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Shakespeare for Kids

2018-01-17 15:30:00 2018-01-17 16:30:00 America/New_York Shakespeare for Kids Have some fun and learn a lot as we introduce the "cool" side of Shakespeare. Ages 8-12. Southwest Branch

Wednesday, January 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-01-17 15:30:00 2018-01-17 16:30:00 America/New_York Shakespeare for Kids Have some fun and learn a lot as we introduce the "cool" side of Shakespeare. Ages 8-12. Southwest Branch

Southwest Branch

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Have some fun and learn a lot as we introduce the "cool" side of Shakespeare. Ages 8-12.

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, Jan 15 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 16 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 19 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 21 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

Sat, Jan 20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Make lace work a cinch! The triple and double triple crochet stitches are great for lace scarves, shawls and sweaters. Create a lace bookmark using these two new stitches.
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Southwest - Ask at Desk
Mon, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Enjoy a celebration of things that go, go, go! It's a tough truck party for toddlers and preschoolers. Ages 2-6.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Mon, Jan 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Move your documents to the cloud! Learn how to collaborate, share, and access your files from anywhere with free online applications from Microsoft and Google.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Mon, Jan 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Tue, Jan 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Purl it all together. Create classic stockinette fabric with knit and purl stitches.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Tue, Jan 23, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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. Recommended Audience: Adult

Tue, Jan 23, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Learn how to create an easy to use website where you can publish your thoughts, comments or pictures so you can share with family and friends.

Tue, Jan 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Become familiar with the online genealogy databases and other resources available at the library that can help you learn how to start or grow your family tree.

Tue, Jan 23, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Southwest Book Club is reading this month: The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss by Cooper Anderson and Gloria Vanderbilt.

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Wed, Jan 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for hands-on early learning adventures observing science, math and art in a sensory-rich environment. Dress for a mess. Ages 2-4.

Wed, Jan 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Jan 24, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Jan 24, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
ESOL- Conversational English Workshop at Southwest Library.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Wed, Jan 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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.

Wed, Jan 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover the history of your family and create your own family tree. Learn the basics of genealogical research using popular databases.

Thu, Jan 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage children to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Jan 25, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Jan 25, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Jan 25, 11:45am - 12:05pm
Designed especially for infants from birth - 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. 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, Jan 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension by reading a book.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Thu, Jan 25, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Thu, Jan 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.

Thu, Jan 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates, formatting options and adding business information. Recommended Audience: Adult

Thu, Jan 25, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to customize your publications. Recommended Audience: Adult

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Fri, Jan 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bring your baby to our fun series where we will sing, play and work on developing motor skills. Ages 0-2.

Fri, Jan 26, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web. Recommended Audience: Adult

Fri, Jan 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you?re looking for. Recommended Audience: Adult

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Sat, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us in the children's area for creative fun. Ages 3-12.

Sat, Jan 27, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Add to your project possibilities by crocheting in the round! Crocheting in the round allows you to easily crochet circular objects such as coasters, hats, decorative bowls and ornaments.

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Mon, Jan 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Ages 1-3.

Mon, Jan 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Mon, Jan 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult

Southwest - Ask at Desk
Tue, Jan 30, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Can you take a ribbing? Create a stretchy ribbed fabric with alternating knit and purl stitches.

Tue, Jan 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Customize your Web pages using CSS. Learn how to add functionality such as Google Maps CSS Hovers and Transitions into Web pages. Recommended Audience: Adult

Tue, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn about planning and designing your web site. Learn about web tools, hosting, web standards and technologies to help you reach your target audience. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Jan 31, 10:15am - 11:30am
Introduction to Tai Chi principles of movement.

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Wed, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Wed, Jan 31, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting .Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Jan 31, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
ESOL- Conversational English Workshop at Southwest Library.

Wed, Jan 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover a new language. Use Little Pim to learn in a fun and interactive way. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Thu, Feb 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage children to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Feb 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Ages 2-4.

Thu, Feb 01, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Feb 01, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Feb 01, 11:45am - 12:05pm
Designed especially for infants from birth - 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. 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, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word.

Thu, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension by reading a book. Enjoy learning and meeting new people in a supportive environment.

Thu, Feb 01, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Thu, Feb 01, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles. Recommended Audience: Adult

Fri, Feb 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Learn to be a nature detective by exploring living things in your own backyard. What will you discover? Ages 3-5.

Fri, Feb 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Start crocheting today! Create a unique coaster in your choice of color. Learn to chain, single crochet and how to fasten off your work. No experience necessary.

Sat, Feb 03, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to build a visual representation of your dreams, desires, and goals.

Sat, Feb 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.

Mon, Feb 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Ages 1-3.

Mon, Feb 05, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ready for a challenge? This STEAM event will push your brain to the limit and test your construction skills. Ages 6-12.

Mon, Feb 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word and Resume Creator resources.

Mon, Feb 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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

Tue, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Discover a new world in this popular tablet. Learn how to install apps on iPad for eBooks, audio books, movies and more. BYOD Bring your own Device to follow along with the instructor.

Tue, Feb 06, 11:45am - 12:45pm
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.

Tue, Feb 06, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas. Recommended Audience: Adult

Tue, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Feb 07, 10:15am - 11:30am
Coloring for adults.

Wed, Feb 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Wed, Feb 07, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
ESOL- Conversational English Workshop at Southwest Library.

Wed, Feb 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Move your documents to the cloud! Learn how to collaborate, share, and access your files from anywhere with free online applications from Microsoft and Google.

Wed, Feb 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Have fun putting together a digital-online scrapbook filled with your favorite memories and pictures from the school year or family events.

Wed, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a simple Web page using HTML tags. Recommended Audience: Adult

Thu, Feb 08, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage children to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Feb 08, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Feb 08, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Feb 08, 11:45am - 12:05pm
Designed especially for infants from birth - 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. 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, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

Thu, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension by reading a book. Enjoy learning and meeting new people in a supportive environment.

Thu, Feb 08, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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, Feb 08, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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.

Fri, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Inspired by the classic stories of Eric Carle, join in the fun as some of his most well-known stories, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, are presented LIVE, followed by some interactive activities.

Fri, Feb 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Add new stitches to your repertoire! The double and half double crochet stitches are great for blankets, hats, scarves and sweaters. Create a mug rug using these two new stitches.

Sat, Feb 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us in the children's area for creative fun. Ages 3-12.

Sat, Feb 10, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.

Sat, Feb 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Mon, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
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! Ages 2-5.

Mon, Feb 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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, Feb 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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.

Tue, Feb 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Stuck on a project or skill you learned in class? Let us help! Our experienced instructors will be available to get you started on your next project and answer questions.

Tue, Feb 13, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Learn presentation concepts and terminology. Learn how to create a basic presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.

Tue, Feb 13, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Tue, Feb 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bring the whole family and drop-in for crafts with a literary twist featuring one of our favorite books.

Tue, Feb 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join Karon Cannon with Tea Craze as she shares all about tea! Learn about the history of tea, types of teas and health benefits of drinking tea.

Tue, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

Wed, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us for hands-on early learning adventures observing science, math and art in a sensory-rich environment.

Wed, Feb 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Wed, Feb 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
ESOL- Conversational English Workshop at Southwest Library.

Wed, Feb 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn how to create an easy to use website where you can publish your thoughts, comments or pictures so you can share with family and friends.

Wed, Feb 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Create trendy accessories with upcycled fabric and your fingers.

Wed, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Want to expand your skills? Learn how to layout Web pages using HTML5 tags. In this class, you learn how to create a header, footer and different sections in a Web page. Recommended Audience: Adult

Thu, Feb 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage children to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Ages 2-4.

Thu, Feb 15, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Feb 15, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months - 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active group.

Thu, Feb 15, 11:45am - 12:05pm
Designed especially for infants from birth - 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. 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, Feb 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Improve your English conversational skills, vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension by reading a book. Enjoy learning and meeting new people in a supportive environment.

Thu, Feb 15, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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.

Thu, Feb 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.

Thu, Feb 15, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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.

Fri, Feb 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
You're never too young to get your start in the kitchen! What can you make with strawberries, graham crackers and yogurt? Join us in the kitchen to find out! Ages 3-5.

Fri, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Make lace work a cinch! The triple and double triple crochet stitches are great for lace scarves, shawls and sweaters. Create a lace bookmark using these two new stitches.

Sat, Feb 17, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Learn how to link and embed objects such as charts, slides and spreadsheets from other applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint into Microsoft Word to create professional looking reports.

Sat, Feb 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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. Recommended Audience: Adult

Mon, Feb 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Dress in your fanciest clothes and get ready for fun with princess stories, activities and a special treat. Each guest will be treated like royalty and receive a princess hat for attending. Ages 2-5.

Mon, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids' who love playing Minecraft will love this class. They will learn to design and draw their very own Minecraft character using 3D modeling software. Select locations only. (tic101)

Mon, Feb 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data. Recommended Audience: Adult