OCLS Storytellers provide ongoing programs for children throughout the community each month.
Library programs are designed to educate, inform, and entertain. If you are interested in presenting a program for the Orange County Library System, please fill out our Program Proposal form. Subscribe to our podcasts or RSS feeds for additional library programming information or view our press releases.
These programs, especially for infants from birth to 18 months, last approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.
Stories and activities for children aged 18 to 36 months. The programs last approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs, poetry and Mother Goose rhymes, and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
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During this 4-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. To be eligible for U.S. Naturalization, you must be able to read, write, and speak basic English. Registration is required. To register, you can do so online, call 407-835-7323 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-835-7323 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or stop by any of our locations. This program is for adult learners, and is available for free to Orange County district resident cardholders, Fee cardholders, and Orange County Property Owner cardholders. If you do not have a card or have a different type of card, please call 407-835-7323 or stop by any of our locations for more information. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a class or program due to a disability may arrange for reasonable accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.
Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in America and currently only 12% of Cardiac Arrest victims survive. By knowing how to administer CPR, you can double or triple survival rates. Come out and join the fight against Heart Disease by Learning Hands-Only CPR and how lifestyle choices are the key to prevention. Because 88% of all Cardiac Arrest incidents happen at home, the life you save will likely be the life of someone you love! Space is limited. Dress comfortably and bring a towel. To register call 407.488.9581. For more information, visit hearthealthandcpr.com.
These read-aloud programs are recommended for children ages three to five and last approximately 25 minutes. Bring your children often to enjoy folk and animal tales, flannel and big book stories, plus rhymes, songs, and poetry.
Step back into history, and listen to the personal story of Titanic survivor, Margaret "Molly" Brown, brought to life in a performance by Titanic historian, Kyrila Scully. Following the monologue will be a Q&A session and a fascinating tour of Titanic memorabilia including artifacts, ephemera, film props and reproductions of items retrieved from Titanic's debris fields. For more information, visit TitanicSpeakersBureau.com.
Elizabeth Bellinger, author of The Kaleidoscope Anthology, gives tips on creative writing including writings short stories, character development and writing dialogue. Learn all about using visual prompts to help spark creativity and overcome writer's block. Call 407.835.7323 to register.