Preschool Fun: Halloween!
October 16, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or Tweet! That’s right, it’s Halloween time, so this month our preschool fun will be a bit...spooky!

QUESTIONS: What does a ghost say?  What do we carve for Halloween?  What do you want to dress up as for Halloween?  What’s your... READ MORE
Halloween at Home
October 14, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

If you’re like me, and many other parents, you might be wondering how to keep the excitement and fright alive during Halloween this year for your child, while observing the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

With help from library... READ MORE

What Does Hispanic Heritage Month Mean to You?
October 12, 2020 | Luis Rivera

In 1968, President Johnson commemorated the first Hispanic Heritage Week to honor the cultures and contributions of Latin Americans in our country. Twenty years later, President Reagan expanded the week-long celebration from September 15 through October 15, thus creating... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!
October 9, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Hola! September 15–October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, so let’s celebrate! Vamonos!

QUESTIONS: What is Hispanic Heritage Month? A time when we recognize all the awesome things Hispanic Americans have done. Like what? Language, food, dance, art, movies, medicine and... READ MORE
Great Movie Soundtracks of the Last 15 Years
October 7, 2020 | Patrick Green

A great score can elevate a whole movie to heavenly heights if given to the audience at the right moments. Soundtracks, on the other hand, impress moviegoers with recognizable music, or unrecognized music that everyone really ought to recognize. From classical compositions to... READ MORE

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For Your Thanksgiving Table
November 4, 2020 | Jocelyn Bryant

Chef Joycelyn Bryant, a frequent OCLS presenter, shares her recipes for two Thanksgiving favorites. You can join Chef Jocelyn for a live online cooking demonstration on Saturday, November 14, 4 p.m. where she will demonstrate how to make soups that will warm you, fill you up... 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

Preschool Fun: Autumn!
October 30, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Put on your jacket, because it’s Autumn! Let’s celebrate with fall-themed stories and songs!

QUESTIONS: Can you name all the seasons? What happens in Autumn? (Leaves change color, it gets a little cooler outside, Halloween...) Do you like apples? Do you like pumpkins? ... READ MORE

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