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

Minority groups are growing at a fast pace and as a result, Hispanics are no longer a sub-segment of the economy. They are emerging as a powerhouse of economic influence. Hernan Tagliani, Hispanic communications expert and author of The Hispanic Market for Corporate America. How to make your brand culturally relevant, discusses what you need to develop a strong and successful multicultural strategy. For more information, please visit http://hernantagliani.com/.

Direct download: Multicultural_Strategy_Audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Jackson Pearce, co-author of Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, on the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award list for third to fifth grade, reads from and discusses her book. Pearce is the author of The Inside Job and The Double Cross, both for children, and Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless and Cold Spell for teens.

Direct download: Jackson_Pearce_Audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

Hear Canadian acoustic duo Naming the Twins. Naming the Twins is the harmonizing guy-gal duo of Robbie Smith and Kathleen Glauser whose sound is a little bit like Peter, Paul & Mary if one of the fellows took the night off, a little bit like Simon and Garfunkel if Art was a girl. Complimented for transporting their listeners back to the heyday of folk music, their original songs are a blend of Americana & Canadiana styles, and for fun they love putting their stamp on familiar favorites. For more information about Naming the Twins, please visit http://www.namingthetwins.com.

Direct download: Naming_the_Twins_audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

Having a small backyard flock of chickens is a growing trend in metro areas. Getting started with your own backyard chicken coop can be daunting, but the end result is rewarding. Pet Care Professional Laura Helseth will share her experience, tips, and will answer your questions.

Direct download: Chickens_Event_audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

Nourish your skin, hair and body from the inside out with ancient Indian Ayurvedic beauty techniques with certified Holistic Health Coach, Shahnaz Nensey. An afternoon of beauty and wellness with organic skincare products that can be easily found in your kitchen using essential oils, herbs and spices will be demonstrated. The information found on this video is for educational purposes only and to empower people with knowledge to take care of their own health. We disclaim any liability if the viewer uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another. Always consult a licensed health professional should a need be indicated.

Direct download: Ayuruedic_Beauty_audio.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Author, screenwriter, actor, and script consultant Allen Gorney provides tips for keeping your characters' dialogue intriguing and natural. Allen currently teaches in the MFA program at Full Sail University. The 2017 OCLS Writers Conference took place on January 21st, 2017 at the Orlando Public Library. For upcoming programs, visit https://www.ocls.info/writerscorner.

Direct download: Dialogue_Workshop_Podcast.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

Writers get their questions answered by author and literary agent Lucienne Diver, literary agent Saritza Hernandez, editor Racquel Henry, and editor and blogger Laura Helseth.

Direct download: Ask_The_Experts_Podcast.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Vivi Barnes, Christina Farley, Amy Christine Parker, and Lucienne Diver talk about how to rebel against expectations to find balance between writing and your personal life.

Direct download: Bad_Writers_Workshop_Podcast.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

The Orange County Library System brought author Sharon M. Draper to read from and discuss her book Stella by Starlight on January 26, 2017. Draper is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award and the New York Times best-selling author of Out of My Mind. The event  was sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Direct download: Stella_by_Starlight_Podcast.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

Sharon M. Draper read from and discussed Out of My Mind, the Sunshine State Young Readers Award winner for 2011 for both elementary and middle grades on January 26, 2017. On the New York Times bestseller list for two years, Out of My Mind is the story of brilliant and witty 10-year old Melody Brooks who can't speak or walk due to severe cerebral palsy. Draper has won numerous awards for her children's and teen fiction; she is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards, has been the National Teacher of the Year, and received the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime literary achievement from the American Library Association. The event was sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Direct download: Sharon_Draper__OCLS_Podcast.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 10:43am EDT