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#OCLSReads Books for Summer
May 21, 2021 | Chris Neumann and Ruben Cortes and Latoya Richards-Mozell

It seemed just a few weeks ago that we were all counting down to say goodbye to 2020 – with hopes that 2021 might be the balm to soothe the scars of a hard year – and here we are staring at a new season on the horizon. 2021 has already had its ups and downs, but it’s safe to... READ MORE

#OCLSReads: Teen Books for Summer 2021
May 19, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

Every year we make a recommended summer reading list for teens, and this year is no different! Get your summer started off right with these recommended tales!

 


The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

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#OCLSReads: Early Learning Books for Summer 2021
May 17, 2021 | Stacy Lawson

The 2021 Early Learning Summer Reading List is now available! This booklist covers a lot of ground, serving parents of children ages 0-5—a wide range of abilities! One thing all young children have in common is their hunger for learning. Capitalizing on the opportunity to... READ MORE

Q&A with Emily Coughlan, Albin Polasek Museum Curator
May 7, 2021 | Josh Shidel
For the readers who haven’t had a chance to visit the Polasek Museum how would you describe it?

Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens preserves the over 200 piece collection of world-renowned Czech American sculptor Albin Polasek (1879–1965).... READ MORE

DIY Film Festival: Rescue and Survival Movies
May 5, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On May 22, Orlando Science Center will open their newest exhibition, Rescue. Visitors can learn about the work of emergency rescue teams including rescue techniques, the details surrounding emergency situations and the various life-saving equipment used by rescue personnel.... READ MORE

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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

Our History Speaks Volumes: West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center
July 30, 2021 | Mike Donohue

On August 8, 2001, West Oaks Branch opened its doors for the very first time. Twenty years later, the branch continues to provide integral library services to the residents of Ocoee and Western Orange County.

West Oaks Branch began as one of several library branch... READ MORE

International Year of Peace and Trust: I Am Malala
July 12, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

Malala Yousafzai, now known simply as Malala, is an international symbol of peace. She will turn just 24 years old this month.

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