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Book Buzz
April 19, 2017 | Luis Rivera

(Ages 1-3)

Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett

Chameleon tries to fit in by changing colors and shapes.

(Pre-K –K)

Black Cat, White Cat by Silvia Borando

This cheerful story of juxtaposed personalities brings to light the... READ MORE

Books to Read
March 31, 2017 | Tracy Covey
43 Forever Fashionistas

Take a journey through time with the book, Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll, to discover exactly what Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette were wearing and why. Admire the fashion sense of Coco Chanel, Frida... READ MORE

Jackson Pearce
March 27, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

Sunshine State author Jackson Pearce entranced audiences at Alafaya Branch and the Orlando Public Library on March 8 and March 9 with the true story of a wounded rat that she saved from the jaws of a cat, put in her backpack and brought home at age 9. The rat, much to her... READ MORE

Books to Read
March 24, 2017 | Tracy Covey
As Beyonce sings, Run the World (Girls)

From Pocahontas to Misty Copeland, Laurie Calkhoven writes about 50 significant women throughout American history in the book, Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans. Each two-page biographical overview is listed... READ MORE

Tulips
March 20, 2017 | OCLS Staff

The first day of Spring—also known as the Vernal Equinox—officially began today at 6:29 a.m. EDT. In numerous cultures, this transition marks an opportunity for new beginnings. Here are seven book recommendations from library staff to spring into gardening this year. Plus, we... READ MORE

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The Great American Read - Catch-22
August 10, 2018 | Ryan Rivas

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

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The Great American Read - The Sun Also Rises
August 7, 2018 | Eddie Selover

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

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The Great American Read - The Outsiders
July 30, 2018 | Jenny Torres Sanchez

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

Read the list of 100 books.
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