International Year of Peace and Trust: Peace is Every Step
December 1, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hahn

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
November 5, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons From Twentieth-Century Statesmanship by Bruce W. Jentleson

In the 20th century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the 21st... READ MORE

From the Director, November 2021
November 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

It was this month 100 years ago that the first seeds of Orange County Library System were planted. A retired police inspector from Waverly, New York named Captain Charles Albertson, who spent his winters in Orlando, recognized that the city lacked a proper public library.... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: What Happened to What Happened To Forrester?
October 11, 2021 | Mike Donohue

It’s a dark and stormy night and you’re but days away from finishing your library book. But, what’s this? Something stirs on the check-out receipt you’ve creased into a bookmark: It’s the dreaded due date!

You watched helplessly for weeks as the date crept slowly, but... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: A Call to Action & Champions for Peace
October 8, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter turns 97 this month. In addition to being the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981), he is the author of over 30 books which include nonfiction, children’s books and... READ MORE



Women’s History Month: Knitting Espionage - Grandma’s Knitting a Scarf. Or is She?
February 28, 2022 | Vanya Walker

Women’s contributions to the great wars of the 20th century stretch beyond keeping happy on the home front, nursing and factory work. Women of all ages knitted to facilitate espionage efforts, both on the home front and the front lines. Knitting is essentially made-up... READ MORE

Pilar Winter Hill
February 1, 2022 | Caitlin Hill

At just 15 years old, Pilar Winter Hill is an accomplished violinist and children’s book author who is passionate about classical music and being a positive role model. She was first introduced to the violin at age 6, and she’s been mesmerizing audiences ever since,... READ MORE

Q&A with Renita Hunt
January 31, 2022 | Sarah Fisk

Renita Hunt is an empowerment speaker and marketing communications executive. Her robust corporate marketing career began as a library page at 14 years old. She holds an MBA from University of Phoenix and a BA in Public Relations from Clark Atlanta University. Renita has been... READ MORE



From book recommendations to pop culture discussions, the Orange County Library System wants you to join the conversation with library staff about the world around us.


Reaching Out - A Community Resource Fair is on August 13, 2 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library. 🍊 Connect in-person… https://t.co/hhPdMHNlkd
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that cicadas are the world’s loudest insects; their singing can be as loud as 100 decibels. 🐞 🎙️ https://t.co/ZMdxIxRGR0
10 hours 43 min ago
There's just one more week until school starts! Register your kids for Backpack Bling at the Fairview Shores Branch… https://t.co/fi0B9BEqnx
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