Books to Read
March 10, 2017 | Tracy Covey
Lady Ada’s Algorithm

Imagine a baby girl, born in nineteenth century England, who studied music, French, and especially mathematics as a child, growing into a uniquely talented woman who is recognized today as the “world’s first computer programmer.” Her name is Ada Lovelace... READ MORE

March 6, 2017 | Kevin Luering

2016’s best surprise in the graphic novel world has to be Tom King’s sci-fi suburban drama “Vision“. Relatively new to the professional comic scene, King once was an assistant to the legendary “X-Men” writer, Chris Claremont. He put his comic career on hold to become a... READ MORE

Books to Read
March 3, 2017 | Tracy Covey
Dr. Eugenie Clark, Shark Lady

Can you say ichthyologist?

Merriam-Webster online offers this phonetic spelling for better pronunciation. Go ahead, take a stab at it. \ˌik-thē-ˈä-lə-jist\ This is a fancy word for a fish scientist and Heather Lang, author of Swimming with... READ MORE

Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
March 1, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

“We can’t be more loyal to our fears than our futures,” said Jason Reynolds, co-author of All American Boys, during a truly inspirational talk at the Orlando Public Library. He and co-author Brendan Kiely visited Orlando as part of the OCLS Sunshine State Author Series. The... READ MORE

March 1, 2017 | Rachael Bethel

It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Unlike “Peanut Butter Day” in January, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day celebrates those who love peanut butter and the different ways they eat it.


When you think of peanut butter, most people think of peanut butter... READ MORE


English Classes for Families
October 8, 2018 | Jorge Sanchez

During the second week of English Classes for Families, we made an effort to get to know the families who have been attending better, and as a result participation in our classroom has increased. 

In the first class of the week, we reviewed formal and informal... READ MORE

English Classes for Families
September 24, 2018 | Jorge Sanchez

The Orange County Library System was forunate to receive funding from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities to begin a new series at the North Orange Branch called English Classes for Families. This 10-week series is designed to develop... READ MORE

The Great American Read - The Call of the Wild
September 14, 2018 | Alyssa Chandler

The Great American Read is a new eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through America’s 100 best-loved novels. Join the conversation with PBS and WUCF! 

Read the list of 100 books.
Vote for your favorite.
Share... READ MORE



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