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How to Host a Frugal Feast
January 1, 2020 | Danielle Haight-Mueller

We find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, meaning it is time to host a plethora of dietary restrictions, picky guests and high expectations. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, National Cookie Day, New Year's, or just having the... READ MORE

Q&A with Rob Greenfield
October 30, 2019 | Rebecca Baichan

Rob Greenfield is self-described as an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and a dude making a difference. He just completed Food Freedom, a year-long project to grow and forage all of his food. That’s an entire year with no grocery stores, restaurants or even a... READ MORE

From the Director, October 2019
October 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

October is one of my favorite months at the library. All month long, we focus on hosting fun, safe events that your whole family can enjoy together. If you need Halloween costume inspiration, find it in our sewing studios, where our instructors will teach you to make your own... READ MORE

BizKids
September 2, 2019 | Ryan Baichan & Tony Orengo

In 2017, Orange County Library System unveiled a new series of camps called “BizKids” which teach entrepreneurship and business skills to youth. The camps provide students with opportunities to develop a business idea, run a storefront and learn office software. Combining... READ MORE

A Maker with a Purpose
August 25, 2019 | Vanya Walker

Orlando entrepreneur and activist Victoria Walsh, affectionately known as Macramé Momma, teaches the joy of making through the art of macramé. Victoria guides students in the creation of classic plant hangers, delicate earrings and intricate wall hangings through engaging... READ MORE

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Preschool Fun: Bubbles!
May 22, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Today we’re going to have some fun with bubbles! Don’t have any bubbles? No worries – we'll make some in the end!

 

Let’s start with some questions: 

Do you like blowing bubbles?  Can you show me how you blow bubbles? Can you dance in the bubbles?  What... READ MORE
Art 101: Ancient Greek Pottery
May 17, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

I normally teach our Art 101 events in-person, but since we're unable to do that for the time being in this post I would like to share a little bit of information about ancient Greek pottery and how you can create your own Greek style flowerpot for your home.


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Preschool Fun: Kittens!
May 15, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Welcome to another week of Preschool Fun! Several weeks ago, we highlighted puppies and I heard kittens were a bit jealous. So, this week – we honor our feline friends. 

Let’s start by asking your child a few questions: 

What sound do kittens make?  What do kittens... READ MORE

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