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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

Stay Connected with RBDigital
March 30, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

For Orange County Library System cardholders who want to delve deeper into current events or their favorite hobby, RBdigital offers online access to current issues of dozens of high-quality magazines... 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

Library Bootcamp for Teachers - Library U
March 23, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Every June, educators from across Orange County are invited to Orlando Public Library to participate in the one-day, interactive learning experience, Library U. From storytimes, to Virtual Reality Game Design classes, Orange County Library System (OCLS) offers an almost... READ MORE

Become Your Best Self with the Enneagram
March 20, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

I never expected to benefit from yet another personality test but as it turns out researching my Enneagram type was a wise choice. With a limited investment of time, you can learn a ton about yourself... READ MORE

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Craft Ideas For Your Home
April 22, 2020 | Rebecca Baichan

With many people at home during self-isolation, now is the perfect opportunity to learn a new craft and get organized around the house. Crafting is a great way to relax, relieve stress and have fun. Below, I have listed three inexpensive craft projects you can enjoy making at... READ MORE

Build a Backyard Ecosystem
April 20, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

Orders to stay at home can have some people longing for the outdoors and the wildlife that comes with it. Fortunately, for those with a yard there is no reason you can’t invite some native Florida wildlife into your life. You may not be able to acquire all the plants you will... READ MORE

How Analogue Tools Help to Connect Us
April 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. While text messaging, email and video chat are currently bridging the “social” part of social distancing, it’s important we remain connected to one another in ways that allow mental breaks from the sensory... READ MORE

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