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Holiday Fun Programs

11:00
AM

Cuisine Corner: Healthy & Locally Sourced Holiday Meals

Saturday, November 01, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join Chef Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant in DeLand as he shares tips and tricks on making your holiday meals using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients found right here in Central Florida farmers' markets. Space is limited. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. #cuisinecorner

6:30
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Meditation For Holiday Stress Reduction

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality, learn to reduce your holiday stress thorough meditation. Join Doug Kruger a long time meditator as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Kruger will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation time tested technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally, spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

4:00
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Meditation For Holiday Stress Reduction

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality, learn to reduce your holiday stress thorough meditation. Join Mark Young, Ph.D, who has been meditating for over 40 years, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Young will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation time tested technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally, spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

1:00
PM

Holiday Movie-Mickey's Christmas Carol

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Join us for one of Charles Dickens' most beloved holiday tales, "A Christmas Carol," starring Mickey and friends. #fallfamilyfun; #Dickens; #tween

6:00
PM

Pet Safety for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

Keep your pets safe this holiday season. Join Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Volunteer Humane Educator Cathy Houde as she shares information on what dangers your pet could face during the holidays and how to keep them safe from harm.

6:00
PM

Cuisine Corner: Vegan Holiday Dinners

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Ethos Vegan Kitchen TBD #cuisinecorner

6:30
PM

Cuisine Corner: Decorating Holiday Cookies

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Decorate cookies to dazzle everyone! Learn easy ways to dress up holiday cookies for the season. #cuisinecorner

5:30
PM

Holiday Laughs Film Festival

Thursday, December 04, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Enjoy a hilarious Holiday movie on the first three Thursdays of December. 8/4: Eight Crazy Nights 8/11: The Santa Clause 8/18: Elf

10:30
AM

Music on the Porch: Holiday Showcase Accordion Craze

Saturday, December 06, 2014 at Winter Garden Branch

Get in the holiday spirit with this lively showcase of holiday music by the Central Florida Accordion Club.

11:00
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Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 06, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

Grab your mittens and gear up for a winter wonderland. Stories, crafts, and frosty delights are in store. So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow and don't miss this day of wintery fun! Recommended for ages 4 and up.

12:00
PM

TLC Holiday Party

Saturday, December 06, 2014 at North Orange Branch

An event to thank our TLC volunteers for the hard work they have done this year.

2:00
PM

Step By Step Dance Studio, Inc. Presents: Toyland and Snowbiz

Sunday, December 07, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Performers from Step By Step Dance Studio will present two wonderful shows. In Toyland, join Humpty Dumpty on a trip through Toyland where, Tom, the chief toymaker and his friends outsmart Barnaby the Crooked and save the day for children everywhere. Snowbiz, a vaudeville style musical revue, celebrates snow and the way it affects the lives of people. "There's no business like snow business!" So "let's get on with the snow!"

6:30
PM

Meditation For Holiday Stress Reduction

Monday, December 08, 2014 at North Orange Branch

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality, learn to reduce your holiday stress thorough meditation. Join Mark Young, Ph.D, who has been meditating for over 40 years,as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Young will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation time tested technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally, spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

6:00
PM

Winter Movie Madness - Frozen

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

You're invited to a movie screening of Frozen!

5:30
PM

Holiday Laughs Film Festival

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Enjoy a hilarious Holiday movie on the first three Thursdays of December. 8/4: Eight Crazy Nights 8/11: The Santa Clause 8/18: Elf

6:00
PM

Keeping Safe During the Holidays

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

Don't be a victim this holiday season! Learn how to protect yourself against the most common forms of identity theft and what to do if you have been victimized. Protect yourself and your family. For more information, visit www.victimservicecenter.org.

11:00
AM

Holiday Showcase: Accordion Craze

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Eatonville Branch

Get in the holiday spirit with this lively showcase of holiday music by the Central Florida Accordion Club.

2:00
PM

Meditation For Holiday Stress Reduction

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Hiawassee Branch

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality, learn to reduce your holiday stress thorough meditation. Join Doug Kruger, a long time meditator, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Kruger will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation time tested technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally, spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

2:30
PM

Victorian Holiday Crafts

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Join us for easy to make Victorian holiday crafts to decorate your home or share with others. #familyfun;#Dickens; #tween

2:00
PM

Hunter's Creek Homeschool Choir: Holiday Time Is Here

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate the special sentiments of the season in this medley featuring some of the best known holiday songs. This seasonal performance will be fun for the whole family!

2:15
PM

Step By Step Dance Studio, Inc. Presents: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington, longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But, his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

5:30
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Holiday Film Fest: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Monday, December 15, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate the season with these holiday classics. Today's feature is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

3:30
PM

Summer-Style Winter Party

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Let's get together to celebrate this winter season, summer-style! Ages 11-18. #tween

6:00
PM

Movement Arts Studio Perform Holiday Classics

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

The exceptional students from Movement Arts Studio will perform a range of holiday classics. This show is great for kids of all ages!

4:00
PM

Holiday Music in the Library

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at North Orange Branch

Enjoy holiday flute music in the library played by Anne Brickeen.

5:30
PM

Holiday Laughs Film Festival

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Enjoy a hilarious Holiday movie on the first three Thursdays of December. 8/4: Eight Crazy Nights 8/11: The Santa Clause 8/18: Elf

6:30
PM

Winter Movie Madness: Polar Express

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

Join us for a chilly winter movie, Polar Express! The whole family is welcome.

11:00
AM

Holiday Showcase: Accordion Craze

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Washington Park Branch

Get in the holiday spirit with this lively showcase of holiday music by the Central Florida Accordion Club.

1:30
PM

Tech Talk: Holiday Family Photos

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Melrose Center

Learn how to take great Holiday family photographs with the Melrose Center's photography instructor Winny Rivas Torres. She will provide tips on how to improve your family photos so you can have the perfect Holiday pictures to share with your whole family.

2:00
PM

Holiday Nail Art

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Get your manicure ready for the holidays! Join us as we demonstrate how to do your own winter themed nail art.

2:30
PM

Summer-Style Winter Party

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at South Creek Branch

Let's get together to celebrate this winter season, summer-style! Ages 11-18. #tween.

4:00
PM

Dickens Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Wrap up the yearlong celebration of Charles Dickens with holiday songs performed by the Orlando Dickens Carolers. #dickens

4:00
PM

Holiday Music in the Library

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at North Orange Branch

Enjoy holiday flute music in the library played by Anne Brickeen.

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Monday, December 22, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! #tween Film selection: The Polar Express

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Monday, December 22, 2014 at Southwest Branch

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages!

5:30
PM

Holiday Film Fest: Nightmare Before Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate the season with these holiday classics. Today's feature is Nightmare Before Christmas.

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! #tween Film Selection: Arthur Christmas

1:00
PM

Winter Movie Madness: Captain America Winter Soldier

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! Captain America Winter Soldier is rated PG-13.

12:00
AM

Christmas Holiday/ Día de Navidad

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Orange County Library System - All Locations

The Orange County Library System will be closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. All locations will resume normal hours on Friday December 26, 2014. Happy Holidays! El sistema de bibliotecas del condado de Orange se cerrará Miércoles, 24 de diciembre y el jueves, 25 de diciembre debido a la conmemoración del Día de Navidad. Todas las localidades abrirán a sus horas regulares el viernes 26 de diciembre, 2014. ¡Feliz Día de Navidad!

12:00
AM

Christmas Holiday/ Día de Navidad

Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Orange County Library System - All Locations

The Orange County Library System will be closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. All locations will resume normal hours on Friday December 26, 2014. Happy Holidays! El sistema de bibliotecas del condado de Orange se cerrará Miércoles, 24 de diciembre y el jueves, 25 de diciembre debido a la conmemoración del Día de Navidad. Todas las localidades abrirán a sus horas regulares el viernes 26 de diciembre, 2013. ¡Feliz Día de Navidad!

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Friday, December 26, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! #tween Film Selection: Snow Dogs

2:30
PM

Winter Movie Madness

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at South Creek Branch

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! Please check the OCLS calendar for movie listings. #tween

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Monday, December 29, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! #tween Film Selection: March of the Penguins

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Monday, December 29, 2014 at Southwest Branch

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages!

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! #tween Film Selection: Happy Feet

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! #tween Film Selection: Happy Feet 2

6:00
PM

New Year's Holiday/¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Orange County Library System - All Locations

The Orange County Library System will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, and will be closed Thursday, January 1, 2015 in observance of the New Year's Holiday. All locations will resume normal hours on Friday, January 2, 2015. Happy New Year! El sistema de bibliotecas del condado de Orange va a cerrar a las 6 p.m. el miércoles 31 de diciembre y permanecerá cerrado jueves 1 de enero, 2015, debido a la conmemoración del Año Nuevo. Todas las localidades abrirán de nuevo a sus horas regulares el viernes 2 de enero, 2015. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

12:00
AM

New Year's Holiday/¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Thursday, January 01, 2015 at Orange County Library System - All Locations

The Orange County Library System will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, and will be closed Thursday, January 1, 2015 in observance of the New Year's Holiday. All locations will resume normal hours on Friday, January 2, 2015. Happy New Year! El sistema de bibliotecas del condado de Orange va a cerrar a las 6 p.m. el miércoles 31 de diciembre y permanecerá cerrado jueves 1 de enero, 2015, debido a la conmemoración del Año Nuevo. Todas las localidades abrirán de nuevo a sus horas regulares el viernes 2 de enero, 2015. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

10:30
AM

Winter Movie Madness

Friday, January 02, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate winter with movies for all ages! #tween Film Selection: Frozen

2:00
PM

Wishing for Winter

Saturday, January 03, 2015 at North Orange Branch

Celebrate the season with cool activities! Ages 6-12. #tween

2:00
PM

Visioning and Goal Setting for the New Year Plan Your Tomorrow, Head There Today

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Herndon Branch

In this interactive workshop, you will learn to write a powerful vision for your life in 2015 and discover the tools you need to turn that vision into reality so you can stop living by default and start living by design. Presented by professional life and career coach Marie M. Loeffler.

11:00
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Wishing for Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Edgewater Branch

Celebrate the season with cool activities! Ages 6-12. #tween

2:30
PM

Wishing for Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at South Creek Branch

Celebrate the season with cool activities! Ages 6-12. #tween

2:00
PM

Visioning and Goal Setting for the New Year Plan Your Tomorrow, Head There Today

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Alafaya Branch

In this interactive workshop, you will learn to write a powerful vision for your life in 2015 and discover the tools you need to turn that vision into reality so you can stop living by default and start living by design. Presented by professional life and career coach Marie M. Loeffler.

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