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BizKids
September 2, 2019 | Ryan Baichan & Tony Orengo

In 2017, Orange County Library System unveiled a new series of camps called “BizKids” which teach entrepreneurship and business skills to youth. The camps provide students with opportunities to develop a business idea, run a storefront and learn office software. Combining... READ MORE

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

It’s well known that Mark Twain once said that the secret to getting ahead is getting started. But how do you even get started if you don’t know where to begin?

One good place to start would be the library.

Say your goal is to build your savings so you can buy a... READ MORE

A Maker with a Purpose
August 25, 2019 | Vanya Walker

Orlando entrepreneur and activist Victoria Walsh, affectionately known as Macramé Momma, teaches the joy of making through the art of macramé. Victoria guides students in the creation of classic plant hangers, delicate earrings and intricate wall hangings through engaging... READ MORE

Local Wanderer
August 14, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

You already know your library card means adventure. Dive into the pages of a book you’ve borrowed and you’re off to other worlds. Adventure, though, can be right around the corner and now Orange County Library System (OCLS) is going to help you find it with our Local Wanderer... READ MORE

Mini Book Fair Q&A
August 5, 2019 | Edward Booker

The Herndon Branch will be hosting their first-ever Mini Book Fair on Saturday, August 10. Don’t let the name of this event fool you – book nerds and scribblers alike will find plenty of literary enrichment with three local authors making appearances. 

Katy Yocom is an... READ MORE

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NEA Big Read is Coming to OCLS
October 18, 2019 | Matthew David & Stephanie Lum

One of the most unbeatable things about reading is that every now and then our passion for it is renewed by something unusual, or unique, or just exceptionally good. That is the opportunity Big Read offers. The NEA Big Read is a grants program, managed by Arts Midwest, which... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series: A Conversation with Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
October 3, 2019 | Stephanie Lum

Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos are the co-authors of The Adventurers Guild, winner of the Sunshine State Young Readers Award for grades 6–8. The Adventurers Guild tells the story of two best friends as they battle monsters to protect one of the last surviving cities in... READ MORE

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

October is one of my favorite months at the library. All month long, we focus on hosting fun, safe events that your whole family can enjoy together. If you need Halloween costume inspiration, find it in our sewing studios, where our instructors will teach you to make your own... READ MORE

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