Overnight Science Experiments to Try at Home!
August 16, 2021 | Patrick Green

Due in no small part to the slow organic processes of our natural world, some scientific experiments demand more than the prescribed 30 to 40 minutes of a library event. Some require much more time to occur. Listed below are instructions on how to perform three awesome... READ MORE

Lake Nona & Horizon West Library Developments Announcement
August 13, 2021 | OCLS Staff

Orange County Library System’s Board of Trustees, the City of Orlando and Orange County have agreed to pursue a plan to work together to build new library branches in Horizon West and Lake Nona. Both communities have been requesting that the library build new branches to... READ MORE

Five Shonen Jump Manga Recommendations!
August 9, 2021 | Patrick Green

With Demon Slayer: The Movie – Mugen Train (2020) sweeping the Japanese and American box office, it has become apparent that a huge audience exists for the genre of Japanese manga and anime. Who could be surprised? Manga showcases some of the most fascinating artwork,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Mandela and the General & Trust First
August 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Mandela and the General by John Carlin with art by Oriol Malet

Will the freedom struggle end in a bloodbath? Nelson Mandela’s fight against racism is about to spiral into an all-out race war. Unless he can win over his archenemy, the white supremacist General... READ MORE

Bringing Readers Together Through Mayor Buddy’s Book Club
August 4, 2021 | Silence Bourn

Throughout the year, Orange County Library System, City of Orlando’s Mayor Matching Grant recipient, proudly partners with Mayor Buddy’s Book Club, a City of Orlando youth program, to host monthly book... READ MORE


DIY Film Festival: Ruffing It
December 27, 2021 | Mike Donohue

Throughout January, Orange County Library System is hosting a diverse range of events celebrating Jack London’s adventure classic, The Call of the Wild. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of recommended films which feature dogs that expound upon the literary themes found... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: COVID-19
December 18, 2021 | Mike Donohue

The most important events in Orange County Library System history are often those that dramatically improve or expand library service:

November 11, 1921 – Captain Charles Albertson donates his personal library to the city of Orlando. November 8, 1923 – Albertson Public... READ MORE
The 2022 NEA Big Read is Jack London’s The Call of the Wild
December 7, 2021 | Silence Bourn

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Midwest designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year, Orange County Library System, in partnership with Valencia... READ MORE



From book recommendations to pop culture discussions, the Orange County Library System wants you to join the conversation with library staff about the world around us.


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