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ESOL: Practice Makes Perfect

2019-05-25 14:00:00 2019-05-25 16:00:00 America/New_York ESOL: Practice Makes Perfect ESOL Conversational English workshop at Southwest Library. Southwest Branch

Saturday, May 25
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-25 14:00:00 2019-05-25 16:00:00 America/New_York ESOL: Practice Makes Perfect ESOL Conversational English workshop at Southwest Library. Southwest Branch

ESOL Conversational English workshop at Southwest Library.

Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each week at the Southwest Branch Library. A certified instructor with the Adult Literacy League will help build your confidence.  This program is presented through partnerships established between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League. 

No registration needed. 

TAGS: | Language Learning |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 Closed

About the branch

The Southwest Branch opened on March 21, 1989 in a beautiful Mediterranean style building designed by Schweizer and Associates Architecture Firm, who also designed the Orlando Public Library. Serving the Dr. Phillips and Metrowest communities, Southwest is near International Drive and the attractions. Southwest is a popular place for local adults, children, students and tourists.

Read the Southwest blog often for more information on upcoming programs for children and adults, book news and book club discussions, technology classes, art exhibits, new library materials, and more. Email us your suggestions or questions; or post a comment. Let us hear from you!

Upcoming events

Mon, Sep 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Mon, Sep 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to basic Entrelac while practicing pattern reading and basic knitting techniques.

Mon, Sep 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for hands-on learning to support your homeschool curriculum in the areas of science, math, history, art and literature. recommended for lower elementary.

Mon, Sep 16, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Mon, Sep 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month by creating your own craft honoring Mexican folk art. Recommended for tweens and teens.

Mon, Sep 16, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Technology Classroom
This three-part series is designed to introduce children to basic computer skills early and set them on a path for success in school. This is a “Mommy or Daddy and Me” event.

Tue, Sep 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Identify the basic features and tools to get you started. Learn how to create a presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 17, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Technology Classroom
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 17, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Get more precise control over your presentation. Learn how to insert slide transitions, add animations and hyperlinks. Create a customized photo album with simple to use tools.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Make universal style changes to all slides in your presentation. Learn how to customize a theme and to format slides through the slide master.

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Technology Classroom
During this 4-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Tue, Sep 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Join Chef Emily Roy from Publix Aprons on a culinary journey as she demonstrates how to make Goat Cheese Croquette and Raspberry Preserves. Seating is limited; registration is required.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
Using rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more, we will be interacting together to help develop important pre-literacy skills in our littlest ones! Recommended for babies.

Wed, Sep 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Edit your video faster and more accurately with Adobe Premiere. Split and trim video clips with precision directly in the Timeline. Add built-in effects, transitions, and titles to your film.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
National Coffee Day is September 29 and to celebrate we will be designing personalized coffee mugs. All supplies provided. Light refreshments served. Registration required. For ages 18+

Wed, Sep 18, 10:45am - 11:00am
A Spanish immersion Mother Goose on the Loose with interactive songs, rhymes and activities to grow your baby's early literacy and Spanish skills! Recommended for babies.

Wed, Sep 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends.

Wed, Sep 18, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Technology Classroom
Edit your video faster and more accurately with Adobe Premiere. Split and trim video clips with precision directly in the Timeline. Add built-in effects, transitions, and titles to your film.

Wed, Sep 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Wed, Sep 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Drop in for a game of chess at the library. Chess sets are available for play and rule sheets are provided. All ages.

Wed, Sep 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Technology Classroom
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter.

Wed, Sep 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Reading Area
Join us for structured writing time and light refreshments in our reading area. Writers of all types and levels are encouraged to attend.

Thu, Sep 19, 10:15am - 10:40am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Sep 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Sep 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Pro and how it can be used to organize your business or personal finances. Explore the environment and master the basic concepts of balance sheet.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 19, 10:45am - 11:10am
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.

Thu, Sep 19, 11:15am - 11:40am
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.

Thu, Sep 19, 11:45am - 12:00pm
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

Thu, Sep 19, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult
This event is full

Thu, Sep 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Fri, Sep 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Sing, dance and learn your way through the alphabet and numbers with interact stories and activities inspired by Plaza Sésamo!. Recommended for toddler and preschoolers.

Fri, Sep 20, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer's interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources.

Fri, Sep 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to properly place your hands on the keyboard and enhance your typing skills by using the Web-based TypingMaster program.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Decorate a sweet treat with a local veteran. Learn more about their time serving our country while sharing this treat together. Registration is required and all ages are welcome.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Watch Mark Alan amaze and amuse you with magical fun for kids of all ages! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Enjoy a program filled with fun for the whole family right in your own neighborhood! Visit the: Waterleigh Community Clubhouse 16150 Pebble Bluff Loop Winter Garden, FL 34787

Sat, Sep 21, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Use soft pastels to create portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo based on a rendering by Xiomara Aleksic. Materials provided. No art experience needed. Suggested donation - $20.00. For ages 18+.

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Reading Area
Practice conversational English with other new English speakers to build confidence. Led by a certified instructor with the Adult Literacy League. No registration needed.

Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Let’s learn, grow and play as we learn about our favorite bugs with interactive stations for all! Recommended for toddlers.

Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to basic Entrelac while practicing pattern reading and basic knitting techniques.

Mon, Sep 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Mon, Sep 23, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Get together with other teens to talk about school and other issues while participating in fun activities to help you relax, de-stress, learn new life skills and become a better you.

Mon, Sep 23, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Technology Classroom
This three-part series is designed to introduce children to basic computer skills early and set them on a path for success in school. This is a “Mommy or Daddy and Me” event.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Tue, Sep 24, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Technology Classroom
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Tue, Sep 24, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Tue, Sep 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.

Tue, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Technology Classroom
During this 4-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Join the Southwest Book Club to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Historical fiction that explores boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. No registration. Ages 18+

Wed, Sep 25, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Turn scanned drawings into sleek vector graphics. Apply several design techniques and use common editing tools to trace and color artwork as well as manage objects and layers.

Wed, Sep 25, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Reading Area
Obtain information on affordable senior living options. Registration Recommended. To register call Mike Flahaven at 407-340-5291 or visit yourfloridahaven.com under the Smarter Senior Seminar Series. Register

Wed, Sep 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Support your baby's physical, social and emotional learning through play and build thinking, communication and language skills. Recommended for babies.

Wed, Sep 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends.

Wed, Sep 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Design professional-looking stationery using Adobe Illustrator. Create and arrange text and image assets and use masks, transparency, and blending modes to create eye-catching designs.

Wed, Sep 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Wed, Sep 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Drop in for a game of chess at the library. Chess sets are available for play and rule sheets are provided. All ages.

Wed, Sep 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Technology Classroom
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Thu, Sep 26, 10:15am - 10:40am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Sep 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Sep 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to add new employees, enter timesheets, setup employee benefits, setup payroll items, pay employees, process payroll forms, and process payroll reports in QuickBooks.

Thu, Sep 26, 10:45am - 11:10am
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.

Thu, Sep 26, 11:15am - 11:40am
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.

Thu, Sep 26, 11:45am - 12:00pm
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

Thu, Sep 26, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to add new employees, enter timesheets, setup employee benefits, setup payroll items, pay employees, process payroll forms, and process payroll reports in QuickBooks.

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Fri, Sep 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Listen to a story and complete a STEAM challenge. Challenges will invite preschoolers to imagine, plan, create and improve upon a story-related project. Recommended for preschoolers.

Fri, Sep 27, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Get up and running with computers. Learn how to navigate the computer desktop and how to perform various techniques in manipulating windows using basic mouse and keyboard techniques.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 27, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.
This event is full

Sat, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Practice conversational English with other new English speakers to build confidence. Led by a certified instructor with the Adult Literacy League. No registration needed.

Mon, Sep 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Toddlers use unstructured play to advance their physical and cognitive development and to have FUN! Recommended for toddlers.

Mon, Sep 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to basic Entrelac while practicing pattern reading and basic knitting techniques.

Mon, Sep 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.

Mon, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Get together with other teens to talk about school and other issues while participating in fun activities to help you relax, de-stress, learn new life skills and become a better you.

Mon, Sep 30, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Technology Classroom
This three-part series is designed to introduce children to basic computer skills early and set them on a path for success in school. This is a “Mommy or Daddy and Me” event.