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12000 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32826
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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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10:30
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WhizKids: Make 3D Animated Movies Level 2 (9-12)

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Take your Kid Pix movie to the next level in this project-based class! Bring a classic story to life using awesome 3D backgrounds, animated characters and much more.

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12:00
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Photoshop Level 3

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images. Recommended Audience: Adult #adobe

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1:45
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Photoshop Level 4

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs. Recommended Audience: Adult #adobe

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QuickBooks Pro 2013 Level 3

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable. Also, generate financial reports for your company. Recommended Audience: Adult

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3:30
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QuickBooks Pro 2013 Level 4

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to add new employees, enter timesheets, setup employee benefits, setup payroll items, pay employees, process payroll forms, and process payroll reports in QuickBooks. Recommended Audience: Adult

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Branch Exhibits and Displays

Creation Photos

By: Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams, though born in Maine, has been a native Floridian for over 45 years. His love of photography started in childhood when he got his first camera at the age of 15. His gift for capturing extraordinary beauty in the ordinary, often overlooked back drop of nature produces strikingly beautiful photographs. Mr. Williams specializes in landscape and wildlife photography. His photographs are currently on display at the Alafaya Branch until October 31.
Contact: kennethphotos42@yahoo.com

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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