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  • DIY Film Festival: Ruffing It

    DIY Film Festival: Ruffing It

    Throughout January, Orange County Library System is hosting a diverse range of events celebrating Jack London’s adventure classic, The Call of the Wild. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of recommended films which feature dogs that expound upon the literary themes found in The Call of the Wild. All titles are available for checkout…

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  • DIY Film Festival: National Native American Heritage Month

    DIY Film Festival: National Native American Heritage Month

    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 collections of Orange County Library System.   Smoke Signals (DVD) Based on the short…

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  • DIY Film Fest: Baseball

    DIY Film Fest: Baseball

    Chart baseball’s evolution from English bat-and-ball game to America’s national pastime in America’s Game: The History of Baseball, a new exhibition now on display at Orlando Public Library. Then, sit back and relax – perhaps with some peanuts and Cracker Jack – to watch some baseball films, available for check out through Orange County Library…

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  • DIY Film Fest: Explore Florida

    DIY Film Fest: Explore Florida

    In July, Orange County Library System will host Explore Florida, a series of events which survey Florida’s rich history and cultural traditions. In concert with this series, we’ve selected a number of films – all of which are available for free through the library’s collection – that are set throughout the Sunshine State.   The…

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  • DIY Film Festival: Rescue and Survival Movies

    DIY Film Festival: Rescue and Survival Movies

    On May 22, Orlando Science Center will open their newest exhibition, Rescue. Visitors can learn about the work of emergency rescue teams including rescue techniques, the details surrounding emergency situations and the various life-saving equipment used by rescue personnel. There are many lessons to take away from the exhibition, but for me the most important…

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    DIY Film Festival: The Beautiful Game

    We’re proud of Orlando City for clinching an MLS playoffs spot for the first time in our young club’s history. Understandably, we have soccer on the mind, so we’ve put together a diverse collection of soccer-centric films, all of which your library card gives you access to via Hoopla. Pull on your purple replica jersey,…

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  • DIY: Pride Film Festival

    DIY: Pride Film Festival

    June is Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969. In recognition of this occasion, we have selected eight films for you to create a Pride film festival in your own living room or wherever you may be. No need to stop with our suggestions, there is a wealth of LGBT+…

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  • Great A24 Films on Kanopy

    Great A24 Films on Kanopy

    Few independent studios have been as prolific and interesting as A24, a studio responsible for recent films such as The Lighthouse (2019), Midsommar (2019) and The Farewell (2019). In addition to their rising prestige in the independent film scene, A24 has created some fantastic movies. Thankfully, most of them are available on Kanopy, a streaming service…

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  • Concerts in Quarantine with Stingray Qello

    Concerts in Quarantine with Stingray Qello

    If you’re anything like me, you’ve been missing live music during the stay at home order. Seeing talented musicians perform their craft uncut and imperfect with the energy of the crowd all around you is a feeling like nothing else. While we can’t check out our favorite local and touring bands for the foreseeable future,…

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    Tres películas divertidas en español

    Las películas en español más conocidas suelen ser perturbadoras a la manera de Hable con ella de Almodóvar y Amores perros de Iñárritu. Pero algunas son más convencionales y agradables. Recomiendo tres películas en nuestra colección que puedes disfrutar si eres hispanohablante o quieres aprender más del idioma.   El laberinto de Pan Ofelia es…

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