End of Summer Reading Program 2018

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End of Summer Reading Program 2018

End of Summer Reading Program 2018 – Celebrate the End of Summer Reading Program, plus the Herndon Branch Library hosts a Back-to-School Bash in August 2018.


End of Summer Reading Program 2018

Join us as we celebrate the end of the 2018 Summer Reading Program with the Kids’ End of Summer Celebration. On August 4 several branches join the festivities full of fun, games and activities. Bring your Prize Pass to enter the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including tickets to local attractions. See below for more details.

It’s back-to-school time again and we’re hosting a Back-to-School Bash. From August 6 to 11 the Herndon Branch invites you to enjoy your last week before school starts with plenty of fun-filled events. Watch movies like Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, make crafts inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid and much more – No. 2 pencil not required.

If you have any questions about the events or information shared below, feel free to contact us as 407-835-7323. Check us out online at www.ocls.info for a complete listing of library events.


Herndon Back-to-School Bash

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Monday–Saturday, August 6–11

Calling all wimpy kids, dorks, nerds and everyone in between. Summer may almost be over, but back-to-school can be fun too! Celebrate your last week of freedom with fun crafts, movies and activities all week long at the Herndon Branch. All events recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Monday, August 6, 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate going back to school with the screening of the movie, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

Tuesday, August 7, 4:30 p.m.

Design a personalized sign for your room at a WhizKids class! Learn to properly use the mouse to move pictures using drag and drop and use the keyboard to type.

Wednesday, August 8, 3:30 p.m.

Celebrate back to school with the National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society (N.E.R.D.S.)! Join us as we go undercover to create our secret agent identities with top secret crafts and activities.

Thursday, August 9, 3:30 p.m.

Be a back-to-school hero with Dog Man and Cat Kid by learning how to create your own comic strips!

Friday, August 10, 2:30 p.m.

Embrace going back to school with a Not-So-Dorky Back to School Bash and have fun with Dork Diaries themed crafts and activities.

Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m.

Enjoy the end of summer with Diary of a Wimpy Kid crafts and activities!


Family STEM Saturdays

Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Saturdays, August 4 & 18, 10 a.m.

Build and play with science and technology at the Melrose Center! Bring your family, bring yourself and see what wonderful things we have to offer. Available resources include LittleBits, Snap Circuits and LEGO WeDo. Ages 4–104. Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.


Kids’ End of Summer Celebration

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m.

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden

Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate all the fun you had this summer. Bring your Prize Pass to enter the Grand Prize Drawing and see if you are one of the lucky winners of great prizes like bicycles, tickets to local attractions and more! Ages 6–12. Child must be present to win. Orange County Library System juvenile regular, property owner or fee library card in good standing is required to win. Visit ocls.info/srpkids for complete rules. Prize passes must be turned in by 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 4.


WhizKids: Create Effective Presentations

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Saturday, August 4, 3:30 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Thursday, August 9, 4:30 p.m.

Create a dynamic slideshow presentation with animations and cool images for a school project using Microsoft PowerPoint. Ages 9–12.


Hello, Neighbor!

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Monday, August 6, 11 a.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Wednesday, August 15, 10 a.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Thursday, August 23, 10:30 a.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Thursday, August 23, 2 p.m.

Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive

Wednesday, August 29, 10:30 a.m.

Welcome to our neighborhood of make-believe. Join us for a grr-ific time learning practical skills with stories and interactive activities! Inspired by PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood series. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.


Southwest Homeschool Club: A Race Around the World

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive

Monday, August 6, 1 p.m.

Race to win as you learn something unique about various places around the world. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.


Canvas Wall Art

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Monday, August 6, 2 p.m.

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive

Monday, August 6, 4:30 p.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Wednesday, August 8, 4:30 p.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Saturday, August 18, 2 p.m

Eatonville Branch, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

Tuesday, August 28, 4 p.m.

Brighten your walls with a stunning piece of art made with your very own creativity. Recommended for tweens and teens.


Cuisine Corner Junior: Pop’T Canvas

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Monday, August 6, 4 p.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Tuesday, August 7, 5 p.m.

Windermere Branch, 530 Main St., Windermere

Thursday, August 9, 3 p.m.

Eatonville Branch, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

Thursday, August 16, 4 p.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Saturday, August 25, 10:30 a.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden

Saturday, August 25, 2:30 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Monday, August 27, 3:15 p.m.

Washington Park Branch, 5151 Raleigh St., Suite A.

Wednesday, August 29, 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate all that is special about Pop-Tarts: the filling, frosting and sprinkles that dazzle our taste buds! Add your own twist as you use your imagination to make a blank canvas pop! Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.


Zoo Zen

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Friday, August 10, 11 a.m.

It’s time for an introduction to yoga with zoo animals and friends! Learn fun movements as you go on a wild and magical journey full of movement and stories. Comfortable clothing is encouraged and mats are welcomed. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.


Little Chef: Mickey Waffles

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Saturday, August 11, 2 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Thursday, August 16, 10:30 a.m.

Windermere Branch, 530 Main St., Windermere

Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 a.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Thursday, August 30, 10:30 a.m.

Have a magical breakfast with a classic Mickey waffle! Slice, spread and sprinkle delicious toppings for a magical treat. Bring your little one to learn cooking skills such as kitchen safety, layering, measuring, smearing, tasting and presentation as you interact with a delicious recipe. This class is a “Mommy or Daddy and me” event. Registration required. Recommended for preschoolers. This event has been generously sponsored by the 2018 Disney Grant.


Family Zumba

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Wednesday, August 15, Noon

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. Comfortable exercise clothing and cross training or aerobic style shoes recommended. Recommended for children 4-13 years old and adults all ages.


Anywhere Artist

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Friday, August 17, 11 a.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden

Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 a.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Wednesday, August 22, 10 a.m.

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Thursday, August 30, 11 a.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Thursday, August 30, 2 p.m.

You can create art from anything, anytime! All you need is your imagination. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.


Polygon Wild!

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Monday, August 20, 10:30 a.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 a.m.

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Wednesday, August 22, 11 a.m.

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Tuesday, August 28, 11 a.m.

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive

Wednesday, August 29, 10:30 a.m.

We’re going wild for shapes! Learn about our many sided friends with fun hands on activities and stories. Recommended for preschoolers.


STEM Club

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Wednesday, August 22, 6 p.m.

Come and join us as we have fun with science experiments and building technology with K’NEX, Snap Circuits, littleBits and so much more! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

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