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Thanksgiving Dinner
November 16, 2017 | Jo Ann Sampson

Ah, Thanksgiving is coming. A time for family and friends to gather, and videos of turkey frying disasters to be posted. Anyone who cooks has stories of triumphs and tragedies in the kitchen, especially when it comes to holiday cooking. Some of those less successful attempts... READ MORE

July 4 Recipes
July 2, 2017 | OCLS Staff

So either you forgot the holiday was this coming up on Tuesday or the work-week made it impossible to plan ahead. No matter what the reason, we have you covered!

 

Refreshing Beverages

Sparking Red, White and Blue Sangria from Gimme Some Oven Ingredients: -... READ MORE
Spring Crafts
May 22, 2017 | Nathaly Ruiz

Here in Orlando, our seasons always seem to be mushed together under one hot umbrella. Trying to make improvements or enhancements doesn't have to be super expensive, so to make this season stand out I’ve collected five simple DIY projects to make your home bloom. At the... READ MORE

No-Bake Desserts
April 17, 2017 | Rebecca Hyman

Looking for easy and fun-to-make desserts, but don’t want to spend your day in a hot kitchen? The library has you covered! These delicious sweet treats are guaranteed to satisfy—no oven required.

1.  Frozen Fudge Pops from The Joy of Cooking

What better way to... READ MORE

Tulips
March 20, 2017 | OCLS Staff

The first day of Spring—also known as the Vernal Equinox—officially began today at 6:29 a.m. EDT. In numerous cultures, this transition marks an opportunity for new beginnings. Here are seven book recommendations from library staff to spring into gardening this year. Plus, we... READ MORE

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From the Director March 2019
March 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

When you think of the library, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of it as the place you visited as a child, where you learned to sit quietly while you listened to adults reading you stories. Maybe you think of it as the place you went in college to escape the din of your... READ MORE

Eating Healthy Never Tasted So Good!
February 15, 2019 | Luis Rivera

At the end of 2018, I attended a pot-luck dinner party with some friends. The majority of us brought holiday favorites such as casseroles, cheese platters, sugar cookies, etc. One of the guests at the party brought what I assumed to be a delicious platter of buffalo chicken... READ MORE

Learn to Make Soap
February 28, 2018 | Katy Marquardt

I have always been interested in art. As a teenager I would decorate t-shirts with paint and glitter and I also loved to draw. Not long ago, I became interested in the art of soap making as an alternative to store-bought brands. As we've probably seen in the news and online,... READ MORE

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