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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

Sunshine State Author Series
January 24, 2017 | Lauren Mathur

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 Lauren Mathur had the privilege of... READ MORE

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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

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