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Q&A with Horror Author Grady Hendrix
October 4, 2021 | Brian Haynes

New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix has dabbled in nonfiction, screenwriting, film criticism and founding film festivals. His novels include Horrorstör, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, We Sold Our Souls and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. His latest... READ MORE

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

When this pandemic first started, I remember having conversations about how we could best serve customers, even though we couldn’t invite them to gather in our buildings for storytimes, author talks and computer classes. Our team hustled to find the right tools to convert... READ MORE

Text: Got Your Card? September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Picture: An African American family smiling as they receive their library cards.
September 9, 2021 | Wayne Middleton

Every September, Orange County Library System joins public libraries throughout the country to celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month. This event is the perfect occasion to remind the community that there’s nothing more empowering than a library card. From culturally... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk
September 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi

One Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his... READ MORE

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

In our August issue, you may have noticed that we announced a gradual return to in-person events starting in September. That announcement was made before the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Florida. Out of caution and concern for the safety of our customers and staff, the... READ MORE

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COHS graduate on stage at their commencement ceremony holding their High School Diploma with graduation speaker.
January 24, 2022 | OCLS Community Relations Team

Orange County Library System is proud to present scholarship opportunities for adults to Career Online High School (COHS) with their residential library card. Geared toward adults who never completed their high school course work, COHS allows individuals to earn a private... READ MORE

Graphic featuring two children reading a book. Text box says, "#OCLSReads Early Childhood Literacy Calendars."
January 11, 2022 | OCLS Staff

Now available in English and Spanish! Our 2022 Early Learning Calendar includes twelve months of learning activities, book lists and nursery rhymes. One side has a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for every day of the month, and the other contains supplementary... READ MORE

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: 

 

Adult Fiction... READ MORE

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