.

Author & the City Beautiful
Orlando Public Library, Cypress Room
Saturday, February 12, 12:30 p.m.
Meet author and literary love goddess Michele Cameron.  Described as a fresh face among African-American romance writers, Cameron’s books are honest, steamy and sweet to the soul.  A native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Cameron is a graduate of North Carolina A & T State University and currently teaches high school English in Orlando.  Book sale and signing follows program.

Analiah and Anelsa, Reflections of Being Colored
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Saturday, February 19, 4 p.m.
Explore the hardships of slavery to the trials and tribulations of the Civil Rights movement and through the election of our first black president.  Through a powerful re-enactment performance, Analiah and Anelsa will present stories of joys, pains and dreams in celebration of Black History Month.  Book sale and signing follows program.

NuLook Dancers
Eatonville Branch
Monday, February 21, 6 p.m.
Enjoy a hip hop dance performance by the NuLook Dancers in honor of Black History Month.

Meet the Author
South Trail Branch               Friday, February 25, 3 p.m.
Orlando Public Library,
Albertson Room                    Saturday, February 26, 11:30 a.m.
Alafaya Branch                    Saturday, February 26, 3 p.m.
Meet Author, Actor, Director, Screenwriter and horror movie icon Ken Sagoes.  He will discuss his experience as a black actor in Hollywood and his roles in films like Rosewood and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 and 4.  Sagoes will also talk about his books including his new one, Seven Maids from Stockbridge.  The story is based on seven women who traveled from Stockbridge to Atlanta on a Greyhound bus during the Civil Rights era to work as maids at a five-star segregated hotel.  Book sale and signing will follow the program.

Andrea Woodfolk: The Baby Girl of Comedy
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Sunday, February 27, 3 p.m.
Laugh out loud as local comic Andrea Woodfolk celebrates Black History Month with her family-friendly routine.  Find out more about Woodfolk at www.andreawoodfolk.com.

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