All Events Listing

Carry your card! Customers who present their library cards at programs and events will be eligible for priority seating.

For teen technology classes be sure to check out TechKrew.

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:30 AM at Alafaya Branch (Alafaya - Computer Lab)

Get a firsthand view of the Replicator 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer! Draw and design your very own three dimensional solid objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.

#tic101 #tween

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 AM at Orlando Public Library (Sewing Studio)

Put your sewing machine to more use than just the basics! Learn to stabilize and stitch machine buttonholes for a polished finish. Attach buttons with a sewing machine to add that perfect accent to your project.

Skills Required: Participants must be able to wind a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, sew straight seams and cut fabric.

Age requirements: 13 years of age and up.

Required Prerequisite: Basic Sewing: Introduction to the Sewing Machine

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:15 AM at Orlando Public Library (Simulation Lab)

Want to give our simulators a try? Come in and experience using the Forklift, Flight, Driving or Hydraulic Excavator simulators. An instructor will be available to assist you and answer your questions. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes.

#tic101 #simtic

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 PM at Orlando Public Library (Sim - Driving)

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. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the driving simulator during scheduled lab time.

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 2:00 PM at Orlando Public Library (Technology and Education Center)

Start crocheting today! Create a unique coaster in your choice of color. Learn to chain, single crochet and how to fasten off your work. No experience necessary.

Students have the option of bringing in materials for class. If you elect to provide your own materials, please provide approximately 20 yards (0.35 ounces) of worsted (medium/size 4) weight yarn and size US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook.

#tec101 #fiberarts #crochet

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 2:00 PM at Orlando Public Library (Sewing Studio)

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. Get hands-on experience as you explore the world of sewing.
Age requirements: 13 to Adult

#tec101 #sewing #fiberarts

Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 PM at Orlando Public Library (Albertson Room)

Join Edward Jones representatives to learn how you can move toward your financial goals with Edward Jones' 10 Rules of the Road to Investing. These rules will help you learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help you build wealth. #dashforthestash

Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:00 PM at Washington Park Branch ()

Increase your knitting skills. Use increases and decreases to add a delicate edge to your work. Learn yarn overs, the knit two together stitch and pattern reading to create work on the bias.


Materials: Yarn has been generously donated for each student to create the class project. All other tools and materials will be provided for the duration of the class.

Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:00 PM at Orlando Public Library (Sim - Flight)

Learn to fly with a professional flight simulator using realistic flight controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the flight simulator during scheduled lab time.

ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 15 years of age. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).

Monday, August 21, 2017, 5:45 PM at Orlando Public Library (Sewing Studio)

Get organized with baskets! Crochet Amanda Costa's Mini Basket in a relaxed social learning environment. A fun way to practice basic crochet stitches and learn some new techniques, including the beginning double crochet stitch. An experienced instructor will be available to get you started and help along the way.

This is a multi-day class.