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International Year of Peace and Trust: Called To Forgive & Resist!
June 11, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace by Anthony B. Thompson with Denise George

Could you forgive the murderer your spouse?

On June 17, 2015, nine Black people were killed during a Bible... READ MORE

Fè timoun ou yo aprann pandan tout vakans ete a avèk Pwogram Lekti Ete a
June 2, 2021 | Jennifer Schock & Claude Tido

Byento Lekòl pral fèmen, epi elèv yo pral jwi vakans ete yo. Pandan ke vakans ete a se yon bon moman pou yo pran plezi ak detann, konsa tou li kapab fè yo pèdi sa yo te aprann pandan lane lekòl la. Ki pi bon fason pou ede pitit ou yo kenbe ladrès akademik ak konesans yo te... READ MORE

From the Director, June 2021
May 31, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

June is here, and that means that our annual Summer Reading Program is about to kick into high gear, with hundreds of events, programs, camps and classes for kids and adults. Just like last year, all programs are virtual, so you can participate from the comfort of your own... READ MORE

#OCLSReads Books for Summer
May 21, 2021 | Chris Neumann and Ruben Cortes and Latoya Richards-Mozell

It seemed just a few weeks ago that we were all counting down to say goodbye to 2020 – with hopes that 2021 might be the balm to soothe the scars of a hard year – and here we are staring at a new season on the horizon. 2021 has already had its ups and downs, but it’s safe to... READ MORE

#OCLSReads: Teen Books for Summer 2021
May 19, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

Every year we make a recommended summer reading list for teens, and this year is no different! Get your summer started off right with these recommended tales!

 


The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

In a predominately white California beach... READ MORE

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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

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

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