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The Great American Read - The Giver
July 2, 2018 | Lauren Gibaldi

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

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Best of Orlando 2018
June 30, 2018 | OCLS Staff

For the seventh year in a row, the Orange County Library System has been nominated in the Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando Readers Poll. From June 27 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, local residents can vote for their favorites from among the nominees who advanced to the... READ MORE

#oclsrocks Photo Contest
May 31, 2018 | OCLS Staff

June 2 - July 30

 

Snag a super cool pair of sunglasses from your local library and hit us with your best shot! Get your friends or family together and create what your rock album cover would look... READ MORE

An Interview with Jordan Keyes and Isaac Folch, the founders of FREE DAPS
May 18, 2018 | Youth Services Staff

FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. Erin Topolsky, Youth Programs Coordinator, recently got to know a little bit more about the group and its founders,... READ MORE

Follow Your Heart
May 15, 2018 | Jaime Mera

“There are only two ways to live your life,” Einstein said. “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I’m in the latter group and my mantra is, “Everything happens for a reason... READ MORE

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Alafaya Branch 20th Anniversary
January 24, 2020 | Lynette Schimpf

Orange County Library System’s Alafaya Branch is excited to celebrate our 20th Anniversary on Saturday, February 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. You are invited to enjoy a day packed full of events and activities. Hear a story and mingle with visiting animals at Animal Storytime Presented... READ MORE

From the Director,January 2020
January 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

The New Year is here, and our staff is ready to hit the ground running! We have an exciting month ahead for you in January, starting with the reopening of our Southeast Branch, which has been closed for a refresh since December 1. When the branch reopens on January 7, expect... READ MORE

How to Host a Frugal Feast
January 1, 2020 | Danielle Haight-Mueller

We find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, meaning it is time to host a plethora of dietary restrictions, picky guests and high expectations. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, National Cookie Day, New Year's, or just having the... READ MORE

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