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Five Shonen Jump Manga Recommendations!
August 9, 2021 | Patrick Green

With Demon Slayer: The Movie – Mugen Train (2020) sweeping the Japanese and American box office, it has become apparent that a huge audience exists for the genre of Japanese manga and anime. Who could be surprised? Manga showcases some of the most fascinating artwork,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Mandela and the General & Trust First
August 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Mandela and the General by John Carlin with art by Oriol Malet

Will the freedom struggle end in a bloodbath? Nelson Mandela’s fight against racism is about to spiral into an all-out race war. Unless he can win over his archenemy, the white supremacist General... READ MORE

Bringing Readers Together Through Mayor Buddy’s Book Club
August 4, 2021 | Silence Bourn

Throughout the year, Orange County Library System, City of Orlando’s Mayor Matching Grant recipient, proudly partners with Mayor Buddy’s Book Club, a City of Orlando youth program, to host monthly book... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: I Am Malala
July 12, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

Malala Yousafzai, now known simply as Malala, is an international symbol of peace. She will turn just 24 years old this month.

In October... READ MORE

Q&A with Sunshine State Author Deborah Hopkins
July 5, 2021 | Jessica Pinkowski

Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for young readers including picture books, middle grade historical fiction and nonfiction. In 2020, she won the Sunshine State Young Reader Award for her grade 3–5 novel, How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of... READ MORE

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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

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