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sic in the Time of Quarantine
April 13, 2020 | Rebecca Hyman

In troubling times, music is something that unites us and lifts our spirits.  According to Psychology Today, music is beneficial to mental health because it elevates our mood, promotes creative thinking, and makes us feel good.  We can also have fun with it by making... READ MORE

Kitchen Scrap Garden
April 12, 2020 | Rebecca Sung
“I just left some groceries on your doorstep. Go ahead and bring it inside,” I texted my brother. 

Our community was and still is in the trenches of battling the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing is requiring parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, co-workers,... READ MORE

Preschool Fun Puppies!
April 10, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Practicing social distancing, but needing new activities to do with your toddler or preschooler? We’ve got you covered! Welcome to another edition of Preschool Fun! This week we’re celebrating puppies.

Start by asking your child a few questions about puppies, just for fun... READ MORE
How to Begin Researching Your Family History
April 8, 2020 | Shasta Quinn

Are you interested in researching your family history but haven’t had the chance to get started? This is a great time to begin because Ancestry.com is allowing library users to access Ancestry Library Edition from home for free through April 30.

Let’s get started!... READ MORE

Some of the Best Marvel Comics Available for Free With Hoopla
April 6, 2020 | Mike Donohue

The date is May 3, 2006. I am a junior in high school and as of yet unencumbered by the difficult decisions of adulthood. Yet, for several months I have felt conflicted. Everywhere I look, people are asking me, “whose side are you on?”

As if it was that easy. On one... READ MORE

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A True Crime Aficionado’s Guide to At-Home Entertainment
April 27, 2020 | Melissa Tees

True crime became my favorite genre of media after I read Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood in the 8th grade. Initially, my gnawing need to consume true crime stemmed from the desire to learn everything I could to avoid being kidnapped and brutally murdered. However, over the... READ MORE

Read-Alikes You Can Read Right Now
April 26, 2020 | Ruben Cortes

As we are adapting to our new way of life that includes social distancing, people also need to find new ways of entertaining themselves. Luckily this includes books! While the library has temporarily suspended home delivery for physical items, our digital collection,... READ MORE

A Day in the Life
April 25, 2020 | OCLS Staff

As part of National Library Week, a yearly celebration of libraries, librarians and library workers, we asked some of our staff (and their pets) working and teaching from home to share how they are adjusting to working from home. Check out National Library Week at Orange... READ MORE

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