The Orange County Library System is pleased to offer a variety of programs and events each month. From author talks to flamenco dancers and everything in between, you're sure to find a program that catches your interest!
Learn to drive a Hydraulic Excavator in lifelike construction site conditions. Practice digging trenches and driving with realistic controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the Hydraulic Excavator simulator during scheduled lab time.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 15 years of age. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
These programs, especially for infants from birth to 18 months, last approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.
Stories and activities for children aged 18 to 36 months. The programs last approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs, poetry and Mother Goose rhymes, and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
Tour the Audio Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Audio Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
Get hands-on experience with our photographers and professional talent in a session designed to give you real-world experience. Practice studio set up, photo taking and retouching with industry standard equipment in the Photo Studio.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this session, cardholders must have successfully completed the Photo Studio Orientation and Assessment and must be at least 18 years of age.
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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.
Video Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Video Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
RESERVING TIME IN THE CENTER
A Cardholder can make a reservation in-person at the Center or call 407-835-7323. If a Cardholder is 15 minutes or more late to their Studio reservation time, access to the Studio will not be granted, and a $25 Late Cancellation/No Show fee will be assessed to the Cardholder's account.
Any reservation must be cancelled not later than 11:59 pm three days prior to the reservation time in order to avoid the Late Cancellation fee. For instance, if a reservation was made for anytime on Friday, the cancellation must be made no later than 11:59 pm on the prior Tuesday. These same cancellation rules apply for weekend days as the Center is open 7 days.
Setup, breakdown, saving of work, and clean-up times are built into, are part of, and will not extend the reservation time. The studio must be restored back to its original condition by the Cardholder before the end of the reservation time. There is no grace period. Failure to check out by the end of the reservation time will result in a $25 fee.
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During this 3-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. To be eligible for U.S. Naturalization, you must be able to read, write, and speak basic English. Registration is required. To register, you can do so online, call 407-835-7323 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-835-7323 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or stop by any of our locations. This program is for adult learners, and is available for free to Orange County district resident cardholders, Fee cardholders, and Orange County Property Owner cardholders. If you do not have a card or have a different type of card, please call 407-835-7323 or stop by any of our locations for more information. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a class or program due to a disability may arrange for reasonable accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.
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.