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Fun Riddles and Brainteasers to Wrap Your Mind Around
July 29, 2020 | Patrick Green

Typically when someone asks another person a riddle, they are left with dire consequences should they fail to answer correctly. You get eaten if a sphinx asks you and you fail. If Gollum from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit asks you and you fail, you’ll get eaten as well. If you... READ MORE

Five Great Graphic Novels for Teens and Adults
July 13, 2020 | Patrick Green

There exists an unwanted stigma around graphic novels. They are too dark and gritty, some say. The format of this art style does not match with the serious tone of dark narratives, some say. Graphic novels are just comic books with blood, language, and mature themes, some say... READ MORE

#OCLSReads Books for Summer
June 30, 2020 | Chris Neumann and Ruben Cortes and Latoya Richards-Mozell

Summer has arrived once again and it's the best opportunity to catch up on some new and popular books as suggested by three of Orange County Library System's Collection Development Librarians. Most of the suggested titles are available as e-books, digital audiobooks or... READ MORE

DIY: Pride Film Festival
June 15, 2020 | Scottie Campbell & Mike Donohue

June is Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969. In recognition of this occasion, we have selected eight films for you to create a Pride film festival in your own living room or wherever you may be. No need to stop with our suggestions, there is... READ MORE

Virtual Summer Reading Program
June 12, 2020 | OCLS Staff

While our Summer Reading Program looks a bit different this year, staff are as committed as ever to putting their talents and creativity toward our new Virtual Summer Reading Program. Typically, we... READ MORE

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6 Latinx Authors to Read During Hispanic Heritage Month
September 14, 2020 | Ruben Cortes and Nathaly Ruiz

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we gathered just a few of the most meaningful books written by Latinx authors we’ve read in our lifetimes. This is an ideal time to pick up a new-to-you book and explore the varied, complex experiences of Latinx authors and the... READ MORE

Zooming with Kelly
September 5, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

This month we continue our Big Read celebration of Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link with programming related to this eclectic collection of short stories. Prior to kicking off our celebration, the Pulitzer-nominated author chatted with us via Zoom, from her home in Northampton,... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Bugs!
September 4, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

What’s more exciting than bugs? Let’s celebrate our creepy crawly friends today!

QUESTIONS What do bugs look like? Do you like bugs? Do they crawl? Do they fly? How many legs do they have? (Obviously there are different answers to this!) READ

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