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Preschool Fun: Airplanes!
March 26, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

In honor of Women’s History Month, each Preschool Fun blog post this month will tie in with a famous woman! Today we’ll learn about Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart. These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Sorosis Women's Club
March 15, 2021 | Mike Donohue

In 1893, 10 Orlando women gathered to organize a study and social group. They named their group the Sorosis Club, after the Latin word for sisterhood, and shortly thereafter began meeting regularly at members’ homes to discuss literature and civic matters.

With Sorosis... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Sesame Street!
March 12, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? This week, inspired by the library’s weekly Sesame Street Storytime, we’re celebrating our favorite Muppets!

These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll... READ MORE

Hope Jahren's Lab Girl is This Year's Big Read
March 3, 2021 | Stephanie Lum

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Dog Who Lost His Bark
February 28, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

In September of 2019, the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 2021 as the International Year of Peace & Trust. The UN’s resolution “underlined that the International Year constitutes a means of mobilizing international efforts to promote peace and trust among... READ MORE

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#OCLSReads: Teen Books for Summer 2021
May 19, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

Every year we make a recommended summer reading list for teens, and this year is no different! Get your summer started off right with these recommended tales!

 


The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

In a predominately white California beach... READ MORE

#OCLSReads: Early Learning Books for Summer 2021
May 17, 2021 | Stacy Lawson

The 2021 Early Learning Summer Reading List is now available! This booklist covers a lot of ground, serving parents of children ages 0-5—a wide range of abilities! One thing all young children have in common is their hunger for learning. Capitalizing on the opportunity to... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Leaders Eat Last & When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
May 3, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t 
by Simon Sinek 

Author and inspirational speaker Simon Sinek writes about how some effective leaders build a “Circle of Safety.” He uses true workplace stories that range from military to big... READ MORE

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