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

Vision
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

Peanuts
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

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From the Director
February 4, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

It has been 30 years since the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English came up with the idea to sponsor an African-American Read-In. The event, held each year during Black History Month, highlights the contributions of African-American authors to... READ MORE

OCLSReads for Black History Month
February 1, 2019 | Jaylen Christie

Try as I might, I simply cannot recall an instance when I was ever not reading a book. Reading is one of my favorite forms of relaxation, and with it being Black History Month, I believe it’s a superb way to celebrate the occasion. While I am unquestionably a proud proponent... READ MORE

English Classes for Families
January 28, 2019 | Mayonne Granzo

English Classes for Families was a new series offered last year at the North Orange Branch thanks in large part to funding from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This series was designed to develop English skills for the whole... READ MORE

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