April Instagram Photo Challenge Returns!

In April, the library is bringing back its wildly popular #oclslovesorlando Instagram Photo Challenge. We want to encourage you to get out and explore Orlando. New art exhibit, restaurants and venues open every month. The opportunities to learn, grow, enrich yourself and [hashtag] live your best life are endless.

Inexpensive Valentine's Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day and crafts are like most classic combos we all love—milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly, or extra guac and tacos. Crafting can be a fun way to engage with your kids, as well as an opportunity to de-stress from the challenges that come from being a parent in the Digital Age. And because we are budget-conscious at the library, we’ve accumulated some of our favorite crafting ideas, using inexpensive books from the Friends of the Library Bookstore, that won’t break the bank for Valentine’s Day.

An Interview with Peter Telep

Peter Telep is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, who has penned more than 40 novels and has collaborated with legendary author Tom Clancy. He is a film and television writer and has worked on many television, film and video game tie-ins such as Wing Commander, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. He also teaches fiction writing, script writing and video game writing at the University of Central Florida.

Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 4 (Foundation)

Foundation is not only an essential part of the Asimov saga, but also one of the most important pieces of fiction of the 20th Century. The original trilogy’s influence penetrated the barrier of the science fiction community. It has been cited by economists, politicians and psychologists as a significant work to their professional development. The 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize winner of Economic Sciences, Paul Krugman, attributed the books to invigorating his interest in economics.

Thankgiving: A Comedy of Errors?

Ah, Thanksgiving is coming. A time for family and friends to gather, and videos of turkey frying disasters to be posted. Anyone who cooks has stories of triumphs and tragedies in the kitchen, especially when it comes to holiday cooking. Some of those less successful attempts at culinary masterpieces become legend.