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Light Waves Installation
"Light Waves" is an interactive glass sculpture located on the western wall of the Orlando Public Library. "Light Waves" was designed by artist Christopher Janney and contains a series of "touch plates" that trigger light and sound when activated by touch....
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Emerald Tower Installation
Emerald Tower (often referred to as the Castle). This Emerald Tower on was installed in the 1999 remodeling of the Children's Library and represents the Emerald City, the fictional capital city in the Land of Oz. It is flanked on both...
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Florida Scene Installation
This installation depicts a classic tin roofed cracker house porch in Florida.  READ more about the Florida crackers - history of the Florida cowboys! It was donated by the Friends of the Orange County Library System and the Chesley G. Magruder...
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Under the Sea Installation
The iconic "Under the Sea" mobile in the Children's Library at the Orlando Public Library was designed by John Robert Wolfe and installed in 1999 as part of the remodel of the Children's Library. READ more about John Robert Wolfe and...
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Jack and the Beanstalk Installation
This installation depicts Jack climbing the beanstalk with the giant's foot coming down of the clouds and little Jack desperately climbing as fast as he can to avoid the giant. It was designed by Creative Arts Unlimited and installed in the...
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Orlando Remembered Display Case
When the San Juan Hotel at the northwest corner 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...
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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...
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Love Ball Sculpture
The "Love Ball" was on display at the Orlando Public Library near the genealogy collection on fourth floor but was relocated during the renovation. It was created by artist Jennifer Wilfong. READ more about Jennifer Wilfong.
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Eddie T. Jackson
Eddie Jackson was born Eddie Natalie Byrd Thomas on March 25th, 1902 in Tampa, Florida to Lee Roy Thomas and Woodie Julia Byrd Thomas. Eddie's early training took place at The Harlem Academy in Tampa, Florida. Upon the death of...
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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.
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CRC Quilt
Computer Resource Center Staff Quilt This quilt was put together by the Computer Resource Center staff, each designing a square. The squares were then printed on fabric and sewn together. The quilt was presented at the 2006 OCLS Staff Day.
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Art in the Library
The Library has added to the collection through remodeling, donations, and special commissions over the years. Find out a little more about each piece here: Installations and Sculptures 1999 Orlando Public Library Children's Library Remodel Jack and t...