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    10 Awesome Quotes by Awesome Women

    March is National Women’s History Month! What started as just a week in 1980 centered around March 8th has grown into a month-long celebration of the progress and contributions of women in society (but I know what you’re thinking… why not every day of the year?). Celebrate girl power by taking a good look at…

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    7 Books to Spring Into Gardening

    The first day of Spring—also known as the Vernal Equinox—officially began today at 6:29 a.m. EDT. In numerous cultures, this transition marks an opportunity for new beginnings. Here are seven book recommendations from library staff to spring into gardening this year. Plus, we've included a free coloring sheet for you to enjoy at the very…

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    Books to Read With Your Children in Celebration of Women’s History Month: Part Three

    Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation Cokie Roberts, the American journalist and political commentator, adapts her 2007 book, Ladies of Liberty, for children in this non-fiction picture book of the same name. Roberts highlights unsung, yet influential women (writers, educators, reformers) from 1796 – 1828, emphasizing the importance of primary sources like…

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    OCLS is Taking Part in Art is Moving

    This week, if you’re riding on SunRail, look before you sit – is there a little journal labeled “Open Me” on a seat near you? If so, don’t be shy. Open it, grab the writing implement of your choice and write, sketch or draw something that inspires you. The journals were created right here at…

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    National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day!

    It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Unlike “Peanut Butter Day” in January, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day celebrates those who love peanut butter and the different ways they eat it.   When you think of peanut butter, most people think of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But peanut butter is present in all kinds of…

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    Which is Better? The Book or the Movie?

    It's the age old question—which is better: the book or the movie? Most readers usually say the book but why is that? Is it because the book came first? Is it because you spend two hours watching a movie, but days reading a book? Reading can give you a deeper understanding of what’s going on…

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    8 Ways to Show Your Library Love

    February is National Library Lovers Month! Did you know that according the 2016 Pew Report, 76% of Americans believe that libraries serve their community well? Let’s make it 100%! Take a look at these eight ways you can show your appreciation for your local library all year round. 1. Visit At OCLS, there’s a branch…

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    9 Hobbies to Try in 2017

    The start of a new year always brings an excitement to refresh and enhance your daily life. We’ve put together a list of new hobbies and interests – and how to get started – for you to consider in 2017.

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