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E-reader
December 12, 2017 | Brendan Kalish

With all the different models of e-readers available, making a choice can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The first thing you need to decide is how you plan to use it. Do you only want to read books? Or would you also like to take pictures, browse the internet,... READ MORE

Orlando Children's Business Fair
November 30, 2017 | Mira Tanna

The Orlando Children's Business Fair (OCBF) was a one-day marketplace, where children debuted their innovative products and inventions and built marketing strategies at the Orlando Public Library. Staff interviewed the category winners to learn more about their business and... READ MORE

Inventions
August 19, 2017 | Cristina Gonzalez

Do you want to become an inventor, but need some inspiration to get started? Are you curious about the advances in technology that were made 50 years ago? Or a hundred? Or even a thousand! Well, you’re in luck! Check out these awesome books where you can learn about the... READ MORE

5 Books to Get Your Kids Started in Programming
May 12, 2017 | Cristina Gonzalez

Does your child love video games? And do they ever wonder how they’re made? Learning how to code is an important part of literacy in today’s world. There are many books in the library that can get you started at any age. With so many books to choose from, it can get tricky.... READ MORE

Maker Mondays
February 7, 2017 | OCLS Staff

Maker Mondays is a new series offered at the Alafaya Branch that aims to give library users, specifically children ages 8-15, an opportunity to get hands-on with DIY projects.  The series, which started in January, centers on an activity that gives children a chance to create... READ MORE

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

October is one of my favorite months at the library. All month long, we focus on hosting fun, safe events that your whole family can enjoy together. If you need Halloween costume inspiration, find it in our sewing studios, where our instructors will teach you to make your own... READ MORE

BizKids
September 2, 2019 | Ryan Baichan & Tony Orengo

In 2017, Orange County Library System unveiled a new series of camps called “BizKids” which teach entrepreneurship and business skills to youth. The camps provide students with opportunities to develop a business idea, run a storefront and learn office software. Combining... READ MORE

7 Ways Your Library Card Can Help You Through College
July 31, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

1. Are you familiar with the massive open online course website Lynda.com? Normally there is a fee for this incredible resource, but your library card gives you free access. Lynda was recently acquired by LinkedIn, so now course completion certificates can be posted on your... READ MORE

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