The Orland Free Library Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:00 p.m. in the library Community Room.

library commission agenda May 8, 2018


May 3rd is Garden Meditation Day:

How to observe it ?
Spend time in the garden – Take time to relax!
Restore the soul- Enjoy nature
Check out a Yoga Book (613.704)
Roll out your yoga mat in your backyard garden
and enjoy the Day!

Posted by Margarita

If so- you need to check out the Flavia De Luce series, post haste! Flavia De Luce is an eleven year old girl with a penchant for poison and a passion for chemistry. Her story is set in jolly old England (not so jolly in this story!) in the summer of 1950. Flavia has to deal with two older sisters, a father whom is a philatelist (a stamp collector) and a murder mystery.

I read the first book in the series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, when it first came out in 2009. I am really mesmerized by the precocious Flavia. Admittedly this series may not be for all tastes, but I happen to really enjoy it. As of this writing there are 10 books in the series, one of them being a short story made for Kindles only. The list is as follows:

  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Alan Bradley. …
  • The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag. Alan Bradley. …
  • A Red Herring Without Mustard. Alan Bradley. …
  • #4. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows. …
  • #5. Speaking from Among the Bones. …
  • #6. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches. …
  • #7. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. …
  • #8. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d.
  • #9. A Grave’s a Fine and Private Place.

The Kindle book is The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse.

Posted by, Estel

OFL Film Flyer ver 2

The Library will offer a series of workshops focused on learning a different aspect of basic camera and filmmaking education each week.  The workshops will be held weekly on Wednesdays in the library community room from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The first workshop will be held on May 2nd and will be an introduction to DSLR cameras, followed by an introduction to editing on May 9th, intro to lighting on May 16th, and a free lab workshop on May 23rd to practice editing or receive additional help.  The Library will provide the equipment and space, participants just need to bring their imagination and creativity!

Participants must be 13 years or older.   Please feel free to contact the Orland Free Library at (530) 865-1640 with any questions.

A project of the Orland Free Library and the California State Library. It is supported with California Library Services Act funding which is administered by the California Library Services Board.


Hug a Tree

Friday April 27th is Arbor day:
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Or just go to your local park
and enjoy the beauty of that Sycamore tree, Tulip tree, Myrtle tree
You don’t know what kind of trees are around – Well, at the library we have books on tree identification –
Come on in and enjoy!

Trees are the lungs of the earth”

Posted by Margarita

Tuesday, April 24th at 3:30 – After school Storytime – We will celebrate Earth Day with books and a craft!

Wednesday, April 25th at 11 – Preschool Storytime – Books, rhymes, music and a craft! This weeks theme is cats and we will be making our own Pete the Cat craft!

Thursday, April 26th at 11 – Babies and Books –  A special time for bonding with baby through books, songs and movement.

 Sunday April 22 is Earth Day

A day to pay attention to our environment and what better way then to walk or ride your bike around the beautiful Library Park.

A quote: “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

– Rachel Carsonearthday

Ms. Carson’s book :”Silent spring” is a must
read:  632.9 C on our Library shelf

Posted by – Margarita