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Canceled

In-Person: The Ring of Resin

Make your very own resin One Ring and string it on a necklace to carry it safely to Mordor! Recommended for ages 13-18. Registration required.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Maker/DIY | Arts & Crafting |

TAGS: | tolkien-week | bb-teen |

Alafaya Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Dec 05 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 11 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

Thu, Dec 08, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk
Bring your plants and ask questions! Master Gardener Volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer your gardening questions.

Thu, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come and participate in a science project that supports your child's homeschool curriculum. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration for each child required.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
There's only one thing cooler than using a computer program and that is creating one. Explore the world of computer programming in a friendly development environment that is easy to master.

Thu, Dec 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Flex Space
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:15am - 10:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:45am - 11:05am
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Dec 09, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Scratch is a programming language & online community where you create your own interactive stories, games, & animations. Learn object-oriented programming with a simple to use drag & drop application.

Fri, Dec 09, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Take your skills even further. Have fun programming cool controls for your game.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
High school students will earn two hours of community service by helping test out technology classes. Recommended for ages 13-18.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Sat, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
High school students will earn two hours of community service by helping test out technology classes. Recommended for ages 13-18.

Canceled
Sat, Dec 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Create fun paper creations inspired by your favorite fandoms. Learn basic paper engineering techniques while making pop-up cards and crafts. Registration required. Recommended for teens.

Canceled
Sat, Dec 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.

Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Discuss a monthly novel, talk about your favorite books, and celebrate all things YA in Teen Book Club! This month we're reading "Gallant." Recommended for ages 13-18.

Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Alafaya - Back of Branch
Storytime is the right time for family time. Reading together is a wonderful way to bond and learn from one another. Bring your families together for fun stories that are designed for all ages.

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Flex Space
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Mon, Dec 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Aprenda conceptos y terminología de computadoras. Explore el escritorio de la computadora usando técnicas básicas del ratón (mouse) y el teclado.

Mon, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Alafaya - Back of Branch
There are so many numbers, but how can we count them all? With Pikachu and friends! Practice counting through stories, songs, and games. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Go on a coding adventure. Help Awbie, the loveable monster, find his animal friends with the use of tangible Osmo coding blocks in this fun game.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Back of Branch
Who can paint a rock to look like Pikachu? We choose you! Create rock art based on your favorite Pokémon. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration for each child required.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:15am - 11:00am
Alafaya - Back of Branch
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Registration required. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, Dec 14, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Go on a coding adventure. Help Awbie, the loveable monster, find his animal friends with the use of tangible Osmo coding blocks in this fun game.

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Learn how to make a sweet Pokeball waffle and savory Pokeball mini pizza to keep your strength up for battling. It's super effective! Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration for each child required.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
You can be the very best pokemon trainer. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies. Then test your skill in battles against your fellow trainers.

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Create fun paper creations inspired by your favorite characters. Learn basic paper engineering techniques while making pop-up cards and papercrafts. Registration required. Recommended for ages 8-12.

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Do you have what it takes to be a Pokémon Master? Learn Pokémon battle strategies and play head-to-head against your friends.

Thu, Dec 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Fri, Dec 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:15am - 10:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:45am - 11:05am
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Dec 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Fri, Dec 16, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Dec 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Discover the magic of stop motion animation while creating dynamic Pokémon battles! Choose your Pokémon partner and create a movie together!

Rescheduled
Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm
New date Friday, December 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
There's been an art heist at the brand new Pokémon museum! Team up with Detective Pikachu and work together to search for clues, solve puzzles, and discover the truth of this Pokémon mystery!
This event is full

Sat, Dec 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Sat, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Don't let your place in a book get away! Craft origami Pokemon bookmarks so you can always catch the right page number. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Sat, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
High school students will earn two hours of community service by helping test out technology classes. Recommended for ages 13-18.

Canceled
Sat, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Create Roblox games. In this introduction to game design and coding learn how to manipulate 3D parts to create obstacles and racers, then use code to bring your game to life.

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.
This event is full

Sun, Dec 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Flex Space
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Mon, Dec 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Mon, Dec 19, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Aprenda como organizar archivos y carpetas en su computadora.

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Back of Branch
Celebrate our snowy friends through stories, songs, games, and activities. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Dec 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Ask at Desk
Do you have what it takes to be Alafaya's Pokémon champion? Bring your games and battle with friends, learn to play Pokémon's card game with our starter decks, and battle friends in Pokken Tournament!

Wed, Dec 21, 10:15am - 11:00am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Create a festive Shrinky Dink keepsake. Recommended for ages 0-18 months. Registration required.

Wed, Dec 21, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's game together! Have Pokémon battles with friends with Pokken Tournament, and create your own Super Mario levels with Super Mario Maker 2!

Wed, Dec 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Wed, Dec 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Learn about habitats, plants, and animals through books and crafts. This month we're learning about lakes and rivers. Registration required for each child. Recommended for ages 6-8.

Thu, Dec 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Thu, Dec 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
High school students will earn two hours of community service by assembling craft kits for the library. Recommended for ages 13-18.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Fri, Dec 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Flex Space
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Fri, Dec 23, 10:15am - 10:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Fri, Dec 23, 10:45am - 11:05am
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Dec 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
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.

Fri, Dec 23, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Dec 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Fri, Dec 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Tue, Dec 27, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Tue, Dec 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Wed, Dec 28, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Wed, Dec 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's game together! Have Pokémon battles with friends with Pokken Tournament, and create your own Super Mario levels with Super Mario Maker 2!

Thu, Dec 29, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images.

Fri, Dec 30, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Flex Space
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Fri, Dec 30, 10:15am - 10:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Fri, Dec 30, 10:45am - 11:05am
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Dec 30, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Dec 30, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.

Fri, Dec 30, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Let's-a go! Create custom Super Mario levels and worlds with enemies, obstacles, and rewards. Challenge classmates to play your game and try to beat their levels.

Mon, Jan 02, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Flex Space
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Tue, Jan 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Back of Branch
Learn the alphabet with exciting stories and fun activities. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, Jan 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Learn about a different country each month through games, activities, and crafts. Don't forget your passport! This month we're visiting China. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, Jan 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.

Wed, Jan 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Try out new artistic techniques each month and experiment with your fellow artists! Recommended for ages 9-12. Registration required for each child.
This event is full

Wed, Jan 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Aprender los conceptos y terminología de la Internet. Familiarícese con los navegadores web mientras navega por la Internet.

Thu, Jan 05, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Thu, Jan 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Learn about foods from 100 years ago, and make some yourself! Registration required for each child. Food will be served at this event, please see staff about specific needs concerning food allergies
This event is full

Thu, Jan 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Aprenda sobre motores de búsqueda y sobre técnicas de búsqueda para encontrar exactamente lo que está buscando en la Internet.

Fri, Jan 06, 10:15am - 10:30am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Fri, Jan 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
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. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Fri, Jan 06, 10:45am - 11:05am
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 26 months.

Fri, Jan 06, 11:15am - 11:40am
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Jan 06, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.

Sat, Jan 07, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Flex Space
Our social worker is on-site to meet with library customers and assist with social and government services.

Sat, Jan 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Jan 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Discover a new way to create visual art using stop motion while learning the basics of animation.

Sat, Jan 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Sat, Jan 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Discover a new way to create visual art using stop motion while learning the basics of animation.

Sat, Jan 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Create greatness with one single scoop! The challenge is on so let's see what you can build! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.

Sat, Jan 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Discover a new way to create visual art using stop motion while learning the basics of animation.

Sat, Jan 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Finished with an old puzzle and looking for something new? Stop by and swap an old puzzle for a new-to-you one. Please bring at least one complete puzzle for adults with 500 or more pieces.