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In-Person: Caregiver Connect: Stay and Play

2022-09-12 11:00:00 2022-09-12 11:30:00 America/New_York In-Person: Caregiver Connect: Stay and Play Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies. Southwest Branch -

Monday, September 12
11:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-09-12 11:00:00 2022-09-12 11:30:00 America/New_York In-Person: Caregiver Connect: Stay and Play Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies. Southwest Branch -

Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies.

AGE GROUP: | Babies |

EVENT TYPE: | Games & Activities |

TAGS: | bb-modern-parenting |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Sep 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Sep 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Sep 28 Closed
(Closed due to Hurricane Ian.)
Thu, Sep 29 Closed
(Closed due to Hurricane Ian.)
Fri, Sep 30 Closed
(Closed due to Hurricane Ian.)
Sat, Oct 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 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

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 10:30am - 10:55am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:25am
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.

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 11:30am - 11:45am
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.

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own video game from scratch. Create a storyboard to outline your game, then use real code to bring it to life.

Canceled
Fri, Sep 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Practice techniques of mindfulness and meditation for well-being and vibrancy. Taught by Rev. Dr. Viviana Collazo, Luminous Holistic Center. All levels welcome. Bring own mat. Chairs available. 15+

Sat, Oct 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Are you ready for halloween? Join us to make this easy superhero cape for a quick and easy costume sizes kids-adults. Students are required to bring materials. See the description for details.

Sat, Oct 01, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Technology Classroom
Start hand embroidery today. Learn the basics of using a hoop and needles to create running, back and cross stitches to create a beautiful sampler.

Mon, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Mon, Oct 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Oct 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come and participate in math, science, history, art and literature-based learning to support your child's homeschool curriculum. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Tue, Oct 04, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Tue, Oct 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Sing, dance and learn your way through the alphabet and numbers with interactive stories and activities inspired by Plaza Sésamo! Recommended preschoolers.

Tue, Oct 04, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Wed, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Toddlers use unstructured play to advance their physical and cognitive development and to have FUN! Recommended for toddlers ages 18-36 mos.

Wed, Oct 05, 10:45am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Take your first steps into the world of computing. Discover the essential parts of and types of computers, as well as the basics of using a computer for the first time.

Wed, Oct 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Learn to create a safe sleep environment, the 5s technique to soothe babies, and how to avoid Shaken Baby Syndrome at this class presented in partnership with the Florida Department of Health.

Thu, Oct 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Oct 06, 10:30am - 10:55am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Oct 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Thu, Oct 06, 11:00am - 11:20am
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, Oct 06, 11:30am - 11:45am
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.

Thu, Oct 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Aprende como crear un ambiente seguro para dormir, las 5 tecnicas para calmar y tranquilizar a sus bebes, y como evitar el sindrome del bebe sacudido.

Thu, Oct 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Technology Classroom
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own video game from scratch. Create a storyboard to outline your game, then use real code to bring it to life.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Oct 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Learn ancient Qigong practice with modern day instructor Jasmine Win. Using the 5 elements of life, students will undergo an empowering & uplifting shift to take control of their health & lives.

Sat, Oct 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Technology Classroom
Add to your stitch repertoire. Learn how to create French knots, chain stitches and satin stitches, while practicing the running and back stitches.

Mon, Oct 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Southwest Library for a walk at a local park followed by discussion of The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak. Exercise your mind and body! Registration required. 18+

Mon, Oct 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bring your baby to this Halloween story time filled with not-so-spooky activities that introduce pre-literacy concepts. Baby costumes are encouraged. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Oct 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come and participate in math, science, history, art and literature-based learning to support your child's homeschool curriculum. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Tue, Oct 11, 10:15am - 11:15am
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, Oct 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Ghosts aren't always scary! Boo-gie in for a hauntingly good time with stories and a craft focused on our ghostly friends! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Oct 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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.

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Enjoy an award-winning bilingual Oregon-based children's band. Tune in and listen to peaceful music recently named "Best New Latin Kid's Music Groups". Recommended for families with children ages 0-8.

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Downsizing doesn't have to be intimidating. Discuss important steps of downsizing. This event is part of the ongoing Smarter Senior Seminar Series presented by Mike Flahaven, Certified Senior Housing.

Canceled
Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
It’s harvest time! We’ve gathered a bountiful blend of stories, songs and activities to celebrate the season. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.

Wed, Oct 12, 10:45am - 11:45am
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.

Thu, Oct 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Oct 13, 10:30am - 10:55am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Oct 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Thu, Oct 13, 11:00am - 11:20am
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, Oct 13, 11:30am - 11:45am
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.

Thu, Oct 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Technology Classroom
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own video game from scratch. Create a storyboard to outline your game, then use real code to bring it to life.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Oct 14, 10:30am - 11:45am
Practice techniques of mindfulness and meditation for well-being and vibrancy. Taught by Rev. Dr. Viviana Collazo, Luminous Holistic Center. All levels welcome. Bring own mat. Chairs available. 15+

Sat, Oct 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Join the Orlando Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America for an intro to metal detecting. Test out high-end metal detectors and learn to pan for gold in this hands-on event!

Mon, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Read! Learn! Play! Introduce your baby to important literacy practices that encourage learning and developmental growth. Recommended for ages 0-18 months. Caregiver participation is required.

Mon, Oct 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Oct 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come and participate in math, science, history, art and literature-based learning to support your child's homeschool curriculum. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Tue, Oct 18, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.

Tue, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ahoy! Get ready for a royal preschool romp filled with swashbuckling stories, side-splitting sea shanties, and more. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Oct 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Technology Classroom
Turn scanned drawings into sleek vector graphics. Apply several design techniques and use common editing tools to trace and color artwork as well as manage objects and layers.

Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Wed, Oct 19, 10:45am - 11:45am
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.

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

Thu, Oct 20, 10:30am - 10:55am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Oct 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images.

Thu, Oct 20, 11:00am - 11:20am
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, Oct 20, 11:30am - 11:45am
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.

Thu, Oct 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Technology Classroom
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own video game from scratch. Create a storyboard to outline your game, then use real code to bring it to life.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles.

Sat, Oct 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Technology Classroom
Practice your basic embroidery stitches while crafting an easy, mini hoop with a seasonal spooky design.

Mon, Oct 24, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Early Voting will take place from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tue, Oct 25, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Early Voting will take place from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tue, Oct 25, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
Learn to stitch using Sashiko hand sewing techniques. This Japanese hand sewing technique uses the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.

Tue, Oct 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Technology Classroom
Design professional-looking stationery using Adobe Illustrator. Create and arrange text and image assets and use masks, transparency, and blending modes to create eye-catching designs.

Wed, Oct 26, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Early Voting will take place from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wed, Oct 26, 10:45am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.

Wed, Oct 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technology Classroom
Discover how you can use Microsoft's powerful productivity tools to connect and collaborate with your team. Learn how to access and install apps, and store and share files.

Thu, Oct 27, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Early Voting will take place from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thu, Oct 27, 10:30am - 10:55am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Oct 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.

Thu, Oct 27, 11:00am - 11:20am
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, Oct 27, 11:30am - 11:45am
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.

Thu, Oct 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Technology Classroom
Join the Ready, Set, Code! club to design your own video game from scratch. Create a storyboard to outline your game, then use real code to bring it to life.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Oct 28, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Early Voting will take place from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fri, Oct 28, 10:00am - 11:15am
Explore sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural word by taking a silent, focused walk in local park. In partnership with Atlantic Center for the Arts. Registration required. 18+

Sat, Oct 29, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Early Voting will take place from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sat, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Oct 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Technology Classroom
Practice your basic embroidery stitches while crafting an easy coaster with a seasonal, spooky design.