People
Charles Holliday
Charles Holliday shares his memories about his life and the community. Washington Park "Tell Your Story" event with Josh Fox. WATCH the interview [embed]https://youtu.be/N-tm_J2x2FA[/embed]   ... Read more
People
Kris Woodson
Interview with Kris Woodson - Life in Orlando June 30, 2011: Kris Woodson talks to Shane Roopnarine about growing up in Orlando, her favorite Orlando memory, and gives us a glimpse of how things have changed in the City Beautiful. LISTEN (18:42) ... Read more
Events
Orange County Library 75th Anniversary Quilt
ABOVE featured image: Left to right - Valerie Dawson, Lydia Peters, Dorothy Field. The OCLS Staff Association and the Friends of the Library collaborated to make a quilt to commemorate Orange County Library System's 75 years of library service to this co ... Read more
People
Interview with Angela Jacobe
Interview with Angela Jacobe, long time employee of the Orange County Library System conducted on October 29, 2009 by Orange County Library System staff member Nick Martinolich. Angela discusses coming to the United States from the Philippines, working at ... Read more
Topics
Interview with Mike Worrell and Charlie Hoeck
Listen to segments of an oral history interview with Mike Worrell and Charlie Hoeck, long time employees of the Orange County Library System, conducted by Nick Martinolich on October 21, 2009. The two discuss the history of the library and the ever changi ... Read more
Events
Girl Power!
ABOVE: Nia and Stedra GIRL POWER! WMFE invited OCLS to participate in one of their Healthy Woman Conferences called "Girl Power!" at the Orange County Convention Center. Enjoy the thoughts of some of the attendees.   Interviews LISTEN ( ... Read more
Events
Oh, Woman!
OCLS is excited to have participated in "Oh, Woman!" Women at the conference took time to talk to OCLS staff about the wide array of Health Resources available at the library.  Many also sat down to participate in a short 2-5 minute interview about th ... Read more
Events
National Day of Listening
StoryCorps has initiated a celebration that they are calling the "National Day of Listening." This initiative by StoryCorps is designed to promote family conversations on a day that families are traditionally together, the day after Thanksgiving. As we gi ... Read more
Events
Citizenship Inspired @ OCLS
Citizenship Inspired is a course offered at the Orange County Library System to prepare patrons for their upcoming Citizenship Exam. Rosalba Castano was one of the first students to take the test after the initial course. She passed. In this video she ... Read more
Places
Herndon Branch, first year perspective
The Herndon Branch opened its doors to the public on November 23, 1998.  It is a leased facility in the Colonial Promenade shopping center on East Colonial Drive. Previous occupants in the building were Barnes and Noble book store and T.J. Maxx. The bran ... Read more
Places
West Oaks Library - The Branch Before the Books
ABOVE: Rachel standing in front of the Romances at West Oaks. ABOVE: Grand Opening West Oaks Library   West Oaks branch opened on August 8, 2001 with a door count of 2,319. VIEW Information about the West Oaks Library and Genealogy Co ... Read more
Places
Hiawassee Branch
ABOVE: Hiawassee Branch Library 2768 North Hiawassee Road, Orlando, Florida in the J-Mart shopping center. The Hiawassee Branch The Hiawassee Branch began as a bookmobile station in 1962 and was first known as the Pine Hills Library. In later moves the ... Read more