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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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10:30
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Stress Buster Coloring Hour for Adults

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Southwest Branch

Life got you stressed? Unwind at the Library. Turn off your phone, unplug your computer, and join us for an hour of stress busting coloring for adults. Adults all over the world are discovering the relaxing, stress-reducing, and meditative benefits of coloring. Besides, it's just plain fun! #coloringOCLS All supplies you need to color away your stress are provided but feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools. For men and women ages 18 and up. For more information, call 407.835.7323; email southwest@ocls.info Some of the supplies provided by Community School of the Arts program sponsored by Women in the Arts Inc. in partnership with the Orange County Library System. womenintheartsinc.org

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11:15
AM

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Build your new business logo, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using the customizable tools. You will learn to draw and manipulate brushes. custom shapes, filters, and text in unique ways. Recommended Audience: Adult #adobe

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12:00
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Reading Workshop

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Southwest Branch

Improve your English vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension by reading a book. Book: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. A copy of the book will be provided to all registered participants. A story based on the true life of a Sudanese refugee camp survivor; an orphan who was adopted, learned English, and came to the United States. An inspiring story to be read and discussed together. This five-week workshop is provided by the Adult Literacy League in partnership with Southwest Branch Library of the Orange County Library System. Who should attend: ESOL and ABE students; anyone who wants to improve their English language skills. Space is limited. Registration required. To register, call: Adult Literacy League 407.422.1540 www.adultliteracyleague.org Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 p.m. January 20-February 17 Southwest Branch Library

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12:30
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Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Create complex and attractive designs.Use brushes to paint virtually with wet paint, and replace colors add text with special effects. Recommended Audience: Adult #adobe

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3:00
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WhizKids: Tech Hangout (9-12) Small Basic Coding- Turtle Art(9-12)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Southwest Branch Registration Required

Small Basic is a program designed by Microsoft to teach computer programming. We'll use it to create programs that make personalized art by use of our helpful friend, the turtle who lives in graphics windows. #afterschool #kids

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Branch Exhibits and Displays

It's a Beautiful World

By: Dawn Wicklow

These vivid paintings feature a combination of alcohol inks on Yupo paper and Chinese ink on rice paper.
Contact: www.dawnwicklowfinearts.com

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