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Inexpensive Valentine's Day crafts
February 14, 2018 | Cynthia Velasco

Valentine’s Day and crafts are like most classic combos we all love—milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly, or extra guac and tacos. Crafting can be a fun way to engage with your kids, as well as an opportunity to de-stress from the challenges that come from being a parent... READ MORE

3 Must Read Black Panther Series
February 2, 2018 | Mike Donohue

With a seemingly endless supply of blockbuster releases, Marvel Studios is no stranger to box office success. However if the record-breaking advance ticket sales for their newest upcoming release Black Panther are any indication, the studio may find itself responsible for the... READ MORE

Orlando Lady Boss Podcast - Why Libraries are Awesome!
January 30, 2018 | Wayne Middleton

Staff members Erin S. and Cynthia V. had the opportunity to speak with Diana Griffith, founder of Orlando Lady Boss, about the Orange County Library System and how the resources it offers changes lives. Erin and Cynthia discuss how they work to educate the community about all... READ MORE

Tips on Making and Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions
January 6, 2018 | Nathaly Ruiz

The year 2018 is upon us and for most of us that means it’s the perfect time to think about the things we want to accomplish and change, or in other words, the time to create our resolutions. However, as you may have noticed, it is common not to keep these resolutions,... READ MORE

Top 10 Favorite Movies I Checked Out From OCLS In 2017
December 25, 2017 | Chris Neumann

I checked out A LOT of DVDs this year from the Orange County Library System. This list compiles my ten favorites. Happy watching!

10. Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron teams up with David Leitch, co-director of John Wick, to deliver a hard-hitting, gorgeously... READ MORE

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Our History Speaks Volumes: Books-By-Mail (Pictured: A brochure circa 1970s and a publicity photo from 1976.)
March 6, 2020 | Mike Donohue

(Pictured: A brochure circa 1970s and a publicity photo from 1976.)

Our Books-By-Mail service began in December 1973. In its earliest iteration, customers could mail a card or letter to the library requesting up to three titles from the collection. The books were... READ MORE

Melrose in the Mix: Q&A with Steven Garron
March 3, 2020 | Jim Myers

(Pictured: The Garron-Tees (l-r): Justin Martin, Steve Garron, Wheeler Newman and Chris LeBrane.)

The Melrose Center started 2020 by making one of their popular programs even more accessible. In January, Melrose in the Mix premiered on WUCF TV featuring beloved local... READ MORE

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

Parents, we know it can be tough to keep your kids busy when school’s out of session. So, our staff has come up with a series of fun, creative spring camps to help beat the boredom. This month, we’ll host programming at multiple locations during spring break that’ll give your... READ MORE

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