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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

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

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Cuisine Corner: Dalgona Coffee aka Frothy Coffee
April 1, 2020 | Marianne Vitale

You can recreate the latest coffee trend, Dalgona Coffee or Frothy Coffee, at home in a few easy steps. All you need is instant coffee, sugar, water, your milk preference, a mixer (or a whisk/fork if you are looking for an arm workout) and a glass. Popular in South Korea,... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Orlando Public Library’s Expansion
March 31, 2020 | Mike Donohue

April 6, 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of Orlando Public Library’s 230,000 square foot expansion. In 1966, when the building was first constructed, it occupied a comparatively meager 60,000 square feet. However, it was always the intention to further expand upon the library... READ MORE

The 5 Best Films Available for Credit-Free Viewing on Kanopy
March 27, 2020 | Mike Donohue

With no shortage of subscription-based streaming services out there, sometimes it’s nice to watch something with a little less financial obligation. Kanopy, an on-demand streaming platform which features documentaries, children’s TV series and the best in classic and... READ MORE

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