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101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
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The Orlando Public Library is on Central Blvd between Rosalind and Magnolia and is served by the downtown Lymmo service as well as routes # 3,6,7,11,13 and 51.
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About the Branch

The Orlando Public Library is the headquarters and resource center for the Orange County Library System. The 290,000 square foot downtown Orlando facility is the largest public library building in the state of Florida. The Library has been located at this site since its beginnings as the Albertson Public Library in 1923. Public Reference Departments in the Orlando Public Library include Children's, Genealogy, Library Central, and Reference Central. The Children's Library offers spacious areas, special programs, computers and story rooms for our youngest readers and readers to be. The Technology and Education Center is located on the second floor and includes the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community. The Genealogy collection is one of the best in the Southeast and is a great place to begin research into family history.

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Tech Talk: Digital Photography for the Family

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Melrose Center

Capture your family's most precious moments with digital photography. Andrew Garraway will explore the basics of Exposure and Depth of Field, as well as lens and camera mechanics. Andrew is a Full Sail University Instructor with many years of experience in the photography field. Come join us for this fun, interactive event. #phototic #tic

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Responsible Dog Ownership

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days with a presentation to educate first-time dog owners about the basics dog ownership and to help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets. This program is for pet owners, pets may not attend.

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Logo Design and Development Using Adobe Illustrator

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Build your business logo using graphic design theory for concepts, color, and font choices. Learn the basics of designing a business logo using vector graphics tools. #phototic #tic

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littleBits Engineering and Design for Kids (Ages 9-12)

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Build electronic models that solve real world problems with these simple to use kits of electronic components. Learn how power, sensors and output devices can be combined to construct machines that react to their surroundings. #fabtic #tic

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Once Upon a Princess

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Orlando Public Library Registration Required

By special decree, all eligible princesses in the kingdom are hereby invited to attend an enchanted fairytale spectacular. Dress in your best princess costume and participate in royal crafts, activities and games. Every princess in attendance will receive a fairy princess hat. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. Ages 3-7.

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Services and Programs

  • The library collection includes books, audio books, informational and entertainment videos and DVDs, recorded music, world language materials, a Young Adult collection, an Adult Literacy Collection, Florida Collection, Disney archive as well as magazines for leisure reading and research plus microfilm.
  • Public computers offering Internet access, and online reference resources including the Library catalog are located throughout the building.
  • Three computer labs allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over one hundred and thirty classes a month.
  • Drive-up window on Wall Street allows patrons to return items while remaining in their cars.
  • Four meeting rooms available for use by non-profit organizations. Request a room online or call us at 407.835.7323. Reading areas and study rooms for small groups of six or less are located on each of the four public levels.
  • Tours of the Orlando Public Library are available by appointment, please call the Community Relations Office.
  • Regularly scheduled school-age and group programs every Tuesday and Thursday, every 30 minutes between 9:15 and 10:45:
    • Tiny Tales for Babies ages Birth to 18 months Friday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
    • Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
    • Family Storytime every Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
    • Storybook Fun for ages 3-5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
    • Cuentame un Cuento, bilingual story program, every 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
  • Various programs and displays for adults and children are offered throughout the year by the Library, Friends of the Library, and Community Organizations.
 
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