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June 30, 2009

Tokyo Jam Teen Program July 1

mangacharacter.gifKonichiwa Teens! Let's jam the Tokyo with exciting Japanese entertainment, crafts and games. For ages 13 - 18.

For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info


Wednesday, July 1
3:30 p.m.
Southwest Library

June 24, 2009

Florida's Great Outdoors Program June 25

floridastateparks.jpgCool, sparkling springs, shady campgrounds and luxuriously rustic cabins can all be discovered in Florida's State Parks. In honor of Great Outdoors Month, staff from Lake Louisa State Park will be on hand to talk about the abundance of opportunities to experience...the Real Florida. Hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing and horseback riding are only a few ways to enjoy thousands of acres of parkland just a short drive from your home.

Visit the Florida State Parks website to learn more about Florida's great outdoors and locations.

For more library program information, call 407.835.7323.

Thursday, June 25
3:00 p.m.
Southwest Library


June 23, 2009

Hula Day Children's Program June 24

palmtrees.jpgAloha! Explore islands of fun with stories, hula hooping and the limbo plus island crafts! For ages 6 - 12.

Registration is required, call 407.835.7323 to register or email southwest@ocls.info

Registration Ends: 6/24/2009 at 12:00 AM
Other Information: Carry your card! Customers who present their library cards at programs and events will be eligible for priority seating.

Seating my be limited for some events. Groups with 10 or more children, please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance.


Wednesday, June 24
3:30 p.m.
Southwest Branch

June 18, 2009

Get Fit: Mommy Boot Camp June 23

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Are you struggling with extra baby weight? Don't know how to get those extra pounds off and get back in shape? How would you like to boost your metabolism, lose weight and have fun doing it?

Omar Morales, Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist and founder of Fit Mom Boot Camp, will show you how to lose weight, boost your metabolism, and tone your entire body faster than you ever thought possible. Part of the Fit for Life series at Orange County Library System.



Tuesday, June 23
2:00 p.m.
Southwest Library

An Artist's Tale for Preschoolers June 23

littleredridinghood.jpgLive a day in the life of Jerry Pinkney by creating art and listening to stories. Preschoolers, weave tales with stories, crafts and fun! In conjunction with the Orlando Museum of Art's exhibition Jerry Pinkney: Aesop's Fables and other tails. Recommended for ages 3-5.


Registration is required, call 407.835.7323 to register.
Registration Ends: 6/23/2009 at 12:00 A.M.
Other Information: Carry your card! Customers who present their library cards at programs and events will be eligible for priority seating.
Seating my be limited for some events. Groups with 10 or more children, please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance.


Tuesday, June 23
10:30 a.m.
Southwest Library

June 15, 2009

Integrative Medicine and Pain Management June 20

sunset.jpgLearn how Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help ease chronic pain and increase the quality of your life. You will also learn tips and exercises for pain management to practice daily at home.

Presenter: Dr. Alexander Kitade, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Kitade Wellness Center in Orlando, FL

Limited Seating. Reservations Required.
For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info


Saturday, June 20
1:30 p.m.
Southwest Library

June 11, 2009

Meet the Artist Vesternel Coleman June 16

V Coleman The Hidden City.jpg Meet artist, graphic designer and photographer, Vesternel Coleman on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library. Vesternel is a freelance artist, graphic designer and photographer. She has a degree in graphic design. Vesternel's exhibit features abstract paintings, black and white photography, montage and digital art. The exhibit runs through the end of June.

Enjoy live music and refreshments too!

For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info


Blood Drive at Southwest June 12

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The Southwest Library will be hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, June 12 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the library parking lot. Save 3 lives by giving 1 pint of blood.

All donors will receive:

  • Free T-Shirt from Florida's Blood Centers
  • Free Tropichiller Cream Smoothie from Pollo Tropical
  • 50% Off Admission to Capone's Dinner Show (unlimited food and drinks)


Note: A photo ID is required for all donors.

For more information about donating blood, please go to floridasbloodcenters.org or call 1-888-9-DONATE

June 1, 2009

Origami Extravaganza June 6

origamianimal.jpgLearn how to create origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding with origami artists, Al Aki and Jean Kinsey. Check out Mr. Aki's origami website at www.origamiland.com

For ages 7 and up. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Limited seating. Reservations Required.

For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info


Saturday, June 6
10:30 a.m.
Southwest Branch

WorkForce Central Florida Open Labs June 1 and 8

workforcecentralflorida.gif Looking for a job? Need to write a resume or update your current one?

Stop by anytime during these open labs and let our representative from WorkForce Central Florida show you tips and tricks on looking for jobs and resume writing.

For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Place: Southwest Branch
Date: 6/1/2009
Time: 3:00 -5:00 p.m.

Place: Southwest Branch
Date: 6/8/2009
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.