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  • DIY Film Festival: Valentine's Day

    DIY Film Festival: Valentine’s Day

      “The sight of lovers feedeth those in love” – William Shakespeare, As You Like It   It’s February, again, which means love is all around us. Typically, Valentine’s Day is defined by roses and chocolates. But in the Florida heat, flowers wilt, chocolate melts, and all things end under heaven. So instead, why not…

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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 Film Festival: Author Biopics

    DIY Film Festival: Author Biopics

    Learn about the lives of some of 20th century’s greatest writers with these compelling biopics, available for free from Orange County Library System on DVD and our digital streaming platforms.   American Splendor (DVD) In American Splendor, Paul Giamatti lovingly portrays Harvey Pekar, the real-life vanguard for underground comic book storytelling. The film charts Pekar’s…

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    Music in the Time of Quarantine

    In troubling times, music is something that unites us and lifts our spirits.  According to Psychology Today, music is beneficial to mental health because it elevates our mood, promotes creative thinking, and makes us feel good.  We can also have fun with it by making playlists that contain songs that reflect our current situation or…

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    The 5 Best Films Available for Credit-Free Viewing on Kanopy

    With no shortage of subscription-based streaming services out there, sometimes it’s nice to watch something with a little less financial obligation. Kanopy, an on-demand streaming platform which features documentaries, children’s TV series and the best in classic and independent cinema is accessible completely for free with your library card. Typically, users can access up to…

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