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  • Star of yearlong Orlando celebration? Charles Dickens!

    Star of yearlong Orlando celebration? Charles Dickens!
      If "Charles Dickens" conjures up frantic nights sweating over essays about 800-page tomes, banish that ghost of school days past. A yearlong "What the Dickens" celebration across Central Florida will feature pub crawls, a Victorian feast, movies,...
  • Haunted tales open doors to old St. Augustine's past

    We're moved into prime day-trip weather, when cooler temperatures brighten the prospect of strolling historic streets, and none are more historic than St. Augustine's. I've always loved historian Michael Gannon's quip that by the time the Pilgrims...
  • Bob Dylan and the greatest rock song of all time

     
    Here's a link to Bob Dylan performing the timeless “Like a Rolling Stone,” as promised in Friday's column about music history programs ongoing now at the Orlando Public Library. (I apologize for the late posting.) Check here for more...
  • Listen to Stuart Milk, vote – and drink up

     
    Stuart Milk, nephew of slain civil rights pioneer Harvey Milk and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, is in Orlando Thursday and tomorrow to try to get out the LGBT vote for Barack Obama and other Democrats. Milk will hold a press conference at...
  • Early voting meet and greet with Republicans this morning

     
    U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and  State Rep. Scott Plakon will be at the Orlando Public Library on Central Blvd. this morning at 11:15 a.m. to meet and greet early voters. It's part of a Romney for President effort to highlight...
  • Orlando Sentinel reading campaign picks 'The Fast and the Furriest'

     Orlando Sentinel reading campaign picks 'The Fast and the Furriest'
    A couch-potato kid and his rambunctious dog are at the center of the book selected for the Orlando Sentinel's 2013 One Book One Community reading campaign. Central Florida children — and the adults in their lives — are encouraged to share...
  • Orlando 'Panorama' photo exhibit captures community spirit

     Orlando 'Panorama' photo exhibit captures community spirit
    Percy Riva found his camera near the Orlando Public Library. Kelsey Godfrey spotted hers while shopping along Park Avenue in Winter Park. Others were in places such as the downtown Lynx bus station and Downtown Credo coffee shop in College Park. All...
  • Cheers greet former prosecutor Jeff Ashton at Orlando library as he discusses Casey Anthony book

    Cheers greet former prosecutor Jeff Ashton at Orlando library as he discusses Casey Anthony book
    Rarely has losing a big legal case been such a good career move. Jeff Ashton, the former prosecutor turned author, has become a celebrity in the wake of the Casey Anthony murder trial. On Monday night, a standing-room crowd of more than 300 fans...
  • Cirque du Soleil ‘Dralion’ performers at Orlando Public Library

     
    et a sneak peek at Cirque du Soleil's touring production of “Dralion” this Tuesday, Sept. 20,  at the downtown branch of the Orange County Public Library, and say hello to Central Floridian Amanda Orozco, a performer in the show. “...
  • Weekly books roundup

     
    Tod Caviness here, getting ready to move this month. If Amazon really wants me to finally buy a Kindle, they'd do well to ask me in two weeks, right after I move my two bookshelves. - Orange County libraries are using the Halloween season to celebrate the...
  • Jeff Ashton to speak at main Orlando library on Monday

     
    You've seen him making the television rounds. Soon, you can see him in person. Former prosecutor Jeff Ashton will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at the main Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. The event is free. Ashton will discuss his book “...