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There is probably nothing as difficult as starting a conversation about someone’s mental health. Our country is facing a challenge of epidemic proportions. It is past time to begin a dialogue with loved ones about self care. The Orland Free Library provides many books and DVDs that could prove very helpful. Many of these are located in the 616 and 618 section of the Library. There are also materials in other areas that could be helpful. With the recent suicides of high-profile individuals, it has never been more relevant. Our own community has had tragic consequences. Don’t be afraid to ask some questions. You might be able to save a life.

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Posted by Estel.

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Summer Reading Program has begun and this week we have a lot of fun activities lined up!

Tuesday @ 2 p.m.  – Passport Club: grab your passport and let’s begin our adventures. Every week we will learn about somewhere new while collecting stickers for our passport! This week we will craft a suitcase for our weekly adventures around the globe and read stories about travel.  Fun for ages 5-10!

Wednesday @ 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime will take us to the jungle! Ages 2-6

Thursday @ 1 p.m. – Park Ranger Lora Haller from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be here to tell us about the wildlife around us. Kids of all ages welcome!

And coming up next week, is the WILD THINGS animal show! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to watch this fun filled animal show!wildthings2018

This Saturday when you’re out and about buying plants at your
local hardware store or taking your morning walk with the kids
stop by Library Park around 10:00 am – there’s something
“Big” going on over there.
I’ve been told it’s a must see!

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Big Truck Day Flyer

Take a look at all of the fun things going on at the Orland Free Library this month! june2018_Page_1

It’s hard to believe , that we are at the end of the month: May 31st
(“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone”)

But what’s ahead – June : a non-stop month of entertainment
Just visit the Orland Library Blog, Facebook and Twitter pages for
details for upcoming events.
If that isn’t enough just check out are new fiction and new non-fiction
tables – We’re sure that by the end of the day – there will be a smile
on your face.

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Posted by Margarita

Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend – Inside of a dog it is hard to read
I find television very educating. Everytime somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book   –    Groucho Marxdownload.jpg

 

 

 

Posted by: Margarita

Beginning tonight (Tuesday, May 22nd) on PBS, The Great American Read explores the greatest 100 books. Tune in and see if your favorite makes the cut. You will also have the opportunity to vote and try to make your favorite America’s number one!

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/watch/

Posted by Estel