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Nature Walk Book Club

Small Things Like These

2022-12-12 10:00:00 2022-12-12 12:00:00 America/New_York Nature Walk Book Club Join the Southwest Library for a walk at a local park followed by discussion of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. Exercise your mind and body! Registration required. 18+ Southwest Branch -

Monday, December 12
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-12 10:00:00 2022-12-12 12:00:00 America/New_York Nature Walk Book Club Join the Southwest Library for a walk at a local park followed by discussion of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. Exercise your mind and body! Registration required. 18+ Southwest Branch -

Join the Southwest Library for a walk at a local park followed by discussion of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. Exercise your mind and body! Registration required. 18+

Join the Southwest Library for a walk on a paved trail at a local park followed by discussion of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. A deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism, and empathy from a critically lauded and iconic Irish writer. Shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize. 

Reserve a copy.  

Please meet at 10:00 AM at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake located at 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando 32835 in Parking Lot 1. Park Map. Note: there is a nominal admission fee. Do not come to the library. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Feel free to bring water and a light snack if you wish. Exercise your mind and body! 

Registration required. Intended for ages 18+

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors - Books - Writing |

TAGS: | wellness | healthyliving | bookclubs | bb-bookclubs |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Jan 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 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

Mon, Jan 30, 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 0-18 months.

Mon, Jan 30, 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 0-18 months.

Mon, Jan 30, 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, Jan 31, 10:15am - 11:15am
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, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:15am
Preschoolers will learn about insect characteristics and go outdoors to observe ant behavior. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Jan 31, 12:45pm - 2:45pm
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.
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Wed, Feb 01, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Celebrate OCLS's 100th birthday by knitting the decades with us. This month's featured pattern is a detachable Peter Pan Collar.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Toddlers will engage in bug-themed activities and stories to celebrate Valentine's Day. Recommended for ages 18 - 36 months.

Wed, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Practice speaking and listening in English. Designed for intermediate to advanced adult English learners. Increase fluency, enrich vocabulary, and gain confidence. Plus, reading and writing practice.

Wed, Feb 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The LEGO® Club at the Southwest Library invites you to come use your imaginations to build! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Thu, Feb 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Feb 02, 10:30am - 10:55am
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.

Thu, Feb 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Thu, Feb 02, 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Feb 02, 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, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Thu, Feb 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
A Spanish immersion Mother Goose on the Loose with interactive songs, rhymes and activities to grow your baby's early literacy and Spanish skills! Recommended for babies.

Mon, Feb 06, 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, Feb 06, 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.

Mon, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Be inspired by dancing and drumming as we hear the rhythm of the Earth through a storytelling performance of "To Be a Drum" by Evelyn Coleman. Recommended for families with children ages 0-6.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:15am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Basic hand sewing skills are essential skills needed in everyday life. Learn the basic stitches to get started.

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Calling all preschoolers to freely and creatively explore and express themselves! Let your imagination and little hands run wild with color, texture and more! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Feb 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Celebrate with stories, songs, dancing, and crafts in honor of the library's 100th birthday! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Wed, Feb 08, 10:45am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Practice speaking and listening in English. Designed for intermediate to advanced adult English learners. Increase fluency, enrich vocabulary, and gain confidence. Plus, reading and writing practice.

Wed, Feb 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Discover how you can use Microsoft's powerful productivity tools to connect and collaborate with your team. Learn how to access apps, store and share files.

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The LEGO® Club at the Southwest Library invites you to come use your imaginations to build! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 10:55am
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.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a simple Web page using HTML tags.

Thu, Feb 09, 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Feb 09, 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, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Classroom
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.

Thu, Feb 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

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

Sat, Feb 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Learn beginner line dances and discover a great way to exercise and have fun. Partners not needed. Nonstick sole shoes recommended. Intended for ages 15+.

Sat, Feb 11, 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.

Sat, Feb 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Join Rebecca Hubler, Interior Designer, as she shows how to incorporate lighting, color, texture, art and accessories to transform an ordinary space into the extraordinary.

Mon, Feb 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Southwest Library for a walk on a paved trail at a local park followed by discussion of How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith. Registration required. 18+

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Explore sensory activities made with love and help baby develop fine and gross motor skills. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 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, Feb 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
Celebrate love and make a valentine for someone special in your life. Preschoolers will listen to stories and engage in songs and activities that promote early literacy. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Celebrate OCLS's 100th birthday by knitting the decades with us. This month's featured pattern is a detachable Peter Pan Collar.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Clap your hands, stomp your feet and shout hooray! Bring your little ones to celebrate with a smile. Recommended for ages 18 - 36 months.

Wed, Feb 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Practice speaking and listening in English. Designed for intermediate to advanced adult English learners. Increase fluency, enrich vocabulary, and gain confidence. Plus, reading and writing practice.

Wed, Feb 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Bring your design ideas to life with Canva, a free graphic design application. Save time by building on thousands of professional templates to create logos, flyers, social media content and more.

Wed, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The LEGO® Club at the Southwest Library invites you to come use your imaginations to build! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:30am - 10:55am
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.

Thu, Feb 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
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Thu, Feb 16, 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Feb 16, 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, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Classroom
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.

Thu, Feb 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Fri, Feb 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
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, Feb 18, 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

Sat, Feb 18, 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.

Mon, Feb 20, 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.

Mon, Feb 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. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Feb 20, 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, Feb 21, 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.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Chugga-chugga choo-choo, all aboard! Become a conductor and join us for trainloads of stories and crafts. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Feb 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Celebrate National Pig Day with stories and activities featuring our favorite pigs. Recommended for toddlers ages 18-36 months.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:45am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Wed, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Practice speaking and listening in English. Designed for intermediate to advanced adult English learners. Increase fluency, enrich vocabulary, and gain confidence. Plus, reading and writing practice.

Wed, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The LEGO® Club at the Southwest Library invites you to come use your imaginations to build! Bricks will be provided but cannot go home with you. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Feb 23, 10:30am - 10:55am
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.

Thu, Feb 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Do you want to interact with your users? Learn how to create an interactive form to collect data from your site visitors.

Thu, Feb 23, 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Orange County District 1 Commissioner Nicole Wilson’s legislative team will be at the branch monthly to meet with constituents. To schedule an appointment, email district1@ocfl.net.

Thu, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Thu, Feb 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Fri, Feb 24, 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, Feb 25, 10:15am - 11:15am
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, Feb 25, 10:30am - 11:45am
Explore geometric patterns featured in Art Deco. Create your own Art Deco inspired art piece. All supplies provided. Registration required. Intended for audiences 18+

Sat, Feb 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Read! Learn! Play! Introduce your baby to important literacy practices that encourage learning and developmental growth. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Feb 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. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Feb 27, 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, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 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 for ages 3-5.

Tue, Feb 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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.