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  • Great Short Story Collections to Keep You Occupied

    Great Short Story Collections to Keep You Occupied

    In a variety of contexts, storytellers are obligated to provide readers, or audiences, with engrossing tales of struggle, love, tragedy, comedy and horror. Some storytellers write these stories within the span of 400 pages while other writers choose to write these same types of stories in less than 100 pages. In either case, the result is…

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  • OCLSReads for Black History Month

    #OCLSReads For Black History Month

    Try as I might, I simply cannot recall an instance when I was ever not reading a book. Reading is one of my favorite forms of relaxation, and with it being Black History Month, I believe it’s a superb way to celebrate the occasion. While I am unquestionably a proud proponent for diversity and inclusion…

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    Top 10 Books Checked Out From The Library in 2018

    This year was a popular year for fiction at the Orange County Library System. From fiction veterans such as David Baldacci (who spoke at the library earlier this year) to the breakout thriller The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the interests of readers were diverse in style but decidedly committed to…

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  • Orlando Book Festival - A Conversation with David Baldacci

    Orlando Book Festival – A Conversation with David Baldacci

    David Baldacci is the internationally best-selling author of more than 55 books, several of which have been adapted to film and television. He and his wife also started the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy. His latest book, The Fallen, will be released on April 17. Baldacci will be delivering the closing keynote for the…

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    Romance Favorites of 2017

    So many great romances to choose from in 2017. Here are a few not to miss. Silver Silence by Nalini Singh Continuing the phenomenal Psy-Changeling series, this latest entry focuses on Silver Merchant, Psy and head of the worldwide EmNet, and Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears. What do a silent Psy and emotion-driven changeling…

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  • 10 Excellent Works of Adult Fiction from 2017

    10 Excellent Works of Adult Fiction from 2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, we take this time to reflect on some of the best books of the year.  Social media, migration, gender inequality, love and loss were all hallmarks of 2017 and these issues are all reflected in this year’s literature. Dive on in to some of the best works of 2017…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: December

    December is the perfect time to reminisce on the many great things we’ve accomplished throughout the year, including the many books that have been read. After a long day of fun-filled holiday activities, pour some of your favorite hot cocoa and snuggle up with some of this month’s recommended stories. Happy Holidays from the Orange County…

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    Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 4 (Foundation)

    Foundation is not only an essential part of the Asimov saga, but also one of the most important pieces of fiction of the 20th Century. The original trilogy’s influence penetrated the barrier of the science fiction community. It has been cited by economists, politicians and psychologists as a significant work to their professional development. The 2008…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: November

    We all have plenty to be grateful for; from family and friends to our favorite books. This holiday season while your stomachs are full make time to spend together with your loved ones and snuggle up with some of our picks for this month’s Book Buzz. Happy reading! (Ages 1-3) I Know An Old Lady Who…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: October

    From pumpkin seeds to pumpkins turning green, this month's featured books are sure to bring some spooky fun for readers of all ages. Visit your local library for some fang-tastic reads!

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Memorial Day Closing

Orange County Library System will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library system will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28. View a complete list of holiday closures >