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The Great American Read - The Giver
July 2, 2018 | Lauren Gibaldi

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

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Follow Your Heart
May 15, 2018 | Jaime Mera

“There are only two ways to live your life,” Einstein said. “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I’m in the latter group and my mantra is, “Everything happens for a reason... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with David Baldacci
April 10, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

David Baldacci is the internationally best-selling author of more than 55 books, several of which have been adapted to film and television. He and his wife also started the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy. His latest book, The Fallen, will be... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with S. Jae-Jones
April 3, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

S. Jae-Jones, called JJ, is an artist, adrenaline junkie, and New York Times best-selling author of Wintersong and Shadowsong. A southern California native, she now lives in North Carolina. Jae-Jones will be delivering the opening keynote for the upcoming Orlando Book... READ MORE

Rick Riordan Presents
March 29, 2018 | Nathaly Ruiz

If you haven’t heard of the popular author Rick Riordan, now may be the time to start listening. In September 2016 Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, announced through Publisher’s Weekly that he would be creating an imprint with Disney in response... READ MORE

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OCLSReads for Black History Month
February 1, 2019 | Jaylen Christie

Try as I might, I simply cannot recall an instance when I was ever not reading a book. Reading is one of my favorite forms of relaxation, and with it being Black History Month, I believe it’s a superb way to celebrate the occasion. While I am unquestionably a proud proponent... READ MORE

Top 10 Books Checked Out From The Library in 2018
December 22, 2018 | OCLS Staff

This year was a popular year for fiction at the Orange County Library System. From fiction veterans such as David Baldacci (who spoke at the library earlier this year) to the breakout thriller The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the interests of readers... READ MORE

Best Picture Books of the Year, as Chosen by a 4-Year-Old
December 19, 2018 | Lauren Mathur

My four-year-old loves books. We read up to five before bed, and several more during the day. As penalty for the audacity of having a full-time job, I’m required to bring her home at least three books a day. I guess it’s a good thing I'm a librarian. 

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