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Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!
October 9, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Hola! September 15–October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, so let’s celebrate! Vamonos!

QUESTIONS: What is Hispanic Heritage Month? A time when we recognize all the awesome things Hispanic Americans have done. Like what? Language, food, dance, art, movies, medicine and... READ MORE
Thriving in the Misinformation Chaos
October 7, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

Misinformation has been with us as long as the written word, but it has become a very hot topic in the last few years. Inaccurate medical information can even be deadly during a global public health crisis. The library profession’s traditional response is to promote... READ MORE

Great Movie Soundtracks of the Last 15 Years
October 7, 2020 | Patrick Green

A great score can elevate a whole movie to heavenly heights if given to the audience at the right moments. Soundtracks, on the other hand, impress moviegoers with recognizable music, or unrecognized music that everyone really ought to recognize. From classical compositions to... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Author Biopics
October 5, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Learn about the lives of some of 20th century’s greatest writers with these compelling biopics, available for free from Orange County Library System on DVD and our digital streaming platforms.

 


American Splendor (DVD)

In American Splendor, Paul... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Wash Your Hands!
October 2, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

There are gross germs everywhere! Let’s wash our hands to stay healthy.

QUESTIONS: Why do we wash our hands?  What are germs?  How do we wash our hands?

 

LEARN:

What are germs? Germs are tiny organisms that can cause us to be sick. They’re so small they can’t... READ MORE

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Great Short Story Collections to Keep You Occupied
November 16, 2020 | Patrick Green

In a variety of contexts, storytellers are obligated to provide readers, or audiences, with engrossing tales of struggle, love, tragedy, comedy and horror. Some storytellers write these stories within the span of 400 pages while other writers choose to write these same types... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Bookmobile
November 11, 2020 | Mike Donohue

On November 22 1949, Orlando Public Library, in partnership with Sorosis Club of Orlando, unveiled Orange County’s first mobile library: A $6,000 Studebaker bus uniquely equipped to deliver library services to the outlying areas of Orange County. At the time, there were only... READ MORE

Native American Heritage Month: Cory Osceola
November 9, 2020 | Whitney Broadway

This photo of Cory Osceola comes from a postcard sold at the Musa Isle Indian Village in Miami around 1929. Musa Isle was the first Seminole tourist camp, founded in 1907. At this time, the Seminole people were struggling to make ends meet in a natural environment that was... READ MORE

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