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  • CFCArts Brings “The Giver” Stage Production to Local Wanderer Program

    As Central Florida Community Arts continuously strives to weave enriching performing arts experiences into the fabric of the Central Florida community, we’re excited to extend a special invitation to you and your family. This month, the CFCArts Youth Theatre program is bringing to life a beloved literary classic, The Giver, at the CFCArts Black Box…

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    Top 10 Circulating Titles of 2021

    From your favorite fiction authors to Frozen II, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles, DVDs and CDs in 2021. Here were the most popular checkouts from across the system this year:    Adult Fiction A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Return by Nicholas Sparks The Four…

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  • Our History Speaks Volumes: What Happened to What Happened To Forrester?

    Our History Speaks Volumes: What Happened to What Happened To Forrester?

    It’s a dark and stormy night and you’re but days away from finishing your library book. But, what’s this? Something stirs on the check-out receipt you’ve creased into a bookmark: It’s the dreaded due date! You watched helplessly for weeks as the date crept slowly, but inevitably towards you. Callously devouring your renewals until all…

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  • The Book Nerd Community Thrives on Instagram

    The Book Nerd Community Thrives on Instagram

    One of the benefits of social media is being able to find people with the same interest as you, and, let’s face it, reading can often feel like a solitary habit. Type “bookstagram” into the search bar on Instagram and you’ll uncover a worldwide bibliophile community that not only embraces reading but does so with…

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    Top 10 Circulating Titles of 2020

    From modern classics, to the latest in popular fiction, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles in 2020. Here were the most popular checkouts from across the system this year:     1. Where the Crawdads Sing / Delia Owens   Originally published in 2018, Delia Owens’ sprawling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing continues…

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  • Your Guide to Random Fandom Week

    Your Guide to Random Fandom Week

    Starting on Sunday, December 6, Orange County Library System will be hosting a weeklong set of virtual events as part of Random Fandom Week, where we will celebrate our favorite fandoms. You’re probably asking yourself, “What is this Random Fandom thing?” and “Why should I care?” Well, hold on to your seats, because I’m about…

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  • 10 Bookish Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

    10 Bookish Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

    It’s safe to say social media has become a big part of our daily routine in the past few months. These platforms have helped keep us connected with each other in beautifully, creative way.  One of our favorite social platforms, Instagram, allows for over a billion users all around the world to share photos and…

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  • Short Stories Can Be Big Reads

    Short Stories Can Be Big Reads

    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has encouraged communities across the country to read through their Big Read program. Showcasing a diverse range of books reflecting many different voices, the initiative aims to inspire conversation and broaden our perspective of the world. Since 2006, the NEA Big Read has funded more than 1,600 programs,…

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  • Five Tips to Help Maximize the Number of Books You Read

    Five Tips to Help Maximize the Number of Books You Read

    Reading. The most enriching activity an individual can perform – if you do not include cooking or frolicking through a field of freshly grown sunflowers. As a bibliophile, I find that my mind is constantly overcome with thoughts about how I can read more, despite my best attempts to focus on how to flip an…

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  • Imagine Your Scary Story This Summer

    Imagine Your (Scary) Story This Summer

    In February 2019, the Horror Writers Association, (a global group of horror writers and publishing professionals), announced its inaugural reading program, Summer Scares, to book lovers and libraries everywhere. The program, now in its second year, is designed to connect libraries with horror creators and to promote the genre as a wonderful option for satisfyingly…

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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 >