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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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  • Q&A with Horror Author Grady Hendrix

    Q&A with Horror Author Grady Hendrix

    New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix has dabbled in nonfiction, screenwriting, film criticism and founding film festivals. His novels include Horrorstör, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, We Sold Our Souls and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. His latest novel The Final Girl Support Group, takes place in a world where final girls…

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  • From the Director, October 2021

    From the Director, October 2021

    When this pandemic first started, I remember having conversations about how we could best serve customers, even though we couldn’t invite them to gather in our buildings for storytimes, author talks and computer classes. Our team hustled to find the right tools to convert everything we do to a virtual format, and I must say, I…

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  • Preschool Fun: Halloween!

    Preschool Fun: Halloween!

    What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or Tweet! That’s right, it’s Halloween time, so this month our preschool fun will be a bit…spooky! QUESTIONS: What does a ghost say?  What do we carve for Halloween?  What do you want to dress up as for Halloween?  What’s your favorite spoooooky creature?  READ: Read any book…

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  • Halloween at Home

    Halloween at Home

    If you’re like me, and many other parents, you might be wondering how to keep the excitement and fright alive during Halloween this year for your child, while observing the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). With help from library resources, here are my suggestions on how to have a safe, responsible…

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  • From the Director, October 2020

    From the Director, October 2020

    The pandemic has changed the way we do just about everything, from work to school to leisure activities. Now, as we’re about to enter the holiday season, it’s changing how we celebrate special occasions. Halloween is upon us, and the CDC made recommendations against sending kids out trick or treating and suggested that parents instead…

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  • From the Director Header October 2019-01

    From the Director, October 2019

    October is one of my favorite months at the library. All month long, we focus on hosting fun, safe events that your whole family can enjoy together. If you need Halloween costume inspiration, find it in our sewing studios, where our instructors will teach you to make your own original witch hats and superhero capes.…

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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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    The Best Halloween Movies Are Available For Free Home Delivery

    With the Orange County Library System’s DVD Vault and home delivery services, movie night is just a click away. Using just your library card number and pin, you can choose from an inventory of thousands of films brought to your front doorstep entirely for free.  From classics to new releases, and blockbusters to indies, the…

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