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#OCLSReads: 2021 Early Childhood Literacy Calendars
December 28, 2020 | OCLS Staff

Now available! Our 2021 Early Learning Calendar, which includes twelve months of learning activities, book lists and nursery rhymes. One side has a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for every day of the month, and the other contains supplementary content like... READ MORE

Great Short Story Collections to Keep You Occupied
November 16, 2020 | Patrick Green

In a variety of contexts, storytellers are obligated to provide readers, or audiences, with engrossing tales of struggle, love, tragedy, comedy and horror. Some storytellers write these stories within the span of 400 pages while other writers choose to write these same types... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Bookmobile
November 11, 2020 | Mike Donohue

On November 22 1949, Orlando Public Library, in partnership with Sorosis Club of Orlando, unveiled Orange County’s first mobile library: A $6,000 Studebaker bus uniquely equipped to deliver library services to the outlying areas of Orange County. At the time, there were only... READ MORE

From the Director, November 2020
November 2, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks. 

For many... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Author Biopics
October 5, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Learn about the lives of some of 20th century’s greatest writers with these compelling biopics, available for free from Orange County Library System on DVD and our digital streaming platforms.

 


American Splendor (DVD)

In American Splendor, Paul... READ MORE

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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

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