OCLS Podcast
Experience the Orange County Library System (Orlando, Florida area) through program highlights, storytelling, and more!

In this episode we explore the definition of music and composition. We discuss how these boundaries are being pushed in Orlando and the truly unique role the Timucua Arts Foundation is playing in creating an excellent community for our local music scene. Our Special guests: Christopher Belt, Executive Director of the Timucua Arts Foundation and Jeremy Adams a local Orlando composer and musician.

Direct download: OrlandoAudioPodcast_E03_Master.mp3
Category:OCLS Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

Five hundred years ago, Juan Ponce de León landed on what he believed was another Caribbean Island. In honor of the Pascua Florida, or Easter Sunday, he named the “island” la Florida. In this fascinating talk, historian J. Michael Francis explores the legacy of Ponce’s voyages to the peninsula, exposing the many myths that dominate popular perceptions about the Spanish colonization of Florida. He’ll also examine the lives of the many forgotten protagonists in 16th-century Florida, as Europeans, Africans, and Indians forged a New World.

Direct download: Hispanic_Roots_Audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

The topic of this episode revolves around building and investing in your home project studio. Chase, Jonathan and Leo discuss the differences in their own workflows and studio setups. We cover topics ranging from acoustics and gear to studio layout and vibe.

Direct download: OrlandoAudioPodcast_E02_MP3.mp3
Category:OCLS Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:46am EST

The topic of this episode revolves around the concept of stereo recording techniques. We also had the opportunity to interview Ryan See, an Audio Artist at EA Tiburon in Maitland, FL. Ryan provides insight into what it's like to work as a sound designer for games.

Direct download: OrlandoAudioPodcast_E01_MP3.mp3
Category:OCLS Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Poet and musician Leo AEther performed with Ka Malinalli (Kattya Graham) and Juan Burgos at the Chickasaw Branch as part of the Library’s weeklong participation in Outside the Lines; celebrating creativity and innovation in libraries. Leo recited original poetry and performed original music.

Fue una tarde llena de música y poesía en la biblioteca de Chickasaw con el cantautor y poeta Leo Aether. AEther presento musica de su extensa discografía y lecturas de su libro de poemas Gaviotas de Papel. El comparto el escenario con talentosos musicos locales Ka Malinalli y Juan Burgos. Este evento fue parte de Fuera de las Líneas, una celebración de la creatividad y la innovación en las bibliotecas.

Direct download: Audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 8:43am EST

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. Please enjoy highlights from her Q&A session to celebrate the release of her newest book, Up in Flames.

Direct download: abbi_glines_audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

Local musicians performed acoustic sets for the Library’s Outside the Lines kickoff event. Enjoy a wide range of music from folk to pop, including performances from Uke A Ladies, Nicholas Roberts, and Shaun David Williams. The Orange County Library System participated in Outside the Lines, a nationwide celebration of creativity and innovation in libraries.

Direct download: Music_Fest_Audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Architectural historian Christine Madrid French explored the history of the all-concrete Orlando Public Library, designed by John Johansen in 1966 with a 1986 addition by local architect Nils Schweizer. The library is one of the foremost examples of Brutalism in Florida.(32:02)

Direct download: Concrete_Podcast.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 10:02am EST

 It's the timeless story of a poor girl who could spin straw into gold. Or could she? Learn how she made a promise she could not keep and how she outwitted the gnome who helped her. Told in Spanish.

Direct download: Childrens_Spanish_Podcast_April_2011_reused_July_2016.mp3
Category:OCLS Children's Podstory -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Un dia cuando un niño aburrido llevaba sus ovejas al campo, el decidio jugar un 
truco. Pasan los dias y de reprente se encuentra con una sorpresa inesperada.

English: When a young boy get's bored one day while taking his sheep to the field, he decides to play a trick. Well, one day trouble comes through and he i   s in for a surprise.