October 5, 2017 | Nathaly Ruiz

With plenty of shows making their fall returns, I couldn’t help but think of some of the top season cliffhangers that left me aching for the next season to come. Here I’ve compiled a short-list of some of those jaw-dropping finales.

The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns?... READ MORE

Banned Books Week
September 30, 2017 | Latoya Mozell & Rebecca Hyman

Across the country, libraries, including OCLS, celebrate Banned Books Week September 24-30, 2017. This annual event highlights the freedom to read and the value of free and open access to information.  

Libraries emphasize Banned Books Week to draw attention to library... READ MORE

Sunshine State Author Series
September 24, 2017 | Mira Tanna

Newbery award-winning author Kelly Barnhill kicks off the Orange County Library System’s Sunshine State Author Series with an author event on October 18 at our Winter Garden Branch, followed by a writing workshop at the library’s Alafaya Branch on October 19. Library staff... READ MORE

An Interview with Margarita Engle
August 21, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

Margarita Engle is a multi-award winning, Cuban-American author of children, teen and adult literature. She is the reigning Young People’s Poet Laureate and is the first Latino to be chosen for the prestigious honor. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Margarita Engle, along with... READ MORE

August 19, 2017 | Cristina Gonzalez

Do you want to become an inventor, but need some inspiration to get started? Are you curious about the advances in technology that were made 50 years ago? Or a hundred? Or even a thousand! Well, you’re in luck! Check out these awesome books where you can learn about the... READ MORE


Isaac Asimov
November 21, 2017 | Kevin Luering

Foundation is not only an essential part of the Asimov saga, but also one of the most important pieces of fiction of the 20th Century. The original trilogy’s influence penetrated the barrier of the science fiction community. It has been cited by economists, politicians and... READ MORE

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



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