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  • LOTE4Kids App

    NEW! LOTE4Kids: Storytime in Your Language

    LOTE4Kids (Languages Other Than English) is the newest language learning platform for Orange County Library System users! Explore a digital collection of picture books (eBooks and audiobooks) in a diverse range of world languages. Some of the languages available are: American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish (Mexican and Latin American) and Tamil.…

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    Women’s History Month: Retelling HER Story

    The Stories we Gain by Reshaping Myths with Women as the Main Characters Modern authors are myth-busting familiar tales by passing the pen to the side characters – women. Centuries of mythology across the world has historically centered around and celebrated male narratives: their origins, battles, journeys, wins and losses. Female characters, whether damsels or…

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  • From the Interim Director, July 2022

    From the Interim Director, July 2022

    We are heading into summer with some good news – our 2022 Summer Reading Program is off to a strong start. We announced that we would be offering in-person events this summer, in addition to virtual selections, and the response has been fantastic. Hundreds of kids and their parents are showing up for events at…

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    Get Ready to Shell-a-brate Adult Summer Reading!

    Sea-ing is believing! Dive into this video to see what hidden treasures are in store. Remember, all you need to do is make sure you have an active OCLS library card. If you don’t have a library card or you need to renew your card, you can do so here. From there, log in or…

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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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    International Year of Peace and Trust: Peace is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hahn In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

    International Year of Peace and Trust: The Peacemakers & You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

    The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons From Twentieth-Century Statesmanship by Bruce W. Jentleson In the 20th century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the 21st century global agenda? Those questions are at the heart of The Peacemakers,…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: A Call to Action & Champions for Peace

    International Year of Peace and Trust: A Call to Action & Champions for Peace

    A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter turns 97 this month. In addition to being the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981), he is the author of over 30 books which include nonfiction, children’s books and poetry. A Call to Action takes a stern look at sexism…

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  • International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk

    International Year of Peace and Trust: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor & Think Like a Monk

    Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi One Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the…

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  • Five Shonen Jump Manga Recommendations!

    Five Shonen Jump Manga Recommendations!

    With Demon Slayer: The Movie – Mugen Train (2020) sweeping the Japanese and American box office, it has become apparent that a huge audience exists for the genre of Japanese manga and anime. Who could be surprised? Manga showcases some of the most fascinating artwork, bombastic storylines and colorful characters in any modern medium. If…

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Memorial Day Closing

Orange County Library System will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library system will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28. View a complete list of holiday closures >