Come join the coolest new tech club!

Join Whiz Kids, the tech club that creates comics, animates images, mixes music, makes movies, and much more. Ages 6-12.

See what we are doing this week and register by selecting a listing below, or by calling 407.835.7323.

Now at Alafaya Branch, Edgewater Branch, Melrose Center, North Orange Branch, South Creek Branch, Southeast Branch, Southwest Branch, Washington Park Branch, West Oaks Branch, Windermere Branch, and Winter Garden Branch.

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Technology classes are free to Library District Resident card holders, Fee card holders, and Orange County Property Owner card holders. Others may attend by paying a $10 fee at time of registration prior to class time. Please register with the child’s library card. A responsible adult or caregiver must accompany children 10 years of age or younger and must stay in close proximity while the child is participating in Whiz Kids.

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3:00
PM

Whiz Kids: Make an iMovie »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at West Oaks Branch

Direct, produce and edit a movie starring you! Use the built-in camera and add cool transitions, effects and movie titles. This class is taught on the Apple Mac computer. #tween

3:30
PM

Whiz Kids: Mix Music for Kids »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Want to create your very own music mix? Learn how to use Audacity's sound tools to edit and mix audio files like a pro.#campsavvy

3:30
PM

Whiz Kids: Create Comic Strips »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at South Creek Branch

Put together cool comic drawings using Comic Life. Change layouts, add cartoons, and write a story to make your comic drawings come alive! #tween

3:30
PM

Whiz Kids: Machines, Motion and Engineering Using K'NEX »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Winter Garden Branch

Use K'NEX construction system to build machines such as transmissions, drag racers, cranes, rocket launchers, and more. Make learning about simple machines, motion and engineering fun with hands-on building. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. All participants must register to attend. This class is taught in a collaborative learning environment. Participants may work in teams of 2-3 students.

4:00
PM

Whiz Kids: Introduction to Solar Power Using Snap Circuits »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Melrose Center

Use Snap Circuits to explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios, and experiment with light levels. Explore the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. #tic

4:30
PM

Whiz Kids: Make a Movie »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at North Orange Branch

Direct, produce and edit your own movie using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker. Create a movie with video clips and photos. Spruce up your movie by adding cool transitions, effects and movie titles.

4:45
PM

Whiz Kids: Hack-a-tronics: Basic Electronics »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Windermere Branch

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such a flashing light, a radio alarm, a doorbell, and much, much more. Make learning electronics a snap! #tweens

4:30
PM

Whiz Kids: Create 2D Animations for Kids »

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Bring your digital artwork to life using CrazyTalk Animator. Animate your comic drawings with crazy animated features such as movement, audio, and realistic backgrounds. #tweens

10:30
AM

Whiz Kids: Create a 2D Video Game for Kids »

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Ever dreamed of making your own video game? Now you can with The Games Factory 2, it provides everything you need to create cool computer games. #tweens

3:00
PM

Whiz Kids: Exploring Circuitry Using LED Lights ($) »

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Melrose Center

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. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Fee-based class. Cost: $5 To pay for your class please call us at 407.835.7323 or visit any of our locations in person. #tic #tween

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A $5 late cancellation fee will be charged unless reservations are cancelled by 11:59 pm the day before the class is scheduled. For more information visit www.ocls.info/cancelfee or call 407.835.7323.

Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.

 
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