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#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

Melrose in the Mix
May 25, 2019 | Jim Myers

Melrose in the Mix is a live recording session held regularly in the Melrose Center. The series began in April 2017 with a session by Swamp Sistas, a society of women singer/songwriters led by popular roots musician Beth McKee. Since then we’ve hosted 17 sessions, with acts... READ MORE

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7 Ways Your Library Card Can Help You Through College
July 31, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

1. Are you familiar with the massive open online course website Lynda.com? Normally there is a fee for this incredible resource, but your library card gives you free access. Lynda was recently acquired by LinkedIn, so now course completion certificates can be posted on your... READ MORE

This Year's Best Travel Accessory: A Book
July 5, 2019 | Luis Rivera

Upon us is the season of family road trips, beach getaways, barbecues galore and summer vacations away from those dreadful, heavy textbooks.

Traveling is the time when we aspire to worry less and soak in as much relaxation or adventure as possible. But is total and... READ MORE

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

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