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Hearts of Gold Therapy Dogs

2023-03-25 10:30:00 2023-03-25 11:30:00 America/New_York Hearts of Gold Therapy Dogs 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. Southwest Branch - Children's Area

Saturday, March 25
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2023-03-25 10:30:00 2023-03-25 11:30:00 America/New_York Hearts of Gold Therapy Dogs 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. Southwest Branch - Children's Area

Southwest Branch

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.

AGE GROUP: | Preschoolers | Kids |

EVENT TYPE: | Animals & Pets |

TAGS: | bb-childrens |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Closed - Memorial Day
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Closed - Memorial Day)
Tue, May 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 29 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, May 30 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 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

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Stomp and roar like a dinosaur in this interactive storytime filled with fun and adventure. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Wed, May 29, 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, May 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, May 30, 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, May 30, 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, May 30, 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, May 30, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
All book lovers welcome! Join us to chat about what you are reading. No assigned book to read. A fun and engaging social book club. Held bi-monthly. Registration required. Ages 18+

Fri, May 31, All day
Stop by to write a postcard to our character of the month and drop it in our mailbox! The character mailbox helps encourage reading, writing, and creativity.

Fri, May 31, All day
Use your best detective skills to discover the secrets hidden in plain sight. Snoop around the library and enjoy fun crafts and activities. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Fri, May 31, 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, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
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, Jun 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Create a keepsake decorative tile of a vacation or a mini vision-board tile of where you want to travel. Supplies provided except personal printed photos. Registration req. Ages 18+
This event is full

Sat, Jun 01, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud great literature with others each week. Facilitator-led in partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and Southwest Library. 18+

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Help boost your child’s pre-literacy skills as you clap, bounce and sing along together to favorite nursery rhymes with a bug theme. Recommended for ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:15am
In colorful pirate garb, Katie brings these stories to life with a treasure chest full of props and costumes, vivid scenery, parrot puppets, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 4-10.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
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 05, 11:00am - 11:45am
All aboard for exciting stories and activities about trains. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

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

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

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:45am
Who wants to go on a safari with Microsoft PowerPoint? Use the mouse to form wild combinations of animals while learning how to create a basic presentation and view your slideshow masterpiece.

Thu, Jun 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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join Science Heroes on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle! The audience will help conduct exciting science experiments that bring this story to life! Recommended for ages 0-12.

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects with Snap Circuits. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud great literature with others each week. Facilitator-led in partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and Southwest Library. 18+

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Classroom
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, Jun 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Design an eye-catching website. Program your page with HTML5, CSS, and interactive elements.
This event is full

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

Mon, Jun 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn about different cloud types and the science behind them using hands-on experiments. We will also create a cloud-spotting tool to use all summer when observing the sky! For ages 9-12.

Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 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.

Tue, Jun 11, 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.

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Design an eye-catching website. Program your page with HTML5, CSS, and interactive elements.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 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.

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

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:45am
Help your child develop gross-motor skills in this interactive bubble party. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 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.

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

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

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Watch your marbles race down the track. Build your own marble Learn how gravity affects the speed of a ball.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Explore the basics of radio electronics using Snap Circuits. While you learn the basic science of radio waves and build a functioning AM or FM radio.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:45am
Learn beginner line dances to all types of music and discover a great way to exercise your body and mind, and have fun. Partners not needed. Bring water. Non-stick sole shoes recommended. 18+
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud great literature with others each week. Facilitator-led in partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and Southwest Library. 18+

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Use D&D Beyond to create your own character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Custom design your own paper airplane with graphics and text using Microsoft Publisher.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest - Ask at Desk
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 ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Create your own unique drawstring backpack perfect for school, hiking or the beach.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Room
Join us this month in the Community Room at Dr. Phillips YMCA to discuss this month's listening list topic: book banning. Banning books is not a new idea, but why is it on the rise today? 18+

Tue, Jun 18, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
Learn sashiko hand sewing techniques that form geometric patterns from simple running stitches. Enjoy some light refreshments, stitch and relax while creating beautiful geometric designs.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Liven up and sing along to original and wacky songs. Experience live music with a guitar and rock out with the whole family. Get ready to move and dance together. Recommended for ages 0 to 5.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Create your own unique drawstring backpack perfect for school, hiking or the beach.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

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

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

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Watch your car race down the ramp. Compete in design challenges to make the best ramp with common household items and the Algodoo physics app.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Technology Classroom
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.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meet animal ambassadors such as alligators, lizards, tree frogs, creepy bugs, and slithering snakes. Learn about animals in this unique and exciting program. Recommended for children ages 0-12.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Technology Classroom
Have fun with physics! Simulate physics in the real world with Algodoo. Experiment with objects and see how they react to the forces of gravity and friction.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
Experience the joy and camaraderie of reading aloud great literature with others each week. Facilitator-led in partnership with the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and Southwest Library. 18+

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Use D&D Beyond to create your own character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Learn the geometry of hand sewing using the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Encourage your baby’s movement and hand-eye coordination by exploring shapes, shakers and sounds. Recommended for ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Compete against the best in the branch in challenging minute-to-win it mini games. Do you have what it takes to win the gold? Recommended for ages 9-12.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to fold a beautiful tissue paper gift topper for gifting or decorating.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
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.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Learn the geometry of hand sewing using the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Technology Classroom
Put together cool comic drawings. Change layouts, add cartoons and write a story to make your comic drawings come alive!

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:45am
Technology Classroom
Learn the geometry of hand sewing using the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest - Ask at Desk
Cruise down to the library for a staycation luau with plenty of tropical island fun for your little ones. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Technology Classroom
Create the world for your Roblox games. Learn to use pre-designed and custom elements to build your world from scratch with Roblox Studio.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 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.