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Spice, Spice, Baby!

2019-11-13 10:30:00 2019-11-13 11:00:00 America/New_York Spice, Spice, Baby! Mingle with friends, play with your little one and discover a new recipe to spice up your little ones puree fall seasonings. Recommended for babies. Southwest Branch

Wednesday, November 13
10:30am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2019-11-13 10:30:00 2019-11-13 11:00:00 America/New_York Spice, Spice, Baby! Mingle with friends, play with your little one and discover a new recipe to spice up your little ones puree fall seasonings. Recommended for babies. Southwest Branch

Mingle with friends, play with your little one and discover a new recipe to spice up your little ones puree fall seasonings. Recommended for babies.

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.

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Nov 11 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 12 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 13 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 14 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 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

Thu, Nov 14, 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, Nov 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Nov 14, 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, Nov 14, 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, Nov 14, 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, Nov 14, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Technology Classroom
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles.

Thu, Nov 14, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.

Thu, Nov 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Area
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Fri, Nov 15, 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, Nov 15, 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, Nov 15, 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.

Fri, Nov 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do you have what it takes to be a Viking? Find out at this fun history filled program. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Sat, Nov 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Discover a world of rescue animals and learn about local wildlife, their habitats and conservation efforts to protect them with educators from The C.A.R.E. Foundation.

Sat, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Reading Area
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Saturday at the Southwest Branch.

Sat, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Experience simple, playful exercise based on the science of neuroplasticity! Learn tools that work your brain and body. Led by certified Ageless Grace educators. Registration required. 18+

Mon, Nov 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Create a beautiful beaded bracelet. Learn how to use a beads in knitting while practicing pattern reading and basic knitting techniques.

Mon, Nov 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
We've got ears, say cheers! Celebrate the birthday of everyone's favorite mouse, M-I-C-K-E-Y. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Mon, Nov 18, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Create a beautiful beaded bracelet. Learn how to use a beads in knitting while practicing pattern reading and basic knitting techniques.

Mon, Nov 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Listen to Native American folktales from the Pacific Northwest and create a totem pole. Recommended for grades K-2. This is a two-day camp and attendance at both events is highly recommended.

Mon, Nov 18, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
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
This event is full

Mon, Nov 18, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Technology Classroom
Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects with Snap Circuits. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Tue, Nov 19, 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, Nov 19, 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, Nov 19, 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, Nov 19, 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 Maple-Glazed Apple Crisp Cookies. Seating is limited; registration is required. For ages 18 and up.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Let’s go with the flow and tour the United States via riverboat. Roll into ports of call and enjoy some of the most amazing cities in America.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
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.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:30am - 10:55am
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, Nov 20, 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, Nov 20, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Wed, Nov 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for a friendly board game at the library. Come and learn a new game, or just spend some after-school time with friends. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Wed, Nov 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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

Wed, Nov 20, 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, Nov 21, 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, Nov 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Nov 21, 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, Nov 21, 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, Nov 21, 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, Nov 21, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Thu, Nov 21, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Area
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
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.

Fri, Nov 22, 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.

Fri, Nov 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.

Sat, Nov 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Saturday at the Southwest Branch.

Mon, Nov 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Create a beautiful beaded bracelet. Learn how to use a beads in knitting while practicing pattern reading and basic knitting techniques.

Mon, Nov 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Mon, Nov 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Create a beautiful beaded bracelet. Learn how to use a beads in knitting while practicing pattern reading and basic knitting techniques.

Mon, Nov 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Listen to Native American folktales from the Pacific Northwest and create a totem pole. Recommended for grades K-2. This is a two-day camp and attendance at both events is highly recommended.

Mon, Nov 25, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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.

Mon, Nov 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us as we practice basic strokes and gain a new love for the art of calligraphy. Recommended for tweens and teens.

Mon, Nov 25, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Technology Classroom
Have fun with physics! Learn how to use the Algodoo computer program to see how objects react in this physics simulator.

Tue, Nov 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Create a personalized greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components to construct a simple circuit.

Tue, Nov 26, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
Perform numerical calculation in Microsoft Excel and learn how to use the tools needed to create a budget.

Tue, Nov 26, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Calculate your data with formulas and functions. Use the Function Library to find the best fit for your project. Insert financial, logical, lookup, math and text functions.

Tue, Nov 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Tue, Nov 26, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Join the Southwest Book Club to discuss The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. Fictional portrait of the Irish-American experience in early 20th-century Catholic Brooklyn. No registration. Ages 18+

Wed, Nov 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Build and program Lego projects with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.

Wed, Nov 27, 10:30am - 10:55am
Read! Learn! Play! Introduce your baby to important literacy practices that encourage learning and developmental growth. Recommended for babies.

Wed, Nov 27, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Bring your own craft project and supplies.  Chat and meet new people while you work on your craft or be inspired to  learn a new one! For 18+

Wed, Nov 27, 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, Nov 27, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Technology Classroom
Create awesome photo mash-ups in Adobe Photoshop! Learn how to use basic tools, brushes, and the concepts of layers and background removal.

Wed, Nov 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for a friendly board game at the library. Come and learn a new game, or just spend some after-school time with friends. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Wed, Nov 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Dec 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Brrr! Who is brrrave enough to live in the cold? Discover chilly animal friends and their snowy homes with fun stories, crafts and activities. Recommended for toddlers.

Mon, Dec 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Create knitted gift card holders while learning how to create cables in knitting.

Mon, Dec 02, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Tue, Dec 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter.

Tue, Dec 03, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Technology Classroom
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Tue, Dec 03, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

Tue, Dec 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Promote well-being through mindfulness meditation. For beginners to advanced. Ages 13+ Lucia Beninati, M.S., C.C., instructor. Registration preferred; walk-ins welcome. Chairs provided.

Wed, Dec 04, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Join us for a de-stressing art adventure creating a Mason jar craft. No art experience needed. All supplies are provided. Registration required. Limited seating. For 18+
Registration opens Monday, November 18 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Dec 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Dec 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Wed, Dec 04, 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, Dec 04, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for a friendly board game at the library. Come and learn a new game, or just spend some after-school time with friends. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Wed, Dec 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Classroom
Design your own pop up cards. Discover the world of paper engineering while you cut, fold and decorate cool cards.

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Thu, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Area
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Fri, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Calling all little yogis and wiggleworms! Join us for a special movement storytime focusing on motor development that is filled with stories, songs and fun! Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Fri, Dec 06, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.

Fri, Dec 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Reading Area
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Friday at the Southwest Branch.

Mon, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Toddlers use unstructured play to advance their physical and cognitive development and to have FUN! Recommended for toddlers.

Mon, Dec 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Create knitted gift card holders while learning how to create cables in knitting.

Mon, Dec 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for math, science, history, art and literature-based learning to support your homeschool curriculum. Recommended for upper elementary.

Mon, Dec 09, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Mon, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a parent educator looking for additional resources to support your home curriculum? We are here to help and invite you to come and explore all the library has to offer.

Tue, Dec 10, 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.

Tue, Dec 10, 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.

Tue, Dec 10, 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.

Tue, Dec 10, 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.

Wed, Dec 11, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Join the Southwest Library for a casual walk in a local park followed by a lively discussion of the book, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. Ages 18+. Registration required.

Wed, Dec 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Explore the wonder of winter by engaging in themed sensory activities with your little one. Recommended for babies.

Wed, Dec 11, 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, Dec 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for a friendly board game at the library. Come and learn a new game, or just spend some after-school time with friends. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Wed, Dec 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Technology Classroom
Design your own pop up cards. Use Microsoft Publisher to customize your designs and employ the v-cut to create beaks, boats and more.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Technology Classroom
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, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Area
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Fri, Dec 13, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology Classroom
Create a free email account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area.

Fri, Dec 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to compose and send email messages with attachments. Become familiar with replying and forwarding messages.

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Friday at the Southwest Branch.