Three Fun Science Experiments to Do at Home
June 8, 2020 | Patrick Green

Science is an essential tool for understanding how the world works. It is the process of analyzing data through experimentation and predictions. It can also give a middle school student the ability to make a paper-mache volcano that can spew vinegar, baking soda, and food... READ MORE

From the Director, June 2020
June 8, 2020 | Mary Anne Hodel

June is usually one of the busiest months at the library. Our annual Summer Reading Program is underway, and families flock to our locations to attend performances, bring their kids to one of our camps, and attend programs for young and old.

This year, COVID-19 has... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Robots!
June 5, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Beep. Boop. Bop. Today we’re talking robots!

Let’s start with some questions:

What is a robot?  What does a robot sound like? What does a robot look like?  What kind of robot would you build? 
Now, let’s read a book

Read any book you may have that mentions... READ MORE

OCLS Firmly Opposes Hatred, Racism and Intolerance
June 3, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The past week has been a trying time for our country, and for our community. We know that many of our families, friends, colleagues and leaders are struggling with feelings of fear, sadness and frustration in the week since Mr. George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police... READ MORE

Self-Care Inspiration from the Library
May 30, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

Some of us intend to implement new, healthier habits while staying home, but there still aren’t enough hours in the day. Others have personally been affected by the pandemic, or the past month has led to feelings of loneliness, anxiety or depression.

Whatever your... READ MORE

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

In June, Orange County Library System published a statement on our website opposing hatred, racism and intolerance. The post was made after protests erupted around the nation, calling for reform in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

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Fun Riddles and Brainteasers to Wrap Your Mind Around
July 29, 2020 | Patrick Green

Typically when someone asks another person a riddle, they are left with dire consequences should they fail to answer correctly. You get eaten if a sphinx asks you and you fail. If Gollum from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit asks you and you fail, you’ll get eaten as well. If you... READ MORE

Q&A with Chef Yamira
July 27, 2020 | Marianne Vitale

Yamira Lee Johnson is the head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira and a certified holistic life coach. Through a long standing partnership with Orange County Library System she has hosted several Cuisine Corner events. This month, join Chef Yamira in her own kitchen... READ MORE

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