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    Book Buzz Recommendations: August

    Back to school is nearly upon us! Teachers have begun preparing lesson plans and students are ready to shop with their parents for new school supplies. But just because the Summer Reading Program is over and school is about to begin, doesn’t mean that recreational reading has to end. Parents can relieve anxiety over a…

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  • Isaac Asimov

    Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 3 (Empire)

    The Empire series is the shortest and does little to advance the saga as a whole. Instead, each book for this sequence has its own independent story. They are vignettes, depicting a Galactic Empire in the process of becoming established, and the turmoil that is experienced by those living under its extensive rule. “Asimov's Galactic…

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  • Books for Pride Month

    11 LGBTQ Titles for Adult Readers

    In honor of LGBTQ pride, here is a show-stopping book list that describes the lives, struggles, and strengths of LGBTQ characters and people, fact or fiction. These 11 books celebrate the spirit of the movement and implore us, at any age, to build a better world. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, 1956 (Fiction) An American,…

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  • June is Audiobook Month

    June is Audiobook Month

    Did you know that 85% of learning derives from listening? When we listen, really listen and not dose off, information is better retained than just reading it. June is Audiobook month, which means your headphones will likely become your greatest accessory if they aren’t already. Listening to audiobook can be just as rewarding as reading.…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: June

    (Ages 1-3) Just Like My Papa by Toni Buzzeo A lion cub, who wants to be just like his father, imitates his every move. (Pre-K –K) Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin Find out exactly how much dragons love tacos, but be sure not to feed them salsa or you’re in for a hot surprise.…

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  • Science Fiction

    Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 2 (Robots)

    The Three Laws of Robotics A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: May

    (Ages 1-3) Rhymoceros by Janik Coat A blue rhinoceros unabashedly subjects himself to undignified elements in order to demonstrate 16 pairs of rhyming words, from "caring" and "daring," to "stinky" and "inky." (Pre-K –K) Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn Every Tuesday, Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check…

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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >