Learn. Grow. Connect.

The building blocks of a fulfilling life.

Learn – the constant and ongoing endeavor to gather as much knowledge as we can.

Grow – the noble desire to be the best person you can be.

Connect – while you pursue these efforts, your community provides support and you return support in kind.

Q&A with Jarrett Johnson of Lineage Coffee

How does your coffee make it from bean to cup? Have you ever wondered? Jarrett Johnson of Orlando’s über-popular Lineage Coffee Roasting, will present ‘Farm-to-Cup Coffee: How the Bean Becomes the Beverage’ at our Herndon Branch on Saturday, March 30. Johnson will share how he and his team pick the perfect bean, carefully roast them to optimum color, and selects the ideal brewing method. Seating is limited for this class, so register now.

Eating Healthy Never Tasted So Good!

At the end of 2018, I attended a pot-luck dinner party with some friends. The majority of us brought holiday favorites such as casseroles, cheese platters, sugar cookies, etc. One of the guests at the party brought what I assumed to be a delicious platter of buffalo chicken bites. After asking her how she made them, she stunned me with a special ingredient: cauliflower. I was shook.

#OCLSReads For Black History Month

Try as I might, I simply cannot recall an instance when I was ever not reading a book. Reading is one of my favorite forms of relaxation, and with it being Black History Month, I believe it’s a superb way to celebrate the occasion. While I am unquestionably a proud proponent for diversity and inclusion with people of all races and backgrounds, I want to take a moment to focus on black authors, one specifically.

English Classes for Families: NOW at Chickasaw

English Classes for Families was a new series offered last year at the North Orange Branch thanks in large part to funding from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This series was designed to develop English skills for the whole family. Over the course of the series, bilingual teachers help parents and children work on their language skills and provide strategies to address challenges they may face at work or school.