From the Director, September 2020
September 1, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

Believe it or not, September marks six months since our worlds were turned upside down by COVID-19. For Orange County Library System, that means six months since we’ve had no in-person events and programs, which used to bring our libraries to life with laughter and learning.... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Fruit!
August 21, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

This week, we’re celebrating fruit, and what better way to start than with a joke? What fruit is green and square? A lemon in disguise! Ha ha! With that, let’s get started.

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Fruits are healthy foods that you can eat! They grow on a plant, and contain seeds.

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Open Hour with a Librarian
August 19, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

In the early days of the pandemic, when the library made the difficult choice to close its doors and offer services remotely, we received a lot of comments on social media from customers who were also struggling with how to navigate life in quarantine. A common theme that... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: A Visit from Helen Thomas
August 17, 2020 | Mike Donohue

This month, Orange County Library System welcomes Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters, for an event kicking off our NEA Big Read series. However, she is not the first esteemed author the library has welcomed in its history. OCLS has a long tradition of hosting compelling... READ MORE

Short Stories Can Be Big Reads
August 17, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has encouraged communities across the country to read through their Big Read program. Showcasing a diverse range of books reflecting many different voices, the initiative aims to inspire conversation and broaden our perspective of the... READ MORE

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Thriving in the Misinformation Chaos
October 7, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

Misinformation has been with us as long as the written word, but it has become a very hot topic in the last few years. Inaccurate medical information can even be deadly during a global public health crisis. The library profession’s traditional response is to promote... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Author Biopics
October 5, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Learn about the lives of some of 20th century’s greatest writers with these compelling biopics, available for free from Orange County Library System on DVD and our digital streaming platforms.

 


American Splendor (DVD)

In American Splendor, Paul... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Wash Your Hands!
October 2, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

There are gross germs everywhere! Let’s wash our hands to stay healthy.

QUESTIONS: Why do we wash our hands?  What are germs?  How do we wash our hands?

 

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What are germs? Germs are tiny organisms that can cause us to be sick. They’re so small they can’t... READ MORE

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