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Learn all about the wonderful programs, departments and collections at the Orange County Library System!

Donate to OCLS: Amazon Smile

Donating to OCLS is easy when you use Amazon Smile. Learn how Amazon will help OCLS earn money to support books, programs and the community whenever you order goods and products through smile.amazon.com! (1:19)

Melrose Success Story: Spencer Hay & Quatro Solutions

Spencer Hay, COO of Orlando educational technology company Quatro Solutions, speaks about how learning video at the Melrose Center is helping him reach his customers. (4:36)

North Orange Branch Library's 25th Anniversary Celebration

The North Orange Branch Library is celebrating 25 years of serving the communities in north Orange County in Central Florida! The North Orange Branch began as a bookmobile station in 1950, and was replaced by a branch in 1964. Moving to the Palm Plaza Shopping Center in 1969, the branch occupied a 3500 square foot space there for twenty years. In 1989 the branch moved to its present 12,000 square foot facility. As the name implies, the North Orange branch serves the areas of Apopka, Plymouth, Zellwood, Tangerine, and environs. (2:44)

Axis360: Checking Out & Returning E-books

Learn how to check out and return e-books using Axis 360. In this playlist: Checking out E-books for ePub & Blio for Nook; returning E-books in Blio for Windows PC, iOs phones & tablets; and Android phones & tablets. (8:23 total)

Melrose Center: Video Production Possibilities

A hardboiled one-minute adventure that displays the grand possibilities to be found within the Melrose video production studio. Interested in replicating our results? Sign up for our series of Video Production classes either online, over the phone, or in person at the Melrose front desk. Hands-on equipment training is currently available for Camera and Lens, Lighting Techniques, and Audio and Data Management. Visit ocls.info/melrose for more details. (1:01)

Work at OCLS!

Find your place at the Orange County Library System! OCLS strives to recruit dynamic, highly qualified, and diverse people to be a part of our team. We retain these individuals by offering competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and developmental opportunities to promote growth and job enrichment. We are committed to creating an environment that exemplifies our values: Respect for the individual, our organization, and the community; Excellence in everything we do; Integrity in our actions. (1:49)

The Genealogy Collection at the Orange County Library System

Learn about the amazing genealogy collection at the Orange County Library System and how it can help you discover your own family's history. With more than 75,000 books, bound periodicals, microfiche and rolls of microfilm, OCLS's genealogy collection is one of the biggest in the Southeast United States. (7:28)

Tour of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity

Join the staff at the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity for a tour of the brand-new facility! The Center includes flight simulators, a fab lab, photo, video and audio studios, and more! (3:29)

Happy National Library Week from OCLS!

Patrons at the Alafaya Branch of the Orange County Library System show why they love their library for the 2014 National Library Week celebrations! (1:10)

Grand Opening: The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity

See all the excitement that occurred at the Orlando Public Library on February 8 at the grand opening of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity! Check out the Center's new audio studio, green-screen film studio, fab lab, maker spaces, photo studio and simulation lab -- with special guests the 501st Legion, Dog Powered Robot, Exploding Bacon Robotics Team, Ampersand School, Indienomicon, and more!(3:31)

The Melrose Center Gala

Celebrate with the Friends of the Library and the Orange County Library System on the opening of the new, high-tech Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center! (4:25)

Building the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity

See how the Orange County Library System's brand-new high-tech center for technology, innovation and creativity was built and how an open space on the second floor was turned into a fantastic new home for a fab lab, audio studio, video studio, makerspace classes and more. (3:49)

Orientation: The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity

See how the Orange County Library System's brand-new high-tech center for technology, innovation and creativity was built and how an open space on the second floor was turned into a fantastic new home for a fab lab, audio studio, video studio, makerspace classes and more. (2:36)

Summer Reading Fun, All Year Long!

Summer reading doesn't have to end with the season! The Orange County Library System will offer a variety of programs for adults, teens, children and families this fall. (0:36)

Skills Challenge

Skills Challenge helps children at the North Orange Branch Library of the Orange County Library System learn science, reading, writing, math and more! This program is made possible by a grant provided by the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation. (3:16)

Summer Reading Fun, All Year Long!

Summer reading doesn't have to end with the season! The Orange County Library System will offer a variety of programs for adults, teens, children and families this fall. (0:36)

The South Creek Music Club

Meet the members of the South Creek Branch Library's Music Club: men and women who come together to sing, play instruments, and share the music they love every week. (7:39)

First Nail Ceremony: Building the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity is now under construction at the Orlando Public Library. See and hear about some of the exciting plans in this video from library officials! (5:53)

Read and Learn at the Zoo and the Library!

Learn all about the storytime partnership between the Central Florida Zoo and the Orange County Library System, and attend storytime at the Zoo and the Library! (2:52)

2013 Adult Summer Reading

We'd love to see you at the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program, "Groundbreaking Reads," at the Orange County Library System! Check out http://www.ocls.info/asr for a schedule and more information! (:49)

OCLS Teen Summer Reading Program and TechKrew: 2013

Join the TechKrew and go Beneath the Surface at the awesome 2013 teen summer reading program at the Orange County Public Library! (1:17)

Cuentame un Cuento Bilingual Book Club

OCLS' Cuentame un Cuento (Tell Me A Story) bilingual book club is fun for all families! Register now by calling (407) 835-7323. (1:15)

2013 OCLS Children's Summer Reading Program

Dig into reading this summer with the Orange County Library System! Read fantastic books, learn new things at library programs and win fun prizes! (1:18)
 
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