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Green Grass Grows All Around

2023-03-29 10:30:00 2023-03-29 11:00:00 America/New_York Green Grass Grows All Around There once was a tree, a pretty little tree, the prettiest little tree that you ever did see! Join us for stories, songs and activities about the greenery growing all around us. Southwest Branch -

Wednesday, March 29
10:30am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2023-03-29 10:30:00 2023-03-29 11:00:00 America/New_York Green Grass Grows All Around There once was a tree, a pretty little tree, the prettiest little tree that you ever did see! Join us for stories, songs and activities about the greenery growing all around us. Southwest Branch -

There once was a tree, a pretty little tree, the prettiest little tree that you ever did see! Join us for stories, songs and activities about the greenery growing all around us.

Recommended for toddlers.

Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or event 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.

AGE GROUP: | Toddlers |

EVENT TYPE: | Games & Activities |

TAGS: | bb-early-learning-toddler |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, May 29 Closed
(In Observance of Memorial Day.)
Tue, May 30 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 31 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 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, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Find the numbers with rhymes. Explore new ways to support your baby's understanding of counting, sorting and patterns. Recommended for ages 0-18 months. Caregiver participation is required. 

Mon, Jun 05, 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 ages 0-5.

Mon, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn about the physics behind rollercoasters, then design and build your own! Recommended for ages 9-12.

Tue, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Start your engines and ride on over for a storytime on things that go! Engage in activities such as singing and playing with friends. A food craft is included, so come ready for a delicious treat!
This event is full

Wed, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Near the Playground
Join us for an outdoor nature Storytime hosted near the playground at Bill Frederick Park. Small fee required to enter the park. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Wed, Jun 07, 10:30am - 11:15am
Watch Blaise Ryndes, master bubble performer, blow gigantic bubbles and create “liquid fireworks.” Listen to fun music as you are amazed by this bubble and light show. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Wed, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 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, Jun 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jun 08, 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, Jun 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Let's play with coding! Explore sequencing and debugging while helping Squirt find the lost books in the library.

Thu, Jun 08, 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, Jun 08, 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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 08, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Get started playing Dungeons and Dragons with DnD Adventure Club. Choose a character to go on adventures with fearsome dragons, ingenious puzzles, and plenty of lost treasure.

Fri, Jun 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Dance along to rockin' tunes. From classic children's songs to original songs, you'll be sure to have a toe-tapping good time. Enriching the lives of children and families. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Fri, Jun 09, 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, Jun 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Perfect for shopping, the beach, pool days and craft projects. This tote comes with an added bonus—it’s reversible and easily foldable for storing! Students are required to bring materials.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud a book with others at Y Read Book Club, hosted by the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and the Southwest Library. Held at YMCA Conference Room. 18+

Sat, Jun 10, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Create your character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Mon, Jun 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Design an eye-catching website. Program your page with HTML5, CSS, and interactive elements.

Mon, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Are you as kind as a capybara? Learn about the power of friendship from one of the animal kingdom’s friendliest teachers. Recommended for children ages 3-5.

Mon, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Travel back in time through picture books. We will share stories from the past 100 years and children will have the opportunity to become picture book illustrators. Recommended for ages 6-8.

Mon, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Create dynamic presentations, crunch numbers and create eye-catching flyers in this three-day camp. Build your skills towards becoming a Microsoft Office expert.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Design an eye-catching website. Program your page with HTML5, CSS, and interactive elements.

Tue, Jun 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Life is more fun with a friend by your side! Learn about friendship, friends, and things to do together! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Tue, Jun 13, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Create dynamic presentations, crunch numbers and create eye-catching flyers in this three-day camp. Build your skills towards becoming a Microsoft Office expert.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Design an eye-catching website. Program your page with HTML5, CSS, and interactive elements.

Wed, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:15am
Enjoy an award-winning bilingual children's band. Sing along, tune in, and listen to peaceful music recently named "Best New Latin Kid's Music Groups". Recommended for ages 0-8.

Wed, Jun 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Create dynamic presentations, crunch numbers and create eye-catching flyers in this three-day camp. Build your skills towards becoming a Microsoft Office expert.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 14, 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, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jun 15, 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, Jun 15, 11:00am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Solve problems for our heroes with code! Join the Foos on an adventure to walk, jump and build your way to the finish.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 15, 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, Jun 15, 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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Get started playing Dungeons and Dragons with DnD Adventure Club. Choose a character to go on adventures with fearsome dragons, ingenious puzzles, and plenty of lost treasure.

Fri, Jun 16, 10:15am - 12:15pm
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

Fri, Jun 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Local professional artists, including singers, pianists, instrumentalists and more share their talents and their stories as they inspire young hearts and minds. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Sat, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Waterleigh Community Clubhouse
Grammy-nominated artist hosts a special Juneteenth-inspired concert with songs about community, Black history, and culture, through a blend of Hip Hop, soul, R&B, and pop! Recommended for ages 0-12.

Rescheduled
Sat, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
New date Monday, July 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
All aboard junior sailors! Get ready to sail through stories and activities and talk about boats. Put on your lab coat to build and test whether your boat will sink or float.

Sat, Jun 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Perfect for shopping, the beach, pool days and craft projects. This tote comes with an added bonus—it’s reversible and easily foldable for storing! Students are required to bring materials.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Learn beginner line dances to all types of music and discover a great way to exercise and have fun. Partners not needed. Non-stick sole shoes recommended. 18+

Sat, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud a book with others at Y Read Book Club, hosted by the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and the Southwest Library. Held at YMCA Conference Room. 18+

Sat, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Create your character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Tue, Jun 20, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Learn to sew your own pillow. Fabric and Notions provided.

Tue, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Circle up for fun and friendship that never end. Learn about shapes while you socialize in this song-filled story time. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Tue, Jun 20, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Custom design your own paper airplane with graphics and text using Microsoft Publisher.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 21, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Learn to sew your own pillow. Fabric and Notions provided.

Wed, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Learn a new dance with professional folkloric dancers from Raymi Dance School. Discover the history of Peru through this cultural dance performance. Recommended for families with children ages 0-12.

Wed, Jun 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology Classroom
Make a book to tell your story! Learn paper folding and making paper structures to create your own book.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 21, 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, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jun 22, 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, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Animate your world with code. Create custom characters and backgrounds, then write programs to move characters around the world. Learn the basics of computer science with the ScratchJr app.

Thu, Jun 22, 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, Jun 22, 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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 22, 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, Jun 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Get started playing Dungeons and Dragons with DnD Adventure Club. Choose a character to go on adventures with fearsome dragons, ingenious puzzles, and plenty of lost treasure.

Fri, Jun 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Celebrate OCLS's 100th birthday by knitting the decades with us. This month's featured pattern is the customizable Izzy Doll. Learn how to knit in the round using DPNs and add details like ruffles.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meet rare, threatened, and endangered species. Learn about interesting animals that can be found throughout different lands and animal conservation. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Fri, Jun 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join the Southwest Daytime Book Club to discuss Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger. A thriller mystery and coming- of- age story.  Registration required. 18+

Sat, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
This jumping, juggling comedy act engages you in awesome music with leaf blowers, balls of all sizes, and giant suits and provides lots of side-splitting laughter. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Sat, Jun 24, 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.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Does the idea of sewing a zipper steer you away from projects? Let us help you tackle zippers head-on with confidence!
This event is full

Sat, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud a book with others at Y Read Book Club, hosted by the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and the Southwest Library. Held at YMCA Conference Room. 18+

Sat, Jun 24, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Create your character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Mon, Jun 26, 10:15am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Learn the geometry of hand sewing using the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Connect with other caregivers while you engage through a storytime and discover a new recipe to spice up your baby’s pallet. This event includes a recipe demonstration and tasting.

Mon, Jun 26, 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 ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Children will discover how organisms depend on each other for food, protection, transportation and shelter through stories and hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 6-8.

Mon, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
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.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 27, 10:15am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Learn the geometry of hand sewing using the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Tue, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Run your own pizza shop with Osmo. Make customers happy with fresh made-to-order pizzas and good service. Learn how to help customers and make change with Osmo Pizza Co.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 28, 10:15am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Learn the geometry of hand sewing using the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Move and shake along with award-winning performer and YouTube sensation, Miss Patty! Stand up and dance to fun, engaging, and original education-based songs. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Wed, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Tell your stories and adventures on the screen! Set the scene with dozens of cool 3D backgrounds and add animated characters and objects, each with its own unique story to tell.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 28, 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, Jun 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

Thu, Jun 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
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.

Thu, Jun 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 29, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Technology Classroom
Run your own pizza shop with Osmo. Make customers happy with fresh made-to-order pizzas and good service. Learn how to help customers and make change with Osmo Pizza Co.

Fri, Jun 30, 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.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Learn new tricks and a few new vocabulary words in Spanish in this dynamic and educational magic show. Surprise your kids with the best bilingual magic show. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Sat, Jul 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Near the Playground
Join us for an outdoor nature Storytime hosted near the playground at Bill Frederick Park. Small fee required to enter the park. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Sat, Jul 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Baby bandana bibs are as adorable as they are practical. Make a few for your little one or as a gift for an upcoming baby shower.

Sat, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud a book with others at Y Read Book Club, hosted by the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and the Southwest Library. Held at YMCA Conference Room. 18+

Sat, Jul 01, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Step into the exciting world of D&D with the Adventure Begins board game. Choose your character and work together to face obstacles and defeat monsters.

Mon, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Make a book to tell your story! Learn paper folding and making paper structures to create your own book.

Mon, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Explore textures from fluffy cotton balls to soft feathers and sticky paint with porcupine. We'll experience it all in this storytime with books, songs, activities and more! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Mon, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn to tie nautical knots to make bracelets for your first mate and all your mateys. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Mon, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Custom design your own paper airplane with graphics and text using Microsoft Publisher.
This event is full