From the Director, May 2021
April 29, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

It was only a year ago that Orange County Library System released a statement letting our community know that our library system stands for equality, inclusion and compassion for all of our citizens. We made that statement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the... READ MORE

Top Five Most Spoken Languages in Orlando
April 19, 2021 | Patrick Green

After a whole year of COVID-19 quarantine, you have no doubt mastered several different hobbies, or became an expert in the field of online programs. It won’t be too long before you’ll be free to unleash... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Gardening!
April 16, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

This week, in part of our celebration of the book Lab Girl, we’re going to learn flowers and gardening!  So, get out your shovel, and let’s dig in! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Dead Are Arising & Let Your Voice Be Heard
April 12, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne & Tamara Payne

NPR’s Gabino Iglesias describes The Dead Are Arising as “the definitive biography of Malcolm X.” Iglesias credits the contextualization the book offers as the reason this biography stands... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: National Poetry Month
April 7, 2021 | Mike Donohue

Celebrate Poetry Month with films from our digital section.
Or request them through free home delivery, 
There’s quite a large selection.
Either way works 
For they’re just some of the perks 
Of Orange County Library System’s movie collection.

... READ MORE

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Our History Speaks Volumes: Remembering Glenn F. Miller (1937–1996)
June 14, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On November 1, 1970, Library Director Clara Wendel retired having served 27 years as head of Orange County Library System. She was succeeded by Glenn Miller, who became only the third library director in OCLS’ nearly 50-year history.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Called To Forgive & Resist!
June 11, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace by Anthony B. Thompson with Denise George

Could you forgive the murderer your spouse?

On June 17, 2015, nine Black people were killed during a Bible... READ MORE

Q&A with a Sloth Conservationist. Photo Credit: Justin Mott/Kindred Guardians Project
June 9, 2021 | Marianne Vitale

Monique Pool is the founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname. The foundation’s mission is to move all Surinamers to make wise decisions for the sustainable use of natural resources. This month, Monique will share her work with sloths in presentation on our Facebook and YouTube... READ MORE

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