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December 31, 2009

Hello 2010!

Happy New Year and welcome 2010! For many, 2009 was a difficult year and I am sure some of you are glad to see it now behind us. The Library System looks to 2010 with optimism and has lined up a wide array of programs and new services to get your year off to a great start.

For our first Second Saturday program of the New Year, we are honored to present Congressman Lou Frey to discuss his book Political Rules of the Road. It's happening Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m. at the Orlando Public Library.

Try something new this year and go vegan - at least for a day! Eat at Ethos Vegan Kitchen at 1235 North Orange Avenue on Saturday, January 16. It's a 10% Benefit Day for OCLS. Anyone who dines there that day and shows a library bookmark, sign or newsletter regarding the event, 10% of your check will go to the library system.

Did you get a new gadget over the Holidays? Are you looking for an audio book to download or a ebook for your reader. The Library has a great collection of downloadable materials for a wide range of devices. Visit out download center to see and get that gadget to work!

Finally, most of us have been feeling the pinch of the recession and OCLS wants to help you stretch your dollars in 2010. Join us for Stretching Your Dollar at the Winter Garden Branch on Saturday, January 30 at 2 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for coupon and rebate shopping as we celebrate Financial Fitness Month.

Again, here's to 2010. Out with the old; in with the new. May it truly signal the start of a turn-around. Happy New Year!

Mary Anne Hodel
Library Director/CEO

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December 1, 2009

Learn Something New With Us!

The Orange County Library System regularly presents a variety of programs, classes and activities for all ages. A schedule of our offerings is available on this website as well as in our monthly printed newsletter Books & Beyond.

The library system's diverse range of programs means there is something for everyone! Are you an avid reader who likes to rehash the book with fellow enthusiasts? Check our calendar for the nearest book club. Perhaps music is more your thing. From classical and jazz to folk music, OCLS has it - including weekly performances offered every Friday at noon at the Orlando Public Library in downtown. Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking to start your own business? Many of our business databases and computer classes can help meet your needs. Are you a parent looking to enrich your child's life? OCLS has programs for tots to teens that will both inform and entertain. And if you're looking for classes and programs in other languages, OCLS has those too.

Consider this your open invitation to take advantage of all the library system has to offer. And there's never been a better time to do so. Our free programs and resources will bring you up in down times. The Orange County Library System - we're all about you!

Mary Anne Hodel
Library Director/CEO

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