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A True Crime Aficionado’s Guide to At-Home Entertainment
April 27, 2020 | Melissa Tees

True crime became my favorite genre of media after I read Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood in the 8th grade. Initially, my gnawing need to consume true crime stemmed from the desire to learn everything I could to avoid being kidnapped and brutally murdered. However, over the... READ MORE

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

The Mayor's Pick
January 27, 2020 | Mayor Jerry Demings

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is a strong supporter of libraries and has even been a participant in the African American Read-In in the past. As we know him to be an avid reader, we were curious (and thought you might be too) about his favorite books by African American... READ MORE

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DIY Film Festival: Author Biopics
October 5, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Learn about the lives of some of 20th century’s greatest writers with these compelling biopics, available for free from Orange County Library System on DVD and our digital streaming platforms.

 


American Splendor (DVD)

In American Splendor, Paul... READ MORE

6 Latinx Authors to Read During Hispanic Heritage Month
September 14, 2020 | Ruben Cortes and Nathaly Ruiz

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we gathered just a few of the most meaningful books written by Latinx authors we’ve read in our lifetimes. This is an ideal time to pick up a new-to-you book and explore the varied, complex experiences of Latinx authors and the... READ MORE

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

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