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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

Peanuts
March 1, 2017 | Rachael Bethel

It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Unlike “Peanut Butter Day” in January, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day celebrates those who love peanut butter and the different ways they eat it.

 

When you think of peanut butter, most people think of peanut butter... READ MORE

Living space
January 24, 2017 | OCLS Staff

A new year gives us the opportunity to restart or even refresh areas of our lives. Our homes can be a haven but can also cause us unnecessary stress in our lives. Sometimes the way we organize – or don’t organize – our living spaces can contribute to feelings of overwhelm or... READ MORE

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

October is one of my favorite months at the library. All month long, we focus on hosting fun, safe events that your whole family can enjoy together. If you need Halloween costume inspiration, find it in our sewing studios, where our instructors will teach you to make your own... READ MORE

BizKids
September 2, 2019 | Ryan Baichan & Tony Orengo

In 2017, Orange County Library System unveiled a new series of camps called “BizKids” which teach entrepreneurship and business skills to youth. The camps provide students with opportunities to develop a business idea, run a storefront and learn office software. Combining... READ MORE

A Maker with a Purpose
August 25, 2019 | Vanya Walker

Orlando entrepreneur and activist Victoria Walsh, affectionately known as Macramé Momma, teaches the joy of making through the art of macramé. Victoria guides students in the creation of classic plant hangers, delicate earrings and intricate wall hangings through engaging... READ MORE

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