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Money Talks for Women
April 26, 2018 | Luis Rivera

From May 22 through June 26, the Orlando Public Library will host Money Talks for Women, a six-week series to learn about saving, investing and more. To find out about this and other finance related events in May, visit ocls.info/money. Reference Librarian Jane Tracy, who... READ MORE

Alternative Transportation: Getting You Around Orange County – and to the Library!
April 14, 2018 | Brendan Kalish

Bicycle trails and public transportation in the Orlando area have improved significantly in the last few years, but they remain among our city’s best kept secrets. Consider going on an adventure and riding a bicycle or hopping on a train to your local library. It requires... READ MORE

Instagram Photo Challenge 2018
April 1, 2018 | OCLS Staff

In April, the library is bringing back its wildly popular #oclslovesorlando Instagram Photo Challenge. We want to encourage you to get out and explore Orlando. New art exhibit, restaurants and venues open every month. The opportunities to learn, grow, enrich yourself and [... READ MORE

National Library Week 2018
March 30, 2018 | OCLS Staff

National Library Week is an annual celebration organized by the American Library Association to encourage people to read and support their libraries. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the celebration and this year’s theme is “Libraries Lead.”

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Throwback Thursday: TV Classics from the Vault
February 15, 2018 | Daniel Burnett

You may not know this about me, but I love old TV shows! They remind me of when I was growing up and we would watch these classic programs –  some of my favorites were The Andy Griffith Show, Barney Miller, Hogan’s Heroes and even Laverne & Shirley – with our dinner. At... READ MORE

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#OCLSReads: Early Childhood Literacy Calendars
March 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers. PLA's 2020 Early Literacy Activities Calendar is now available for Orange County Library System customers. Based... READ MORE

Photo of stack of books with glasses on top at a table top with light pouring through windows. Next to book stack are scone and beverage.
March 16, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

Amid ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and directives from public officials to implement social distancing practices, Orange County Library System has decided to cancel all events and classes. The library... READ MORE

Everyone Needs Advocacy - March is National Social Work Month
March 6, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

“I was raised in New York City,” Andre Morris, Library Social Worker for Orange County Library System explains his personal investment in his work. “I was from Jamaican parentage. We didn’t have our residency, green card, and I went through homelessness; sleeping on floors.... READ MORE

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