OCLS Podcast
Experience the Orange County Library System (Orlando, Florida area) through program highlights, storytelling, and more!

In this episode we explore the definition of music and composition. We discuss how these boundaries are being pushed in Orlando and the truly unique role the Timucua Arts Foundation is playing in creating an excellent community for our local music scene. Our Special guests: Christopher Belt, Executive Director of the Timucua Arts Foundation and Jeremy Adams a local Orlando composer and musician.

Direct download: OrlandoAudioPodcast_E03_Master.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Five hundred years ago, Juan Ponce de León landed on what he believed was another Caribbean Island. In honor of the Pascua Florida, or Easter Sunday, he named the “island” la Florida. In this fascinating talk, historian J. Michael Francis explores the legacy of Ponce’s voyages to the peninsula, exposing the many myths that dominate popular perceptions about the Spanish colonization of Florida. He’ll also examine the lives of the many forgotten protagonists in 16th-century Florida, as Europeans, Africans, and Indians forged a New World.

Direct download: Hispanic_Roots_Audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT