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Inexpensive Valentine's Day crafts
February 14, 2018 | Cynthia Velasco

Valentine’s Day and crafts are like most classic combos we all love—milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly, or extra guac and tacos. Crafting can be a fun way to engage with your kids, as well as an opportunity to de-stress from the challenges that come from being a parent... READ MORE

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

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Kitchen Scrap Garden
April 12, 2020 | Rebecca Sung
“I just left some groceries on your doorstep. Go ahead and bring it inside,” I texted my brother. 

Our community was and still is in the trenches of battling the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing is requiring parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, co-workers,... READ MORE

Preschool Fun Puppies!
April 10, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Practicing social distancing, but needing new activities to do with your toddler or preschooler? We’ve got you covered! Welcome to another edition of Preschool Fun! This week we’re celebrating puppies.

Start by asking your child a few questions about puppies, just for fun... READ MORE
Preschool Fun: Colors!
April 3, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

You’re home with your child and you don’t know what to do next. You want something educational, but fun, and you’ve watched far too much Paw Patrol. We get it! Though you can’t come to the library for one of our awesome programs, we can bring library ideas to you. Each week I... READ MORE

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