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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Follow Your Heart
May 15, 2018 | Jaime Mera

“There are only two ways to live your life,” Einstein said. “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I’m in the latter group and my mantra is, “Everything happens for a reason... READ MORE

Money Talks for Women
April 26, 2018 | Luis Rivera

From May 22 through June 26, the Orlando Public Library will host Money Talks for Women, a six-week series to learn about saving, investing and more. To find out about this and other finance related events in May, visit ocls.info/money. Reference Librarian Jane Tracy, who... READ MORE

Alternative Transportation: Getting You Around Orange County – and to the Library!
April 14, 2018 | Brendan Kalish

Bicycle trails and public transportation in the Orlando area have improved significantly in the last few years, but they remain among our city’s best kept secrets. Consider going on an adventure and riding a bicycle or hopping on a train to your local library. It requires... READ MORE

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