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

Bogin, Munns & Munns.com

Adults who hold a public library card in Orange County are able to take free classes, called Citizenship Inspired, allowing prospective citizens to participate in a citizenship preparation course three to four times per week in preparation for the U.S. citizenship exam.

WMFE

Jackie Robinson’s daughter is coming to Orlando for a reading of her book The Hero Two Doors Down.

Orlando Lady Boss

Cynthia Velasco and Erin Sullivan share how the Orange County Library System (OCLS) helps the community and makes an impact in education in the January edition of Orlando Lady Boss podcast.

Bungalower

Filmmaker Charlie Minn will be hosting an evening at the Orlando Public Library on January 24 to discuss his latest film, 49 Pulses, which takes a look at the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Orlando Sentinel

The daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the author is headed to Orlando to discuss her children’s novel “The Hero Two Doors Down.”

WMFE.org

The Orange County Public Library System is expanding its English language programs, with classes averaging about 20 to 30 students, and are held at eleven library branches.

Patheos

Last weekend, the Orlando Public Library conducted a “Human Library,” where visitors could check out people instead of books for the purpose of a conversation.

Journalism X

The Winter Garden Branch of the Orange County Library System goes above and beyond when it comes to accepting advances in technology and encouraging people to read.

Orlando Sentinel 

Even in our internet-centered time, getting a library card is still a rite of passage for many young people. That’s one reason the Orange County Library System and the Orange County Public Schools have teamed up to provide a virtual library card to middle and high school students.

Orlando Sentinel 

The Orlando Public Library will host a Human Library on Saturday from 1-4 p.m., where members of the community will be available to be “checked out” for conversations about their lives and experiences.

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