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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
AM

Bubble Playtime

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class presented by the UCF Sports & Exercise Science Club. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. Limited Space Available, ticketing at door.

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10:45
AM

Bubble Playtime

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class presented by the UCF Sports & Exercise Science Club. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. Limited Space Available, ticketing at door.

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11:00
AM

ELLIS Orientation

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to use ELLIS to begin or improve your English language skills! This ESOL Software provides lessons through watching, listening, practicing, and speaking! ¡Aprenda como utilizar ELLIS para comenzar o mejorar sus destrezas en el inglés! Este programa de ESOL (Inglés para personas que hablan otro idioma) provee lecciones que le permitirán observar, escuchar, practicar y repetir el inglés. Aprann kòman pou itilize ELLIS pou ka kòmanse osinon amelyore langaj ou nan anglè !nan Lojisyèl ESOL sa ou kapab aprann anglè pandan ou ap gade image yo, tande moun kap pale-a, fè praktik avèk pale tou

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12:45
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Open Language Lab

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs.

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3:00
PM

Whiz Kids: Basic Electronics Using Snap Circuits

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Use snap circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such as a flashing light, an alarm, a doorbell and more. Make learning electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 9 and up. Registration Required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. #tweens

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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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