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I Love My Library Card
September 2, 2020 | Amy Sweezey

I grew up in the 1980s, before the internet existed. There were no smartphones or video streaming services. I couldn’t watch Netflix or text my friends. I had to entertain myself in other ways, especially in the summer when school was on break. Sure, there was a lot of... READ MORE

From the Director, September 2020
September 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

Believe it or not, September marks six months since our worlds were turned upside down by COVID-19. For Orange County Library System, that means six months since we’ve had no in-person events and programs, which used to bring our libraries to life with laughter and learning.... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Fruit!
August 21, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

This week, we’re celebrating fruit, and what better way to start than with a joke? What fruit is green and square? A lemon in disguise! Ha ha! With that, let’s get started.

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Fruits are healthy foods that you can eat! They grow on a plant, and contain seeds.

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Open Hour with a Librarian
August 19, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

In the early days of the pandemic, when the library made the difficult choice to close its doors and offer services remotely, we received a lot of comments on social media from customers who were also struggling with how to navigate life in quarantine. A common theme that... READ MORE

Short Stories Can Be Big Reads
August 17, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has encouraged communities across the country to read through their Big Read program. Showcasing a diverse range of books reflecting many different voices, the initiative aims to inspire conversation and broaden our perspective of the... READ MORE

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For Your Thanksgiving Table
November 4, 2020 | Jocelyn Bryant

Chef Joycelyn Bryant, a frequent OCLS presenter, shares her recipes for two Thanksgiving favorites. You can join Chef Jocelyn for a live online cooking demonstration on Saturday, November 14, 4 p.m. where she will demonstrate how to make soups that will warm you, fill you up... READ MORE

From the Director, November 2020
November 2, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks. 

For many... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Autumn!
October 30, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Put on your jacket, because it’s Autumn! Let’s celebrate with fall-themed stories and songs!

QUESTIONS: Can you name all the seasons? What happens in Autumn? (Leaves change color, it gets a little cooler outside, Halloween...) Do you like apples? Do you like pumpkins? ... READ MORE

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