The Writers Corner
November 1, 2017 | Lauren Mathur

Have you ever looked at a book on our shelves and thought “I could write that?” Have you ever started writing and given up after a few pages? Congratulations, you’re like most writers!

Writing a book is hard, but possible, as proven by the countless books published... READ MORE

Book Buzz Recommendations
October 27, 2017 | Luis Rivera

From pumpkin seeds to pumpkins turning green, this month's featured books are sure to bring some spooky fun for readers of all ages. Visit your local library for some fang-tastic reads!

(Ages 1-3)

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

The Ugly Pumpkin goes in... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
October 25, 2017 | Lorrie Taylor

Local author James Ponti continues the momentum for the Orange County Library System’s Sunshine State Author Series with an author event on November 18 at our North Orange Branch, followed by writing workshops at the library’s West Oaks Branch and South Trail Branch on... READ MORE

Twisted Picture Books
October 23, 2017 | Lauren Mathur & Misty White

Picture books are a requisite for any child. Sweet, funny, charming, with pigeons, bears, big red dogs and more, there’s something for everyone. But what about those picture books that aren’t quite what you expected? The ones that make you go “WHAT DID I JUST READ?” Here’s a... READ MORE

Best Halloween Movies
October 20, 2017 | Mike Donohue

With the Orange County Library System’s DVD Vault and home delivery services, movie night is just a click away. Using just your library card number and pin, you can choose from an inventory of thousands of films brought to your front doorstep entirely for free. 

From... READ MORE

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Native American Boy
November 20, 2017 | Nathaly Ruiz

Made Official by George H.W. Bush in 1990, November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Back in 1915, NAIHM started out as a May holiday proposed by Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, to recognize the contributions of the first Americans. Today, we celebrate... READ MORE

Thanksgiving Dinner
November 16, 2017 | Jo Ann Sampson

Ah, Thanksgiving is coming. A time for family and friends to gather, and videos of turkey frying disasters to be posted. Anyone who cooks has stories of triumphs and tragedies in the kitchen, especially when it comes to holiday cooking. Some of those less successful attempts... READ MORE

Lost in the Dream
November 10, 2017 | Mike Donohue
A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

"Time's a goon, right?"

Punk rockers, pickpockets, and Powerpoint presentations combine in A Visit From the Goon Squad, 2011’s Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. Author... READ MORE

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