Maker Mondays
February 7, 2017 | OCLS Staff

Maker Mondays is a new series offered at the Alafaya Branch that aims to give library users, specifically children ages 8-15, an opportunity to get hands-on with DIY projects.  The series, which started in January, centers on an activity that gives children a chance to create... READ MORE

Young girl reading
February 6, 2017 | OCLS Staff

Valentine's Day—or Saint Valentine's Day as it also known—is an internationally recognized holiday that centers on a celebration of love. And while the holiday was not always a romantic or sentimental celebration, the earliest presence of these ideas can be found in the 14th... READ MORE

Living space
January 24, 2017 | OCLS Staff

A new year gives us the opportunity to restart or even refresh areas of our lives. Our homes can be a haven but can also cause us unnecessary stress in our lives. Sometimes the way we organize – or don’t organize – our living spaces can contribute to feelings of overwhelm or... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
January 24, 2017 | Lauren Mathur

The Sunshine State Author Series brings top-notch writers of children’s and young adult literature to Orange County for public readings, writing workshops and visits with students to spark interest in reading. Library staff member Lauren Mathur had the privilege of... READ MORE

Ethnic Cuisine
January 18, 2017 | OCLS Staff

The start of a new year always brings an excitement to refresh and enhance your daily life. We’ve put together a list of new hobbies and interests – and how to get started – for you to consider in 2017.

1. Ethnic Cuisine

Consider starting a “Food Passport” for when... READ MORE

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Orlando Lady Boss Podcast - Why Libraries are Awesome!
January 30, 2018 | Wayne Middleton

Staff members Erin S. and Cynthia V. had the opportunity to speak with Diana Griffith, founder of Orlando Lady Boss, about the Orange County Library System and how the resources it offers changes lives. Erin and Cynthia discuss how they work to educate the community about all... READ MORE

A Conversation with Jeff Zentner
January 29, 2018 | Sarah Fisk

Jeff Zentner is the author of The Serpent King, which received the William Morris Award for best young adult debut book and appears on the 2017–18 Florida Teens Read list. He is also the author of Goodbye Days, published in 2017. Zentner’s writing career began as a songwriter... READ MORE

Tips on Making and Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions
January 6, 2018 | Nathaly Ruiz

The year 2018 is upon us and for most of us that means it’s the perfect time to think about the things we want to accomplish and change, or in other words, the time to create our resolutions. However, as you may have noticed, it is common not to keep these resolutions,... READ MORE

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