Now Trending

Geek Pride Day
May 25, 2017 | Wayne Middleton
“Being a nerd is not about what you love, it’s about the way that you love it.” – Wil Wheaton

Geek Pride Day (Día del orgullo friki) was first proposed and organized on May 25, 2006 by Spanish blogger Germán Martínez as a celebration of all things geeky. What started as a... READ MORE

Book-To-Movie Adaptations Debuting in Summer 2017
May 17, 2017 | Jaclyn Kobylarski

Sometime between watching the first teaser trailer and shoveling buttery handfuls of movie theater popcorn into our mouths that inevitable question may start to dawn on us… Hey, wasn’t this a book?

It seems that many movie studios, writers and producers are jumping on... READ MORE

Offbeat Children’s Books Destined to Become Classics
May 10, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

Children’s Book Week is the perfect time to discover a new “read it again” storybook for your little one. While there are always the beloved, classic stories that we all remember from our childhood, it is worth taking a look at some of the more quirky and offbeat stories that... READ MORE

Charlotte Bronte
April 21, 2017 | Tracy Covey

Here are 10 facts to commemorate the 201st birthday of British novelist, Charlotte Brontë, most famously known for writing Jane Eyre.

 

1. Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816 in Thornton, England to an Anglican clergyman (Reverend Patrick Bronte) and... READ MORE

Library Workers
April 11, 2017 | Brendan Kalish

Happy National Library Week!

Have you ever wondered what library workers do all day? Strictly speaking, not everyone who works in a library is a librarian. Like a hospital has doctors, nurses, and several types of technicians and assistants, employees in various roles... READ MORE

Pages

Now Trending

We're Reopening, With Care
May 20, 2020 | Scottie Campbell
"The library hasn’t been closed, only our buildings have."

I’ve repeated this refrain often over the past couple of months when friends and neighbors would ask about our reopening. We’ve been able to offer an impressive amount of services online during this time and it has... READ MORE

10 Short Books to Help Boost Your Annual Reading Goal
May 18, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

We’re nearly through half of 2020 and it’s safe to say the year isn’t turning out how any of us envisioned. We are all working together to try to flatten the curve of a global pandemic. It’s the sort of situation we would prefer to encounter in a thick Stephen King book or on... READ MORE

Art 101: Ancient Greek Pottery
May 17, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

I normally teach our Art 101 events in-person, but since we're unable to do that for the time being in this post I would like to share a little bit of information about ancient Greek pottery and how you can create your own Greek style flowerpot for your home.


... READ MORE

Pages

About

From book recommendations to pop culture discussions, the Orange County Library System wants you to join the conversation with library staff about the world around us.

Twitter

SAYL Away to Adult Summer Camp at the Orlando Public Library on Sunday, June 4! Spend an afternoon creating cool cr… https://t.co/nZdqSfBI7N
10 hours 24 min ago
Join us for an hour-long conversation with author, Dr. Mike Rucker, who will discuss his book, "The Fun Habit: How… https://t.co/bXYsJ24tFE
17 hours 55 min ago
Want to request that we add a certain title to our collection? Fill out the Suggest-A-Title form and we might add y… https://t.co/StePxGqFdB
1 day 18 hours ago