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Read It! Don't Lose It: How to Regain Your Focus While Reading
February 21, 2020 | Luis Rivera

Imagine you have just picked up a book from your “books I need to read” list. You prepare your favorite beverage and find the comfortable spot on your couch. Enthusiastically, you open the book and begin to read it, scanning the words, feeling the pages on your fingertips... READ MORE

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December 23, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

Debbie Macomber’s love of books began in earnest when she received her first book at the age of 4 or 5 from a children’s librarian in her hometown of Yakima, Washington.

“My mom said that when I was handed the book, I grabbed hold of it with both hands and put it right... 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

NEA Big Read is Coming to OCLS
October 18, 2019 | Matthew David & Stephanie Lum

One of the most unbeatable things about reading is that every now and then our passion for it is renewed by something unusual, or unique, or just exceptionally good. That is the opportunity Big Read offers. The NEA Big Read is a grants program, managed by Arts Midwest, which... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series: A Conversation with Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
October 3, 2019 | Stephanie Lum

Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos are the co-authors of The Adventurers Guild, winner of the Sunshine State Young Readers Award for grades 6–8. The Adventurers Guild tells the story of two best friends as they battle monsters to protect one of the last surviving cities in... READ MORE

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Five Tips to Help Maximize the Number of Books You Read
May 6, 2020 | Patrick Green

Reading. The most enriching activity an individual can perform – if you do not include cooking or frolicking through a field of freshly grown sunflowers. As a bibliophile, I find that my mind is constantly overcome with thoughts about how I can read more, despite my best... READ MORE

Imagine Your Scary Story This Summer
May 1, 2020 | Tracy Covey

In February 2019, the Horror Writers Association, (a global group of horror writers and publishing professionals), announced its inaugural reading program, Summer Scares, to book lovers and libraries everywhere. The program, now in its second year, is designed to connect... 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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