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From the Director
February 4, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

It has been 30 years since the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English came up with the idea to sponsor an African-American Read-In. The event, held each year during Black History Month, highlights the contributions of African-American authors to... READ MORE

English Classes for Families
January 28, 2019 | Mayonne Granzo

English Classes for Families was a new series offered last year at the North Orange Branch thanks in large part to funding from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This series was designed to develop English skills for the whole... READ MORE

From the Director
January 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

Every new year is an opportunity to learn, grow and connect to the world around you – a chance to set new goals and look forward to the future. 

The start of the new year is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Whether you’ve got a list of resolutions a mile... READ MORE

New Year, New You
December 31, 2018 | Cynthia Velasco

Many of us set goals at the beginning of a new year. In fact, according to The Washington Post, 40% of us do so! From volunteering more with local charities to improving our health, we set all sorts of goals and ambitions that are meaningful, but data shows that 80% of people... READ MORE

Best Picture Books of the Year, as Chosen by a 4-Year-Old
December 19, 2018 | Lauren Mathur

My four-year-old loves books. We read up to five before bed, and several more during the day. As penalty for the audacity of having a full-time job, I’m required to bring her home at least three books a day. I guess it’s a good thing I'm a librarian. 

As the year ends... READ MORE

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From the Director May 2019
May 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

I want to take a minute to tell you about the Friends of the Orange County Library System. They’re an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to help fund library programs that aren’t covered by our budget. They are the organization that runs our bookstore and gift... READ MORE

North Orange Branch 30th Anniversary
April 30, 2019 | Maritza Alicea

My name is Maritza Alicea and I am proud to serve our community as Branch Manager at your North Orange Branch. The library’s staff and I are excited to invite you to the branch’s 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. We will have many interactive and fun... READ MORE

Orlando Book Festival 2019 - A Conversation with Daniel Jose Older, Opening Keynote Speaker
April 26, 2019 | Sarah Fisk

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from all over the country.

Daniel José Older, Opening Keynote Speaker for the Orlando Book... READ MORE

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