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Offbeat Children’s Books Destined to Become Classics
May 10, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

Children’s Book Week is the perfect time to discover a new “read it again” storybook for your little one. While there are always the beloved, classic stories that we all remember from our childhood, it is worth taking a look at some of the more quirky and offbeat stories that... READ MORE

Charlotte Bronte
April 21, 2017 | Tracy Covey

Here are 10 facts to commemorate the 201st birthday of British novelist, Charlotte Brontë, most famously known for writing Jane Eyre.

 

1. Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816 in Thornton, England to an Anglican clergyman (Reverend Patrick Bronte) and... READ MORE

Library Workers
April 11, 2017 | Brendan Kalish

Happy National Library Week!

Have you ever wondered what library workers do all day? Strictly speaking, not everyone who works in a library is a librarian. Like a hospital has doctors, nurses, and several types of technicians and assistants, employees in various roles... READ MORE

IG Challenge
April 1, 2017 | OCLS Staff

In April, the library wants to encourage you to get out and explore Orlando. With so many one-of-a-kind things to do see, explore and experience, there's no shortage of inspiration to be found. Tag your photos with #oclslovesorlando. We'll repost our favorite submissions... READ MORE

Books to Read
March 31, 2017 | Tracy Covey
43 Forever Fashionistas

Take a journey through time with the book, Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll, to discover exactly what Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette were wearing and why. Admire the fashion sense of Coco Chanel, Frida... READ MORE

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Hiawassee Branch 10th Anniversary
December 19, 2019 | Ken Gilbert

Hi! My name is Ken Gibert and I am honored to serve as manager of Hiawassee Branch for the last 18 years. The staff and I are pleased to invite you to Hiawassee Branch on the 10th Anniversary celebration at our current location on Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. We will... READ MORE

Giving the City Beautiful Its Literary Due - Nathan Holic Q&A
December 9, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

This month, independent publisher Burrow Press will release what they are calling “the Great Orlando Novel” from local author Nathan Holic, Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City. “I think it’s important that Orlandoans can see their city in a book or movie or TV show,” Nathan told... READ MORE

Orange County Library System introduces mobile checkout, virtual library cards as part of new library app launch
December 3, 2019 | OCLS Community Relations Team

On December 2, Orange County Library System begins offering a digital version of your library card that can be stored in your phone, mobile checkout with interactive receipts, and a brand-new Express Collection to all library users through the cloudLibrary app.

With... READ MORE

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