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DIY Film Festival
November 20, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

We’re proud of Orlando City for clinching an MLS playoffs spot for the first time in our young club’s history. Understandably, we have soccer on the mind, so we’ve put together a diverse collection of soccer-centric films, all of which your library card gives you access to... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Pumpkins!
November 20, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

You know what I love? Pumpkins! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorating – everything pumpkin! Let’s celebrate pumpkins this week!

These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading,... READ MORE

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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Preschool Fun: Snow!
January 29, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

It rarely snows in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing. 

 

TALKING: What is snow?... READ MORE
Six Facts About Braille for Braille Literacy Month 
January 20, 2021 | Luis Rivera

January is Braille Literacy Month, which also honors Louie Braille (born on January 4, 1809), creator of the braille system. Braille created this code system at the age of 12 after an accident left him blind at three-years-old. He discovered a French military code called "... READ MORE

Barbershop Books Fosters Reading Among Young Black Boys
January 18, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Alvin Irby was getting a haircut when inspiration struck. One of his students was also at the barbershop, clearly bored. “He should be practicing his reading,” Alvin thought to himself. That thought led to Barbershop Books.

The non-profit leverages the cultural... READ MORE

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