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National Library Week
March 31, 2019 | Scottie Campbell & Cynthia Velasco

“To build up a library is to create a life,” Argentinian author Carlos María Domínguez once said. “It’s never just a random collection of books.” When you take a look at the Orange County Library System and the communities we serve, you get some sense of what Domínguez means... READ MORE

A Conversation with Melanie Benjamin, 14th Annual Southwest Author Series
March 25, 2019 | Penguin Random House

Melanie Benjamin has captivated readers with her bestselling historical novels, including The Aviator’s Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Girls in the Picture. And, she is about to do it again. Benjamin’s forthcoming Mistress of the Ritz tells the compelling story of... READ MORE

English Classes for Families - Week Six Recap
March 6, 2019 | Mayonne Granzo

This week our focus was to describe people and places with as much detail as possible. On the first day, students were instructed to think about their home cities or towns and to describe it by what they can see, hear, smell and taste. For many students this was a reflective... READ MORE

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

When you think of the library, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of it as the place you visited as a child, where you learned to sit quietly while you listened to adults reading you stories. Maybe you think of it as the place you went in college to escape the din of your... READ MORE

Learn. Grow. Connect.
February 20, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

The building blocks of a fulfilling life.

Learn – the constant and ongoing endeavor to gather as much knowledge as we can.

Grow – the noble desire to be the best person you can be.

Connect – while you pursue these efforts, your community provides support... READ MORE

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A Day in the Life
April 25, 2020 | OCLS Staff

As part of National Library Week, a yearly celebration of libraries, librarians and library workers, we asked some of our staff (and their pets) working and teaching from home to share how they are adjusting to working from home. Check out National Library Week at Orange... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Cars!
April 24, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

New Friday, new theme! Welcome to our weekly series, Preschool Fun. Today our activities center around something we aren’t using much right now, but kids still love. That’s right, CARS!

 

Start by asking your child a few questions.

It’s important to let them... READ MORE

Craft Ideas For Your Home
April 22, 2020 | Rebecca Baichan

With many people at home during self-isolation, now is the perfect opportunity to learn a new craft and get organized around the house. Crafting is a great way to relax, relieve stress and have fun. Below, I have listed three inexpensive craft projects you can enjoy making at... READ MORE

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