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12000 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32826
407.835.7323

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About the Branch

The Alafaya Branch has a long history of providing library services to the East Orange County community. The branch originally opened in 1965 as the Azalea Park branch, situated on Lake Barton Road. From the 1970s through the 1990s the branch provided library services from shopping center locations. Ground was broken in January 1999 for a new branch, designed to be the prototype branch for future Orange County Library System branches. Opened on February 1, 2000, the Alafaya branch was funded by a Florida Library Construction Grant.

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10:15
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Introduction to Computers

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn about the history and development of the computer, the fundamentals of a computer, and the hardware and software components. Recommended Audience: Adult #basicstraining

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10:30
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Tablet Tales: Colors

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Come join us for a digitally enhanced storytime experience! Let's explore another way to learn and read: by using apps and digital media! This month's theme is colors! Ages 3-5, registration is required.

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11:30
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How to Use the Mouse and Keyboard

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer's interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources. Recommended Audience: Adult #basicstraining

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2:00
PM

Microsoft Excel 2013: Crear Macros Simples

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Aprenda a crear y editar macros simples para simplificar tareas repetitivas. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos #officetraining

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3:15
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Destrezas en el Manejo del Teclado

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Aprenda a cómo colocar sus manos correctamente sobre el teclado y a mejorar sus destrezas mediante el uso del programa TypingMaster. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

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Permanent Artwork

A unique art display at Alafaya is the bronze casting of Florida's sandhill crane and accompanying fish, a beautiful tribute to Florida wildlife. The sculpture is displayed in our reading area. Aptly named "Food Chain," the artist Carl Wagner won Best in Show for this piece at Fiesta in the Park, 1996.

Services and Programs

  • The library collection includes books, audio books on CD, informational and entertainment DVDs, recorded music on CD, audio CDs in mp3 format, Playaways, and an Adult Literacy Collection. Enjoy the latest DVD releases and bestsellers!
  • Public computers provide Internet access, word processing and online reference resources including the Library catalog. Browse the Virtual Library for reliable information at your fingertips.
  • The branch has one Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) which is a self-contained bilingual educational computer for children, with over 56 top-rated educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas.
  • The convenience of our drive-up window allows library customers to return items or call ahead and pick up materials while remaining in their cars.
  • Our computer lab houses eight computers and allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over fifty classes a month.
  • We have regularly scheduled Story Programs each week. Tiny Tales for babies ages Birth to 18 months, Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, Storybook Fun for Preschoolers. At Alafaya, Tiny Tales are on Thursday mornings and Toddler Time and Storybook Fun are on Friday mornings for your listening pleasure.
  • We offer various programs and displays for adults and children throughout the year.
 
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