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Banned Books Week
September 30, 2017 | Latoya Mozell & Rebecca Hyman

Across the country, libraries, including OCLS, celebrate Banned Books Week September 24-30, 2017. This annual event highlights the freedom to read and the value of free and open access to information.  

Libraries emphasize Banned Books Week to draw attention to library... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
September 24, 2017 | Mira Tanna

Newbery award-winning author Kelly Barnhill kicks off the Orange County Library System’s Sunshine State Author Series with an author event on October 18 at our Winter Garden Branch, followed by a writing workshop at the library’s Alafaya Branch on October 19. Library staff... READ MORE

An Interview with Margarita Engle
August 21, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

Margarita Engle is a multi-award winning, Cuban-American author of children, teen and adult literature. She is the reigning Young People’s Poet Laureate and is the first Latino to be chosen for the prestigious honor. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Margarita Engle, along with... READ MORE

Book Buzz
August 8, 2017 | Luis Rivera

Back to school is nearly upon us! Teachers have begun preparing lesson plans and students are ready to shop with their parents for new school supplies. But just because the Summer Reading Program is over and school is about to begin, doesn’t mean that recreational reading has... READ MORE

Love YA
August 5, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

While the Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close and we have a lot to look back on with fond memories, one of our most poignant events held this summer was Love YA.: A Celebration of Diverse Young Adult Literature. Young Adult authors Alex Sanchez, Shaun David... READ MORE

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A Conversation with Jeff Zentner
January 29, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, which received the William Morris Award for best young adult debut book and appears on the 2017–18 Florida Teens Read list. He is also the author of Goodbye Days, published in 2017. Zentner’s writing career began as a songwriter... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
December 26, 2017 | Sarah Bates

Sharon Robinson is the author of The Hero Two Doors Down, based on a true story about her father, Jackie Robinson, and eight-year old Dodgers fan, Steve Satlow. The Hero Two Doors Down, on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award list for grades 3–5, is a story about baseball,... READ MORE

10 Excellent Works of Adult Fiction from 2017
December 15, 2017 | Zach Rupprath

As 2017 draws to a close, we take this time to reflect on some of the best books of the year.  Social media, migration, gender inequality, love and loss were all hallmarks of 2017 and these issues are all reflected in this year’s literature. Dive on in to some of the best... READ MORE

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