Read It! Don’t Lose It: How to Regain Your Focus While Reading

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Imagine you have just picked up a book from your “books I need to read” list. You prepare your favorite beverage and find the comfortable spot on your couch. Enthusiastically, you open the book and begin to read it, scanning the words, feeling the pages on your fingertips every time you turn to the next page. Half way into the third paragraph your brain remembers that recipe you were trying to share with your neighbor that morning. That triggers you into planning for tomorrow’s breakfast. A bagel with cream cheese or overnight oats? Wait, what did you just read?

Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Eddie T. Jackson

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In June 1924, our Booker T. Washington Branch opened at 107 South Terry St. The branch was the second public library location to open in the city of Orlando following the Albertson Public Library, which began service the previous year. Selected to serve as Head Librarian of the Booker T. Washington Branch was Eddie T. Jackson.

How to Host a Frugal Feast

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We find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, meaning it is time to host a plethora of dietary restrictions, picky guests and high expectations. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, National Cookie Day, New Year's, or just having the family over. It is hard to compare yourself with social media being so integral to our day to day lives, on how bountiful and regal some else's meal or decorations may look compared to your own.

The Best Books of the Year, as Decided by a 5-Year-Old

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Last year, I wrote a blog post on my 4-year-old's favorite books published that year. Well, we’re doing it again! And as you may have guessed, this time she’s 5. This time we have some chapter books added. And this time, we went back through her archive of library checkouts to ensure we didn’t miss a single book. She loves reading and loves telling everyone about the books she loves. So, please, enjoy!

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