Here are stories about the Orange County Library System from the news media.
If you've ever thought that you might like to have a couple of backyard chickens or build up a nice self-sustaining vegetable garden (or both!), the Alafaya Branch will educate attendees in an event called #FarmDay.
April of the Think Downtown blog encourages readers to explore the downtown library and discover all the cool activities and classes that families can take advantage of for free!
State Senator Geraldine Thompson participated in Preservation Week, hosted by the Orange County Library, and discussed the importance of preserving African-American communities and the Parramore neighborhood.
The Orlando Public Library hosted Senator Geraldine F. Thompson Monday, April 25. She discussed preserving African-American history in Orlando’s Parramore district.
This week's Florida Flashback column by Joy Wallace Dickinson focuses on the varied past of Orlando as the Orange County Library System presents a series of workshops and lectures in honor of Preservation Week.
For the fifth year, NASA will host its International Space Apps Challenge this weekend and, as part of it, has asked those who attend the hackathon to tackle specific challenges, which were submitted by NASA scientists. The event will be held at Melrose Center, Orlando Public Library’s high-tech space downtown.
Orlando tech week is in full swing, with an emphasis on the future of tech in the City Beautiful. Intersection’s Brendan Byrne explores all the offerings including a 3D printer and state-of-the-art recording studio.
On April 13, the American Library Association (ALA) and Google announced the “Libraries Ready to Code” project, which will investigate the current status of computer programming activities in U.S. public and K–12 libraries with the goal of ultimately broadening the reach and scope of these coding programs. One of the programs mentioned in the article is the well-established coding courses offered by the Orange County Library System.
Indie-folk artist Nicholas Roberts celebrates his debut release, which was partly written at the Orlando Public Library. Roberts is a regular Music in the Library artist.
Upcoming free concerts in Orlando, including Music in the Library featuring Aleksandra Vargas and Marisa Dawson.
25 local residents became U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony inside the Orlando Public Library on Tuesday.
En medio de éxitos y nuevos amigos, los integrantes de Tertulia Cuatro Gatos comenzaron a celebrar su noveno aniversario con varios eventos, y uno de ellos será, literalmente, "al otro lado del charco".
Mark Baratelli writes about upcoming local events, including the West Oaks Branch & Genealogy Center's special "Genealogy for Night Owls" event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Library Board of Trustees President Ted Maines' letter to the editor regarding the Chickasaw Branch grand opening was published.
If you think libraries are grim, stuffy book vaults, check out the newest branch in the Orange County Library System on Saturday. The Chickasaw Branch Library at 870 North Chickasaw Trail welcomes flamenco dancers to its performance stage.
Orlando Sentinel | El Sentinel
Una nueva biblioteca en el este de Orlando abrió sus puertas el sábado en el 870 N. Chickasaw Trail, convirtiéndose en la decimosexta del Sistema de Bibliotecas del Condado de Orange (OCLS, siglas en inglés).
OCLS receives a special mention in the Library Journal write-up on the Gale/Library Journal "Library of the Year" winner.
Director Mary Anne Hodel's Letter to the Editor regarding summer reading was published on June 1, 2015.
Crockett Bohannon, President of the Friends of the Library, shares his thoughts on the value of libraries during National Library Week.
Orlando Sentinel | El Sentinel
Tertulia Cuatro Gatos, el club de libros en español que nació en una biblioteca del condado de Orange, y que hoy en día reúne a poetas, artistas, músicos y fotógrafos en toda la Florida Central, celebró este jueves 23 de abril su octavo aniversario con una gala española en la Biblioteca Central de Orlando.
There are many types of simulators, and the Orlando Public Library is making several of them available to the entire Central Florida community.
The unique and valuable after-school program South Trail in Stitches was featured in a Local 6 Making a Difference segment.
Melrose Center First Anniversary Event
My City Mondays
My City Mondays does a feature on the Melrose Center First Anniversary event.
SunRailRiders tours the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity.
Branch Manager's Gregg Gronlund's letter in response to the article "Help With Family Trees."
When Apple launched iBeacon last year, experts said it would transform the retail industry. But while companies have used iBeacons to sell everything from currency exchange at airports to designer handbags at Macy's, some startups are using the technology to help libraries and museums innovate.