Here are stories about the Orange County Library System from the news media.

WMFE

Mark Baratelli writes about upcoming local events, including the West Oaks Branch & Genealogy Center's special "Genealogy for Night Owls" event.

Orlando Weekly

If you didn't finish high school and don't want a GED, the Orange County Library System offers a program for those seeking diplomas.

CBS News

Political strategist Frank Luntz and CBS News filmed a focus group at the Orlando Public Library to discuss their frustration about their options in the 2016 presidential race.

About Orlando

Most of us carry a library card in our wallets, but how many of us are aware of all the advantages that come with that card ownership? If you haven’t signed up for a library card yet here are 7 reasons that you should sign up today!

School Library Journal

The article focuses on fairy tale programs at libraries around the country, including the successful Fairy Tale STEM series offered by the Orange County Library System. This series was founded in part by a Curiosity Creates Grant from ALSC, supported by Disney.

Orlando Sentinel

Ken Melrose learned quickly the difficulties of being an entrepreneur when a small company he formed with a couple of friends went bankrupt quickly in the mid-1980s. But when the Orlando native wanted to honor his mother, he encouraged others to pursue their own entrepreneurial dreams, especially in technology.

Orlando Sentinel

Crime-caper novelist Tim Dorsey last week became the seventh writer to be awarded the John D. MacDonald Award for excellence in Florida fiction, joining the likes of Elmore Leonard, James W. Hall and Randy Wayne White. Dorsey will autograph books at 1 p.m. Sunday at Barrel of Books and Games, 128 W. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora; 4 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E Central Ave.; and 6 p.m. at the Writers Block Bookstore, 124 Welbourne Ave., Winter Park.

Orlando Sentinel

Adults without high school diplomas who live in Orange and Lake counties now have a new way to finish school, courtesy of their public libraries.

OCLC Webjunction

WebJunction made mention of the library's Facebook post about the recent Naturalization Ceremony held at the Orlando Public Library.

Orlando Sentinel | El Sentinel

Algunos de ellos nacieron en Estados Unidos de padres latinos y otros llegaron aquí procedentes de países de América Latina. Tienen diferentes profesiones y cargos, pero hay algo los une de manera especial: el hablar español, el aprecio por sus raíces hispanas y el trabajar en el Sistema de Bibliotecas del Condado de Orange.

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