Preschool Fun: Turkey!

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This we’re going to gobble, gobble, gobble, and wobble, wobble, wobble as we talk turkey! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING:

  • What does a turkey say?
  • What color is a turkey?
  • What’s on a turkey’s back?

 

DIY Film Festival: The Beautiful Game

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We’re proud of Orlando City for clinching an MLS playoffs spot for the first time in our young club’s history. Understandably, we have soccer on the mind, so we’ve put together a diverse collection of soccer-centric films, all of which your library card gives you access to via Hoopla. Pull on your purple replica jersey, grab the smart remote and stream.

 

Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!

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You know what I love? Pumpkins! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorating – everything pumpkin! Let’s celebrate pumpkins this week!

These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING:

  • What color are pumpkins?
  • What shape are pumpkins?
  • What would you like to decorate a pumpkin as?
  • Where do pumpkins come from?

 

Great Short Story Collections to Keep You Occupied

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In a variety of contexts, storytellers are obligated to provide readers, or audiences, with engrossing tales of struggle, love, tragedy, comedy and horror. Some storytellers write these stories within the span of 400 pages while other writers choose to write these same types of stories in less than 100 pages. In either case, the result is still the same from the reader. Happiness, sadness with tears likely to follow, and a distinct feeling of satisfaction.

Our History Speaks Volumes: Bookmobile

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On November 22 1949, Orlando Public Library, in partnership with Sorosis Club of Orlando, unveiled Orange County’s first mobile library: A $6,000 Studebaker bus uniquely equipped to deliver library services to the outlying areas of Orange County. At the time, there were only three library locations within the county, and they were mostly centralized to the Downtown Orlando area.

Native American Heritage Month: Cory Osceola

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This photo of Cory Osceola comes from a postcard sold at the Musa Isle Indian Village in Miami around 1929. Musa Isle was the first Seminole tourist camp, founded in 1907. At this time, the Seminole people were struggling to make ends meet in a natural environment that was constantly changing due to industrial expansion. These camps became a way for many Seminoles to earn revenue from tourists eager to see how they lived.

From the Director, November 2020

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November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks. 

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