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Cliffhangers
October 5, 2017 | Nathaly Ruiz

With plenty of shows making their fall returns, I couldn’t help but think of some of the top season cliffhangers that left me aching for the next season to come. Here I’ve compiled a short-list of some of those jaw-dropping finales.

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Draw a Better World Crayola Contest
August 17, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

This summer, the Orange County Library System held an art contest, which challenged children to “Draw a Better World.” The contest was hosted in partnership with The Crayola Experience and winners throughout the county received free admission tickets for their winning entries... READ MORE

Cómo aprender el inglés en cinco pasos sencillos
July 28, 2017 | Brendan Kalish & Cristina Gonzalez

Muchos recién llegados a los Estados Unidos quieren saber cuanto tiempo se necesita para aprender bien el inglés. Algunos llevan aquí años y todavía no lo han podido aprender bien. Siempre es un reto grande acostumbrarse a un país nuevo y además aprender otro idioma a la... READ MORE

Books for Pride Month
June 23, 2017 | Jaclyn Kobylarski

In honor of LGBTQ pride, here is a show-stopping book list that describes the lives, struggles, and strengths of LGBTQ characters and people, fact or fiction. These books—ranging from children’s picture books to works of fiction—all celebrate the spirit of the movement and... READ MORE

SRP 2017
June 21, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

The Kids Summer Reading Program is officially in full swing thanks to the help of Koo Koo Kanga Roo and Mix 105.1!

On Saturday, June 3, the downtown library and the Southeast Branch got the party started by hosting summer kickoff events. Koo Koo Kanga Roo drove 300... 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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