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From the Director, January 2021
January 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

To say that 2020 was a tumultuous year would be a gross understatement, so I think it’s only natural that most of us are hoping for a fresh start in 2021. While the pandemic continues to impact our lives as we ring in this new year, I hope you won’t let that dampen your... READ MORE

From the Director, December 2020
November 30, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

What gets you out of bed in the morning? For some people, it’s seeing friends or going to restaurants. For others, it’s family or a favorite hobby. 

For some, though, it’s a simple love of something light and fun, and maybe even seemingly trivial, that brings a smile... READ MORE

From the Director, November 2020
November 2, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks. 

For many... READ MORE

From the Director, October 2020
October 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

The pandemic has changed the way we do just about everything, from work to school to leisure activities. Now, as we’re about to enter the holiday season, it’s changing how we celebrate special occasions. Halloween is upon us, and the CDC made recommendations against sending... READ MORE

From the Director, September 2020
September 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

Believe it or not, September marks six months since our worlds were turned upside down by COVID-19. For Orange County Library System, that means six months since we’ve had no in-person events and programs, which used to bring our libraries to life with laughter and learning.... READ MORE

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from the director

From the Director, January 2021
January 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

To say that 2020 was a tumultuous year would be a gross understatement, so I think it’s only natural that most of us are hoping for a fresh start in 2021. While the pandemic continues to impact our lives as we ring in this new year, I hope you won’t let that dampen your... READ MORE

From the Director, December 2020
November 30, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

What gets you out of bed in the morning? For some people, it’s seeing friends or going to restaurants. For others, it’s family or a favorite hobby. 

For some, though, it’s a simple love of something light and fun, and maybe even seemingly trivial, that brings a smile... READ MORE

From the Director, November 2020
November 2, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

November is a month for reflection. It’s a time when our thoughts turn inward, to focus on the goodness in our lives. It’s a time to be with our friends and our families to share food and conversation. It’s a time for togetherness and a time to give thanks. 

For many... READ MORE

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