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Did you know that you can see falconry in action right here in Glenn County?  Every year there are farmers who utilize professional falconers to keep their crops protected from flocks of birds. h is for hawk

I was reminded of this while reading a marvelous book (available at the Library) “H is for Hawk” by Helen McDonald.  A memoir that chronicles the author’s training of a wild raptor after the devastating death of her father.
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A couple of years ago I got a call from my father –meet him out in Capay if I wanted to see something amazing.  And it was true- watching a pair of falconers fly their birds over fields of blueberries to keep a harvest protected was an awe-inspiring sight.  The falcons don’t even need to hunt, just their presence, soaring over the blueberries kept the other birds away.
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After that, of course we had to learn more.  Luckily, West Coast Falconry offers classes in Northern CA where we received a hands-on lesson with birds of prey.  If you find hawks and falconry as fascinating as I do you can find more books on this subject at the Library!



The Summer Reading Program is just around the corner!

Mark your Calendars! You do not want to miss out on any of these events!


Wednesday, June 15- Wild Things! @ 11a.m.

Thursday, June 23- Puppet Show!@ 1p.m.

Thursday, June 30- Cookie Monster! @ 1p.m.

Thursday, July 7- Korndogg Klowning! @ 1p.m.

Thursday, July 14- Little Neighs, Mini Donkey! @ 11a.m.

Thursday, July 21- Puppet Show: Three Little Tamales! @ 11a.m.

Thursday, July 28- Sacramento Wildlife Refuge! @ 1p.m. imagesDFFV9KA7

Thursday, August 4- Medal Casting! @ 1p.m

Thursday, August 11- Farm Bureau is providing ice cream to end our summer! @ 1p.m.


See you soon!

Miss Annie


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Tuesday, May 24th- the Orland Free Library will have The 5th Wave on the big screen at 4 p.m.

Rated PG-13


Friday, May 27th- the Orland Free Library presents Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation at 7p.m.


For more information call the library at 530-865-1640

The Library just finished up the annual Families for Literacy session in partnership with the Glenn County Literacy Project and Glenn County First 5. Twenty-four Orland families participated in the program. A total of 51 hardbound and 154 softcover books were given to families in Orland and Willows to help create their own home libraries. Thank you to everyone who helped with this program!

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Children’s Librarian Annie at Orland FFL storytime

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Library Director Jody Halsey Meza is guest reader at Willows FFL storytime


The Friends of the Orland Free Library will be holding a semiannual book sale April 20-23, 2016 at St. Dominic’s Parish Hall, 830 A Street Orland, CA

Hours: Wednesday through Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-noon (Bag Sale Saturday)

Friends of Orland Library Book Sale

Friends Book Sale

Access free job help resources through JobNow:


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1. Career Resources: Informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments.

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Our live interview coaches are trained to help you formulate responses to common questions through an online mock interview. Obviously, jobs vary in terms of the skills and background required, but interviewers often ask many of the same basic questions (such as “why do you want this job?”). Your answers to these questions will, in large part, determine whether your interview is a success.  And while your interview coach may not know much about the job you’re seeking, they can help you perfect techniques for tackling substantive questions.

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An online mock interview helps you improve your interviewing skills by giving you plenty of practice under simulated interview conditions by asking you common interview questions.

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How do I enter a mock interview?

Simply select “Ace the Interview” on the homepage and click “Get Live Interview Coaching”. You will then connect with a live interview coach using the Brainfuse Online Classroom. The online classroom supports instant messaging.

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All you need is a computer with Internet access (our classroom is Mac/PC compatible).
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While JobNow requires no download, it may take a few minutes to enter your session for the first time.

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Simply submit your resume and/or cover letter and receive constructive comments from a JobNow resume expert within 24 hours.
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Our resume experts will identify grammatical and stylistic errors and provide you with constructive comments regarding the effectiveness of your resume and cover letter. You will not receive feedback regarding specialized substantive areas. For instance, if your resume for an engineering position includes detailed technical information, our resume experts will not comment on the technical accuracy or relevance of such information.

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The Orland Free Library now offers online homework help services through HelpNow:

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