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Lake Nona & Horizon West Library Developments Announcement
August 13, 2021 | OCLS Staff

Orange County Library System’s Board of Trustees, the City of Orlando and Orange County have agreed to pursue a plan to work together to build new library branches in Horizon West and Lake Nona. Both communities have been requesting that the library build new branches to... READ MORE

Five Shonen Jump Manga Recommendations!
August 9, 2021 | Patrick Green

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,... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: Mandela and the General & Trust First
August 6, 2021 | Scottie Campbell


Mandela and the General by John Carlin with art by Oriol Malet

Will the freedom struggle end in a bloodbath? Nelson Mandela’s fight against racism is about to spiral into an all-out race war. Unless he can win over his archenemy, the white supremacist General... READ MORE

Bringing Readers Together Through Mayor Buddy’s Book Club
August 4, 2021 | Silence Bourn

Throughout the year, Orange County Library System, City of Orlando’s Mayor Matching Grant recipient, proudly partners with Mayor Buddy’s Book Club, a City of Orlando youth program, to host monthly book... READ MORE

From the Director, August 2021
August 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

Nothing goes hand-in-hand better than schools and libraries – two institutions dedicated to learning, growth and development. That’s why, every August, we like to feature back-to-school events designed to help parents and kids prepare for the return to the classroom. We’ll... READ MORE

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Q&A with Horror Author Grady Hendrix
October 4, 2021 | Brian Haynes

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... READ MORE

From the Director, October 2021
October 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

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... READ MORE

DIY Film Fest: Baseball
September 10, 2021 | Mike Donohue

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... READ MORE

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