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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 290,000 square foot downtown Orlando facility is the largest public library building in the state of Florida. 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, Genealogy, 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 The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community.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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Adobe Dreamweaver Fundamentals

Friday, August 01, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Create professional looking websites using Dreamweaver's graphical user interface. Learn how to create a website without the need for coding or programming. Whether you need a personal, hobby or business website, get creative with Dreamweaver's simple to use tools for layouts, images, formatting, multimedia and interactivity.

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Melrose Kids Camp: Crafty Capers (9-12)

Friday, August 01, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

The Melrose Center will feature week-long, 2-hour camp-style sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A materials fee of $25 applies for each camp. Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. Seats are limited, so register today! Craft simple and easy projects using LED lights, a Silhouette cutter and a 3D printer. Day 1: Exploring Circuitry with LED Lights: Create a personalized greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs. Day 2: Personalized Stickers with Silhouette Studio: Create a customized vinyl sticker using the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. Learn the basics of Silhouette Studio graphic design software including adding shapes, designs and text. Day 3: Custom Cookie Cutters & 3D for Kids: Use a simple online tool to design your own custom cookie cutter. See your design come to life as it is created on one of our 3D printers. Day 4: Photo Booth and Button Maker: Create your own buttons using photos and a button press. Customize the look of your buttons with graphic design and photo editing software. Day 5: Build a LED Night Light: Create a customized night light using the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. Create a basic circuit while learning simple circuitry and electronics. Day 6: Showcase: The spotlight is on you! On the last day of the camp, you'll have a chance to present your awesome projects to your family, friends, and others who will attend the camp's Showcase event. Share what you have learned about Electronic Engineering! Cost for out-of-county kids: $75 for each camp (includes classes and materials) #campsavvy #SRPkids

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Microsoft Access 2010 Level 3

Friday, August 01, 2014 at Orlando Public Library 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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Melrose Center Tour

Friday, August 01, 2014 at Melrose Center

Tour the new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity. This unique 26,000 square foot center includes individual and collaborative work spaces, an audio production studio, a photography studio, a video production studio, fab lab, and simulation lab.

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Audio Equipment Training: Microphones and Signal Routing

Friday, August 01, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

This class will introduce microphones, their use in the studio, and also discuss signal routing. Students will learn the difference between condenser and dynamic microphones, learn to apply phantom power, and learn essential practices for microphone use and care. Students will also learn about signal routing in the studio, including how to send cues and use the talk-back system. This class helps prepare students for the Audio Assessment covering these topics.

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Branch Exhibits and Displays

Experience Ancient Rome

By: Legio VI-Florida Cohort

Legio VI-Florida Cohort brings history to life through artifacts, reconstructions and re-enactments of first century Rome. Florida Cohort is affiliated with Legio VI Ferrata Fidelas Constans (Legion Six, “Iron (Clad) Always Faithful”) of Summerville, South Carolina.

Displayed on the First and Third Floors of the Orlando Public Library, Through August
Contact: 407.835.7323

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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