Booktoberfest

Friday, October 4, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Booktoberfest takes over the library for one night every year. Sample a tasty variety of beers from local brewers in the Bungalower Biergarten, and enjoy some light bites from Roque PubThe Greenery Creamery, Florida Technical College's Culinary Arts students and more. Challenge your friends to games, play trivia, and learn about the brewing process. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Orange County Library System, which helps fund important library programs and initiatives. Tickets are on sale (VIP - $50, General Admission - $35).

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*This event is intended for those ages 21 and up.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday
July
5
9:30​am
(Online Technology Classroom 2)
Give Steve and Alex fresh new looks. Design characters, items, blocks and mobs for Minecraft using Tynker.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:00​am
(Hiawassee - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:00​am
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Build your business logo using graphic design theory for concepts, color, and font choices. Learn the basics of designing a business logo using vector graphics tools.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:00​am
Event Category: Education & Learning
In this casual learning experience students were introduced to a variety of resources available at their library.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:15​am
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:15​am
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Fun-filled yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions with a twist that uses a PLAY-based yoga curriculum that is trauma-informed conscious. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:15​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprann sou istwa a ak devlopman òdinatè a, kijan òdinatè-a fonksyone, pyès ki nan konpitè ak lojisyèl. #Creole
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Tuesday
July
5
10:15​am
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Reading the hieroglyphics on a sewing pattern can be quite intimidating. Learn to read a professional sewing pattern, how to layout fabric and prepare material for a project.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter. Ensure readability with basic review tools.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:15​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Storytime; Language Learning
Cuéntame un Cuento is a bilingual interactive storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish that are suitable for speakers of either language. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:15​am
(Washington Park - Children's Area)
Event Category: Storytime
From the rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes to the use of picture books, songs and flannel board stories, your child will be encouraged to develop early literacy skills.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Join Alex and Steve on a Voyage Aquatic! Use code to help Alex and Steve explore the high seas. Program algorithms, loops, and conditions to complete the code challenges.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
There's something for everyone in this high-energy variety show. Your kids will be dazzled with juggling, magic, plate-spinning and more!
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Gatorland brings the wild to the library! Get up close and personal with snakes and gators and learn all about these swimming creatures.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Storytime; Education & Learning
Dig in the mud to explore the world of clams. Learn how to be as happy as a clam through talking and singing. Talking and singing develop early narrative skills. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
Event Category: Science & Math
Have fun with physics! Simulate physics in the real world with Algodoo. Experiment with objects and see how they react to the forces of gravity and friction.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Photo Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Photo Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Tour the Melrose Center Video Studio in this introductory class.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Take the first step towards audio recording. Tour the Audio Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices. (tic101)
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Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Library Central)
Explore the wonders of water and learn why we need to protect it. Children will learn what things they can do to help save our planet and our oceans. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Games & Activities
Ahoy Mates, hola amigos! Jump aboard our imaginary pirate ship. In this bilingual storytime for preschoolers, children will learn the letter of the day – P for Pirate! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Perform numerical calculation in Microsoft Excel and learn how to use the tools needed to create a budget.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Coding & Robotics
Ever wonder how circuits work? Watch or build along with an instructor as they explain basic circuitry using Snap Circuits. This class is taught by Melrose Center Fab Lab Instructors.
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Tuesday
July
5
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Coding & Robotics
Explore the basics of coding electronics while you build exciting projects with Snapino. Program an Arduino to control LED lights.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
10:45​am
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
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Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Get creative with arts and crafts! Preschoolers will enjoy age-appropriate stories and crafts.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Event Categories: Storytime; Cooking & Food
Your child will learn fine motor skills and cooking vocabulary while creating a classic summer treat with an artistic ocean flair. Adult participation is required. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(South Creek - Children's Area)
Who says you can’t play with your food? Strengthen important early literacy skills through food-themed stories, activities and a craft. Recommended for ages 4-5.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Storytime; Life Skills
The earth is made of water, and so are you! This event will explore one of earth’s most valuable resources and show attendees how they can play their part in protecting it. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Students from the UCF School of Medicine will host a table and discuss issues related to vaccines and infectious diseases.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Storytime; Science & Math
Lobsters, and king crab, and krill, oh my! Help your child practice the literacy-building skill of counting with this crustacean-themed storytime. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.
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Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Science & Math
Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects with Snap Circuits. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Storytime; Education & Learning
Learn about a different country each month through games, activities, and crafts. Don't forget your passport! This month we're learning about France! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:00​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Apran konsèp ak tèminoloji. Vini alèz avèk environman Microsoft Word epi itilize bazik fonksyon nan Microsoft Word pou ka Kreye yon dokiman. #Creole
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:15​am
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.
Learn more >
Tuesday
July
5
11:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
Make friends around the globe by learning a new language. Use immersive online library resources to learn a new language today.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:30​am
(Winter Garden - Children's Area)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Calling all mermaids, pirates and explorers, of the ocean deep! Dive into a world of imagination and join us for 'fin'tastic crafts! Recommended for families with children ages 3-8.
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Tuesday
July
5
11:45​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Join Alex and Steve on a Minecraft Hero's Journey! Use code to program an agent to help Alex and Steve on their journey. Use algorithms, loops, and functions to complete the code challenges.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
11:45​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Take your first steps into the world of computing. Discover the essential parts of and types of computers, as well as the basics of using a computer for the first time.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
12:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Bring your 3D Design to reality with a 3D Printer at the Fab Lab. Learn how to use the slicing software, proper settings on the printer and gain access to our 3D printers in the Fab Lab.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
12:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Beat the summer heat with a movie! Sing and dance along to the beat and make a themed craft to take home. Recommended for families.
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Tuesday
July
5
12:15​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Use felt, magnets, and hand sewing techniques to create locker and fridge decorations! We will learn the basics of hand sewing in this class.
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Tuesday
July
5
12:30​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners. The class is designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.
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Tuesday
July
5
12:30​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Make your own Minecraft world! Program the environment, animals and mobs. Use algorithms, functions, loops, and conditions to complete code challenges.
Learn more >
Tuesday
July
5
12:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Reading the hieroglyphics on a sewing pattern can be quite intimidating. Learn to read a professional sewing pattern, how to layout fabric and prepare material for a project.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
12:45​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
1:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer grab-n-go meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Tuesday
July
5
1:00​pm
(Virtual Room - West Oaks)
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
Explore resources, tips, and tricks for finding records in the home countries of your ancestors. This session focuses on Ireland.
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Tuesday
July
5
1:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Explore the basic operations of the Photo Studio cameras and lenses to optimize your photography skills. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of camera lenses.
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Tuesday
July
5
1:15​pm
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Create your own unique drawstring backpack perfect for school, hiking or the beach.
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Tuesday
July
5
1:15​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
Learn more >
Tuesday
July
5
1:30​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Audio Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Audio Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
Learn more >
Tuesday
July
5
1:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins board game, then choose a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.
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Tuesday
July
5
1:30​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Create a new look for those tired old pillow by making a pillow cover. Learn new techniques and update your decorative pillows in one class!
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Tuesday
July
5
1:45​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Complete challenges using code. Explore computer science with characters from Frozen, Minecraft and Star Wars in Hour of Code tutorials.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
2:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Don’t throw that away! Turn recycling into inspiring by using your creativity to fashion a unique work of art out of found objects. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
2:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Language Learning
Develop your Spanish skills with us! In this Spanish class you will learn basic vocabulary, numbers, colors and much more. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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Tuesday
July
5
2:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
This class will introduce the basic operations of how to operate the video studio cameras. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of a camera.
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Tuesday
July
5
2:00​pm
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
NCF provides valuable information to help the community with various resources to match their needs. Stop by the Fairview Shores Branch to learn more.
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Tuesday
July
5
2:00​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Meet Sphero, the cute rolling robot. Use Sphero's LED matrix to display animations and pictures, then code your robot to roll along paths and through mazes.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
2:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Youth Services 1)
Learn Spanish through the exploration of original music with a live guitar performance. Reinforce new vocabulary words using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic skills. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Tuesday
July
5
2:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
2:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Have fun playing games that can help you speed up your typing skills and learn how to position your hands on the keyboard like a pro!
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Tuesday
July
5
2:30​pm
(Learning Cube)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins boardgame, then design a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.
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Tuesday
July
5
2:30​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Demystify the complex concepts of exposure. Learn how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect the focus, blurriness or graininess of your photos.
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Tuesday
July
5
2:30​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Science & Math
Watch your marbles race down the track. Build your own marble Learn how gravity affects the speed of a ball.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
2:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Test your waterbending skills by mastering the element. Engage in scientific experiments that make you look as good as Katara and Aang. Recommended for ages 9-12.
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Tuesday
July
5
2:30​pm
Create dynamic presentations, crunch numbers and create eye-catching flyers in this three-day camp. Build your skills towards becoming a Microsoft Office expert.
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Tuesday
July
5
3:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Citizenship Inspired)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
During this 4-Session program, students will meet via Zoom to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. (7/5 Session 1, 7/6 Session 2, 7/12 Session 3, 7/13 Session 4)
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
3:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
A Spanish immersion Mother Goose on the Loose with interactive songs, rhymes and activities to grow your baby's early literacy and Spanish skills! Recommended for babies.
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Tuesday
July
5
3:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Create amazing science fair charts to wow the judges using Microsoft Excel. Learn how to use the tools needed to create basic graphs to display your data.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
3:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Start crocheting today. Learn to chain and single crochet stitch to create bookmark perfect for your favorite books.
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Tuesday
July
5
3:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Impress that special someone in your life by wrapping their gift in a handmade gift bag! These gift bags can be made for any occasion. They are fast and easy to make and each one is unique.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
3:30​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to learn and talk about new basic English vocabulary associated with different topics. Please register!
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Tuesday
July
5
3:45​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Science & Math
Watch your car race down the ramp. Compete in design challenges to make the best ramp with common household items and the Algodoo physics app.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
4:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Come and join us as we have fun playing chess! Chess sets and other games are available for anyone to play. All ages.
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Tuesday
July
5
4:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Take control of your shots and become more creative. Learn about camera settings, controls and exposure. Explore creative techniques including pulling focus, depth of field and composition.
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Tuesday
July
5
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Have a great time mingling with other Central Florida fiber artists while working on your craft. Be sure to bring your work in progress, yarn and tools. All levels are welcome.
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Tuesday
July
5
4:15​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Create your own unique backpack perfect for school or the beach. Day 1: 07-05 Day 2: 07-06
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Tuesday
July
5
4:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Explore the Galapagos Islands, an island formed by fire. Learn about Valentina Cruz, a girl born on the Galápagos Islands who became a biologist to protect her homeland. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
4:35​pm
(Chickasaw - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Bring your crochet projects, yarn and tools to this open lab. All levels are welcome.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
5:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Event Category: Language Learning
Bilingual (Spanish / English) Conversational Interactions with Ms. Brenda
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
5:00​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
6:00​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to practice your English speaking skills with us on a virtual Conversation Hour. Each session will have specific topics for discussion. Register today!
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
6:15​pm
(Online Technology Classroom - TEC)
Event Categories: Web Design; Live Online Class
Learn how to build your own website. Start with WordPress, which offers lots of options for skinning your site the way you want it.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
5
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
The Southwest Film Club discusses the themes and importance of a movie each month which are all available on Kanopy.
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Tuesday
July
5
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join Stephenie Magister, editor for award-winning and best-selling books, as she takes you through key strategies to unbox your worldbuilding like never before.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:00​am
(South Creek - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:00​am
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:00​am
(West Oaks - Children's Area)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Calculate your data with formulas and functions. Use the Function Library to find the best fit for your project. Insert financial, logical, lookup, math and text functions.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Make a book to tell your story! Learn paper folding and making paper structures to create your own book.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:00​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Take your crochet skills to a new level with a new stitch. We're using basic skills (chains and single crochet) and adding a little something extra.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Build a custom quilt block by block. Join us each month for a new design, come for one class or take them all. At the end of the year you will have a complete project perfect for keeping warm.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for ages 3-5.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda conceptos y terminología de procesadores de palabras. Aprenda a crear, editar y guardar un documento simple. Utilice varias herramientas de formato para mejorar la apariencia del documento.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Ready to become an entrepreneur? The BizKids Club is an instructor-led program that introduces participants to the world of business and entrepreneurship.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter. Ensure readability with basic review tools.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:15​am
(Eatonville - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Learn how to create and effective cover letter for your job application, and a thank-you letter for after your interview.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(South Creek - Children's Area)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
You don't need a white coat and a fancy lab to be a scientist. You have all you need: your brain and five senses. Be ready to get a little wet as we investigate ocean waves. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Ask at Desk)
What do all living things need to survive? From desert to rainforest, animals are found in a variety of habitats throughout the world. Discover how they have adapted to their habitats.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Work on your art or craft projects while connecting with other crafters and artists. All levels of art or crafting experience are welcome. Registration required. For adult audiences. 18+
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Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
Event Category: Video Production
Tell your stories and adventures on the screen! Set the scene with dozens of cool 3D backgrounds and add animated characters and objects, each with its own unique story to tell.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Coding & Robotics
Explore the basics of coding electronics while you build exciting projects with Snapino. Program an Arduino to to control sensors.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Photo Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Photo Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
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.
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Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Bring your design to reality with the Silhouette Cameo 4 at the Fab Lab. Learn machine layout and operations, proper settings and safety precautions, and how to gain access to our Cameo 4.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Stage)
An interactive science show all about the five senses. The Professor uses laughter and learning to make science unforgettable. Get ready to be amazed while things explode with chemical reactions.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Education & Learning
Dig in the mud to explore the world of clams. Learn how to be as happy as a clam through talking and singing. Talking and singing develop early narrative skills. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Fly around the globe and view famous world landmarks using Google Earth. Also, go beyond the Earth with Google Sky!
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Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
Learn about fish while engaging in a dramatic play fishing game. Recommended for ages 3-5 and their caregiver.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for ages 3-5. Registration Required.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
It's time for mayhem with award-winning comedy magician and entertainer! Get ready to grin from ear to ear with the whole family.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:45​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
10:45​am
(North Orange - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 2)
Event Category: Science & Math
Have fun with physics! Simulate physics in the real world with Algodoo. Experiment with objects and see how they react to the forces of gravity and friction.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
You'll be happy as a clam while creating this ocean themed craft. Create a suncatcher you will turtlely love.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Learn about the Taíno myth of the sea, accidentally created from a giant gourd. Increase your child’s fluency with Spanish vocabulary in this bilingual program. Recommended for ages 9-12.
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Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Alafaya - Ask at Desk)
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Registration is recommended. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Washington Park)
Learn about Florida’s unique sea mammal with fact-filled stories and activities perfect for your preschooler’s inquiring mind. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(South Trail - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Level Up Orange offers career exploration, training and internships and job placement.
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Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Audio Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Audio Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:15​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:15​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
11:15​am
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Categories: Science & Math; Coding & Robotics
Build and program LEGO engineering projects with a simple to use computer interface in this camp. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.
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Wednesday
July
6
11:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Write real code. Explore the JavaScript programming language with characters from Star Wars.
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Wednesday
July
6
11:30​am
(Learning Cube)
Event Category: Science & Math
Watch your car race down the ramp. Compete in design challenges to make the best ramp with common household items and the Algodoo physics app.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:30​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create colorful bracelets with cardboard looms and yarn. Learn how to measure and make your bracelet using kumihimo weaving techniques.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
12:00​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to practice your English speaking skills with us on a virtual Conversation Hour. Each session will have specific topics for discussion. Register today!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
12:00​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Categories: Graphic Design; Basic Tech Skills
Bring your design ideas to life with Canva, a free graphic design application. Save time by building on thousands of professional templates to create logos, flyers, social media content and more.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
12:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Beat the summer heat with a movie! Sing and dance along to the beat and make a themed craft to take home. Recommended for families.
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Wednesday
July
6
12:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Assemble the quilt blocks that you have made over the last year and learn to piece them together, add batting, backing and binding. Students are required to bring materials and completed blocks.
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Wednesday
July
6
12:30​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Join Alex and Steve on a Minecraft Hero's Journey! Use code to program an agent to help Alex and Steve on their journey. Use algorithms, loops, and functions to complete the code challenges.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
12:45​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
12:45​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving the Silhouette Cameo 4, users are required to successfully complete a brief thirty minute assessment.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
1:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer grab-n-go meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
1:00​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
1:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Reading Clearly Intermediate explores English grammar and vocabulary for comprehension and vocabulary development.
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Wednesday
July
6
1:15​pm
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Create your own unique drawstring backpack perfect for school, hiking or the beach.
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Wednesday
July
6
1:15​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Games & Activities
Become a chess master. Play real chess while learning the rules of the game and strategies to win against your opponent.
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cancelled Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
1:30​pm
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Program Lightbot to light up its world. Solve puzzles using sequencing, loops and conditions.
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cancelled Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
1:30​pm
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Bite into a new mid-week celebration: Watermelon Wednesdays! Representatives from The National Watermelon Board show you new and delicious ways to prepare this refreshing fruit. Registration required.
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Wednesday
July
6
1:45​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Audio Production
Learn how to use the GarageBand iPad app to edit, arrange music loops, mix, add effects and share a project.
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Wednesday
July
6
2:00​pm
(Virtual Room - West Oaks)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Have a great time mingling with other Central Florida fiber artists while working on your craft. Be sure to bring your work in progress, yarn and tools. All levels are welcome.
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Wednesday
July
6
2:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
What’s kracken y’all? Learn how to use HTV, a Silhouette Cameo, and an iron to design your own fun beach tote bag! This workshop taught by Melrose Fab Lab Instructors.
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Wednesday
July
6
2:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Enhance your tabletop gaming experience with beautifully painted miniatures. You’ll learn all the basic techniques to get you started in your miniature painting journey.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
2:00​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Learning music production is a lot like playing with LEGOs. In this activity, kids will learn fun and easy-to-follow music production techniques so they can unleash their creativity!
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Ready to become an entrepreneur? The BizKids Club is an instructor-led program that introduces participants to the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
2:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Sea turtles are survivors of the age of dinosaurs, but many are vulnerable today. Learn about these ancient reptiles and what you can do to protect them. Recommended for ages 9-12.
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Wednesday
July
6
2:30​pm
(Learning Cube)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins boardgame, then design a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
2:30​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
2:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
2:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
Discover ocean animals with high contrast books perfect for promoting early eye development and helping babies make connections between images on a page and the real world.
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Wednesday
July
6
2:30​pm
Create dynamic presentations, crunch numbers and create eye-catching flyers in this three-day camp. Build your skills towards becoming a Microsoft Office expert.
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Wednesday
July
6
2:30​pm
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Meet Sphero, the cute rolling robot. Use Sphero's LED matrix to display animations and pictures, then code your robot to roll along paths and through mazes.
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Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Citizenship Inspired)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
During this 4-Session program, students will meet via Zoom to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview. (7/5 Session 1, 7/6 Session 2, 7/12 Session 3, 7/13 Session 4)
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Science & Math
Have fun with physics! Simulate physics in the real world with Algodoo. Experiment with interactive cars and see how they react to the forces of gravity and friction.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Take professional photos for your website, catalog or flyers. Learn how to take crisp and clear commercial images of your products to make them more appealing to your customers.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Operate both lighting equipment and camera settings to evoke mood and feeling.
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Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Audio Production
Discuss how the physics of sound affects recordings. Learn key digital audio concepts, including sample rate, bit depth and file types. This class is taught by Melrose Center Audio Instructors.
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Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Coding & Robotics
Machines can learn just like us! Explore the ocean while learning how machines can see patterns and predict outcomes.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Comic Camp is an eight week program which will cover the basics of creating a comic book page. Recommended for teens.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Main (TEC))
Learn the Unity Editor's Interface, how to navigate the 3D development environment and the basic workflow for creating video games in Unity.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
3:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
3:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Come to the Sewing Studio at the Orlando Public Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.
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Wednesday
July
6
3:30​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.
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Wednesday
July
6
4:00​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Capture the right sound. Discover how microphones work, the key differences between microphones, and how to set up and tear down microphones, stands and cables. (tic101)
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Wednesday
July
6
4:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Solve problems for our heroes with code! Join the Foos on an adventure to walk, jump and build your way to the finish.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
4:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Try out new artistic techniques each month and experiment with your fellow artists! Recommended for ages 9-12. Registration required for each child.
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Wednesday
July
6
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Youth Services 1)
Earn community service by collaborating with your peers to test out new tween and teen programs, brainstorm new teen services, and more! Recommended for students in grades 6-8.
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Wednesday
July
6
4:15​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Create your own unique backpack perfect for school or the beach. Day 1: 07-05 Day 2: 07-06
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Wednesday
July
6
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
In an effort to support students whose learning may have been interrupted this past school year due to COVID, we will be offering reading tutoring by certified teachers on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
4:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
4:30​pm
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Photography
Take your photos to the next level by learning to enhance and correct colors in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Wednesday
July
6
4:30​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
4:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Care for the planet, and your skin, with this DIY event. Learn to use your creativity by making your own self-care products with ocean-inspired ingredients. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
4:30​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Animals & Pets
Dive deep into the ocean and learn about the strange and unusual creatures who lurk in the deep waters. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
4:30​pm
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Ready to become an entrepreneur? The BizKids Club is an instructor-led program that introduces participants to the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
5:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Audio Production
Take your first step into Pro Tools. Explore the environment of the most popular professional audio program and understand workflows that pros use. This class is taught by Melrose Center Instructors.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
5:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Learn how to record crisp, clear audio through microphone placement and set accurate audio level. Use proper procedure to transfer your video files from the camera to your personal devices.
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Wednesday
July
6
5:00​pm
(Simulation Lab / Simulators - Combined)
Event Category: Vehicle Simulator
Learn to fly with a professional flight simulator using realistic flight controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. (tic101)
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rescheduled Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
5:30​pm
Event Categories: Graphic Design; Basic Tech Skills
Bring your design ideas to life with Canva, a free graphic design application. Save time by building on thousands of professional templates to create logos, flyers, social media content and more.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
5:45​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter. Ensure readability with basic review tools.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
6:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Virtual Class - Basic Spanish for children and families with Ms. Brenda
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
6:15​pm
(Online Technology Classroom - TEC)
Event Categories: Web Design; Live Online Class
Create a website with WordPress. Customize the appearance and layout of your site to get the look you want by using a wide selection of free themes.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
6:30​pm
(Virtual Room - West Oaks)
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
Explore the rich research resources and collections that are held in a variety of archives and repositories in Tennessee. Discover what records are available and how to use them.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
July
6
6:45​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to learn and talk about new basic English vocabulary associated with different topics. Please register!
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Wednesday
July
6
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Quiz Off is a live trivia gameshow where you play against your friends and community to see who knows the most (or is best at guessing)! Topics range from history, music, current events, and more!
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Thursday
July
7
10:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.
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Thursday
July
7
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Create real LEGO video games. Use Unity's LEGO Microgame builder to make characters, design landscapes, and add obstacles to your own game.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
10:00​am
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Photography
Learn the art of photography as we experiment with the camera's basic settings such as the shutter speed, aperture and more on a simulated DSLR camera.
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Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Carry your keys in style with a unique key fob. Learn to use basting stitches to create gathers and how to add structure to fabric with interfacing. Students are required to bring fabric and notions.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:00​am
(Chickasaw - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Storytime
From the rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes to the use of picture books, songs and flannel board stories, your child will be encouraged to develop early literacy skills.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Apran kòman pou plase men ou sou klavye-a avèk kòman pou ogmante vitès daktilograf ou. Nan klas sa ou ap itilize yon program ki rele TypingMaster sou entènèt.
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Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer's interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources.
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Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer's interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Weave Woven Waves and Lots of Sun using Kuguri-sashi weaving techniques. Part of Sashiko, this Japanese hand sewing technique uses the simple running stitch and weaving to form geometric patterns.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Ask at Desk)
Using rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more, we will be interacting together to help develop important pre-literacy skills in our littlest ones! Recommended for babies.
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Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Science & Math
Have a big adventure in a tiny world! In this STEAM storytime, attendees will familiarize themselves with the one of the world’s tiniest ecosystems—the tide pool! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for ages 3-5.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Prior to booking a studio control room, users are required to successfully complete a brief video-specific assessment.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Science & Math
Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects with Snap Circuits. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Red Room)
Event Category: Audio Production
Harness the power of Logic Pro X to create amazing music. Explore the interface and begin working with key preferences and controls in this popular application. (tic101)
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Fly around the globe and view famous world landmarks using Google Earth. Also, go beyond the Earth with Google Sky!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Alafaya - Ask at Desk)
Gatorland brings the wild to the library! Get up close and personal with snakes and gators and learn all about these swimming creatures.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Washington Park - Children's Area)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Families are invited to listen to the story Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins while learning techniques on how to paint like the featured illustrator. Recommended for families with children 3-12.
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Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Science & Math
Lobsters, and king crab, and krill, oh my! Help your child practice the literacy-building skill of counting with this crustacean-themed storytime. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.
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Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
Event Category: Video Production
Take your Kid Pix movie to the next level in this project-based class! Bring a classic story to life using awesome 3D backgrounds, animated characters and much more.
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Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Coding & Robotics
Explore the basics of coding electronics while you build exciting projects with Snapino. Program an Arduino to to use switches.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to learn and talk about new basic English vocabulary associated with different topics. Please register!
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:30​am
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Explore, innovate and create in hands-on classes that empower you to take your idea from concept to design to reality.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:45​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
10:45​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - South Creek)
Event Categories: Storytime; Science & Math
Lobsters, and king crab, and krill, oh my! Help your child practice the literacy-building skill of counting with this crustacean-themed storytime. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Explore the wonders of water and learn why we need to protect it. Get excited about water conservation! Children will learn what things they can do to help save our planet and our oceans.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for toddlers.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Photo Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Photo Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Glide like a shark, sway like seaweed, and stretch like a starfish! Bring the family together for this all-ages yoga event. Recommended for families with children ages 6-8.  
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No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Get ready to laugh out loud and be amazed by jumping, joking and juggling. Enjoy this unique comedy show.
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Thursday
July
7
11:00​am
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Audio Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Audio Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:15​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:15​am
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Categories: Science & Math; Coding & Robotics
Build and program LEGO engineering projects with a simple to use computer interface in this camp. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:15​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:15​am
(Video Learning Lab)
Event Category: Video Production
Prior to booking a studio control room, users are required to successfully complete a brief video-specific assessment.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:15​am
(Learning Cube)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Business & Careers
Run your own pizza shop with Osmo. Make customers happy with fresh made-to-order pizzas and good service. Learn how to help customers and make change with Osmo Pizza Co.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:30​am
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer's interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:45​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
11:45​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Audio Production
Learn how to use the GarageBand iPad app to edit, arrange music loops, mix, add effects and share a project.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Create professional reports. Unify formatting with Themes and shading, organize topics with titles and headers, and distribute the finished document through printing and sharing options.
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Thursday
July
7
12:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
12:00​pm
(Virtual Room - West Oaks)
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
Learn how to make the most out of your searches on Ancestry Library Edition and Ancestry.com.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
12:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Prior to booking a studio control room, users are required to successfully complete a brief video-specific assessment.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
12:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Beat the summer heat with a movie! Sing and dance along to the beat and make a themed craft to take home. Recommended for families.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
12:30​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Audio Production
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.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
12:30​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to learn, practice, and discuss reading strategies and complex English vocabulary. Please register!
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
12:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
If you already know how to use a sewing machine, it is time to discover the versatility of using a serger. Get an overview of how a serger works and how to properly and safely use one.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
12:30​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins board game, then choose a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
12:45​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
1:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Discover fresh-water ecosystems. Be prepared to get your hands wet. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
1:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer grab-n-go meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
1:00​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
1:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
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.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
1:15​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Games & Activities
Become a chess master. Play real chess while learning the rules of the game and strategies to win against your opponent.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
1:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins board game, then choose a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
1:30​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Coding & Robotics
Build and program LEGO projects with a simple to use computer interface in this camp. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
1:30​pm
(Technology Classroom)
Go on a Dungeons and Dragons Adventure! Choose a character then go on a DnD Adventure Club campaign to right wrongs and find treasure.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create trendy accessories with upcycled fabric and your fingers.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:00​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Audio Production
Learn how to use the GarageBand iPad app to edit, arrange music loops, mix, add effects and share a project.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Enhance your tabletop gaming experience with beautifully painted miniatures. You’ll learn all the basic techniques to get you started in your miniature painting journey.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
2:00​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to practice your English speaking skills with us on a virtual Conversation Hour. Each session will have specific topics for discussion. Register today!
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Explore the basic studio set up and the workflow in the studio environment. Learn the importance of good lighting and how to light for best results. Practice using our portable backdrops.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Join Alex and Steve on a Minecraft Adventure! Solve code challenges to explore, gather resources, and defeat mobs. Create algorithms, use loops, and debug your code.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:00​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Design your own pop up cards. Discover the world of paper engineering while you cut, fold and decorate cool cards.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
2:30​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Test your waterbending skills by mastering the element. Engage in scientific experiments that make you look as good as Katara and Aang. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
2:30​pm
(Virtual Room - Fairview Shores)
Experience a taste of Taiwan and learn to create a fan favorite, BOBA! Explore the culture through a recipe demonstration and taste your very own refreshing drink. Recommended for ages 13-18.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:30​pm
Create dynamic presentations, crunch numbers and create eye-catching flyers in this three-day camp. Build your skills towards becoming a Microsoft Office expert.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:30​pm
(Learning Cube)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins boardgame, then design a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
2:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Category: Language Learning
Discover a new language. Use Little Pim to learn in a fun and interactive way. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
3:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Bring your ideas to life. Draw and animate shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint. Combine shapes into pictures, then use simple formatting, transition and animation tools.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
3:00​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Meet Sphero, the cute rolling robot. Use Sphero's LED matrix to display animations and pictures, then code your robot to roll along paths and through mazes.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
3:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Citizenship Inspired)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
During this 4-class program, students will meet to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
3:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Audio Production
Editing is the key to unlocking Pro Tools. Use common editing tools to create, consolidate, duplicate and mute clips. (tic101)
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
3:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Main (TEC))
Learn the basics of programming custom behaviors for your game objects with C Sharp (C#) in Unity.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
3:30​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Starting knitting today! Learn the basics of knitting a cute bunny.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
3:30​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Practice with the studio's lighting equipment and learn how to properly place them in order to get the best lighting effects.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
4:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Learn to code with Dash the robot. Use the Blockly programming language to help Dash explore its neighborhood and meet its neighbors.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
4:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Bring your ideas to life. Draw and animate shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint. Combine shapes into pictures, then use simple formatting, transition and animation tools.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
4:00​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Choose the right mic. Hear how different microphones pick up and transmit sound. Discover how to use polar patterns, proximity effect and phase to get the best sound for your project. (tic101)
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
4:00​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Whether you’re a seasoned composer, songwriter or a beginner looking for inspiration, enjoy discussions on anything revolving around music. All styles appreciated and welcome! Let's get inspired!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
4:00​pm
Original songs with guitar and harmonica. Sing-along tunes about dog kisses, the garbageman, girl pilots, and the 5-second rule, music for hip kids; dancing encouraged! Recommended for ages 0-8.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
4:30​pm
(Virtual Room - Hiawassee)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Ocean Weave Craft is the perfect way to celebrate Summer.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
4:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Sylvia Earle is an oceanographer, marine biologist, and record-breaking scuba diver. This event will feature hands-on STEAM activities celebrating her work. Recommended for ages 6-8.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
4:30​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target vocabulary, grammar structure, and conversation practices based on specific topics.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
5:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene. Recommended for adults.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
5:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
5:15​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Start crocheting today. Learn to chain and single crochet stitch to create bookmark perfect for your favorite books.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
5:15​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
5:30​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Live Online Class
Keep your hair up during fun summer activities. Loom knit a hair scrunchy with a cute picot edge. Practice e-wrap and knit stitches, while learning how to incorporate a hair tie and make a picot edge.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
5:30​pm
Learn how to apply best practices and techniques to successfully convert a Microsoft Word manuscript into an eBook.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
5:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Audio Production
Master key concepts to help shape your sound. Open the wide world of applying audio effects and begin to understand the theory behind building a mix. (tic101)
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
5:45​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
6:00​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to learn and talk about new basic English vocabulary associated with different topics. Please register!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
6:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Photography
The art of color in photography can elevate the composition and visual communication in your photos. Learn how to create works of art from your photos in this color theory discussion and demo.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
7
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
Found by accident in the jungles of New Guinea during WWII this brave dog went on to be chosen as the #1 mascot of the South Pacific, the world’s first official Therapy Dog of record.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
9:00​pm
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us for an evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her bestselling books, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:00​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Create a classic infinity scarf. Turn a simple rectangle of fabric into a stylish accessory. Students are required to bring thread and fabric.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:00​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Through music and activities, preschool-age children will experience the benefits of yoga and meditation as they learn to focus their minds and stretch their bodies. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Make a custom necktie. This fast and easy sewing project is a great gift for any occasion.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:00​am
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:00​am
(Alafaya - Flex Space)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:15​am
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:15​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:15​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Get up and running with computers. Learn how to navigate the computer desktop and how to perform various techniques in manipulating windows using basic mouse and keyboard techniques.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:15​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
From the rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes to the use of picture books, songs and flannel board stories, your child will be encouraged to develop early literacy skills.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:15​am
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Ready to become an entrepreneur? The BizKids Club is an instructor-led program that introduces participants to the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Learn more >
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
Event Categories: Science & Math; Maker/DIY
Build K'NEX machines such as transmissions, drag racers, cranes, rocket launchers, and more. Make learning about simple machines, motion and engineering fun with hands-on building.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(South Creek - Children's Area)
Learn new tricks and a few new vocabulary words in Spanish in this dynamic and educational magic show. Surprise your kids with the best bilingual magic show.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
Learn Spanish through the exploration of original music with a live guitar performance. Reinforce new vocabulary words using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic skills. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Photo Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Photo Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Red Room)
Event Category: Audio Production
Get your sound right in Logic Pro X. Understand the routing and creation of patches, which is a crucial element in Logic Pro for building your own instruments and sounds. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Meet real firefighters and find out what it takes to fight the heat. Presented by Orange County Fire Department.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Winter Garden - Children's Area)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Calling all mermaids, pirates and explorers, of the ocean deep! Dive into a world of imagination and join us for 'fin'tastic crafts! Recommended for families with children ages 3-8.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to learn and talk about new basic English vocabulary associated with different topics. Please register!
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Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Semamori are traditional Japanese auspicious patterns. Learn about the meaning and history of the featured Semamori pattern. Pierce and stitch the pattern on paper.
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Friday
July
8
10:30​am
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Meet Sphero, the cute rolling robot. Use Sphero's LED matrix to display animations and pictures, then code your robot to roll along paths and through mazes.
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Friday
July
8
10:30​am
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Animate stories with code. Create custom characters and backgrounds, then write programs to bring your stories to life with motion & sound. Learn the basics of computer science with the ScratchJr app.
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Friday
July
8
10:30​am
Event Category: Education & Learning
Attend an adult special needs development activity session and engage in activity stations which will stimulate growth. Trained professional will lead activities.
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Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Simulation Lab / Simulators - Combined)
Event Category: Vehicle Simulator
Learn to drive with the Ultra Driving Simulator in realistic road conditions. Practice safety and defensive driving. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. (tic101)
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:45​am
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
10:45​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Welcome onboard! Preschoolers will set sail for a cruise around the Caribbean. We will share multicultural stories and songs from each port of call. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:00​am
Sing along, clap along and laugh along with one of America’s funniest entertainers.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Create real LEGO video games. Use Unity's LEGO Microgame builder to make characters, design landscapes, and add obstacles to your own game.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Join us on a wild adventure this summer and learn how to create your own ocean animal felties! Explore how to hand sew or use glue for assembly. Registration required. Ages 18 and up.
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Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
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.
Learn more >
Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Audio Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Audio Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
Learn more >
Friday
July
8
11:15​am
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Categories: Science & Math; Coding & Robotics
Build and program LEGO engineering projects with a simple to use computer interface in this camp. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:15​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:15​am
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.
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Friday
July
8
11:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Categories: Graphic Design; Basic Tech Skills
Put together cool comic drawings using Comic Life. Change layouts, add cartoons and write a story to make your comic drawings come alive!
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >
Friday
July
8
11:30​am
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Science & Math
Have fun with physics! Simulate physics in the real world with Algodoo. Experiment with objects and see how they react to the forces of gravity and friction.
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cancelled Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:30​am
Event Categories: Science & Math; Coding & Robotics
Watch your car race down the ramp. Compete in design challenges to make the best ramp with common household items and the Algodoo physics app.
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Friday
July
8
11:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Get up and running with computers. Learn how to navigate the computer desktop and how to perform various techniques in manipulating windows using basic mouse and keyboard techniques.
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Friday
July
8
11:35​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
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cancelled Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:45​am
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Program Lightbot to light up its world. Solve puzzles using sequencing, loops and conditions.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
12:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Explore the realism behind the characters and storylines of the MCU with interactive STEAM stations. Dress up encouraged. Recommended for families.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
12:00​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners. The class is designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
12:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Beat the summer heat with a movie! Sing and dance along to the beat and make a themed craft to take home. Recommended for families.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
12:45​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
1:00​pm
(Hiawassee - Ask at Desk)
Dive into some sea-riously good movies all summer long. Seating is limited. Registration recommended.
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Friday
July
8
1:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Photo Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Photo Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
1:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer grab-n-go meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Friday
July
8
1:00​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
1:00​pm
(Windermere - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Go on a coding adventure. Help Awbie, the loveable monster, find his animal friends with the use of tangible Osmo coding blocks in this fun game.
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Friday
July
8
1:15​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Games & Activities
Become a chess master. Play real chess while learning the rules of the game and strategies to win against your opponent.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
1:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Come to the Sewing Studio at the Orlando Public Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.
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Friday
July
8
1:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Create and play fun games with Microsoft Excel. Learn about the basics of spreadsheets while playing a version of the classic game Battleship.
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Friday
July
8
1:30​pm
(Learning Cube)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Coding & Robotics
Enter the world of robotics with fun! Learn to design and build complex robots with magnetic blocks. No coding required!
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
1:30​pm
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Practice techniques of mindfulness and meditation for well-being and vibrancy. Taught by Rev. Dr. Viviana Collazo, founder and director of Luminous Holistic Center. All levels welcome. 15+
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Friday
July
8
2:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Make a book to tell your story! Learn paper folding and making paper structures to create your own book.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
2:00​pm
(South Trail - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Join us for a showing of a fun kid's movie! Recommended for preschool through upper elementary.
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Friday
July
8
2:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Take your gaming gear to the next level with a custom box for your dice and minis! This workshop taught by Melrose Fab Lab Instructors.
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Friday
July
8
2:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Join us for a fun afternoon where you will learn to be more creative by developing and expressing your art skill. This art class is designed to help children improve their motor skills.
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Friday
July
8
2:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Learn simple macramé knots to fashion your very own mermaid tail keychain! Recommended for ages 9-12.
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Friday
July
8
2:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
In this 4 session class we will be using a repeating pattern to create a beautiful shawl! We will be learning and using treble crochet and making tassels, as well as adding a border.
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Friday
July
8
3:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create toys and rings with pipe cleaners. Make dinosaurs, butterflies, flowers and more with easy-to-use craft supplies.
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Friday
July
8
3:00​pm
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
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Friday
July
8
3:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Learn how to create and program the Input System to bind input devices to actions that trigger behaviors in a game.
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Friday
July
8
3:30​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Join Alex and Steve on a Minecraft Hero's Journey! Use code to program an agent to help Alex and Steve on their journey. Use algorithms, loops, and functions to complete the code challenges.
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No Registration Required
Friday
July
8
3:30​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Language Learning
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
3:30​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - South Trail)
Event Categories: Web Design; Graphic Design
Learn Canva Tips and Tricks--Get creative with Canva's amazing graphic design platform to build social media graphics, video content, and so much more. Join us for a showcase of this freemium platform
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Friday
July
8
4:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
We're learning the fundamentals of cross stitch together. We'll get you started with your choice of kit and take it step by step.
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
4:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Tour the Photography Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Friday
July
8
4:00​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Record in stereo sound. Discover how to set-up microphones for a variety of stereo recording techniques and explore the pros and cons of each technique. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Friday
July
8
4:15​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Come to the South Trail Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.
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Friday
July
8
4:30​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create a fun crochet project. Practice basic skills while stitching a coaster.
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Saturday
July
9
10:00​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
During this 3-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:00​am
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Explore the benefits of having a defined and consistent visual design style. Use a variety of tools and techniques to apply styles such as watercolor, flat, outline and more.
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Saturday
July
9
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Create graphics with a simple to use programming language. Processing is used to create data visualization programs, interactive media, 3D art and multimedia software.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:00​am
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:00​am
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
Learn more >
Saturday
July
9
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Identify the basic features and tools to get you started. Learn how to create a presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Education & Learning
Create detailed sculptures in a digital environment. Learn to use ZbrushCoreMini and the intuitive brushes and tools to create amazing artwork.
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Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
(Red Room)
Event Category: Audio Production
Create beats with MIDI tools in Logic. Use Ultrabeat, a built-in drum machine, to create beats, the perfect the sound with the Step, Piano Roll and Score Editors. (tic101)
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Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
(Simulation Lab / Simulators - Combined)
Event Category: Vehicle Simulator
Learn to fly with a professional flight simulator using realistic flight controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Bring your design to reality with the Laser Cutter at the Fab Lab. Learn machine layout and operations, proper settings and safety precautions, and how to gain access to our Laser Cutter.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Sit back and enjoy an ocean themed movie marathon! This program is recommended for families.
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Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
An interactive science show all about the five senses. The Professor uses laughter and learning to make science unforgettable. Get ready to be amazed while things explode with chemical reactions.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
Learn more >
Saturday
July
9
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Coding & Robotics
Explore the basics of coding electronics while you build exciting projects with Snapino. Program an Arduino to control LED lights.
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Saturday
July
9
11:00​am
Attend a volunteer event and earn community service hours. High school students are invited to help assemble craft kits at this two-hour in person community service event.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
11:00​am
(Children's Area)
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Explore the strangest of strange sea creatures with stories and activities. Learn how to draw one of these creatures step by step. Recommended for families. with children ages 5 and up.
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Saturday
July
9
11:00​am
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Photo Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Photo Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
11:00​am
Event Category: Storytime
Storytime is the right for family time. Reading together is a wonderful way to bond and learn from one another. Bring your families together for fun stories that are designed for all ages.
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Saturday
July
9
11:00​am
(Library Central)
The cello and piano duo has inspired several great romantic composers. Duo Arpeggione performs the works of composers Edvard Grieg, Gaspar Cassado, John Gottsch, and more. Don't miss it!
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
11:00​am
(North Orange - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Storytime; Animals & Pets
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a lovable, furry listener. Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified therapy dogs.
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Saturday
July
9
11:00​am
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
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.
Learn more >
Saturday
July
9
11:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Fly around the globe and view famous world landmarks using Google Earth.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
11:15​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Design a poster in Adobe Illustrator. Use the Transform options to scale objects, frame images using the Transparency panel and speed up text formatting with Paragraph Styles.
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Saturday
July
9
11:15​am
(Learning Cube)
Event Category: Science & Math
Watch your car race down the ramp. Compete in design challenges to make the best ramp with common household items and the Algodoo physics app.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
11:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Storytime; Animals & Pets
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a lovable, furry listener. Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified therapy dogs.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
11:45​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter. Ensure readability with basic review tools.
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Saturday
July
9
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
12:00​pm
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Learn how to use Pronunciator to begin or improve your English, Spanish or any other language skills. This software provides lessons through watching, listening, practicing, and speaking.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
12:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!
Learn more >
Saturday
July
9
12:15​pm
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving the Laser Cutter, users are required to successfully complete an one-hour assessment.
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cancelled Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
12:30​pm
Event Category: Photography
The rules of thirds is probably the most often referenced photography rule of composition. It is all about subject placement within the frame.
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Saturday
July
9
1:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
Learn more >
Saturday
July
9
1:00​pm
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving the Laser Cutter, users are required to successfully complete an one-hour assessment.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
1:15​pm
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.
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Saturday
July
9
1:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins board game, then choose a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.
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Saturday
July
9
1:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Join Alex and Steve on a Minecraft Hero's Journey! Use code to program an agent to help Alex and Steve on their journey. Use algorithms, loops, and functions to complete the code challenges.
Learn more >
Saturday
July
9
1:30​pm
Join Alex and Steve on a Voyage Aquatic! Use code to help Alex and Steve explore the high seas. Program algorithms, loops, and conditions to complete the code challenges.
Learn more >
Saturday
July
9
1:30​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Audio Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Audio Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
(South Trail - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Join us for a showing of a fun kid's movie! Recommended for preschool through upper elementary.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Unleash your inner artist and discover your creative side in this all-ages art exploration. Inspiration is a must! Recommended for families with a child 6 years or older.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
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Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Treat your child to a picture book reading by the author of the award-winning book, "Rocko's Big Launch." Donut reception sponsored by Pattie Lou's Donuts. Recommended for children ages 4-8.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Photography
Create spectacular and vibrant images through high dynamic range (HDR) photography. Learn the basic camera settings necessary and merge photos into an HDR image using adjustment layers.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Explore, innovate and create in hands-on classes that empower you to take your idea from concept to design to reality.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Add new stitches to your crochet repertoire! Learn the the double and half double crochet stitches while you create a new project - a bookmark!
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Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Dive into the wide world of cryptozoology. Learn about Nessie, Kraken, and a host of other creatures who lurk in the deep sea. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Join Ryan Vander Weide in American Sign Language Part 2, a continuation of American Sign Language Part 1 that was taught at the Winter Garden Branch Library in June. Registration required.
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Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Care for the planet, and your skin, with this DIY event. Learn to use your creativity by making your own self-care products with ocean-inspired ingredients. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Join artist Lynda Chandler as she demonstrates how to practice lettering the alphabet. Explore how to create different fonts using a variety of pens and techniques. Registration required.
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Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Learn how to setup an Animator Controller and control animation clips with user input.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Get up and running with computers. Learn how to navigate the computer desktop and how to perform various techniques in manipulating windows using basic mouse and keyboard techniques.
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Saturday
July
9
3:15​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.
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Saturday
July
9
3:30​pm
(South Creek - Children's Area)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Launch projectiles with Dash Robot. Learn about robots and control Dash's launcher through a series of challenges.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Graphic Design
Design professional-looking stationery using Adobe Illustrator. Create and arrange text and image assets and use masks, transparency, and blending modes to create eye-catching designs.
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Saturday
July
9
4:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Bring your ideas to life. Draw and animate shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint. Combine shapes into pictures, then use simple formatting, transition and animation tools.
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Saturday
July
9
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Increasing the tension moves the plot along and keeps readers turning pages. Author Michael Mammay will discuss increasing tension in scenes, chapters, and novels via goals, obstacles, and stakes.
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Saturday
July
9
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Dive into the wide world of cryptozoology. Learn about Nessie, Kraken, and a host of other creatures who lurk in the deep sea. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
4:15​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.
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Saturday
July
9
4:30​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.
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Saturday
July
9
4:30​pm
(Simulation Lab / Simulators - Combined)
Event Category: Vehicle Simulator
Learn to drive with the Ultra Driving Simulator in realistic road conditions. Practice safety and defensive driving. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
1:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Turn scanned drawings into sleek vector graphics. Apply several design techniques and use common editing tools to trace and color artwork as well as manage objects and layers.
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Sunday
July
10
1:00​pm
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
NYT bestselling author Emily Colin will share her secrets to writing stellar opening pages filled with compelling conflict, vivid voice, and characters readers will love—or love to hate.
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Sunday
July
10
1:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Sew a perfect backpack for that trip to the beach or just a day out on the town. Make a backpack from a selection of 3 easy-to-make styles. Students are required to bring fabric.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
1:30​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Bring your 3D Design to reality with a 3D Printer at the Fab Lab. Learn how to use the slicing software, proper settings on the printer and gain access to our 3D printers in the Fab Lab.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
1:30​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Tour the Photography Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Sunday
July
10
1:30​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Audio Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Audio Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
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No Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
Storytime is the right time for family time. Reading together is a wonderful way to bond and learn from one another. Bring your families together for fun stories that are designed for all ages.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
2:00​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Arts & Crafting
Meet up with other nature lovers to celebrate wildflowers. Each month, we'll spotlight a different wildflower and host discussions and crafts that promote native Florida plants. Recommended for adults
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
2:00​pm
(Purple Room)
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.
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Sunday
July
10
2:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Prior to booking a studio control room, users are required to successfully complete a brief video-specific assessment.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Learn about some of the marine life that inspired Shark Tale, then enjoy watching the movie and completing fun activities. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
2:30​pm
(Red Room)
Event Category: Audio Production
Synthesize your sound. Use source, modifier and controller modules to create and manipulate audio signals. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
2:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Design professional-looking stationery using Adobe Illustrator. Create and arrange text and image assets and use masks, transparency, and blending modes to create eye-catching designs.
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Sunday
July
10
3:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Explore the basic operations of the Photo Studio cameras and lenses to optimize your photography skills. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of camera lenses.
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Sunday
July
10
3:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Prior to booking a studio control room, users are required to successfully complete a brief video-specific assessment.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
3:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome. Please attend one meeting before submitting a piece for critique.
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Sunday
July
10
4:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving a 3D printer, users are required to successfully complete a brief thirty minute printer-specific assessment.
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Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
4:30​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Tour the Melrose Center Video Studio in this introductory class.
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cancelled Registration Required
Sunday
July
10
4:45​pm
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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Sunday
July
10
4:45​pm
Calculate your data with formulas and functions. Use the Function Library to find the best fit for your project. Insert financial, logical, lookup, math and text functions.
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Sunday
July
10
4:45​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving a 3D printer, users are required to successfully complete a brief thirty minute printer-specific assessment.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
9:00​am
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Get moving with this energizing and relaxing yoga sequence for all-levels. Tap into the strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation that your body can provide you.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Monday
July
11
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
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Monday
July
11
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Make a simple zippered organizer to store school supplies, make-up or for travel! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. This is a 3-day camp.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:00​am
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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Monday
July
11
10:00​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Live Online Class
Enjoy a day at the beach or the pool with a fun lace headband designed for hot summer days. Learn how to knit lace and i-cord, as well as how to read lace charts.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:00​am
(Alafaya - Flex Space)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
From the rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes to the use of picture books, songs and flannel board stories, your child will be encouraged to develop early literacy skills.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(Hiawassee - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Storytime
Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers ages 0-5.
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Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(Technology Classroom)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
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Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda a utilizar el teclado y el ratón para navegar dentro en su computadora.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(South Creek - Children's Area)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprann tout konsèp ak tèminoloji entènèt la. Epi tou Vinn abitye avk ki jan pou navige sou entènèt la. #HCreole
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Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda conceptos y terminología de hojas de cálculo. Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo simple y a cómo aplicar diferentes fórmulas sencillas.
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Monday
July
11
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda conceptos de presentación y terminología. Aprenda a crear una presentación utilizando plantillas, texto y imágenes. Use herramientas de formato para mejorar la apariencia de su presentación.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
What do all living things need to survive? From desert to rainforest, animals are found in a variety of habitats throughout the world. Discover how they have adapted to their habitats.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
Watch Blaise Ryndes, master bubble performer, blow gigantic bubbles and create “liquid fireworks.”
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.
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Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Washington Park - Children's Area)
Gatorland brings the wild to the library! Get up close and personal with snakes and gators and learn all about these swimming creatures.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
Event Category: Education & Learning
Explore the world with your baby through stories, songs, fingerplays and sensory activities. This program is sure to stimulate their sense of adventure and discovery. Recommended for ages 0-18 months.
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Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
Make your own Minecraft world! Program the environment, animals and mobs. Use algorithms, functions, loops, and conditions to complete code challenges.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Video Production
Start creating top-notch digital video productions. This is an introduction to the basics of editing video footage.
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Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(South Creek - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Let's Huff and Puff and make storytelling more exciting! Use PowerPoint to animate The Three Little Pigs as an interactive story.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
Event Categories: Science & Math; Arts & Crafting
You don't need a white coat and a fancy lab to be a scientist. You have all you need: your brain and five senses. Be ready to get wet as we investigate ocean waves. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Language Learning; Arts & Crafting
Ahoy Mates, hola amigos! Jump aboard our imaginary pirate ship. In this bilingual storytime for preschoolers, children will learn the letter of the day – P for Pirate! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Monday
July
11
10:30​am
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Capture the right sound. Discover how microphones work, the key differences between microphones, and how to set up and tear down microphones, stands and cables. (tic101)
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:45​am
(South Creek - Children's Area)
Event Category: Storytime
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
10:45​am
Event Category: General Events
Stay and play with us after Storytime for a different fun activity each week. Recommended for ages 0-5.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:00​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Storytime; Science & Math
You don't need a white coat and a fancy lab to be a scientist. You have all you need: your brain and five senses. Be ready to get a little wet as we investigate ocean waves. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:00​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Bring your resume to the top of the pile. Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word and library resources.
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Monday
July
11
11:00​am
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Photo Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Photo Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:00​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
There's something for everyone in this high-energy variety show. Your kids will be dazzled with juggling, magic, plate-spinning and more! Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Event Category: Storytime
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Let's make it a sunny day with a storytime and craft celebrating our favorite friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:15​am
(South Creek - Children's Area)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
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Monday
July
11
11:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Want to take your coding skills to the next level? Learn how to write proper Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) code and format Web pages using external style sheets.
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Monday
July
11
11:30​am
(Learning Cube)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Drive Dash the robot. Learn about robots and control Dash's motion, colors and sounds. Drive Dash through an obstacle course to the finish line.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:30​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
It's time to get crafty! Drop in for some ocean-inspired crafting fun with friends. Registration recommended.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
11:30​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.
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Monday
July
11
11:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda conceptos y terminología de hojas de cálculo. Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo simple y a cómo aplicar diferentes fórmulas sencillas.
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Monday
July
11
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda a insertar y personalizar graficos SmartArt, tablas, videos y más.
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Monday
July
11
11:45​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Give Steve and Alex fresh new looks. Design characters, items, blocks and mobs for Minecraft using Tynker.
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Monday
July
11
12:00​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for Intermediate speakers designed to introduce learners to the rules of spelling and pronunciation of English words and phrases.
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Monday
July
11
12:00​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Choose the right mic. Hear how different microphones pick up and transmit sound. Discover how to use polar patterns, proximity effect and phase to get the best sound for your project. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
12:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Category: Storytime
Learn about “Malala’s Magic Pencil!” Then create your own magic pencil at this craft based storytime all about Malala Yousafzai. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
12:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Beat the summer heat with a movie! Sing and dance along to the beat and make a themed craft to take home. Recommended for families.
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Monday
July
11
12:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Get ready for summer with a fun and easy to make Peekaboo Sleeve Dress. Create an easy and fashionable dress with stretch knits. Students are required to bring fabric. This is a 4-day class.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
12:45​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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cancelled Registration Required
Monday
July
11
1:00​pm
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Experiment and explore the myths behind volcanoes. Your child will evaluate scientific principles such as plate tectonics to increase comprehension of volcanic activity. Recommended for ages 9-12.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
1:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer grab-n-go meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
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Monday
July
11
1:00​pm
(Windermere - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Draw and design your very own three dimensional solid objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.
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Monday
July
11
1:00​pm
Dive into the wide world of cryptozoology. Learn about Nessie, Kraken, and a host of other creatures who lurk in the deep sea. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
1:00​pm
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Video Production
Discover a fast way to assemble a video edit by cutting to music. This hands-on class explores the creative aspect of motion picture editing.
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Monday
July
11
1:15​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Audio Production
Become a beat making master with this easy to use tool. Learn how to create, share, and save your own old school chiptune musical beats.
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Monday
July
11
1:30​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
VIrtual: Writing Clearly is a grammar and writing course for Intermediate Learner that focuses on grammar complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.
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Monday
July
11
1:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Meet Sphero, the cute rolling robot. Use Sphero's LED matrix to display animations and pictures, then code your robot to roll along paths and through mazes.
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Monday
July
11
1:30​pm
Event Category: Audio Production
Learn how to use the GarageBand iPad app to edit, arrange music loops, mix, add effects and share a project.
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Monday
July
11
1:30​pm
(Learning Cube)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create trendy accessories with upcycled fabric and your fingers.
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Monday
July
11
1:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Write real code. Use JavaScript or Python to complete challenges in CodeCombat. Explore mazes, loot treasure and defeat enemies in a fantasy adventure game using code.
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Monday
July
11
1:30​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Melrose Studio Reservation
Audio Studio reservations can be made by Melrose members with Audio Studio access credentials. For more information on how to become a member of the Melrose Center, visit ocls.info/melrose.
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Monday
July
11
2:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Create your own holo Pokemon cards at home with everyday tools. You will learn both the graphic design skills and the crafting steps required to complete. You will need to provide your own materials.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
2:30​pm
(Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Go on a coding adventure. Help Awbie, the loveable monster, find his animal friends with the use of tangible Osmo coding blocks in this fun game.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
2:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Get ready for an hour of crafting fun with friends! Registration Requested. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.
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Monday
July
11
2:30​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
This class will introduce the basic operations of how to operate the video studio cameras. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of a camera.
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Monday
July
11
3:00​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Create and mod retro games! Design your own characters and code their behavior using Microsoft's MakeCode Arcade, a free online 2D game development environment.
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Monday
July
11
3:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Graphic Design
Use a simple online tool to design your own custom cookie cutter. Learn the basics of 3D design for printing.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
3:00​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to learn and talk about new basic English vocabulary associated with different topics. Please register!
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us to discuss this month's book selection, A long petal of the sea: a novel by Isabel Allende.
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Monday
July
11
3:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
4:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Did you know that female pirates once terrorized the seas? Find out about these notorious women and create your own pirate flag. Recommended for families with children ages 6-12.
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No Registration Required
Monday
July
11
4:00​pm
(Winter Garden - Children's Area)
Event Categories: Storytime; Animals & Pets
Read to Sydney is a local therapy dog organization that encourages children to practice their reading skills with an attentive furry listener. All ages are welcome to join Thom and his dog Toby.
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Monday
July
11
4:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Create and play fun games with Microsoft Excel. Learn about the basics of spreadsheets while playing a version of the classic game Battleship.
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Monday
July
11
4:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create toys and rings with pipe cleaners. Make dinosaurs, butterflies, flowers and more with easy-to-use craft supplies.
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Monday
July
11
4:15​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Language Learning
Vin aprann pale e pratike anglè w nan kou sa
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Monday
July
11
4:15​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us to practice your English speaking skills with us on a virtual Conversation Hour. Each session will have specific topics for discussion. Register today!
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Monday
July
11
4:30​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Take control of your shots and become more creative. Learn about camera settings, controls and exposure. Explore creative techniques including pulling focus, depth of field and composition.
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cancelled Registration Required
Monday
July
11
4:30​pm
Event Categories: Life Skills; Language Learning
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
4:30​pm
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Ready to become an entrepreneur? The BizKids Club is an instructor-led program that introduces participants to the world of business and entrepreneurship.
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Monday
July
11
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
In an effort to support students whose learning may have been interrupted this past school year due to COVID, we will be offering reading tutoring by certified teachers on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
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Monday
July
11
4:30​pm
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Photography
Get better control over managing and organizing large collections of photographs. Once your photos are imported, find out how to categorize, tag, and rank your photos.
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Monday
July
11
5:00​pm
Event Categories: Photography; Graphic Design
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.
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Monday
July
11
5:30​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Join us virtually in this Family Literacy Program to practice reading with your child(ren) and learn English vocabulary for everyday use. This program meets twice a week for 5 weeks.
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Monday
July
11
5:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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Monday
July
11
5:30​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
5:30​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Language Learning
Practice Makes Perfect are English conversation classes that are led by Adult Literacy League volunteers.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
6:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Coding & Robotics
Learn how to program an Arduino to customize control of electronic components, such as LEDs, sensors, and buttons. This class is taught by Melrose Center Fab Lab Instructors.
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Monday
July
11
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Event Category: Storytime
Put on your pajamas and join us virtually for stories, songs, and a craft. Recommended for ages 3 - 5.
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Monday
July
11
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us to discuss this month's book selection, A long petal of the sea: a novel by Isabel Allende.
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Tuesday
July
12
9:30​am
(Online Technology Classroom 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create toys and rings with pipe cleaners. Make dinosaurs, butterflies, flowers and more with easy-to-use craft supplies.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Make a simple zippered organizer to store school supplies, make-up or for travel! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. This is a 3-day camp.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer's interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Video Production
Stream video games live on YouTube or Facebook. Learn how to capture or record live streaming video and share it with your audience or save it for later viewing.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
(Virtual Room - Fairview Shores)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month as we discuss a wide range of books.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
(Virtual Room - South Trail)
Event Categories: Storytime; Language Learning
Cuéntame un Cuento is an interactive storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish that are suitable for speakers of either language. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
Event Category: Education & Learning
In this casual learning experience students were introduced to a variety of resources available at their library.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
(Hiawassee - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:00​am
Event Category: Community & Citizenship
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(Washington Park - Children's Area)
Event Category: Storytime
From the rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes to the use of picture books, songs and flannel board stories, your child will be encouraged to develop early literacy skills.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(Technology Classroom)
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprann fondasyon òdinatè-a ak tèminoloji yo. Vinn alèz avèk senbòl ki nan ekran-an ak kòman pou deplase sourit la nan ekran-an. #Creole
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Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Category: Storytime
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Fun-filled yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions with a twist that uses a PLAY-based yoga curriculum that is trauma-informed conscious. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda a utilizar herramientas avanzadas de formato y a aplicar formulas y funciones sencillas.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda cómo insertar transiciones de diapositivas, agregar animaciones e enlaces. Crea un álbum de fotos con herramientas que son fáciles de usar.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Gatorland brings the wild to the library! Get up close and personal with snakes and gators and learn all about these swimming creatures.
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Tuesday
July
12
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Give Steve and Alex fresh new looks. Design characters, items, blocks and mobs for Minecraft using Tynker.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:30​am
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter. Ensure readability with basic review tools.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
10:30​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
There's something for everyone in this high-energy variety show. Your kids will be dazzled with juggling, magic, plate-spinning and more!