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MEET THE AUTHOR: Daniel L. Schafer

February is Black History Month



In celebration of Black History Month, our guest author will be Daniel L. Schafer, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Schafer has written fascinating accounts of the Zephaniah Kingsley family who lived during the 18th and 19th centuries in Florida. In Schafer’s award-winning biography, Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, he tells of Anna being forcibly taken from Africa to Florida to become a slave; later, she marries her plantation owner. After her husband’s death, Anna operates the plantation, buys and sells land, owns slaves herself, sues white people, and becomes a key figure in the community of free African-Americans. Her story is a remarkable one. You won’t want to miss this Meet the Author event.

Schafer’s program will be on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in Meeting Room C at Headquarters-Ocala Public Library.

Author programs are FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


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Friends of The Ocala Public Library's Book Store @ Headquarters-Ocala

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...enriches the intellectual and cultural environment of the Marion County Public Library by promoting excellence in library programs and services and sponsoring special events.

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Photo by Steve Floethe

...and acts as an advocacy organization by elevating public awareness of and raising funds for the Library



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More information about Friends can be found in the Friends Bookmark page of the quarterly WORDS newsmagazine, which is funded by Friends of the Ocala Public Library.

Programs We Sponsor

• Summer Programs for Children
• Youth and Adult Programs
Meet The Author! presentations
• Tuition Assistance for Library Staff

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@ HQ-Ocala Library

February 7, 2015

10am - 4pm

Marion County Public Library now has e-Books!

Thanks to funding from Friends of the Library,
Marion County Library now has eBooks!

Check out available titles and information on downloading books to your e-reader or mobile device

If you need help and have questions regarding eBooks, please click the Help/FAQ box on the left of the screen in eBooks.

If you are still having trouble, there is a SUPPORT link at the bottom of the page where you can complete a form that will help library staff better assist you.