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From the Director, July 2019
July 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

This month, our nation celebrates a scientific achievement by which nearly every other technological advancement is measured: July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which put a man on the moon for the first time. It was, indeed, a giant leap that helped... READ MORE

#OCLSReads for Pride Month
June 3, 2019 | Ruben Cortes

Every June is designated as Pride Month to celebrate the impact of LGBTQ people. This year is extra special as it is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which served as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement in the United States. These are some of my favorite... READ MORE

#OCLSReads Books for Summer
June 1, 2019 | Chris Neumann and Ruben Cortes 

Summer brings longer days and even warmer weather, which means more time for reading—preferably indoors away from oppressive 95-degree Florida weather. But whichever environment you prefer (reading at the beach, at a park, or even relaxing at home), here are some suggestions... READ MORE

From the Director Header, June 2019
May 31, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

Every year, the Orange County Library System’s Summer Reading Program grows. It’s a labor of love for us to create the hundreds of camps, events, classes and educational opportunities that help kids continue to learn over the summer. This is important because studies show... READ MORE

How Ali Learned English With The Library
May 30, 2019 | Viviana Valencia-Serrano

Did you know the Orlando Public Library is now offering English from Zero? Located in the heart of downtown, the location will offer the course on Sundays starting June 9. English from Zero is a basic English course for speakers of other languages, no matter the language.... READ MORE

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Hiawassee Branch 10th Anniversary
December 19, 2019 | Ken Gilbert

Hi! My name is Ken Gibert and I am honored to serve as manager of Hiawassee Branch for the last 18 years. The staff and I are pleased to invite you to Hiawassee Branch on the 10th Anniversary celebration at our current location on Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. We will... READ MORE

Giving the City Beautiful Its Literary Due - Nathan Holic Q&A
December 9, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

This month, independent publisher Burrow Press will release what they are calling “the Great Orlando Novel” from local author Nathan Holic, Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City. “I think it’s important that Orlandoans can see their city in a book or movie or TV show,” Nathan told... READ MORE

Orange County Library System introduces mobile checkout, virtual library cards as part of new library app launch
December 3, 2019 | OCLS Community Relations Team

On December 2, Orange County Library System begins offering a digital version of your library card that can be stored in your phone, mobile checkout with interactive receipts, and a brand-new Express Collection to all library users through the cloudLibrary app.

With... READ MORE

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