Summer Fun at the Library


Orange County Public Library has a new logo!

In late June, the library unveiled its new logo. The image creates a transition from a question mark to an exclamation mark, moving from inquiry to answers and excitement. The color scheme matches the scheme used in the county logo and the two will work well together when needed. The image is fun, friendly, and welcoming, attributes that came up repeatedly in the process the library used to create the new logo. That process included surveys to staff and Friends’ groups, as well as posts on Facebook. Already having the new look and feel has generate positive feedback from library staff, users, and County Government.

Summer is a terrific time for spending time at the Orange County Public Library.

In addition to the ongoing weekly programs at all three library locations, the following free, public programs will be offered in July at the Main Library, located in downtown Hillsborough.

Please note that there will be no youth services programs Monday, July 27 – Sunday, August 2. Regular programming will resume Monday, August 3. For complete information about library events, please visit

Code Makers and Breakers Thursday, July 9, 4:00 p.m. — Learn to make and break codes and ciphers. Ages 9-12

Matinee Movie & Crafts Saturday, July 11, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Beat the heat with a movie and craft. This movie exposes a criminal plot threatening the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo. Watch brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leap into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation’s adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series (rated PG). Check for the latest titles and show times.

Book Launch Party and English Tea with Barbara Claypole White Sunday, July 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Local author Barbara Claypole White celebrates the release of her third novel, The Perfect Son, with a book launch tea at the library. Meet the author, enjoy some traditional English tea-time refreshments, and participate in a drawing for a free copy of The Perfect Son, which Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times Bestselling Author, calls “a riveting and passionate emotional journey that proves the transforming power that love can have on life and family.”  Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Orange County Public Library.

Movie Matinee Friday July 17, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Come spend a couple of cool hours at the library when the summer heat is on.  This movie is based on actual events: Kevin Costner plays a coach who leads an unlikely cross-country track team to a state championship (rated PG). To find out which movies are coming up next, check for the latest titles and show times.

Rock Star Magic Wednesday, July 15, 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. — Join us for the amazing and interactive magic of Chris and Neal.  All ages.

Heroes, Heroines and Heartthrobs: A Poetry Workshop with Pam Baggett Saturday, July 18, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Registration required. — Whether you worship Mick Jagger, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or a best friend down the road, writing about heroes, heroines, and heartthrobs can be difficult. In this workshop, Pam Baggett helps examine poems that take a truthful approach to honor personal heroes; then through a series of exercises, participants will bring their own icons to life on the page. Baggett has taught writing classes through Duke University’s Continuing Studies Program, the Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill, and numerous botanical gardens and arboreta. Her poems appear in journals and anthologies, including The Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, San Pedro River Review, and The Kentucky Review online. Writers working at all skill levels and in other genres are welcome. Register online.

LEGOS at the Library Monday, July 20, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Stop by to build with LEGOs. The library’s LEGO bricks will be available for creating amazing sculptures. Ages 4 and older

Maker Lab Saturday, July 25, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Drop in during Maker Lab to experiment snap circuits, Makey Makey invention kits, and an assortment of other fun supplies and technologies. Ages 8 and older.

Saturday Storytime Saturdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Children from walkers to age 5, their caregivers, and their siblings are invited to participate in a 30-minute interactive program with books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills. A 30-minute Stay and Play follows this storytime.


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