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ipad on a red blanket with a the cover of "A Time for Mercy" by Thomas Grisham pulled up.
January 7, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

From your favorite fiction authors to Frozen II, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles, DVDs and CDs in 2021. Here were the most popular checkouts from across the system this year: 

 

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Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town - Q&A with Author Rae Chesny
January 3, 2022 | Sara Brown

Award-winning social expert and author Rae Chesny will be joining us at Eatonville Branch to host a three-day event series called Zora Neale Hurston: The Storyteller and Her Town. Library staff have also partnered with Eatonville Chamber of Commerce and ZORA! Festival as part... READ MORE

Graphic that says, "Best Books of the Year, As Chosen by a 7 and 4-Year-Old" featuring the children reading in and next to a bookcase.
December 29, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

It’s not surprising that the children of a librarian are enormous readers. Am I required to bring them home at least two books each, every day I go to work? Yes. Do they tell me exactly which books they love, and which ones are a disappointment? Absolutely. Do they make use... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Ruffing It
December 27, 2021 | Mike Donohue

Throughout January, Orange County Library System is hosting a diverse range of events celebrating Jack London’s adventure classic, The Call of the Wild. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of recommended films which feature dogs that expound upon the literary themes found... READ MORE

The 2022 NEA Big Read is Jack London’s The Call of the Wild
December 7, 2021 | Silence Bourn

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Midwest designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year, Orange County Library System, in partnership with Valencia... READ MORE

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Adult Summer Reading is Back!
April 11, 2022 | Andrea Jackson

Join Orange County Library System on an adventure as we kick off Adult Summer Reading and the return of in-person programs! Registration begins May 2 and will create Oceans of Possibilities for participants.

Not only will you get to go on a sweet escape each time you... READ MORE

Q&A with Adrianna Cuevas. Mayor Buddy’s Book Club – End of Book Party Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m.
March 29, 2022 | Jessica Pinkowski

Adrianna Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. She is the award-winning author of several middle-grade novels for young readers including Cuba in My Pocket and The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto. In 2021, she won the Sunshine State Young Reader... READ MORE

From the Interim Director, March 2022
March 1, 2022 | Steve Powell

Last year, a member of our Youth Services staff was reaching out to local businesses to ask them if they’d be interested in supporting the library’s Summer Reading Program. We always receive a warm response from our local business community, but one business owner in... READ MORE

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