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Mother Goose on the Loose

2023-02-20 10:30:00 2023-02-20 11:00:00 America/New_York Mother Goose on the Loose 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. Southwest Branch -

Monday, February 20
10:30am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2023-02-20 10:30:00 2023-02-20 11:00:00 America/New_York Mother Goose on the Loose 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. Southwest Branch -

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.

AGE GROUP: | Babies |

EVENT TYPE: | Games & Activities | Education & Learning |

TAGS: | bb-early-learning-baby |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Mar 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Mar 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Mar 29 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Mar 30 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 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

Mon, Apr 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Introduce your baby to music and stimulate cognitive development, language learning and motor coordination. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Mon, Apr 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 0-18 months.

Mon, Apr 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, Apr 04, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Celebrate OCLS's 100th birthday by knitting the decades with us. This month's featured pattern is The Cherry Pie Scarf by Yucca. It's a quick knit with star stitch and integrated I-cord details.

Tue, Apr 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 for ages 3-5.

Tue, Apr 04, 1:15pm - 3:00pm
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

Wed, Apr 05, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Wed, Apr 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, Apr 05, 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, Apr 05, 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, Apr 05, 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, Apr 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Apr 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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Apr 06, 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, Apr 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, Apr 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Sat, Apr 08, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.

Sat, Apr 08, 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, Apr 08, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.

Mon, Apr 10, 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, Apr 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, Apr 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, Apr 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
You're not too little to help the Earth! Let's celebrate Earth Day with stories and crafts that honor our planet. Ages 3-5.

Tue, Apr 11, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
Basic hand sewing skills are essential skills needed in everyday life. Learn the basic stitches to get started.

Wed, Apr 12, 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

Wed, Apr 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Celebrate Earth Day with your little one with stories, crafts and activities. After all, it’s never too early to start learning about protecting our planet! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

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

Thu, Apr 13, 10:15am - 11:15am
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.

Thu, Apr 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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Apr 13, 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, Apr 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, Apr 13, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Boost your productivity with Microsoft's powerful note-taking app. Learn how to organize your pages, revise your notes and collaborate with your team.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 13, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Fri, Apr 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Come learn what is available as you age when that time comes to make a transition from a big footprint to a smaller footprint. Space is limited to 15 attendees. Registration required.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 14, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
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, Apr 15, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Create a free email account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area.

Sat, Apr 15, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to compose and send email messages with attachments. Become familiar with replying and forwarding messages.

Mon, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Introduce your baby to important early literacy skills through movement, music, rhymes and stories. Recommended for babies.

Mon, Apr 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, Apr 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for math, science, history, art and literature-based learning to support your homeschool curriculum. Recommended for upper elementary.

Tue, Apr 18, 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, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
What does 100 look like? How can we use 100 of something? Celebrate 100 Years of the library in STEM stations completing different activities using up to 100 items! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Apr 18, 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, Apr 19, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Wed, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
What can you do with a pom pom? Come party with us and discover all kinds of ways to use those fluffy, puffy pom poms! Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.

Wed, Apr 19, 12:45pm - 1:45pm
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.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 19, 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, Apr 19, 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, Apr 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Apr 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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Apr 20, 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, Apr 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.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Sat, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Area
Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog with Golden retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida. Practice with a furry friend and build your confidence. Recommended for children.

Sat, Apr 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Junk journal, scrapbook, diary? Bring your imagination and join us to discover the possibilities of altered books at this workshop. Registration required. 18+

Mon, Apr 24, 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, Apr 24, 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, Apr 24, 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, Apr 25, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
Reading the hieroglyphics on a sewing pattern can be quite intimidating. Learn to read a professional sewing pattern, how to layout fabric and prepare material for a project.

Tue, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
In this series we will explore artists and their styles. We will also create our own masterpieces inspired by their work. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Apr 25, 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, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Seating is limited. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Wed, Apr 26, 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
Need to pack up some small things for a trip to a theme park or just carry snacks for a short hike? This is the perfect easy to make backpack for those times when you only need to carry a few things.

Wed, Apr 26, 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, Apr 26, 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, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Apr 27, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Learn how to create, forward, reply, and add attachments to e-mails.

Thu, Apr 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. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Apr 27, 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, Apr 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, Apr 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to schedule appointments and set tasks and reminders.

Thu, Apr 27, 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.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 27, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Drop in and practice your reading skills with a teen volunteer buddy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Fri, Apr 28, 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.

Fri, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us to discuss Sister Stardust by Jane Green. Inspired by a true story, Green re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging '60s. 18+

Fri, Apr 28, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for the 16th Annual Southwest Author Series - presented in partnership with The Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips and featuring author, Jane Green.

Sat, Apr 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
In this series we will explore artists and their styles. We will also create our own masterpieces inspired by their work. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Mon, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Songs, stories, rhymes, and activities about baby Florida animals. Recommended for ages 0 -18 months.

Mon, May 01, 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, May 01, 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.