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LIBRARY NEWS BRIEFS
IT O N
READ TO UNDERSTAND: PEACE & TRUST
I AM MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR
EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN
by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick
alala Yousafzai, now known simply as
Malala, is an international symbol of
peace. She will turn just 24 years old this
In October 2012, she received a worldwide
outpouring of support when a Taliban
gunman attempted to assassinate her in
retaliation for her activism for the right for
women’s education. The wound rendered
her unconscious and in critical condition. It
would take many months of surgeries and
rehabilitation for her recovery.
BIG READ, AGAIN!
Orange County Library System is one of 61 organizations
nationwide selected to receive a 2021–2022 National Endowment
for the Arts Big Read Grant of $20,000. The Grant will support a
community program focusing on Jack London’s Call of the Wild,
White Fang, and Other Stories from January 9–February 9, 2022.
Grantees are developing programming through events and
presentations that help communities to reflect on where we’ve
been, where we are today and where we’re going.
Anniversary Community Quilt
Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of West Oaks Branch &
Genealogy Center. Create your own fabric square to be included
in our Community Quilt. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Decorate your block with crayons, colored pencils, embroidery
or sewing. Your square can look any way you want – use your
imagination! Visit West Oaks Branch to pick up your square today.
Return it to library staff by July 10 to be included in the quilt.
Melrose Center Reopening Update
Starting July 1, Melrose Center members with studio credentials
can reserve available audio, photo and video studio sessions
online or by phone at 407.835.7323. Additionally, members with
simulator credentials can reserve driving and flight simulators,
and all members can book sound booths and editing bays. Call for
n 2018, Orange County Library System launched our culture
pass program called Local Wanderer. Using your library card, you
can check out admissions to our area’s arts, culture and sporting
events as easily as you check out a book. The name for the program
was inspired by a quote from a J.R.R. Tolkien poem – “Not all those
who wander are lost...” – and is meant to remind Orlandoans that
adventure can be found in your own back yard. Last year alone, nearly
600 passes were checked out. To find out more about Local Wanderer
and to get started checking out passes, visit ocls.info/localwanderer.
UPCOMING BRANCH CLOSURES
will be closed
August 1–September 18.
“It was then I knew I had a choice,” recounts
Malala. “I could live a quiet life or I could make
the most of this new life I had been given. I
determined to continue my fight until every
girl could go to school.”
Her autobiography will make you believe in
the power of one person’s voice to inspire
change in the world. I Am Malala tells the
remarkable tale of a courageous family
uprooted by global terrorism. Malala’s father,
Ziauddin Yousafzai, himself a school owner,
encouraged his daughter to write and attend
school. Both parents championing their
daughter with a fierce love in a society that
prizes sons. At 16 years old, Malala became the
youngest person to receive the
Nobel Peace Prize.
ONE CHILD, ONE
TEACHER, ONE BOOK,
ONE PEN CAN CHANGE
Visit us when we reopen on September
20! Book drops will be available for returns
only. You can access library services and return materials to any other library branch.
Nearby branches include:
West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road
Washington Park Branch, 5151 Raleigh St.
Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St.
SOUTH CREEK BRANCH
will be closed
October 4–November 20.
Visit us when we reopen on November 22!
Contributors: Vivi Valencia-Serrano, Sarah Qronfleh, Jim Myers