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Books to Read
March 3, 2017 | Tracy Covey
Dr. Eugenie Clark, Shark Lady

Can you say ichthyologist?

Merriam-Webster online offers this phonetic spelling for better pronunciation. Go ahead, take a stab at it. \ˌik-thē-ˈä-lə-jist\ This is a fancy word for a fish scientist and Heather Lang, author of Swimming with... READ MORE

Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
March 1, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

“We can’t be more loyal to our fears than our futures,” said Jason Reynolds, co-author of All American Boys, during a truly inspirational talk at the Orlando Public Library. He and co-author Brendan Kiely visited Orlando as part of the OCLS Sunshine State Author Series. The... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
February 27, 2017 | Stephanie Doane

The Sunshine State Author Series brings top-notch writers of children’s and young adult literature to Orange County for public readings, writing workshops and visits with students to spark interest in reading. Library staff member Stephanie Doane had the privilege of... READ MORE

Jack Reacher
February 24, 2017 | Jo Ann Sampson

It's the age old question—which is better: the book or the movie? Most readers usually say the book but why is that? Is it because the book came first? Is it because you spend two hours watching a movie, but days reading a book?

Reading can give you a deeper... READ MORE

Young girl reading
February 6, 2017 | OCLS Staff

Valentine's Day—or Saint Valentine's Day as it also known—is an internationally recognized holiday that centers on a celebration of love. And while the holiday was not always a romantic or sentimental celebration, the earliest presence of these ideas can be found in the 14th... READ MORE

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Lost in the Dream
November 10, 2017 | Mike Donohue
A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

"Time's a goon, right?"

Punk rockers, pickpockets, and Powerpoint presentations combine in A Visit From the Goon Squad, 2011’s Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. Author... READ MORE

Book Buzz Recommendations
November 3, 2017 | Luis Rivera

We all have plenty to be grateful for; from family and friends to our favorite books. This holiday season while your stomachs are full make time to spend together with your loved ones and snuggle up with some of our picks for this month’s Book Buzz. Happy reading!

(Ages 1... READ MORE
The Writers Corner
November 1, 2017 | Lauren Mathur

Have you ever looked at a book on our shelves and thought “I could write that?” Have you ever started writing and given up after a few pages? Congratulations, you’re like most writers!

Writing a book is hard, but possible, as proven by the countless books published... READ MORE

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