Children’s Programs at the Orange County Library Systems

Orlando Public Library

 

The Orange County Library Systems has a number of engaging and interesting activities for children. There is something for every age group, so read on and find an activity that suits your youngster.

 

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Speed Racers
Edgewater Branch Saturday September 7, 2013 at 2pm
Windermere Branch Thursday Septmeber 14, 2013 at 4pm
Herndon Branch Wednesday September 25, 2013 at 3:30pm
Learn about motion, speed and force and enjoy creating your own speed racer as well, and race your car in a competition. Ages 8-12.

 

It’s a M.E.S.S.
Alafaya Branch Saturday September 21, 2013 11am
Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library Saturday September 21, 2013 3pm
Get excited about this event because it’s a M.E.S.S. Curious minds are invited to have fun with math, engineering and science Saturday filled with fun activities. Ages 6-12

 

Color Chemistry
Edgewater Branch
Saturday September 21, 2013 at 2pm
Why is an apple red? Experiment with the science of color and explore basic concepts of light and color. Ages 6-12.

 

The Library is a Hoot!
South Creek Branch
Saturday September 28, 2013 12pm
Whooo likes owls? Join us for a program about our fine feathered friends. We will have owl stories as well as owl craft and movie. Ages 6-12.

 

Pre School Calender

 

Bubble Play Time
Alafaya Branch
Wednesday September 4, 2013 10:15am and 10:30am
Help your child develop their fine motor skills in this interactive bubble class presented by the UCF Sports and Exercise Science Club. Recommended for toddlers and pre schoolers.space is limited, tickets for entry presented at the door.

 

Move it! Move it! Move it!
Edgewater Branch Wednesday September 4, 2013 2:30pm
Eatonville Branch Tuesday September 10, 2013 10:30pm
South West Branch Friday September 13, 2013 10:30am
West Oaks Branch Friday September 13, 2013 11am
Windermere Branch Monday September 16, 2013 11am
North Orange Branch Tuesday September 17, 2013 11am
Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library Saturday September 14, 2013 3pm and Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am
Children play and parents learn how play can help develop children’s cognitive , physical, social and emotional helath. Ages 3-5.

 

Fall Festival
North Orange Branch Tuesday September 10, 2013 11am
HIawassee Branch Friday September 13, 2013 11am
South Trail Branch Wednesday September 18, 2013 3pm
Celebrate fall with stories, games and activities featuring apples, pumpkins and autumn leaves. Ages 3-5.

 

Storytime Fun
Washington Park Monday September 16, 2013 11am
Windermere Branch Monday September 30, 2013 11am
Storytellers entertain and engage you with their amazing stories, books and songs. Registration required, Ages 3-5.

 

Storybook Yoga
Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library
Saturday September 21, 2013 11am
Join us for an introduction to yoga with Maggie Mathwich. Learn poses inspired by your favorite picture books. Ages 3-5.

 

Pajama Party
West Oaks Branch
Friday September 27, 2013 11am
Come on down for a pajama party, don’t forget to wear your pajamas and get ready for some stories, games and fun. Ages 3-5.

 

How I Feel
Eatonville Branch
Monday September 30, 2013 10:30am
How do you feel? Put a smile on your face and come down to the library fro some games stories and fun all about feelings. Ages 3-5.

 

Kids Programs

 

Home School Study Hall
Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library
Wednesday September 4, 2013 10am
Join us the first wednesday of every month for study hall at the library. Access the libraries collection, computers and online resources with library staff there to guide you. This month we will have a library tour and orientation. Registration recommended.

 

Family Movie Madness
Hiawassee Branch
Wednesday September 4, 2013 3pm
Join us for a fun-filled movie that will thrill the whole family. Enjoy the movie Monsters Inc and an accompanying gift.

 

Cuentame un Cuento: Tell Me a Story Bilingual Stories and Fun
Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library
Saturday September 7, 2013 11am
Enjoy bilingual stories and crafts for children. the library provides interactive storytime in English and Spanish suitable for speakers of either or both language. The whole family is welcome. Registration is required. Each month the first 10 families that register and attend will receive a free book. An Orange County regular, fee, or property owner card in good standing is required. Sponsored by ALSC and Dollar General.

 

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Alafaya Branch
Saturday September 7, 2013 11am
Join Twilight Sparkle and friends for fun adventure, games, stories and crafts. Dress up as your favorite pony and learn a valuable lesson about friendship. Ages 3-12.

 

Dewey’s Amazing Race
Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library Saturday September 7, 2013 3pm
Windermere Branch Saturday September 14, 2013 11am
Eatonville Branch Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:30pm
Race around the world in you library choosing challenges inspired by the Dewey Decimal System.

 

Terrific Tuesday
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday September 10, 2013 3:30pm
Kick off the beginning of the school year with cool crafts and games on Terrific Tuesday. Ages 6-12.

 

Top Secret!
Eatonville Branch Thursday September 12, 2013 3pm
North Orange Branch Sunday September 29, 2013 2pm
Calling all super sleuths! Your mission-should you choose to accept it-is to rendezvous at the library for a top-secret spy adventure. Learn the skills of the trade by mastering espionage techniques and building covert gadgets. Ages 6-12.

 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Eatonville Branch
Monday September 23, 2013 3pm
Stop by for a tasty program based on the novel by Judi Barrett with food themed stories, activities and crafts. Ages 6-12.

 

Meet the Author Andrea Beaty
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Tuesday September 24, 2013 4:30pm
Meet Andrea Beaty, children’s book author and get books signed.

 

Storytime with Andre Beaty
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Wednesday September 25, 2013 10am
Listen to award winning author Andrea Beaty read from one of her creative children’s books. Stories like, When Giants Come to Play, Iggy Peck, Architect, and her most recent book, Rosie Revere Engineer.

 

Author Visit: Andrea Beaty
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Wednesday September 25, 2013 1pm
Meet Andre Beaty and hear about her writing journey and ask questions of your own. A bok sale and signing to follow.

 

Hanging out at the Porch
Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library
Fridays 3pm
Hang out Friday afternoons for games, crafts, movies and more. Recommended for school age up to 18.

 

Paws to Read
Sign up to practice your reading skill sin front of a furry listener. Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified therapy dogs. Meet these pups at multiple locations. Visit www.ocls.info/paws for dates, times and locations. Searing is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot.

 

Photo taken from Central Florida Herp Society.

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