Ocls-blog logo

library staff

  • Hiawassee Branch Anniversary Header-01

    Hiawassee Branch 10th Anniversary

    Hi! My name is Ken Gibert and I am honored to serve as manager of Hiawassee Branch for the last 18 years. The staff and I are pleased to invite you to Hiawassee Branch on the 10th Anniversary celebration at our current location on Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. We will have many interactive…

    Read More

  • Es hora de estudiar inglĂ©s

    Es hora de estudiar inglés

    Mucha gente nueva está llamando a Orlando su hogar y por eso está creciendo la demanda para clases de inglĂ©s. En febrero de este año empezamos a dar clases de inglĂ©s por primera vez en la biblioteca principal (Orlando Public Library). Comenzamos con lo básico en English from Zero. Aunque entendemos español, hablamos principalmente en…

    Read More

  • Q&A with Rob Greenfield

    Q&A with Rob Greenfield

    Rob Greenfield is self-described as an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and a dude making a difference. He just completed Food Freedom, a year-long project to grow and forage all of his food. That’s an entire year with no grocery stores, restaurants or even a nibble from a friend’s pantry. Rob did this without land of…

    Read More

  • Southeast Branch 25th Anniversary

    Southeast Branch 25th Anniversary

    My name is Paolo Melillo and I am honored to serve our community as manager at Southeast Branch. The staff and I are delighted to invite you to the Southeast Branch 25th Anniversary celebration on November 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. We will have many interactive and fun events for all our customers such as Music…

    Read More

  • NaNoWriMo Celebrates 20 Years & Countless Words

    NaNoWriMo Celebrates 20 Years & Countless Word

    National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, is an international event for which over 300,000 writers attempt to write 50,000 words of a new novel in the month of November. The goal is to turn off the internal editor, which often slows writers down to a crawl, and get words on the page. As…

    Read More

  • From the Director August 2019

    From the Director, August 2019

    It’s always hard to believe when August rolls around that summer is just about over. Summer is the busiest time of year at our libraries, and this summer has been one for the books! In July, we celebrated serving 100,000 free meals to children through our annual partnership with Orange County Public Schools and its…

    Read More

  • TravelBooks-01

    This Year’s Best Travel Accessory: A Book

    Upon us is the season of family road trips, beach getaways, barbecues galore and summer vacations away from those dreadful, heavy textbooks. Traveling is the time when we aspire to worry less and soak in as much relaxation or adventure as possible. But is total and complete relaxation ever really achieved? I can’t think of a…

    Read More

  • Melrose in the Mix: The Pauses

    Melrose in the Mix: The Pauses Q&A

    Touring regularly in support of their acclaimed 2018 album Unbuilding, Orlando band The Pauses come home to perform at Melrose in the Mix on Saturday, July 6, 3:30 p.m. Click here to reserve your seat. Library staff member Scottie Campbell had the opportunity to ask the group a few questions about their upcoming performance, returning…

    Read More

  • #OCLSReads for Pride Month

    #OCLSReads for Pride Month

    Every June is designated as Pride Month to celebrate the impact of LGBTQ people. This year is extra special as it is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which served as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement in the United States. These are some of my favorite selections perfect to learn more about…

    Read More

  • SummerReads2019Header-01

    #OCLSReads Books for Summer 

    Summer brings longer days and even warmer weather, which means more time for reading—preferably indoors away from oppressive 95-degree Florida weather. But whichever environment you prefer (reading at the beach, at a park, or even relaxing at home), here are some suggestions from two Collection Development librarians to add to your #TBR list this summer.    One…

    Read More

Information Icon

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 >