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12000 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32826
407.835.7323

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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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SRP: Paws to Read

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a loveable, furry listener. Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified therapy dogs. #srpkids

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12:00
PM

Microsoft Access 2010 Level 3

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to create and customize forms and reports using data from tables and queries! You will also add a navigation menu using the Switchboard Manager. Recommended Audience: Adult

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2:00
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Etsy.com

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Learn how to buy and sell handmade or vintage items on Etsy.com Recommended Audience: Adult

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1:15
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QuickBooks Pro 2013 Level 3

Sunday, July 27, 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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2:00
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SRP: Special Effects Makeup in the Movies

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Alafaya Branch Registration Required

Special effects make-up brings science fiction to life! Ghoul School Professor, Barry Anderson, will lead a workshop showcasing castings, prosthetics, and molds that transform people into fantasy creatures for movies, television and museums. Ages 13 and up. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens

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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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