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

Registration Required
Friday
December
9
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Learn the basics of sketching through use of simple art techniques and observing the world around you. Materials: All you need is a #2 pencil, colored pencils, paper, and paper towel.
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cancelled Registration Required
Friday
December
9
11:00​am
Scratch is a programming language & online community where you create your own interactive stories, games, & animations. Learn object-oriented programming with a simple to use drag & drop application.
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Friday
December
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.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
11:00​am
(Purple Room)
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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No Registration Required
Friday
December
9
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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
9
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
December
9
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 ages 0-5.
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Friday
December
9
12:00​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Route your mix. Send individual mixes to artists in the studio, route and import audio and MIDI into Pro Tools, and save your work to various media. (tic101)
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
9
12:00​pm
Event Category: Storytime
Virtual Storytime for School Aged Children
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
12:15​pm
(Purple Room)
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
1:00​pm
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
Friday
December
9
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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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
2:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore your inner artist by developing and expressing your creativity. This art class is designed to help children improve their motor skills. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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Friday
December
9
2:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Join us for our December Block of the Month square for our Block of the Month blanket! We will be creating a variation of a granny square for the month of December.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
2:30​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.
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Friday
December
9
2:30​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Boost your productivity with Microsoft's powerful note-taking app. Learn how to organize your pages, revise your notes and collaborate with your team.
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Friday
December
9
3:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Learn the Photography Studio workflow, procedures and best practices.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
3:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Bring your sewing, knitting, and crochet projects to South Trail Branch. Tools are here to create your projects. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
3:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Get ready for crafting fun! Make an exciting gift just in time for the holidays! Registration Requested. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
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
December
9
3:30​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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No Registration Required
Friday
December
9
3:45​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Want to celebrate the start of the weekend or relax with friends? Enjoy Tarzan! Recommended for all ages.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
4:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Learn how to set up a VR development environment, how to test and debug a VR app during development, and how to publish an app through a popular app store.
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cancelled Registration Required
Friday
December
9
4:00​pm
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Take your skills even further. Have fun programming cool controls for your game.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
4:00​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information. *Focused on Spanish Speakers* Para Hispanohablantes
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Friday
December
9
4:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Get cozy with this winter-themed project. Learn some new stitches and practice your technique while crafting an orange and holly wreath design.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
9
4:30​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.
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Saturday
December
10
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Create a cute gingerbread man plushie. Decorate with ribbon, rick-rack, felt and embroidery floss. Students are required to bring fabric.
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Saturday
December
10
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Create a dynamic slideshow presentation with animations and cool images for a school project using Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Saturday
December
10
10:00​am
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Create a winter ornament while practicing beading.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
10:15​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 provide basic, introductory assistance.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
10:15​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
10:15​am
(South Creek - 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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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Maker/DIY
Challenge your perceptions because things are not as them seem. Explore optical illusions, hidden pictures and other oddities in the art world. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
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
December
10
10:30​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
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
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Club Z! Tutoring will prepare your high school student for all sections of the SAT during this three-hour boot camp. Registration is required.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
High school students will earn two hours of community service by helping test out technology classes. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(Technology Classroom)
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
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
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 >
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology 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
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn database concepts and terminology. Learn flat and relational database concepts and create a simple database with multiple tables.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
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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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
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.
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Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
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
Saturday
December
10
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult
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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:00​am
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
Saturday
December
10
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Get your family moving with this energizing workout class! Learn basic Zumba moves to help you dance your way to fitness. Zumba uses dance aerobics to create a fun workout.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:00​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
High school students will earn two hours of community service by assembling craft kits for the library. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:00​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
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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cancelled Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:00​am
Learn how to implement VR core concepts like locomotion, hand presence, and player immersion into an interactive VR experience while creating a VR Escape the Room Game.
Learn more >
Saturday
December
10
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.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:00​am
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Have your holiday-themed portraits taken and receive a free digital photo by our Melrose Photography Instructor. Please bring a USB drive or provide an email in person to receive your free photo.
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Saturday
December
10
11:15​am
(Virtual Room - Washington Park)
Event Category: Business & Careers
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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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:30​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Education & Learning
Bring your plants and ask questions! Master Gardener Volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer your gardening questions.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
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 >
Saturday
December
10
11:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Bring your cover letter 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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:45​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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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:45​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
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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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
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
December
10
12:30​pm
(Virtual Room - Washington Park)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
12:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to create relationship among tables and manipulate data with queries in a database.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
1:30​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Decorate cookies to dazzle everyone! Learn easy ways to dress up holiday cookies for the season. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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Saturday
December
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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
2:00​pm
(South Trail - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Join us for a movie that's fun for the whole family!
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Saturday
December
10
2:00​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Add some sweetness to your holiday décor with a festive gingerbread house. Students will be able to practice basic stitches (single, half-double) while constructing the foundation of the house.
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cancelled Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
2:00​pm
Learn how to implement VR core concepts like locomotion, hand presence, and player immersion into an interactive VR experience while creating a VR Escape the Room Game.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
2:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Decorate cookies to dazzle everyone! Learn easy ways to dress up holiday cookies for the season. Recommended for adults. Space is limited. Registration required.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
2:00​pm
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
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 >
Saturday
December
10
2:00​pm
(Tech Central)
Event Category: General Events
The Florida MechKeys is a group of hobbyists who build and collect mechanical keyboards and other related items such as artisan keycaps and switches, meeting to share ideas and designs.
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Saturday
December
10
2:00​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
December
10
2:15​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Graphic Design
Use TinkerCAD, a free online application, to design your own custom 3D objects. Learn the basics of 3D design using shapes, cutouts and colors.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
3:00​pm
(West Oaks - Children's Area)
Sit back and relax during a family-friendly movie while working on a craft or coloring sheets. Recommended for families.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
3:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
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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Saturday
December
10
3:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Do you want to build a snowman? Come pour, mix and taste a dip that will melt in your mouth this winter. Recommended for upper elementary, tween and teens.
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Saturday
December
10
3:00​pm
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create a fun embroidery project. Learn how to work with felt, transfer patterns with wax paper, and use the blanket stitch while crafting a festive ornament.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
3:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
High school students will earn two hours of community service by helping test out technology classes. Recommended for ages 13-18.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
3:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Try out new artistic techniques each month and experiment with your fellow artists! Recommended for tweens and teens ages 10 and up. Registration required for each child.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
3:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Learn how to braid and twist natural hair into a protective style. Explore healthy braiding techniques and get advice on the best hair tools for textured hair. Registration required.
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cancelled Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create fun paper creations inspired by your favorite fandoms. Learn basic paper engineering techniques while making pop-up cards and crafts. Registration required. Recommended for teens.
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cancelled Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​pm
Learn how to implement VR core concepts like locomotion, hand presence, and player immersion into an interactive VR experience while creating a VR Escape the Room Game.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Web Design; Graphic Design
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
Saturday
December
10
4:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Celebrate the wonder of the winter season with a softly glowing lantern created in the Fab Lab using pieces cut with the Sillhouette Cameo 4. This class is taught by Melrose Fab Lab Instructors.
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cancelled Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​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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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​pm
(Melrose Stage)
Join us the second Saturday of each month at the Melrose Center for this fun filled rollercoaster of laughs featuring improv actors from the Orlando Improv Community.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​pm
(Purple Room)
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
10
4:00​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 >
Saturday
December
10
4:45​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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.
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Registration Required
Sunday
December
11
1:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Brush off your geometry skills and Create a stylish clutch for any occasion. Learn to add a zipper to a diagonal cut. Students are required to bring fabric and notions.
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Sunday
December
11
1:30​pm
(Tech Central)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
This orientation is your key to accessing the creative and collaborative spaces in the Melrose Center.
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Sunday
December
11
1:30​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 >
Sunday
December
11
1:30​pm
(Purple Room)
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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Sunday
December
11
2:00​pm
(Library Central)
Enjoy some fun and festive holiday songs performed by the Orlando Dickens Carolers.
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Registration Required
Sunday
December
11
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Discuss a monthly novel, talk about your favorite books, and celebrate all things YA in Teen Book Club! This month we're reading "Gallant." Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Registration Required
Sunday
December
11
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Learn about the inspiration behind Frozen and enjoy watching the movie. Recommended for families with children ages 6-12.
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No Registration Required
Sunday
December
11
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Back of Branch)
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Sunday
December
11
2:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Get crafty with a cozy model house! Our family friendly event will provide the model, you'll provide the decorations to make it shimmer and shine. This class is taught by Melrose Fab Lab Instructors.
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Sunday
December
11
2:45​pm
(Purple Room)
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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Sunday
December
11
3:00​pm
(Game Development 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
Sunday
December
11
3:00​pm
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles.
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Registration Required
Sunday
December
11
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
December
11
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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Sunday
December
11
4:30​pm
(Game Development 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
December
11
4:30​pm
(Learning Cube)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Have a new tablet or smartphone, but not sure how to use it? Let us get you started with the basics, so you become more familiar with your personal device.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
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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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:00​am
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join the Southwest Library for a walk at a local park followed by discussion of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. Exercise your mind and body! Registration required. 18+
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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
Monday
December
12
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
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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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:15​am
(South Creek - 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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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:15​am
(Hiawassee - 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 >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:15​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in a fun way by integrating music with movement. Families can wiggle together and learn ways to calm down. Recommended for families with children ages 3-10.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:15​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprann sou konsèy sekirite ak bon pratik lè w ap itilize entènèt la.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:15​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Brrr! It’s cold out there! Warm up with stories, math, science activities, and a craft featuring some icy friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
10:15​am
(Southeast - 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.
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprender los conceptos y terminología de la Internet. Familiarícese con los navegadores web mientras navega por la Internet.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
(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.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
Event Category: Education & Learning
First experiences are so incredible to witness! Bring your little one to play, explore and create art pieces that both of you will enjoy. Recommended for babies.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Use basic knit and purl stitches to knit angels to decorate for winter.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Come craft and create with us. It's going to be SNOW-much fun! Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Speaking Clearly Advanced is a course designed for students who want to improve their speaking and presentation skills.
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
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
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
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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Monday
December
12
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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
Monday
December
12
10:30​am
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Video Production
Add excitement and life to your movie! Use effects to transform a single angle video into a visually engaging multi-angle piece.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
10:45​am
(South Creek - 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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
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 0-8.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:00​am
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.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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 virtual storytime and craft celebrating our favorite friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:00​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Connect with other caregivers while sipping a hot beverage & making a craft. Your child will explore imaginary play with friends. Learn about resources for you & your child. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:00​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
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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Monday
December
12
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 >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:00​am
(Melrose Conference Room)
Work with our performing arts instructor on your audition pieces, monologues and song selections in this open coaching session. This class is taught by Melrose Performing Arts instructors.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:00​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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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:00​am
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:15​am
(South Creek - 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 >
Monday
December
12
11:15​am
(Virtual Room - Windermere)
Get your research papers and reports noticed. Learn how to use the review tools to discover errors and ensure readability. Add organization with a table of contents and clear citations.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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.
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
11:30​am
(Southeast - 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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:30​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Categories: Photography; Graphic Design
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
11:45​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.
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Monday
December
12
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda sobre motores de búsqueda y sobre técnicas de búsqueda para encontrar exactamente lo que está buscando en la Internet.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
12:15​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
12:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Sergers can perform many different types of stitches as long as you know how to thread them properly. Learn to thread paths for upper and lower loopers, and for both needles.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
12:30​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Used by cabinet makers, wood workers and hobbyists, Cut2D Desktop is a powerful CAD software solution for cutting on a CNC Router or Laser Cutter. This class is taught by Melrose Center Instructors.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
1:00​pm
Event Category: Education & Learning
Come and participate in math, science, history, art and literature-based learning to support your child's homeschool curriculum. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
1:00​pm
(Melrose Classroom)
Event Category: Video Production
Transform the look of your videos using color correction techniques in Premiere Pro! Color Correction is a must-learn skill for everyone involved with filmmaking and video production.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
1:30​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda conceptos y terminología de computadoras. Explore el escritorio de la computadora usando técnicas básicas del ratón (mouse) y el teclado.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
2:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Learn the basics of this powerful application and how to integrate it into your workflow alongside Photoshop and Illustrator.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
3:00​pm
(Melrose Conference Room)
Work with our performing arts instructor on your audition pieces, monologues and song selections in this open coaching session. This class is taught by Melrose Performing Arts instructors.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
3:00​pm
(Purple Room)
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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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
3:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Stockings are a must-have for the holidays. Use a simple pattern to create a custom stocking. Learn some basic lining and cuff sewing techniques. Students are required to bring fabric
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
3:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Explore and play as we have fun with STEAM-related toys! Kits such as LEGOS and K'NEX are available for anyone to play. All ages.
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Monday
December
12
3:30​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 >
Monday
December
12
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Games & Activities
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
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)
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
4:15​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Language Learning
Vini aprann pale e pratike anglè w nan kou sa .
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Monday
December
12
4:15​pm
(Tech Central)
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
Monday
December
12
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Use your critical thinking and creativity skills to participate in STEM-based experiments and games! Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
4:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Learn more about Canine Companions®, the largest non-profit organization that provides service dogs free of charge to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities. Recommended for all ages.
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Monday
December
12
4:30​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own memory pillow. Bring your favorite T-shirt and learn how to turn it into an Envelope Pillow. A great gift for yourself or give to family member or friend.
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Monday
December
12
4:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Learn how to use the free Adobe CC Express on your mobile device to effortlessly create graphics for flyers to social media posts. Additional apps will be showcased, including Adobe Capture and more!
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
4:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Learn to use a professional and always free design software, Blender, to create 3D models. This class is taught by Melrose Center Fab Lab Instructors.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
12
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
4:40​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
5:00​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Join Yasmin Flasterstein of Peer Support Space for a discussion about the mental health stigma that causes people to suffer alone and learn what resources are available to help.
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Monday
December
12
5:00​pm
(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.
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
5:00​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
Monday
December
12
5:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom - TEC)
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
5:30​pm
(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)
Learn more >
Monday
December
12
5:45​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Games & Activities
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
5:50​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
6:30​pm
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Join culinary expert, Dianne Morin, as she demonstrates how to make shrimp saganaki, shrimp cooked in a tomato base with feta cheese, followed by pita bread and Greek salad.
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Monday
December
12
6:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Learn how to design holiday decorations with Inkscape. Once designed you can choose to make your creation by getting access to our 3D printers, Silhouette Cameo, or laser cutter machines.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
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!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
December
12
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Event Category: Storytime
Put on your pajamas and enjoy an interactive virtual storytime with book, songs, games, and a craft. Recommended for ages 3 - 5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:00​am
(Virtual Room - South Trail)
Event Categories: Storytime; Language Learning
Cuéntame un Cuento is an interactive bilingual storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish that are suitable for speakers of either language. Recommended for ages 3-5.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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 >
Tuesday
December
13
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Identify the basic features and tools to get you started. Learn how to create a presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:15​am
(Chickasaw - Combined 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 >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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
December
13
10:15​am
(Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Learn to stitch using Sashiko hand sewing techniques. This Japanese hand sewing technique uses the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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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Tuesday
December
13
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Cree una cuenta de correo electrónico. Aprenda a navegar por la interfaz, incluyendo la Bandeja de Entrada o Inbox, el panel de lectura y el área de redacción.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:15​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Count and quack your way to becoming a good reader through stories, rhymes and activities designed to help preschoolers develop vital skills to succeed in kindergarten. Recommended for ages 4-5.
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Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Language Learning; General Events
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills. 
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Southwest - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Learn ancient Qigong practice with modern day instructor Jasmine Win. Using the 5 elements of life, students will undergo an empowering & uplifting shift to take control of their health & lives.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
Preschoolers will learn about bears while strengthening early literacy skills through stories and a craft. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult
Learn more >
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Game Development 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
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Tour the Melrose Center Video Studio in this introductory class.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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 >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
Event Categories: Web Design; Coding & Robotics
Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a simple Web page using HTML tags.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
10:45​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting 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 >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(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
December
13
11:00​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Storytime; Language Learning
Cuentame un Cuento is an interactive bilingual storytime featuring books and songs in English and Spanish that are suitable for speakers of either language. Recommended for ages 3-5.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Dekouvri kòman ou ka itilize zouti pwisan pwodiktivite Microsoft 365 lan, pou w konekte ak kolabore ak ekip ou a. Aprann kijan pou jwenn aksè ak aplikasyon yo.
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Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(Alafaya - Back of Branch)
Event Categories: Storytime; Education & Learning
There are so many numbers, but how can we count them all? With Pikachu and friends! Practice counting through stories, songs, and games. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Event Categories: Storytime; Science & Math
Brrr! It’s cold out there! Warm up with stories, math, science activities, and a craft featuring some icy friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Cooking & Food; Arts & Crafting
Assemble a winter treat! Layer festive cake, sweet frosting and colorful sprinkles to make a delicious treat! Adult participation required. Recommended for preschoolers.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.
Learn more >
Tuesday
December
13
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 >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(Melrose Conference Room)
A scene study course designed to build to a pivotal moment in the script, specifically scenes transitioning into songs. These classes are taught by Melrose Performing Arts instructors.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:00​am
(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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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:15​am
(Chickasaw - Combined 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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Tuesday
December
13
11:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Business & Careers
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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Tuesday
December
13
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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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
11:45​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
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
Tuesday
December
13
11:45​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.
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Tuesday
December
13
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda a componer y enviar mensajes de correo electrónico con archivos adjuntos. Familiarícese con las opciones para responder y reenviar mensajes.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
12:15​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
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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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
1:00​pm
(Virtual Room - West Oaks)
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
Learn the basics of genetic genealogy and how DNA testing can supplement your traditional genealogical research. Explore the different types of tests that are available.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
1:00​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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Tuesday
December
13
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.
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Tuesday
December
13
1:15​pm
(Technology 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
Tuesday
December
13
1:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
The risk of falling increases with age. Learn what can put you at risk for falls, ways to help prevent falls, tips to fall-proof your home and more.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
1:45​pm
(Virtual Room - Winter Garden)
Learn the basics of game design in one of the world's premier development engines. Build moving platforms and create save checkpoints.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
2:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting 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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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
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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Tuesday
December
13
2:00​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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Tuesday
December
13
2:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Get noticed! Elevate your job application with best practices in crafting a resume and cover letter.
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Tuesday
December
13
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. 12/6 Session 1, 12/7 Session 2, 12/13 Session 3, 12/14 Session 4
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
3:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in a fun way by integrating music with movement. Families can wiggle together and learn ways to calm down. Recommended for families with children ages 3-10.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
3:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Windermere)
Develop your French skills with us! In this French class you will learn basic vocabulary, numbers, colors and much more. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
3:00​pm
(Club Central)
Go toe to toe and test your wits against your fellow teens with a variety of strategy, card, and multi-player party games. The challenge awaits for beginner and expert gamers alike. Ages 11-18.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
3:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Add new stitches to your repertoire! Crochet a bookmark with the double and half double crochet stitches.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
3:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Make fabric storage bins that are a great way to showcase or hold products in any room. The bins also make a great hostess gift or house warming present. Students are required to bring materials.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
3:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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
Tuesday
December
13
3:45​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Ever wondered how different cultures celebrate the holiday season? Learn about various traditions and share your own! You may bring an item. Recommended for families with children ages 6 to 12.
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Tuesday
December
13
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
December
13
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Basic Spanish- Come and learn basic Spanish conversations, beginner Spanish grammar, vocabulary and more.
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cancelled Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:00​pm
Learn how to create custom behaviors without writing a single line of code with Unity's new visual scripting tools.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:00​pm
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Back of Branch)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Who can paint a rock to look like Pikachu? We choose you! Create rock art based on your favorite Pokémon. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration for each child required.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:00​pm
Event Categories: Web Design; Graphic Design
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.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:00​pm
Come and join in a game game of chess with the community.
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Tuesday
December
13
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Games & Activities
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:15​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
It's time for pajamas for the whole family! Sew a great pair of pajama bottoms with a drawstring and pockets. Students are required to bring fabric and notions. See details in the description.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
It may not snow in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make our own winter fun! Recommend for families.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
(Virtual Room - Windermere)
You have read the book. Now, live the adventure! Trivia, games, activities, and crafts: experience the book in its storyworld dimension. Recommended for ages 9-12.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
Introduce your child to basic Spanish vocabulary through games and activities while having fun. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Business & Careers
The few letters that you will write will probably be very important ones. Take the opportunity to equip yourself with an important life skill by learning acceptable ways to write a business letter.
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Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own memory pillow. Bring your favorite T-shirt and learn how to turn it into an Envelope Pillow. A great gift for yourself or give to family member or friend.
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No Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Bring your crochet and/or knitting projects, yarn and tools to this open lab. All levels are welcome.
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Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Learn the basics of this intuitive 3D application that can create realistic product mockups. Get familiar with the interface, creating models and applying materials.
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Tuesday
December
13
4:30​pm
(Game Development 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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Tuesday
December
13
4:45​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Games & Activities
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.
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Tuesday
December
13
5:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Intermediate Spanish- Come and learn grammar with Ms. Brenda.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
5:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Celebrate the wonder of the winter season with a softly glowing lantern created in the Fab Lab using pieces cut with the Sillhouette Cameo 4. This class is taught by Melrose Fab Lab Instructors.
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Tuesday
December
13
5:00​pm
(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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Tuesday
December
13
5:00​pm
(Audio Learning Lab)
Event Category: Audio Production
Explore the fundamentals of sound theory. Discuss how the physics of sound affects recordings. Learn key digital audio concepts, including sample rate, bit depth and file types. (tic101)
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Tuesday
December
13
5:30​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind snowflake UV resin ornament to take home with you. Ages 18 and up.
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Tuesday
December
13
5:30​pm
(Virtual Room - Winter Garden)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Welcome to the world of Dungeons and Dragons: where we host a series of one night adventures inside a "West Marches" style campaign. A perfect opportunity for beginners and veterans alike.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
5:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprann tablo konsèp ak tèminoloji. Aprann kijan pou kreye yon tablo debaz ak kijan pou aplike yon fòmil debaz. #Creole
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Tuesday
December
13
5:30​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Learn the Photography Studio workflow, procedures and best practices.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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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Tuesday
December
13
5:45​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
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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Tuesday
December
13
6:00​pm
(Virtual Room - North Orange)
Vocabulary Workshop for Beginners is a free Workshop for individuals who speak little to no Spanish.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
6:00​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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Tuesday
December
13
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Take your demo reel to the next level by adding dynamic vocal effects! Learn how to better showcase your talent by improving your recording, and how to create characters like robots and rogue AI.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
December
13
7:30​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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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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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Wednesday
December
14
10:00​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Celebrate Winter with a Corner to Corner Nordic Star Square you can make into a pillow or blanket. Learn how to create yarn bobbins to drop and pick up your yarn on a later row.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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
December
14
10:15​am
(Alafaya - Back of Branch)
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Registration required. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:15​am
Event Categories: Science & Math; Games & Activities
Brrr! It's cold out there! Warm up with stories, math, science activities, and a craft featuring some icy friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:15​am
(Technology 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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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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Wednesday
December
14
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda como organizar archivos y carpetas en su computadora.
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Wednesday
December
14
10:15​am
(Eatonville - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Get organized with your iPad or iPhone. Learn to create and edit events, reminders, lists and notes with Calendar, Reminders and Notes apps.
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Wednesday
December
14
10:15​am
(South Creek - 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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Wednesday
December
14
10:15​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Get more precise control over your presentation. Learn how to insert slide transitions, add animations and hyperlinks. Create a customized photo album with simple to use tools.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:30​am
(Virtual Room - West Oaks)
This six-week course is designed to take you through the sounds of Spanish. Special focus is given to the Spanish Alphabet, vowel sounds, and tricky consonant sounds, like Ñ and the "rolled R."
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:30​am
(North Orange - 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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:30​am
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
See who’s snoozing this season! Join us for crafts and activities about animals who sleep all winter. Recommended for toddlers.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
Brrr! It’s cold out there! Warm up with stories, math, science activities, and a craft featuring some icy friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
10:30​am
(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
Wednesday
December
14
10:30​am
(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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Wednesday
December
14
10:30​am
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
Reading Clearly for Beginners explores English grammar and vocabulary for comprehension and vocabulary development.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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
December
14
10:45​am
(North Orange - Meeting 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.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:00​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Apran’n kreye yon anviwònman pou domi san danje, 5 teknik pou kalme tibebe, e kòman pou anpeche sendwòm tibebe souke nan klas sa ki prezante an patenarya avèk Depatman Sante Florid lan.
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Wednesday
December
14
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Join Jessica Daly, Faculty Librarian and Assistant Professor with Advent Health, as she discusses the effects of processed sugar on our bodies and simple tips we can do to stop it.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Looking for something sweet to do this winter? Bring your building skills and join us for a Gingerbread House decorating program. Registration required. Recommended for families with children 4-12.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Washington Park)
Preschoolers will discover interesting facts about the sun through fact-filled stories and activities that encourage learning and development of early literacy skills. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:00​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Web Design; 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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Wednesday
December
14
11:00​am
(Winter Garden - Technology 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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Wednesday
December
14
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.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:00​am
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Want to add some excitement to your movie! Learn how to make green screen videos at the Melrose Center. This class will show students how to light and shoot a green screen movie.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(Technology Classroom)
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
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.
Learn more >
Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda a utilizar herramientas avanzadas de formato y a aplicar formulas y funciones sencillas.
Learn more >
Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
¿Necesita ayuda en cómo crear, cambiar el nombre, eliminar y organizar archivos y carpetas en su computadora? ¡Déjanos ayudar! Un Instructor de tecnología estará disponible para ayudarlo
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(Eatonville - Ask at Desk)
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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.
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Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Make universal style changes to all slides in your presentation. Learn how to customize a theme and to format slides through the slide master.
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Wednesday
December
14
11:30​am
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Create basic shapes and objects with Moments of Inspiration, a 3D design software. Develop 3D objects using common 3D design tools. Learn the skills you need to start developing your own prototypes.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
11:45​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult
Learn more >
Wednesday
December
14
11:45​am
(South Creek - 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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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
December
14
12:00​pm
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Explore American history with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her award winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
12:00​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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
12:15​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Be safe online. From passwords to phishing scams learn how to recognize dangers and the basics of protecting yourself online.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
12:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Work on Quilt Blocks that you have in progress, assemble quilt blocks 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
December
14
1:30​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.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
2:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Work on your art or craft projects while connecting with others. Share your skills or learn something new! All experience levels welcome. Registration required. For adult audiences. 18+
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
2:00​pm
Choose your own adventure with a variety of board games and DIY crafts. Challenge your friends to a fun game or let your creativity fly with provided craft supplies. Ages 6-12.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
2:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Gaming on! in this Arcade style event featuring classic favorites such as. Super Smash bros Brawl. Recommended for ages: (5-15)
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Wednesday
December
14
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. 12/6 Session 1, 12/7 Session 2, 12/13 Session 3, 12/14 Session 4
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
3:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
New to sewing and ready for that first simple project? These easy to make coasters, based on the four square quilt block design, make great gifts for many occasions.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
3:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Whether you are off to work or off to hike, this messenger bag is a great accessory! Create a unique bag you can show off. Students are required to bring fabric and notions
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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.
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Wednesday
December
14
3:00​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.
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Wednesday
December
14
3:00​pm
(Hiawassee - Training 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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
3:00​pm
(Melrose Conference Room)
This two-part class teaches basic song structure, writing melody & lyrics. These classes are taught by Melrose Performing Arts instructors.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
3:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Learn to create a safe sleep environment, the 5s technique to soothe babies, and how to avoid Shaken Baby Syndrome at this class presented in partnership with the Florida Department of Health.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
3:30​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Even though it’s not very cold, it is almost winter! Join us for winter themed stories and crafts to get into the spirit of colder weather. Recommended for upper and lower elementary.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
3:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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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Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(Library Central)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Orlando Mayor Buddy's Book Club is celebrating the completion of their latest book "Katie the Catsitter" by Colleen AF Venable! There will be a Q&A with the author. Recommended for ages 8-12.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Come watch a movie and make a themed craft to take home. Recommended for preschool through upper elementary.
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Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Do you want to build a snowman? Come pour, mix and taste a delicious dip that will melt in your mouth this winter. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.
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Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Cooking & Food
Learn how to make a sweet Pokeball waffle and savory Pokeball mini pizza to keep your strength up for battling. It's super effective! Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration for each child required.
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Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - South Creek)
Práctica tu español! Develop your Spanish language skills through conversation. Conversational topics and themed vocabulary will be provided. Recommended for adults.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create your own printed art to keep or give as a gift.
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Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Games & Activities
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.
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Wednesday
December
14
4:00​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Take your knowledge of coding to the next level with Object-Oriented Programming. Learn modern application development by defining classes, creating objects and simplifying code.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
4:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Science & Math
The Gingerbread Man needs a way home so he doesn’t run into the wolf again! Explore mazes and labyrinths and build him a path. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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Wednesday
December
14
4:30​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create more complex objects using custom shape and object tools.
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Wednesday
December
14
4:30​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own memory pillow. Bring your favorite T-shirt and learn how to turn it into an Envelope Pillow. A great gift for yourself or give to family member or friend.
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No Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
4:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Children's Area)
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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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
4:30​pm
(Audio Learning Lab)
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 the pros use. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
4:30​pm
(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
December
14
5:00​pm
(Melrose Conference Room)
Test your skills and make a video game from scratch - in less than a week! Form teams with other creators and make a game based on a secret theme. Up for the challenge? Registration required.
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Wednesday
December
14
5:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 2)
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
December
14
6:00​pm
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira, will show us how to make a traditional Puerto Rican dish of rice and pigeon peas including homemade sofrito.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
6:30​pm
(Virtual Room - West Oaks)
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
FamilySearch is a tremendous and free source for family history research. Learn how to navigate this website and how to make the most of the information that it contains.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
December
14
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Alafaya)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Calling all trainers! Begin your Pokémon journey and earn your first gym badge in this Pokémon themed escape game!
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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Brush off your geometry skills and Create a stylish clutch for any occasion. Learn to add a zipper to a diagonal cut. Students are required to bring fabric and notions.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
10:00​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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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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
Thursday
December
15
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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
December
15
10:15​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
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 0-8.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.
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rescheduled Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
10:15​am
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
December
15
10:15​am
(Technology Classroom)
Discover how you can use Microsoft's powerful productivity tools to connect and collaborate with your team. Learn how to access apps, store and share files.
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Thursday
December
15
10:15​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
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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Thursday
December
15
10:15​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Learn to stitch using Sashiko hand sewing techniques. This Japanese hand sewing technique uses the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.
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Thursday
December
15
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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Thursday
December
15
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Create a free email account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area.
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Thursday
December
15
10:15​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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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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 children ages 3 to 5.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
10:30​am
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Categories: Storytime; Education & Learning
Penguins come in all shapes and sizes! Attendees will learn more about penguins through adventurous books, songs, and activities. Recommended for children ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
10:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
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
December
15
10:30​am
(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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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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.
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Thursday
December
15
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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Thursday
December
15
10:30​am
(Virtual Room - Winter Garden)
Event Category: Video Production
DaVinci Resolve is free to use professional level video editor. Learn the basic environment and skills to begin your journey into video production utilizing this great program.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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
December
15
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Winter Garden)
Event Categories: Storytime; Games & Activities
It's a penguin party, and you're invited! Warm up with stories, activities, and crafts featuring some icy friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
11:00​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
They are red and white and sure smell nice! Join us for stories, crafts and activities inspired by sweet peppermint treats. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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 ages 18 to 36 months.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
11:00​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Web Design; Coding & Robotics
Customize your Web pages using CSS. Learn how to add functionality such as Google Maps CSS Hovers and Transitions into Web pages.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
11:00​am
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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 >
No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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 >
No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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
December
15
11:30​am
(Technology Classroom)
Boost your productivity with Microsoft's powerful note-taking app. Learn how to organize your pages, revise your notes and collaborate with your team.
Learn more >
Thursday
December
15
11:30​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.
Learn more >
Thursday
December
15
11:30​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Are you stuck on how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.
Learn more >
Thursday
December
15
11:30​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.
Learn more >
Thursday
December
15
11:30​am
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Up your 3D design skills with Moments of Inspiration, a 3D design software. Develop 3D objects using loft, revolve and array tools. Learn the skills you need to start developing your own prototypes.
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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
11:45​am
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
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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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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
December
15
11:45​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to compose and send email messages with attachments. Become familiar with replying and forwarding messages.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
12:00​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 Canada.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
12:00​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Use beginner crochet techniques to make a festive Candy Cane!
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Thursday
December
15
12:10​pm
(Albertson Room)
Join Orange County Office on Aging and Orange County Library System as we celebrate 2022 Life Information for Elders Series presenters. Learn more about each presenters’ resources and ask questions.
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Thursday
December
15
12:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Make a gift of wine or other food item more memorable by creating pretty fabric packaging. These gift bags can be made for any occasion. Students are required to bring fabric.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
12:30​pm
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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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
1:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
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
Thursday
December
15
1:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
'Tis the season to be crafty. Sharpen those creative skills with a fun and frosty winter-themed craft. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
1:00​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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Thursday
December
15
1:15​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
1:30​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Have a new tablet or smartphone, but not sure how to use it? Let us get you started with the basics, so you become more familiar with your personal device.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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 >
Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
2:30​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Operate both lighting equipment and camera settings to evoke mood and feeling.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
3:00​pm
(Club Central)
Choose your own creative adventure at a variety of do-it-yourself craft stations. Try your hand at different art forms from origami to collages, poetry and more! Ages 11-18.
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Thursday
December
15
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
December
15
3:00​pm
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Categories: Web Design; Coding & Robotics
Want to display data properly on your web page? Learn how to build a responsive table to showcase your data.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
3:00​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.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
3:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Use basic knit and purl stitches to knit these fashionable scarves. Students are required to bring tools and yarn.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create handmade decorations, ornaments or simple gifts for the holiday season. Recommended for families.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create fun paper creations inspired by your favorite characters. Learn basic paper engineering techniques while making pop-up cards and papercrafts. Registration required. Recommended for ages 8-12.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Create a program with Python, an easy to learn programming language. Assign variables, input data and develop calculations to make an interactive application.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Let’s get together to celebrate this winter season with fun games, crafts, treats and activities. Remember this day forever with a Holiday Selfie Station! Recommended for ages 8-12.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Do you have what it takes to be a Pokémon Master? Learn Pokémon battle strategies and play head-to-head against your friends.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Web Design; Coding & Robotics
Do you want to draw more attention to your site? A full-screen video background is a solution.
Learn more >
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Gear up in the Audio Studio. Use microphones, preamps, interfaces and control surfaces to route an audio signal into Pro Tools for recording and mixing. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(Purple Room)
Event Categories: Photography; Graphic Design
Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Hiawassee)
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
Learn about the lives of kids around the world through hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
English from Zero is a series of vocabulary classes that follow the Oxford Picture Dictionary outline to address fundamental English vocabulary needed for everyday life.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Categories: Science & Math; Maker/DIY
Is there anything you can't build with LEGO? The challenge is on so let's see what you can build! Bricks for play will be provided but cannot go home with you.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Compare popular magical creatures from well-known stories through trivia, games and even create one of your own. Recommended for tweens and teens.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Test your knowledge on winter Pokémon. See if you have what it takes to be a Pokémon trainer!
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Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Create a final product render by arranging scene elements and manipulating the camera and lighting.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Category: Graphic Design
Design professional layouts and create marketing materials that transform your businesses communications. Learn to use Master Pages, insert text and images to develop a catalog.
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Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(Audio Learning Lab)
Event Category: Audio Production
Editing is the key to unlocking Pro Tools. Use common editing tools to create, consolidate, duplicate and mute clips. (tic101)
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Thursday
December
15
4:30​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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No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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
Thursday
December
15
4:30​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.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
4:45​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 >
No Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
5:00​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.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
5:00​pm
(Virtual Room - South Trail)
Engage in a dynamic discussion and a themed activity based on "The Red Pyramid" by Rick Riordan. Recommended for ages 9-12. Registration required.
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Thursday
December
15
5:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom 2)
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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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
5:30​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Make this holiday a special one with a personal touch. 
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Thursday
December
15
5:30​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Live Online Class
Make a hat with a fashionable folded brim. Practice your loom knitting skills while learning how to make a hat from the first to last stitch.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
5:30​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
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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Thursday
December
15
5:30​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Route your mix. Send individual mixes to artists in the studio, route and import audio and MIDI into Pro Tools, and save your work to various media. (tic101)
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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.
Learn more >
Thursday
December
15
6:00​pm
(Online Technology Classroom - TEC)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Add some sweetness to your holiday décor with a festive gingerbread house. Students will be able to practice basic stitches (single, half-double) while constructing the foundation of the house.
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
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!
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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
6:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
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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Registration Required
Thursday
December
15
7:30​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
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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No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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 >
Registration Required
Friday
December
16
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Stockings are a must-have for the holidays. Use a simple pattern to create a custom stocking. Learn some basic lining and cuff sewing techniques. Students are required to bring fabric
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
10:00​am
(Red Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create bell ornaments for your home. Practice basic knitting techniques, while learning to seam, create hanging loops, and use notions to add flair to bell.
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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
December
16
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.
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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.
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Friday
December
16
10:15​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
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.
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Friday
December
16
10:15​am
(Southeast - 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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
December
16
10:15​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Become familiar with popular job search websites and common questions asked on job applications. Learn how to use various Internet resources to search and apply for jobs.
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Friday
December
16
10:15​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Education & Learning
Get ready, get set and apply! Learn how to use digital and print resources to research colleges and then create a personal application planning timeline to keep you organized.
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Friday
December
16
10:15​am
(Winter Garden - Technology Lab )
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
It's time to catch up on all of our knitting projects and to show off our finished work. Drop into work on your projects, ask questions or just hang out.
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
10:30​am
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
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
Friday
December
16
10:30​am
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates, formatting options and adding business information.
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Friday
December
16
10:30​am
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving time on FabLab machines, users are required to successfully complete an orientation and a brief thirty minute assessment.
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Friday
December
16
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.
Learn more >
Friday
December
16
10:30​am
(South Creek - 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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
11:00​am
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
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
Friday
December
16
11:00​am
(Hiawassee - Training Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to create relationship among tables and manipulate data with queries in a database.
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Friday
December
16
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
December
16
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 >
No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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.
Learn more >
Friday
December
16
11:15​am
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving time on FabLab machines, users are required to successfully complete an orientation and a brief thirty minute assessment.
Learn more >
Friday
December
16
11:30​am
(Southeast - 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.
Learn more >
Friday
December
16
11:30​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
¿Tiene una nueva tableta o teléfono inteligente, pero no está seguro cómo usarlo? Permítanos ayudarle a conocer los conceptos básicos, para que se familiarice más con sus aparatos digitales.
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Friday
December
16
11:30​am
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Education & Learning
Get ready, get set and apply! Become familiar with college entrance exams including the ACT and SAT, as well as how to earn college credit by exam through AP and CLEP exams.
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No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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 ages 0-5.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
11:45​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to customize your publications. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Friday
December
16
12:00​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Prior to reserving time on FabLab machines, users are required to successfully complete an orientation and a brief thirty minute assessment.
Learn more >
Friday
December
16
12:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Language Learning
Writing for Beginners is designed to introduce learners to the basics of English grammar by focusing on the parts of speech, the organization of sentences, and vocabulary building.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
1:00​pm
Get more precise control over your presentation. Learn how to insert slide transitions, add animations and hyperlinks. Create a customized photo album with simple to use tools.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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
December
16
2:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Discuss bordering options for our Block of the Month blanket! Students will need their completed blocks for this class.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
2:30​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn how to properly place your hands on the keyboard and enhance your typing skills by using the Web-based TypingMaster program.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
December
16
3:00​pm
(Hiawassee - Training 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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
December
16
3:00​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Get hands on experience with industry grade lighting kits, accessories and a light meter to master four lighting set ups: Butterfly, Clamshell, Split and Loop.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
December
16
3:30​pm
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create handmade decorations, ornaments or simple gifts for the holiday season. Recommended for families.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
3:30​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Get ready for an hour of crafting! Make a gift for a loved one just in time for the holidays. Registration Requested. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
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!
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
3:30​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
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.
Learn more >
Friday
December
16
3:45​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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Friday
December
16
4:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Storytime; Arts & Crafting
It may not snow in Florida, but we can have winter fun! Discover, learn and play with our version of the mysterious frozen stuff from up north. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
4:00​pm
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Language Learning
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information. *Focused on Spanish Speakers* Para Hispanohablantes
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Friday
December
16
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Video Production; Photography
Discover the magic of stop motion animation while creating dynamic Pokémon battles! Choose your Pokémon partner and create a movie together!
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Friday
December
16
4:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Craft a festive snowflake ornament using felt and basic embroidery stitches to add to your winter decor.
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Friday
December
16
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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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
4:30​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
December
16
4:30​pm
(West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
A terrarium is nothing less than a miniature world - one that you can create yourself. Design your own cool landscape inside a jar. Recommended for ages 13-18. Registration required.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
4:30​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Create vibrant and colorful photos using gels. Gain experience using lighting kits and accessories to master colored highlights, colored rim light and colored background lighting set ups.
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Friday
December
16
4:45​pm
(Fairview Shores - Computer Classroom)
Event Category: Games & Activities
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.
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Registration Required
Friday
December
16
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
A satisfying ending is a crucial, but overlooked element of great fiction. Author and Editor Kristen Stieffel will discuss how to avoid the most common errors and satisfy your readers.
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Saturday
December
17
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Create a cute gingerbread man plushie. Decorate with ribbon, rick-rack, felt and embroidery floss. Students are required to bring fabric.
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Saturday
December
17
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Event Category: Video Production
Learn how to create a 3D animated movie! What is Kid Pix 3D ? Explore the Kid Pix environment. Create your own 3D animated movie.
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Saturday
December
17
10:00​am
(West Oaks - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Create a winter ornament while practicing beading.
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rescheduled No Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
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
Saturday
December
17
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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.
Learn more >
Saturday
December
17
10:15​am
(South Creek - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Basic Tech Skills
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
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 >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
10:30​am
Event Categories: Health & Wellness; General Events
Learn beginner line dances and discover a great way to exercise and have fun. Partners not needed. Nonstick sole shoes recommended. Intended for ages 18+.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
10:30​am
(Fab Lab)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Bring your family to get crafty with a cozy model house! Our family friendly event will provide the model, you'll provide the decorations to make it shimmer and shine.
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Saturday
December
17
10:30​am
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Stockings are a must-have for the holidays. Use a simple pattern to create a custom stocking. Learn some basic lining and cuff sewing techniques. Students are required to bring fabric
Learn more >
Saturday
December
17
10:30​am
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow through an imaginative journey with puppets and parachute games then create a calming glitter jar. Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Co-Working Room 2)
Event Category: Photography
Explore the basic operations of cameras and lenses to optimize your photography skills. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of camera lenses.
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Saturday
December
17
10:30​am
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Prior to booking a studio, users are required to successfully complete a brief thirty minute studio-specific assessment.
Learn more >
Saturday
December
17
10:30​am
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
Saturday
December
17
11:00​am
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.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
11:00​am
(Library Central)
Event Category: General Events
Learn how you can be part of a team where you create magical vacation experiences. Speak with Disney Casting Services about open jobs and how to apply.
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cancelled No Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
11:00​am
Event Categories: Storytime; Community & Citizenship
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies and milk! This series will be a great chance to interact with Apopka officers in a fun and informative environment.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
11:00​am
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Games & Activities
There's been an art heist at the brand new Pokémon museum! Team up with Detective Pikachu and work together to search for clues, solve puzzles, and discover the truth of this Pokémon mystery!
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
11:00​am
(South Creek - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: General Events
It is time again for our Holiday Book Sale! Bring your own bag and fill it for $5
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Saturday
December
17
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
December
17
11:15​am
(Virtual Room - Washington Park)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Get more precise control over your presentation. Learn how to insert slide transitions, add animations and hyperlinks. Create a customized photo album with simple to use tools.
Learn more >
Saturday
December
17
11:30​am
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Prior to booking a studio, users are required to successfully complete a brief thirty minute studio-specific assessment.
Learn more >
Saturday
December
17
11:45​am
(South Creek - 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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
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 >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
12:00​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Come with gifts that need wrapping and get fun ideas on gift-wrapping techniques while we listen to sounds of the season and enjoy a hot cocoa bar! Recommended for families.
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Saturday
December
17
12:30​pm
(Virtual Room - Washington Park)
Event Category: Business & Careers
Students will navigate Theme options. Students will explore the Slide Master. Students will customize a Theme in the slide master.
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Saturday
December
17
12:30​pm
(Audio Production Studio)
Event Category: Audio Production
Prior to booking a studio, users are required to successfully complete a brief thirty minute studio-specific assessment.
Learn more >
Saturday
December
17
12:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Categories: General Events; Arts & Crafting
Join us to meet artist Angie Vazquez and view her Reflections from the Heart collection of graphite and white chalk drawings and oil paintings on display through December.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
2:00​pm
(South Trail - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Join us for a movie that's fun for the whole family!
Learn more >
Saturday
December
17
2:00​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Add some sweetness to your holiday décor with a festive gingerbread house. Students will be able to practice basic stitches (single, half-double) while constructing the foundation of the house.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
2:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Grab your gum drops and frosting, it’s time to construct the gingerbread house of your dreams! Registration required. Supplies limited. Recommended for families with children ages 6+.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
2:00​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Silvana creates a one-of-a-kind art form by combining century's old techniques of paper marbling with bookbinding by hand. Take opportunity to meet Silvana, visit her exhibit, and watch a demo.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
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.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
2:30​pm
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
3:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
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
December
17
3:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
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.
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Registration Required
Saturday
December
17
3:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Don't let your place in a book get away! Craft origami Pokemon bookmarks so you can always catch the right page number. Recommended for ages 9-12.
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Saturday
December
17
3:00​pm
(Fairview Shores - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Education & Learning
It’s that time again for Paint Party! Bring your paint worthy cloth and make these 3 awesome projects: Sharpie Ink Blot Art, Yarn Painting Art, and Crystal Art!
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Saturday
December
17
3:00​pm
(Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Take a simple piece of felt and turn it into the perfect wrapping for a gift card.
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Saturday
December
17
3:00​pm
(Eatonville - Meeting Room)
Meet Author Michaelle Desruisseaux for the launch of her fourth book, "Arriving at Happy" and learn how to improve your quality of life through self care. Book sale and signing following the event.
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Saturday
December
17
3:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
High school students will earn two hours of community service by helping test out technology classes. Recommended for ages 13-18.
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Saturday
December
17
4:00​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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Saturday
December
17
4:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Cooking & Food
Celebrate the season with your little one as they build their very own gingerbread house. Recommended for families. Please sign up in advance, space is limited.
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Saturday
December
17
4:00​pm
(Purple Room)
Become familiar with popular job search websites and common questions asked on job applications. Learn how to use various Internet resources to search and apply for jobs.
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Saturday
December
17
4:30​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Tis the season for gift giving, and a DIY scrub is a perfect one.
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Saturday
December
17
4:30​pm
(Photo Studio)
Event Category: Photography
Learn the Photography Studio workflow, procedures and best practices.
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Sunday
December
18
1:30​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Enjoy a short presentation on what's new for the new 2023 Planner calendar year before open planner project time. Bring your own supplies and connect and share ideas with other planners.
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Sunday
December
18
1:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Brush off your geometry skills and Create a stylish clutch for any occasion. Learn to add a zipper to a diagonal cut. Students are required to bring fabric and notions.
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Sunday
December
18
1:30​pm
(Melrose Rehearsal Space)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Stop by the Melrose Center and talk to local video game studios, educators, developers and much more! You'll also play and vote on games made over the past week during the Melrose Game Jam!
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No Registration Required
Sunday
December
18
2:00​pm
(South Creek - 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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Sunday
December
18
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.
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Sunday
December
18
2:00​pm
(Video Production Studio)
Event Category: Video Production
Tour the Melrose Center Video Studio in this introductory class.
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Sunday
December
18
3:00​pm
(Purple Room)
Scratch is a programming language & online community where you create your own interactive stories, games, & animations. Learn object-oriented programming with a simple to use drag & drop application.
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Sunday
December
18
3:30​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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Sunday
December
18
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Computer Lab)
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
19
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
December
19
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
This gift bag is reusable, eco-friendly and elegant. It would be a great gift for a friend and is sure to be a new favorite. Students must bring supplies.
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Monday
December
19
10:00​am
(Online Technology Classroom 1)
Ever dreamed of making your own video game? Now you can with The Games Factory 2, it provides everything you need to create cool computer games.
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
19
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
December
19
10:00​am
(Southeast - Language Lab)
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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Monday
December
19
10:00​am
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 1)
Event Category: Graphic Design
Learn how to use the free Adobe CC Express on your mobile device to effortlessly create graphics for flyers to social media posts. Additional apps will be showcased, including Adobe Capture and more!
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No Registration Required
Monday
December
19
10:15​am
(South Creek - 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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No Registration Required
Monday
December
19
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
December
19
10:15​am
(Hiawassee - 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.
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Monday
December
19
10:15​am
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Health & Wellness
Practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in a fun way by integrating music with movement. Families can wiggle together and learn ways to calm down. Recommended for families with children ages 3-10.
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Monday
December
19
10:15​am
(South Trail - Computer Lab)
Event Categories: Graphic Design; Basic Tech Skills
Aplikasyon Canva pèmèt ou ekonomize tan lè w bati sou plizyè milye modèl pwofesyonèl pou kreye logo, kontni medya sosyal ak plis ankò.
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Monday
December
19
10:15​am
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Categories: Storytime; Education & Learning
Brrr! Who is brrrave enough to live in the cold? Discover chilly animal friends and their snowy homes with fun stories, crafts and activities. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.
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Monday
December
19
10:15​am
(Southeast - Computer Lab)
Event Category: Basic Tech Skills
Aprenda cómo enlazar hojas de cálculo y a trabajar con las opciones avanzadas de hoja de cálculo.
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Monday
December
19
10:15​am
(South Creek - 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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No Registration Required
Monday
December
19
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
December
19
10:30​am
(Purple Room)
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.
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Monday
December
19
10:30​am
Event Category: Games & Activities
Explore baby animals in the winter with your little one. Listen to a story and learn through sensory play all while warming up to new friends. Recommended for babies.
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Monday
December
19
10:30​am
(North Orange - Computer Lab)
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.
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Monday
December
19
10:30​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Use basic knit and purl stitches to knit angels to decorate for winter.
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Monday
December
19
10:30​am
(Virtual ESL Room 2)
Event Category: Language Learning
Speaking Clearly Advanced is a course designed for students who want to improve their speaking and presentation skills.
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Monday
December
19
10:30​am
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.
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Monday
December
19
10:30​am
Event Category: Games & Activities
Explore the wonder of winter by engaging in themed sensory activities with your little one. Recommended for babies.
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Monday
December
19
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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Monday
December
19
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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No Registration Required
Monday
December
19
10:45​am
(South Creek - 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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