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DIY Film Festival: National Poetry Month
April 7, 2021 | Mike Donohue

Celebrate Poetry Month with films from our digital section.
Or request them through free home delivery, 
There’s quite a large selection.
Either way works 
For they’re just some of the perks 
Of Orange County Library System’s movie collection.

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Girl Scouts of Citrus - Library Love Patch
April 2, 2021 | Caitlin Hill

This April, Girl Scouts of Citrus Council and nonmembers can earn a Library Love patch with Orange County Library System by completing a self-lead program. The objective of Library Love program is to educate Girl Scouts on the library system, the resources available, and to... READ MORE

From the Director, April 2021
April 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

We have a lot to celebrate this spring. First of all, there’s the ever-widening availability of COVID-19 vaccines to those who want them. As of this writing, the state has made the vaccine available to people 50 and over, and Orange County has taken the additional step of... READ MORE

Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Opens OBF
March 31, 2021 | Sarah Fisk

Angie Thomas’s debut novel, The Hate U Give, has been on the New York Times’ bestseller list for over four years straight and was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Amandla Stenberg. The book won the American Library Association’s William C. Morris Award,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Good Neighbor: The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers
March 31, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

In September of 2019, the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 2021 as the International Year of Peace & Trust. The UN’s resolution “underlined that the International Year constitutes a means of mobilizing international efforts to promote peace and trust among... READ MORE

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Q&A with Emily Coughlan, Albin Polasek Museum Curator
May 7, 2021 | Josh Shidel
For the readers who haven’t had a chance to visit the Polasek Museum how would you describe it?

Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens preserves the over 200 piece collection of world-renowned Czech American sculptor Albin Polasek (1879–1965).... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Rescue and Survival Movies
May 5, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On May 22, Orlando Science Center will open their newest exhibition, Rescue. Visitors can learn about the work of emergency rescue teams including rescue techniques, the details surrounding emergency situations and the various life-saving equipment used by rescue personnel.... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Leaders Eat Last & When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
May 3, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t 
by Simon Sinek 

Author and inspirational speaker Simon Sinek writes about how some effective leaders build a “Circle of Safety.” He uses true workplace stories that range from military to big... READ MORE

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