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Meet a Gatorland Wrangler

Summer at Your Library

2024-06-18 10:30:00 2024-06-18 11:30:00 America/New_York Meet a Gatorland Wrangler Get ready for family fun with "The Alligator Capital of the World®.” Did you know alligator babies are also known as grunts? Learn about snakes, reptiles, and more up close. Recommended for ages 0-12. Windermere Branch - Windermere - Ask at Desk

Tuesday, June 18
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-06-18 10:30:00 2024-06-18 11:30:00 America/New_York Meet a Gatorland Wrangler Get ready for family fun with "The Alligator Capital of the World®.” Did you know alligator babies are also known as grunts? Learn about snakes, reptiles, and more up close. Recommended for ages 0-12. Windermere Branch - Windermere - Ask at Desk

Windermere Branch

Windermere - Ask at Desk

Get ready for family fun with "The Alligator Capital of the World®.” Did you know alligator babies are also known as grunts? Learn about snakes, reptiles, and more up close. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Windermere Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
We're closed Wednesday June 19 due to Closed - Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
(Closed - Juneteenth)
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed

About the branch

Located in a small "Florida Cracker" style building, with an appealing wrap-around porch, the Windermere branch has an interesting history that spans over four decades. Begun as a town library, it became a branch of the Orange County Library System in August 1991. The current building was constructed through the efforts and the generous donations of many Windermere residents, including those of the Franklin P. Chase Family.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
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Sat, Jun 22, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
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Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
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Sat, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.

Mon, Jun 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Give Steve and Alex fresh new looks. Design characters, items, blocks and mobs for Minecraft using Tynker.
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Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Explore the world of 3D Design. Build models in 3D using Tinkercad's tools and design your own pendant or bookmark. Learn the process of exporting models to a slicer software for 3D printing.
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Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to trek a swamp? Explore an important wetland in the United States and one of Florida’s natural wonders. Recommended for families.
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Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
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Bring your toddler for a buggy adventure to explore stories and activities about insects. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.
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Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Explore the world of 3D Design. Build models in 3D using Tinkercad's tools and design your own pendant or bookmark. Learn the process of exporting models to a slicer software for 3D printing.
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Tue, Jun 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Expand your creativity and imagination with LEGO! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Children will go on a Science adventure- using UV light disguises, catapults, and chemistry to help rescue the Prince and Princess! Recommended for ages 5-12.
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Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Explore the world of 3D Design. Build models in 3D using Tinkercad's tools and design your own pendant or bookmark. Learn the process of exporting models to a slicer software for 3D printing.
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Wed, Jun 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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This class is designed for students with a beginner level knowledge of English. Practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Wed, Jun 26, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English. Continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:15am - 10:40am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:45am - 11:10am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:15am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:35am - 12:15pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Take off and let your imagination soar, as you discover the world of aerodynamics. Create fabulous, flying machines and stretch your wings with STEM activities. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
During this 4-session program, students will meet to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English. Continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
There's something for everyone in this high-energy variety show. Your kids will be dazzled with juggling, magic, plate-spinning and more! Recommended for ages 0-12.
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Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Join Alex and Steve on a Minecraft Adventure! Solve code challenges to explore, gather resources, and defeat mobs. Create algorithms, use loops, and debug your code.
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Fri, Jun 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
A series of workshops in which students can practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Prepare for adventure as you create your own maps! Decide where to put important landmarks and features. Can be used for role playing games or as a fun decorative piece.

Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Learn to sew your own tote bag. This course is meant for kids and teens who have a desire to learn new sewing skills
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Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Explore the world of LEGO WeDo as we build and program LEGO robotics. Recommended for ages 5-6. Registration required.
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Mon, Jul 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Drop in for a game of chess at the library. Chess sets are available for play and lessons will be provided. Recommended for ages 7-12.
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Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Get ready to embark on a journey into the colorful world of birds. Connect with nature through a hobby that will allow you to develop patience and power of observation. Recommended for ages 6 to 8.

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Explore the world of LEGO WeDo as we build and program LEGO robotics. Recommended for ages 5-6. Registration required.
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Tue, Jul 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Expand your creativity and imagination with LEGO! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Enjoy a snake show with a Professional Snake Handler, Chief Rowley, and his variety of rescued reptile friends. It’s guaranteed to both entertain and educate! Recommended for ages 0-12.
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Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Explore the world of LEGO WeDo as we build and program LEGO robotics. Recommended for ages 5-6. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a beginner level knowledge of English. Practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Wed, Jul 03, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English. Continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Learn new tricks in this dynamic and educational magic show. Surprise your kids with the best bilingual magic show. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Fri, Jul 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
A series of workshops in which students can practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Sat, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Learn about the history of fragrances and create your own signature scent for your home. Recommended for adults.
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Sat, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Let's-a go! Customize a sample level in Super Mario with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.
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Mon, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Students will learn to create a business plan pitch. Recommended for ages 9-13, registration required.
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Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.
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Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Have you ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons? Now's your chance! Join us adventurers on our next quest! Recommended for families with children ages 9-17.
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Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels and worlds with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Have a great time mingling with other Central Florida fiber artists while working on your craft. Be sure to bring your work in progress, yarn and tools. All levels are welcome.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Lost homing pigeons have settled in the shelves of the library! After learning about these amazing birds, can you crack their codes to send them back home to roost? Recommended for ages 9-12.

Tue, Jul 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Expand your creativity and imagination with LEGO! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
With mesmerizing mind-reading and hilarious audience participation, Ari ensures the show will go off without a hitch, and leave the audience in awe! Recommended for ages 6-12.

Wed, Jul 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a beginner level knowledge of English. Practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Wed, Jul 10, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English. Continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:15am - 10:40am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:45am - 11:10am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:15am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:35am - 12:15pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Dig into investigative sciences through fun STEM activities. Follow the clues and see how scientists use physical evidence to create theories about life on Earth. Recommended for ages 6-17.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
During this 4-session program, students will meet to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Thu, Jul 11, 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English. Continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Enjoy Mark Alan and his travel buddy Bixby's FUN interactive comedy magic show that you won't forget. Who knows you may even get to be part of the show! Recommended for ages 0-12.
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Fri, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
A series of workshops in which students can practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Sat, Jul 13, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® [R.E.A.D.] program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a therapy dog. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Sat, Jul 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.

Mon, Jul 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Students will learn to create spending plan for a business based on income and expenses. Learn about the different sources of income and types of business expenses. Recommended for ages 9-13.
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Mon, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Guide sixteen little blue creatures to safety through a series of logic-based puzzles. Help the Zoombinis across treacherous cliffs, past hungry pizza trolls, and up an unclimbable wall.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Drop in for a game of chess at the library. Chess sets are available for play and lessons will be provided. Recommended for ages 7-12.

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Love cryptids like Mothman and Bigfoot? Learn about cryptid tales and collaborative storytelling by designing a legendary creature. Registration required. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Discover creatures of the dark, then grab a magic paper flashlight and track down those creatures where they hide. Can you find them all? Recommended for ages 6-8. Registration required.
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Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Guide sixteen little blue creatures to safety through a series of logic-based puzzles. Help the Zoombinis across treacherous cliffs, past hungry pizza trolls, and up an unclimbable wall.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 16, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Put on your favorite jammies for a fun-filled evening of a story, craft and a snack. Ages 3-7. Seating is limited.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This jumping, juggling comedy act engages you in awesome music with leaf blowers, balls of all sizes, and giant suits and provides lots of side-splitting laughter. Recommended for ages 0-12.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Guide sixteen little blue creatures to safety through a series of logic-based puzzles. Help the Zoombinis across treacherous cliffs, past hungry pizza trolls, and up an unclimbable wall.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a beginner level knowledge of English. Practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Wed, Jul 17, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English. Continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 10:40am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:40am - 11:10am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:15am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:35am - 12:15pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jul 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Dig into investigative sciences through fun STEM activities. Follow the clues and see how scientists use physical evidence to create theories about life on Earth. Recommended for ages 6-17.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
During this 4-session program, students will meet to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Thu, Jul 18, 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English. Continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
In this sci-fi coming-of-age adventure, kids will learn the science of stars, black holes, orbits, the speed of light, and more—all while laughing with kooky characters. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Develop and express creativity in a fun art experience. Children will expand their abilities, as they improve their fine motor skills and ingenuity. Recommended for ages 6-17.
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Fri, Jul 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Windermere - Ask at Desk
A series of workshops in which students can practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Build and program a LEGO Snake with a simple to use computer interface.
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Sat, Jul 20, 11:45am - 12:45pm
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Build and program LEGO Snowplow with a simple to use computer interface.
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Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Learn about life in the Middle Ages before creating medieval art and building marshmallow catapults. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Windermere - Ask at Desk
Drive Dash the robot. Learn about robots and control Dash's motion, colors and sounds. Drive Dash through an obstacle course to the finish line.
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Mon, Jul 22, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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Students will learn about the definition of investments, investors, and the structure of an investor Pitch Letter. Recommended for ages 9 to 13.
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Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Create a macaroni masterpiece! Macaroni Mania explores the versatility of using pasta to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Recommended for ages 5-12.
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Mon, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Have you ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons? Now's your chance! Join us adventurers on our next quest! Recommended for families with children ages 9-17.