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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

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

Our Local Wanderer program launched with a simple premise: Arts and culture are vital to the health and well-being of a thriving community, and everyone should have access to them.

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From the Director, January 2022
December 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

For almost two years now, we have been telling you about all of the ways you can take advantage of your library at home. From home delivery to live online classes to virtual events, we’ve been proud of the many ways we have been able to bring the library to you during this... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: National Native American Heritage Month
November 17, 2021 | Mike Donohue

National Native American Heritage Month marks the perfect occasion to celebrate the sizable cultural contributions of Native and Indigenous actors, creators and storytellers to the history of American film. Here are a few suggested titles available for free checkout from the... READ MORE

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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

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