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The Best Books of 2019, as Decided by a 5-year-old
December 28, 2019 | Lauren Mathur

Last year, I wrote a blog post on my 4-year-old's favorite books published that year. Well, we’re doing it again! And as you may have guessed, this time she’s 5. This time we have some chapter books added. And this time, we went back through her archive of library checkouts... READ MORE

In Anticipation of Mister Rogers on the Big Screen
November 18, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

The Orlando area is one of a handful of spots in the world that has the right to anticipate A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with a bit more fervor than the rest of the planet. Inspired a 1998 Esquire article by Tom Junod, the film finds a... READ MORE

This Year's Best Travel Accessory: A Book
July 5, 2019 | Luis Rivera

Upon us is the season of family road trips, beach getaways, barbecues galore and summer vacations away from those dreadful, heavy textbooks.

Traveling is the time when we aspire to worry less and soak in as much relaxation or adventure as possible. But is total and... READ MORE

#OCLSReads for Pride Month
June 3, 2019 | Ruben Cortes

Every June is designated as Pride Month to celebrate the impact of LGBTQ people. This year is extra special as it is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which served as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement in the United States. These are some of my favorite... READ MORE

#OCLSReads Books for Summer
June 1, 2019 | Chris Neumann and Ruben Cortes 

Summer brings longer days and even warmer weather, which means more time for reading—preferably indoors away from oppressive 95-degree Florida weather. But whichever environment you prefer (reading at the beach, at a park, or even relaxing at home), here are some suggestions... READ MORE

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Read-Alikes You Can Read Right Now
April 26, 2020 | Ruben Cortes

As we are adapting to our new way of life that includes social distancing, people also need to find new ways of entertaining themselves. Luckily this includes books! While the library has temporarily suspended home delivery for physical items, our digital collection,... READ MORE

Roses are Red, Violets are Grateful, That National Poetry Month Happens in April
April 2, 2020 | Luis Rivera

April is a time where flowers bloom from their winter sleep, birds sing as they fly across the skies and writers pick out their new seasonal pens of inspiration to write with. Well, not so much that last part. Among other celebrations, April is also recognized as National... 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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