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About the Branch

The Southwest Branch opened on March 21, 1989 in a beautiful Mediterranean style building designed by Schweizer and Associates Architecture Firm, who also designed the Orlando Public Library. Serving the Dr. Phillips and Metrowest communities, Southwest is near International Drive and the attractions. Southwest is a popular place for local adults, children, students and tourists.

Read the Southwest blog often for more information on upcoming programs for children and adults, book news and book club discussions, technology classes, art exhibits, new library materials, and more. Email us your suggestions or questions; or post a comment. Let us hear from you!

Upcoming Classes & Programs

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1:00
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Stress Management using Tai Chi, Aikido, and Ki Breathing

Saturday, August 02, 2014 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Before summer is over and the rush of fall arrives, join Al Aki to learn stress management techniques using Tai Chi, Aikido, and Ki breathing. These techniques have physical and mental benefits such as increased energy and endurance, better balance, more awareness, quicker reaction times, and promotion of overall calmness. Mr. Aki has over ten years experience using these techniques. No prior experience needed. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. For ages 18 and up. For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

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1:15
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Introduction to Digital Photography

Saturday, August 02, 2014 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Learn the art of composing and framing your shot. Experiment with the ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings on a simulated DSLR camera and feel the power it gives you. Use free online tools to post-process your pictures and make them sing! Recommended Audience: Adult

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2:30
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Photoshop Level 1

Saturday, August 02, 2014 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Learn how to use selection and editing tools to change your photographs. Recommended Audience: Adult #adobe

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10:30
AM

SRP: Fizz, Boom, Watch!

Monday, August 04, 2014 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Experience an explosive summer with atomic movies that will blow your mind! Ages 6-12. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpkids #science

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11:45
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Camp Savvy: Basic Electronics Using Snap Circuits for Kids (6-8)

Monday, August 04, 2014 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such a flashing light, a radio alarm, a doorbell and much more. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning electronics a snap! #campsavvy #SRPkids #familyfocus

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Branch Exhibits and Displays

Summer

By: Patricia Castro de Paez

Patricia Castro de Paezís love and respect for the natural environment is whimsically and passionately expressed in vibrate original water color flora paintings. A Meet the Artist event is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: patriciapaezart@yahoo.com

Origami by Aki

By: Al Aki

This exhibit features several origami (the Japanese art of paper folding) pieces from the simple to the complex and intricate. One of the pieces, a swan contains 500 pieces of paper.
Contact: akial2003@yahoo.com

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