Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie.
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.
Join us for an after-hours genealogy event to research your family history! Meet, mingle and share with fellow researchers as you uncover details of your ancestry. You are invited to take a brief tour of the facility. Genealogy lectures and technology classes will be offered. Library staff and volunteers will be available for research assistance. Registration is required. If you do not have an Orange County Library System library card, please contact us by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 407-835-7651 for more information about attending. #genealogy
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.
Video Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Video Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
RESERVING TIME IN THE CENTER
A Cardholder can make a reservation in-person at the Center or call 407-835-7323. If a Cardholder is 15 minutes or more late to their Studio reservation time, access to the Studio will not be granted, and a $25 Late Cancellation/No Show fee will be assessed to the Cardholder's account.
Any reservation must be cancelled not later than 11:59 pm three days prior to the reservation time in order to avoid the Late Cancellation fee. For instance, if a reservation was made for anytime on Friday, the cancellation must be made no later than 11:59 pm on the prior Tuesday. These same cancellation rules apply for weekend days as the Center is open 7 days.
Setup, breakdown, saving of work, and clean-up times are built into, are part of, and will not extend the reservation time. The studio must be restored back to its original condition by the Cardholder before the end of the reservation time. There is no grace period. Failure to check out by the end of the reservation time will result in a $25 fee.
Please call 407.835.7381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
During this 3-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.
Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams
Join scholar Dr. Luis Martinez-Fernandez to view and discuss episode 2 of the PBS first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. #latinoamericans
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.