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Alphabet Adventures

2019-10-01 10:30:00 2019-10-01 11:30:00 America/New_York Alphabet Adventures Practice the alphabet with exciting stories and fun activities. Recommended for preschool. Alafaya Branch

Tuesday, October 01
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-10-01 10:30:00 2019-10-01 11:30:00 America/New_York Alphabet Adventures Practice the alphabet with exciting stories and fun activities. Recommended for preschool. Alafaya Branch

Alafaya Branch

Alafaya - Meeting Room 1

Practice the alphabet with exciting stories and fun activities. Recommended for preschool.

This month we'll learn G, H, and I!

Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.

Alafaya Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Oct 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 23 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 24 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 26 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 27 1:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

LYNX Bus Link 104 East Colonial

 

The Alafaya Branch has a long history of providing library services to the East Orange County community. The branch originally opened in 1965 as the Azalea Park branch, situated on Lake Barton Road. From the 1970s through the 1990s the branch provided library services from shopping center locations. Ground was broken in January 1999 for a new branch, designed to be the prototype branch for future Orange County Library System branches. Opened on February 1, 2000, the Alafaya branch was funded by a Florida Library Construction Grant.

Upcoming events

Wed, Oct 23, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk Internal
Social worker Andre Morris is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Wed, Oct 23, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl

Wed, Oct 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Preschoolers, come learn about the different times of year and the times of the day with fun activities and crafts to help you prepare for kindergarten.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
UCF Project Harmony table

Wed, Oct 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Share your recipes or travels with others by starting your own blog. Learn to add content, images and video to a post. Change the appearance of your blog with simple theme tools.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Reading Clearly Intermediate explores English grammar and vocabulary for comprehension and vocabulary development.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own mobile apps from scratch. Create your own app from wireframing your idea to presenting your prototype.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Chef Farah Davids is back with a group of spooky food ideas for your Halloween party! Get into the spirit of the season and strike fear and delight for the scariest night of the year!
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create a program with Python, an easy to learn programming language. Assign variables, input data and develop calculations to make an interactive application.

Thu, Oct 24, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Oct 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 24, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Oct 24, 11:15am - 11:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Oct 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Become familiar with popular job search websites and common questions asked on job applications. Learn how to use various Internet resources to search and apply for jobs.

Thu, Oct 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create a fall pumpkin out of yarn and your fingers!
This event is full

Thu, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come be a hero with games, trivia, crafts, prizes and of course discussion of your favorite anime and manga.

Fri, Oct 25, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Oct 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn basic tips on how to maintain your computer system using various system tools and how to secure your system from viruses and spyware.

Fri, Oct 25, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Oct 25, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Oct 25, 11:45am - 12:10pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Oct 25, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Join us to play some fun board and card games! Bring your own games to share or play some of our games. Parents are welcome to play games too and must stay with their kids throughout the meeting.

Fri, Oct 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Fri, Oct 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Sat, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Stranger Things are afoot again in Hawkins, Indiana. See if you have what it takes to liberate some waffles, survive the Upside Down and escape the Demogorgon. Recommended for tweens and teens.

Sun, Oct 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Move your documents online. Learn how to collaborate, share, and access your files from anywhere with Google Docs, a free word processing application from Google.

Sun, Oct 27, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Author, event planner, and former book publicist Sarah Nicolas will break down every item an author should have in their press kit before seeking media, event, or publicity opportunities.

Sun, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners. The class is designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.

Mon, Oct 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Move and groove from ballet to disco with this engaging program to help kids express themselves through movement.

Mon, Oct 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Enjoy easy-to-make spooky snacks for Halloween! Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration required.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
During this 4-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Tue, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Don't get spooked by our Halloween friends, get wrapped up in fun with them instead! Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come practice your English speaking skills during Alafaya's English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Wed, Oct 30, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk Internal
Social worker Andre Morris is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Wed, Oct 30, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl

Wed, Oct 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Wear your costume and join us for not-so-scary Halloween stories. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Wed, Oct 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Make simple text appear sensational! Learn to use filters, adjustment layers and brush tools to create text the appears to be on fire or a cloud of smoke.

Wed, Oct 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Reading Clearly Intermediate explores English grammar and vocabulary for comprehension and vocabulary development.

Wed, Oct 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own mobile apps from scratch. Create your own app from wireframing your idea to presenting your prototype.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Spice up your fall by crocheting your own pumpkin patch! Join us for this beginner friendly class and learn how to crochet a 3-D pumpkin.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Take your knowledge of coding to the next level with Object-Oriented Programming. Learn modern application development by defining classes, creating objects and simplifying code.

Thu, Oct 31, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Oct 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 31, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Oct 31, 11:15am - 11:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Oct 31, 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Join us for spooky Halloween movies at Alafaya! 12-1:30 - Daffy Duck's Quackbusters 1:30-3:30 - Hotel Transylvania 3 3:30-5 - Hocus Pocus 5-6:30 - Nightmare Before Christmas 6:30-8:30 - Goosebumps 2

Thu, Oct 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Better prepare yourself for the big day! Learn the interview process and become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information.

Thu, Oct 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Solve problems for our heroes with code! Join the Foos on an adventure to walk, jump and build your way to the finish.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Thu, Oct 31, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create stunning interactive reports for presentations and analysis. Use Power View Reports to insert data tables, charts and maps onto a seamless canvas.

Fri, Nov 01, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Nov 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.

Fri, Nov 01, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Nov 01, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Nov 01, 11:45am - 12:10pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Nov 01, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Meet to explore exciting topics in math such as Mobius strips, giant polyhedra, flexagons, fractals and logic puzzles. After an activity and group discussion we will play math games together!

Fri, Nov 01, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Want to expand your skills? Learn how to layout Web pages using HTML5 tags. In this class, learn how to create a header, footer and different sections in a Web page.

Fri, Nov 01, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a simple Web page using HTML tags.

Sat, Nov 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Pilot drones through real-world tasks. Use the cannon to hit targets and the grabber to make deliveries.
This event is full

Canceled
Sat, Nov 02, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Knit your first pair of toe-up slipper socks. Socks knit with worsted weight yarn are perfect for lounging. Learn how to cast on and knit with double-pointed needles and make an afterthought heel.

Sat, Nov 02, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Start knitting today! Learn basic techniques while creating your first project, a colorful bookmark.

Sat, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Discover theatre in a whole new way through this unique, interactive workshop! Participants will receive a voucher to attend an upcoming performance of How I Became a Pirate!

Sat, Nov 02, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Whether it’s a cool day outside or in the office, fingerless mitts will bring welcome warmth to your hands. Practice beginning techniques while learning to seam edges together.

Sun, Nov 03, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn the art of composing and framing your shot. Experiment with the ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings on a simulated DSLR camera and feel the power it gives you.

Sun, Nov 03, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners. The class is designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.

Mon, Nov 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Mon, Nov 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Red, Yellow, Blue? Mix it up as we play with all the colors of the rainbow! Recommended for preschoolers.

Mon, Nov 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Mon, Nov 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create eye-catching designs and learn how to correct image imperfections using a large array of tools and filters.

Mon, Nov 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Try out new drawing techniques each month and experiment with your fellow artists! Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration required.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
During this 4-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Mon, Nov 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk Internal
Put on your pjs and join us for a nighttime story time! Enjoy stories and songs for the whole family!

Mon, Nov 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Tue, Nov 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Learn the alphabet with exciting stories and fun activities. Recommended for preschool.

Tue, Nov 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create logos, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using vector tools. Learn to draw and manipulate simple and custom shapes, brush strokes, and text in unique ways.

Tue, Nov 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter.

Tue, Nov 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come practice your English speaking skills during Alafaya's English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Tue, Nov 05, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Wed, Nov 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to use ELLIS to begin or improve your English language skills. This ESOL software provides lessons through watching, listening, practicing, and speaking.

Wed, Nov 06, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk Internal
Social worker Andre Morris is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Wed, Nov 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Wed, Nov 06, 10:45am - 11:15am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Wed, Nov 06, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl

Wed, Nov 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to store, access, and share your files securely on the Internet.

Wed, Nov 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own mobile apps from scratch. Create your own app from wireframing your idea to presenting your prototype.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Nov 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Reading Clearly Intermediate explores English grammar and vocabulary for comprehension and vocabulary development.

Wed, Nov 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

Wed, Nov 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn how to crochet a fun turkey hat using double crochet stitches and keep your head warm too!

Wed, Nov 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Join us for quiet writing time at your library. Bring a laptop or notebook and write alongside other local writers. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org). All writers welcome.

Wed, Nov 06, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create professional reports. Unify formatting with Themes and shading, organize topics with titles and headers, and distribute the finished document through printing and sharing options.

Thu, Nov 07, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Thu, Nov 07, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 07, 11:15am - 11:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to build your own website. Start with WordPress, which offers lots of options for skinning your site the way you want it.

Thu, Nov 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create and play fun games with Microsoft Excel. Learn about the basics of spreadsheets while playing a version of the classic game Battleship.

Thu, Nov 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create basic shapes and objects with a free and easy to use 3D design software. Learn to add objects, rotate, scale and snap shapes together.

Thu, Nov 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come one, come all and join the Kingdom of Board-om as we explore both classic board games and the cutting edge of current gaming at the Alafaya library. All ages welcome.

Thu, Nov 07, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create a 3D design using the Polyline and Revolve tools. Then take it to the next level and manipulate multiple objects. Give your 3D designs a realistic look and texture. (tic101)

Sat, Nov 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn the frame animation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop through the creation of an animated GIF.

Sat, Nov 09, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Animals move in many ways. How many can you list? How many can you imitate? Discover all the right moves and get moving during this lively presentation! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Canceled
Sat, Nov 09, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Knit your first pair of toe-up slipper socks. Socks knit with worsted weight yarn are perfect for lounging. Learn how to cast on and knit with double-pointed needles and make an afterthought heel.

Sat, Nov 09, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Increase your knitting skills. Shape your knitting with increase and decrease stitches.

Sat, Nov 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Whether it’s a cool day outside or in the office, fingerless mitts will bring welcome warmth to your hands. Practice beginning techniques while learning to seam edges together.

Sun, Nov 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Move your documents online. Learn how to collaborate, share, and access your files from anywhere with Google Docs, a free word processing application from Google.

Sun, Nov 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Learn how couponing can save you money! Join Simple Truth Foundation for tips on couponing strategies that will have you cashing in big.

Sun, Nov 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk Internal
Come and join us as we learn how to make a triangle shaped scarf. This is an easy double crochet repeat pattern. Bring your own skein of yarn or use materials provided.

Sun, Nov 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners. The class is designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.

Mon, Nov 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Honor our veterans with stories, crafts, and poems.

Mon, Nov 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Build your business logo using graphic design theory for concepts, color, and font choices. Learn the basics of designing a business logo using vector graphics tools.

Mon, Nov 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Applying blending modes to image layers to quickly fix problems with exposure, shadows and highlights. Learn to use blending modes to generate artistic and creative effects on photos.

Mon, Nov 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Take an average photo and make it pop. Learn basic color correction techniques and make global and location adjustments to images in Adobe Camera Raw.

Mon, Nov 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Different building challenges each month, using things like Lego, K'Nex, Keva blocks, and more! Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration required.

Mon, Nov 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
During this 4-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Mon, Nov 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Tue, Nov 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Every month we learn and explore with our favorite PBS characters! Enjoy a story, craft and episode. Recommended preschoolers. This month we're celebrating Sesame Street's 50th anniversary!

Tue, Nov 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Computer Programming is defined as the process of creating computer software using programming languages. We will use Small Basic as a stepping-stone to the amazing world of computer programming.

Tue, Nov 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create graphics with a simple to use programming language. Processing is used to create data visualization programs, interactive media, 3D art and multimedia software.

Tue, Nov 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create interactive graphics with a simple to use programming language. Learn to program mouse interactions to add and change a shape's size, color and location.

Tue, Nov 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Tue, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come practice your English speaking skills during Alafaya's English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Tue, Nov 12, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Wed, Nov 13, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl

Wed, Nov 13, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk Internal
Social worker Andre Morris is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Wed, Nov 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Join us for a brief sing-a-long to familiar songs along with live guitar for you and your toddler.

Wed, Nov 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Bring your resume to the top of the pile. Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word and library resources.

Wed, Nov 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Give your job application a big boost Learn how to create and format professional cover and thank you letters using built-in templates in Microsoft Word.

Wed, Nov 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Reading Clearly Intermediate explores English grammar and vocabulary for comprehension and vocabulary development.

Wed, Nov 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn database concepts and terminology. Learn flat and relational database concepts and create a simple database with multiple tables. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Nov 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Join us for quiet writing time at your library. Bring a laptop or notebook and write alongside other local writers. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org). All writers welcome.

Wed, Nov 13, 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to create relationship among tables and manipulate data with queries in a database.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 14, 11:15am - 11:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Bring your plants, get your soil pH tested and ask questions! Master Gardener Volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer your gardening questions.

Thu, Nov 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Share your recipes or travels with others by starting your own blog. Learn to add content, images and video to a post. Change the appearance of your blog with simple theme tools.

Thu, Nov 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Give Steve and Alex fresh new looks. Design characters, items, blocks and mobs for Minecraft using Tynker.

Thu, Nov 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The Alafaya Book Club's November selection is "The Night Tiger" by Yansze Choo.

Fri, Nov 15, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Nov 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.

Fri, Nov 15, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Nov 15, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Nov 15, 11:45am - 12:10pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Nov 15, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Meet to explore exciting topics in math such as Mobius strips, giant polyhedra, flexagons, fractals and logic puzzles. After an activity and group discussion we will play math games together!

Fri, Nov 15, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Want to display data properly on your web page? Learn how to build a responsive table to showcase your data.

Fri, Nov 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Do you want to interact with your users? Learn how to create an interactive form to collect data from your site visitors.

Sat, Nov 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create awesome photo mash-ups in Adobe Photoshop! Learn how to use basic tools, brushes, and the concepts of layers and background removal.

Sat, Nov 16, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities for the whole family.

Sat, Nov 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Sat, Nov 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Scrunchies are back in style! Come make your own fashionable accessory. Recommended for tweens and teens ages 10 and up.

Sat, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sun, Nov 17, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable. Also, generate financial reports for your company. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sun, Nov 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Sun, Nov 17, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Speaking Clearly is a pronunciation class for beginners. The class is designed to introduce learners to the basics of the sounds of English for pronunciation.

Mon, Nov 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create a program with Python, an easy to learn programming language. Assign variables, input data and develop calculations to make an interactive application.

Mon, Nov 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Let the festivities begin! Trot into the library for a turkey extravaganza. Join us as we gobble up stories, and have fun with turkey activities and crafts. Recommended for preschoolers.

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Mon, Nov 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Facebook is a great tool for businesses! Create a Facebook page for your business to engage with customers and promote your products and services.

Mon, Nov 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Discover the maker in you as we complete challenges, STEM projects and experiments. Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens. Registration required.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
During this 4-week program, students will meet once each week to prepare for the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Mon, Nov 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to build a website that responds and adapts to the size of the screen through the use of responsive HTML5 and CSS code.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Science! Technology! Engineering! Art! Math! Playground! Explore basic STEAM concepts through active play. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Nov 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Inviting all homeschoolers to join us for a learning adventure through Japanese history! Registration required. Ages 8–15.

Tue, Nov 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create spectacular and vibrant images through high dynamic range (HDR) photography. Learn the basic camera settings necessary and merge photos into an HDR image using adjustment layers.

Tue, Nov 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create simple or elaborate beats and melodies with the aesthetic, color-coded Chrome Experiments: Music Lab. Save your work and share or listen to it anytime!

Tue, Nov 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Identify the basic features and tools to get you started. Learn how to create a presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come practice your English speaking skills during Alafaya's English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Tue, Nov 19, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl

Wed, Nov 20, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk Internal
Social worker Andre Morris is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
My Gym Mobile Mommy & Me is a parent participation class that combines music, movement, and basic gymnastic skills. We make fitness FUN!
This event is full

Wed, Nov 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
My Gym Mobile Fun & Fitness is a parent participation class that combines music, movement, games/relays, and basic gymnastic skills. We make fitness FUN!

Wed, Nov 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to create a flowchart to show the sequence of actions within a process of a project or an organizational chart by using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Wed, Nov 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Reading Clearly Intermediate explores English grammar and vocabulary for comprehension and vocabulary development.

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to properly place your hands on the keyboard and enhance your typing skills by using the Web-based TypingMaster program.

Wed, Nov 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we learn how to crochet a hanging basket. These make great gifts or for use around the house!

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to create and customize forms and reports using data from tables and queries! You will also add a navigation menu using the Switchboard Manager.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 21, 11:15am - 11:45am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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, Nov 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Join the community of online video viewers and makers! Learn how to search for videos via YouTube's trending feature, video metadata, and more.

Thu, Nov 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Use Adobe Photoshop to bring Library Mascots Squirt and Juicy to life! Learn how to work with Layers, Move and Transform Tools and much more!

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come be a hero with games, trivia, crafts, prizes and of course discussion of your favorite anime and manga.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:15am - 10:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Create a free email account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:45am - 11:10am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Nov 22, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
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.

Fri, Nov 22, 11:45am - 12:10pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Fri, Nov 22, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Join us to play some fun board and card games! Bring your own games to share or play some of our games. Parents are welcome to play games too and must stay with their kids throughout the meeting.

Fri, Nov 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Want to take your coding skills to the next level? Learn how to write proper Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) code and format Web pages using external style sheets.

Fri, Nov 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Customize your Web pages using CSS. Learn how to add functionality such as Google Maps CSS Hovers and Transitions into Web pages.