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Tulips
March 20, 2017 | OCLS Staff

The first day of Spring—also known as the Vernal Equinox—officially began today at 6:29 a.m. EDT. In numerous cultures, this transition marks an opportunity for new beginnings. Here are seven book recommendations from library staff to spring into gardening this year. Plus, we... READ MORE

Books to Read
March 17, 2017 | Tracy Covey

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation

Cokie Roberts, the American journalist and political commentator, adapts her 2007 book, Ladies of Liberty, for children in this non-fiction picture book of the same name. Roberts highlights unsung, yet influential... READ MORE

Art is Moving
March 13, 2017 | OCLS Staff

This week, if you’re riding on SunRail, look before you sit – is there a little journal labeled “Open Me” on a seat near you? If so, don’t be shy. Open it, grab the writing implement of your choice and write, sketch or draw something that inspires you.

The journals... READ MORE

Peanuts
March 1, 2017 | Rachael Bethel

It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Unlike “Peanut Butter Day” in January, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day celebrates those who love peanut butter and the different ways they eat it.

 

When you think of peanut butter, most people think of peanut butter... READ MORE

Jack Reacher
February 24, 2017 | Jo Ann Sampson

It's the age old question—which is better: the book or the movie? Most readers usually say the book but why is that? Is it because the book came first? Is it because you spend two hours watching a movie, but days reading a book?

Reading can give you a deeper... READ MORE

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Día de los Muertos: Q&A with Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster
September 28, 2019 | Josh Sidel

What is Día de los Muertos all about? Dr. Beatriz M. Reyes‐Foster, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Anthropology at UCF, presents Día de los Muertos at Alafaya Branch on Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. Learn about the history, art and cultural importance of... READ MORE

BizKids
September 2, 2019 | Ryan Baichan & Tony Orengo

In 2017, Orange County Library System unveiled a new series of camps called “BizKids” which teach entrepreneurship and business skills to youth. The camps provide students with opportunities to develop a business idea, run a storefront and learn office software. Combining... READ MORE

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

It’s well known that Mark Twain once said that the secret to getting ahead is getting started. But how do you even get started if you don’t know where to begin?

One good place to start would be the library.

Say your goal is to build your savings so you can buy a... READ MORE

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