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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 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, 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 The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community.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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Scratch Programming

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Orlando Public Library Registration Required

Scratch is a programming language and online community where you create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Learn object-oriented programming with a simple to use drag and drop application. Ages 16 and up. #codetic #tic

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Driving Simulators: Introduction to Motor Vehicle Dynamics

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Learn to drive with Simuride Driving Simulator in realistic road conditions. Practice safety and defensive driving. Discover the History and Science of the modern automobile. Note: Using the driving simulator can cause motion sickness in some people. #tic #simtic

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Volunteer Fair

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Curious about what volunteering opportunities there are in the Central Florida area? Visit your local library to talk with various organizations that offer volunteer services to the community. Attendees can meet with representatives from Pet Alliance Orlando, Freedom Ride, Inc., Volunteers for Community Impact, Inc., Operation Christmas Child, Seniors First, Inc., Peace Corps, Hospice of the Comforter, Central Florida Jobs Initiative, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, SCORE, New Hope for Kids, Dress for Success, Orange County Extension Office UF/IFAS, and Orlando Outreachers.

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Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Create complex and attractive designs using shapes, painting and text with special effects. Build your new business logo, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using the customizable tools. You will learn to draw and manipulate brushes, custom shapes, filters, and text in unique ways. Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #adobe #phototic

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General Orientation for the Melrose Center

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Melrose Center Registration Required

This orientation is your key to accessing the creative and collaborative spaces in the Melrose Center. Get an overview of the Photography Studio, Video Production Studio, Audio Production Studio, FabLab and Simulation Lab. Explore upcoming classes and workshops and learn about the best practices to maximize your experience. This orientation is free to out-of-county residents, but registration is required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted. #tic #gotic

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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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