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Weird Friends in the Wild

2023-06-26 13:00:00 2023-06-26 14:00:00 America/New_York Weird Friends in the Wild 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. Southwest Branch -

Monday, June 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-26 13:00:00 2023-06-26 14:00:00 America/New_York Weird Friends in the Wild 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. Southwest Branch -

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.

AGE GROUP: | Kids |

EVENT TYPE: | Science & Math | Education & Learning | Animals & Pets |

TAGS: | summer-kids | bb-childrens |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Sep 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Sep 19 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Sep 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Sep 21 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Sep 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Sep 24 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

Sat, Sep 23, 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.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Sep 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Sep 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
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, Sep 23, 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.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Sep 26, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Take your knitting to the next level while knitting Purl Soho's Bobble Sheep pattern. Learn techniques such as bobble stitch, Provisional cast-on, picking up stitches, and more!.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Sep 26, 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.

Wed, Sep 27, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Level up your crocheting. Learn how to create more open fabric with new stitches. Techniques include chaining up rows, as well as double and half double crochet stitches.

Thu, Sep 28, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools.

Thu, Sep 28, 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, Sep 28, 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, Sep 28, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Thu, Sep 28, 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.

Fri, Sep 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
Join the Southwest Daytime Book Club to discuss Down and Out in Paradise: Life of Anthony Bourdain by Charles Leerhsen. Biography of the late celebrity chef and TV star. Registration req. 18+

Sat, Sep 30, 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.

Sat, Sep 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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.
This event is full

Sat, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
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, Sep 30, 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.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 03, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
Add to your project possibilities by crocheting in the round! Create amigurumi, hats, bowls and more. Learn how to create circles with increase stitches and use stitch markers to track your work.

Tue, Oct 03, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Wed, Oct 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
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, Oct 04, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Wed, 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.

Thu, Oct 05, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Get up and running with your new iPad or iPhone. Learn how to navigate an iPad and iPhone using gestures, install and organize apps, modify general and privacy settings and more.

Thu, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Get organized with your iPad or iPhone. Learn to create and edit events, reminders, lists and notes with Calendar, Reminders and Notes apps.

Sat, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
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, Oct 07, 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, Oct 07, 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 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
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, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Celebrate the library's 100th anniversary with art using book pages. All supplies provided.

Sat, Oct 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Classroom
It's a Sweet Spooky Season with this cute and easy goody bag craft. Best for ages 6+. This program is intended for families, whatever family means to you!

Mon, Oct 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Southwest Library for a walk outdoors at Nehrling Gardens followed by discussion of This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Registration required. 18+

Mon, Oct 09, 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, Oct 09, 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, Oct 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Get ready for the annular Solar Eclipse on Saturday, October 14th by learning more about eclipses and how to view them. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Tue, Oct 10, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Technology Classroom
Take your knitting to the next level while knitting Purl Soho's Bobble Sheep pattern. Learn techniques such as bobble stitch, Provisional cast-on, picking up stitches, and more!.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Oct 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Explore the farm with stories, interactive stations and a craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Oct 10, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Wed, 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

Wed, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:45am
Learn about the secret life of bats in this program about the behaviors of bats through books, riddles, and a craft. Recommended for ages 18-36 months with a caregiver.

Wed, 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 11, 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, Oct 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Oct 12, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Never miss out on capturing a memory with your iPad or iPhone. Learn about the camera options and modes and how to use them to take amazing photos. Perform simple edits to clean up your images.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 12, 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, Oct 12, 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, Oct 12, 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, Oct 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Make finding your photos easy with your iPad or iPhone.  Learn to organize photos into albums, moments and collections. Edit photos with filters and exposure tools to enhance your images.

Sat, Oct 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Step outside and view the eclipse in real time. Eclipse glasses will be provided.

Sat, Oct 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
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+

Mon, Oct 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
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 ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Oct 16, 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, Oct 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Could this bear live over there? Children will identify different species of bears and discover why some habitats are suitable for some animals and not for others. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Mon, Oct 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us at Foxtail Coffee Co. inside the Dr. Phillips YMCA to discuss Movies. Podcast list explores the history of movies and the trends in filmmaking. For ages 18+

Tue, Oct 17, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Technology Classroom
Apply in-the round techniques to crochet cut mini spooky ghosts.

Tue, Oct 17, 11:00am - 11:45am
Preschoolers are invited to listen to stories and participate in interactive songs and activities to celebrate Halloween. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Oct 17, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images.

Wed, Oct 18, 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.

Wed, Oct 18, 11:00am - 11:45am
Shriek with delight at this not-so-spooky event, celebrating 100 years of Happy Haunts at the library! Recommended for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Costumes encouraged.

Wed, Oct 18, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Wed, Oct 18, 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, Oct 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Oct 19, 10:15am - 11:15am
Technology Classroom
Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates, formatting options and adding business information.

Thu, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to customize your publications. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Classroom
Create your own witch hat for Halloween. This easy to make witch hat uses three fat quarters, interfacing and bias tape. Students are required to bring materials. See description for details.

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room
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, Oct 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Classroom
Spruce up the Spooky Season with this simple wall hanging. Learn how to work multiple strands of cord using lark's head and square knots.

Mon, Oct 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Calling all little monsters for some Spooktacular fun! We’re brewing up Halloween rhymes, activities, and BOOs for everyone! Costumes are encouraged. Recommended for ages 0-18 months.

Mon, Oct 23, 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, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Children will learn about bats, examine their role in an ecosystem and predict impacts on an ecosystem if bats were no longer present. Recommended for ages 6-12.