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A Conversation with Melanie Benjamin, 14th Annual Southwest Author Series
March 25, 2019 | Penguin Random House

Melanie Benjamin has captivated readers with her bestselling historical novels, including The Aviator’s Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Girls in the Picture. And, she is about to do it again. Benjamin’s forthcoming Mistress of the Ritz tells the compelling story of... READ MORE

Early Childhood Literacy Calendar
March 1, 2019 | OCLS Staff

The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers. PLA's 2019 Early Childhood Literacy Activity Calendar is now available for Orange County Library System customers... READ MORE

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

Book to Big Screen
February 8, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

Which book was the first to be adapted to film is the matter of surprising debate and we’ll leave the curious to venture down that internet wormhole on their own. It is a safe bet, though, that from even that first film adaptation in the late 1800s, people were discussing... READ MORE

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How Ali Learned English With The Library
May 30, 2019 | Viviana Valencia-Serrano

Did you know the Orlando Public Library is now offering English from Zero? Located in the heart of downtown, the location will offer the course on Sundays starting June 9. English from Zero is a basic English course for speakers of other languages, no matter the language.... READ MORE

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

I want to take a minute to tell you about the Friends of the Orange County Library System. They’re an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to help fund library programs that aren’t covered by our budget. They are the organization that runs our bookstore and gift... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival 2019 - A Conversation with Daniel Jose Older, Opening Keynote Speaker
April 26, 2019 | Sarah Fisk

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country.

Daniel José Older, Opening Keynote Speaker for the Orlando Book... READ MORE

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