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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

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

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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

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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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