All Events Listing

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Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4:30 PM at Orlando Public Library (Purple Room)
Get Ready, Get Set, Apply! Feeling overwhelmed by the whole idea of applying to college? Register for Rock Your College Applications at the Orlando Public Library. This four-part series will help high school juniors and seniors understand how to search for colleges, as well as prepare and submit applications. Learn about creating a personal application timeline, deciding on and preparing for standardized testing, completing the different types of applications and writing application essays. Discover the wealth of free online and print resources available from OCLS.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4:30 PM at South Trail Branch (South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Tired of making macaroni necklaces and friendship bracelets? Join us as we take arts and crafts to a new level featuring the best art projects from Pinterest. Ages 11-18.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:30 PM at Orlando Public Library (Albertson Room)
Cat blogger Julie McAlee and steampunk author , Alli Martin, discuss what their research process looks like and how to work research around writing the first draft of your novel. Click for more info.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:30 AM at Orlando Public Library (Simulation Lab)
Want to build or test your game? Come to an this open lab and use available game engines to build or test your game. Equipment for game design in VR will also be available, including Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. An instructor will be available to assist and answer questions. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:15 AM at Washington Park Branch
All animals have adaptations! Some help them to eat, while others help them from being eaten. We will look at various osteological and external adaptations that help animals survive. Ages 6-12.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:00 PM at South Creek Branch (South Creek - Ask at Desk)
Love to cross stitch or want to learn how? Check out our finished art pieces at the self-checkout station. Please sign up for this event with our staff at the front desk. Material cost is already covered. You will be able to choose from our small collection of preprinted canvases or purchase your own cross stitch kit from a different source. All materials included but your personal touch on selecting the frame for your finished artwork.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:00 PM at Orlando Public Library (Children's Department - Ask at Desk)
What will you create today? Explore, experiment or be entertained. Ages 6-18.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:00 PM at Chickasaw Branch (Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
If you love gaming like we love gaming, come get your game on at the library! Join us for action-packed fun with the Nintendo Wii and more!
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM at Edgewater Branch (Edgewater - Ask at Desk)
Drop in for a game of Chess at the Edgewater Branch Library. We have sets available. Chess has been shown to have many educational benefits, including teaching foresight, planning, patience and the ability to seek alternative solutions. All ages.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:30 AM at North Orange Branch (North Orange - Ask at Desk)
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers for cookies and milk! This will be a great time to interact with officers in a fun and informative environment.