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

Anansi is known for being a trickster spider. Listen to find out how trickster stories became known as "Anansi Tales" with the retelling of this classic folktale. (4:58)

Direct download: kids_anansiandtiger.mp3
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Conejo siente que es el animal más popular en el bosque. Cuando él está siendo perseguido por un perro, va pedir ayuda por sus amigos. Cuando se da cuenta que no tenía ayuda, se entero de algo importante.

Rabbit feels he is the most popular animals in the forest. When he is being chased by an animal, he hopes all his animal friends will help. When he realizes he had no help, he learns something important. (2:52)

Direct download: kids_unconejoconmuchosamigos.mp3
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Teens, listen in on this hilarious cell phone parody! December brings awesome opportunities for teens at the Library! Stop and swap with our first Teen Clothing Swap. Celebrate Florida’s not so cold winter with our hot teen programming and much, much more! (3:01)

Direct download: teen_december2011teenpodcast.mp3
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Former Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton, prosecutor for the Casey Anthony trial, answers questions about the trial and his new book, "Imperfect Justice," at the Orlando Public Library on November 21, 2011. (16:06) (mp4 video format; iPhone and iPad compatible)

Direct download: ocls_jeffashton.mp4
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King Midas truly loved gold. In fact, he loved gold so much that he was granted a wish where everything he touched turned to gold. Everything! Find out how King Midas’ greed for gold made him a very unhappy man in this retelling of the classic story, King Midas. (4:53)

Direct download: kids_kingmidas.mp3
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En este cuento, el burro aprende una lección importante de por qué uno debe ser feliz con lo que la vida pone a su disposición.

In this old tale, the unhappy donkey learns an important lesson. He learns why you should always be happy with what life has given you. (4:15)

Direct download: kids_elburrodescontento.mp3
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There’s so much happening for teens in November! From Crafting for a Cause, Animanga Mini-Con, learning how to belly dance, an improv class, and going back to the 60s, there’s something for everyone. (1:39)

Direct download: teen_november2011.mp3
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Enjoy this Nigerian folk tale that explains why the sky is so far away. (7:50)

Direct download: kids_whytheskyisfaraway.mp3
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Había una vez un lugar donde todos los animales estaban muy hambrientos. Un conejo ve a un mago que le da una ramitas mágicas y dice que si las usa bien seran aún más mágicas. Conejo recuerda lo que sus padres le enseñaron, y decidió utilizarlo sin saber el resultado.

There was once a place where all the animals were very hungry. One day rabbit sees a wizard and he gives him magical pebbles and says that if he uses them right they can be even more magical. Rabbit remembers what his parents taught him and decided to use it not knowing the outcome. (4:00)

Direct download: kids_elregalomagico.mp3
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Whether you like Flamenco dancing, pop culture, or scary stories, the Library has something for you in October. Listen in to find out more about these great programs, including Teen Read Week. (1:19)

Direct download: teen_october2011.mp3
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