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Classes and events are virtual and in-person. Registration is strongly encouraged for in-person events, attendance may be limited.

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Thursday March 7 11:00am

North Orange Branch (Meeting Room)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets; Arts & Crafting

Bring your teddy bear to the library! Interact with your teddy through stories, songs and rhymes for a one-of-a-kind story time! Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Saturday March 9 11:30am

Windermere Branch (Windermere – Ask at Desk)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® [R.E.A.D.] program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a therapy dog. Recommended for ages 6-12.

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Thursday March 14 11:00am

Alafaya Branch (Alafaya – Flex Space)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets

Test event, please disregard.

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Saturday March 16 10:30am

South Creek Branch (South Creek – Children’s Area)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets

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.

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Saturday March 23 10:30am

Southwest Branch (Children’s Area)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets

Children can improve their literacy 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.

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No Registration Required
Saturday March 23 11:00am

Alafaya Branch (Alafaya – Back of Branch)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® [R.E.A.D.] program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a therapy dog. Recommended for ages 6-12.

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Registration Required
Saturday March 23 4:00pm

Alafaya Branch (Meeting Room)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets; Cooking & Food; Education & Learning; General Events; Maker/DIY

Learn the basics of honey bees and beekeeping from beekeeper Kathleen Dugan Cavanagh. What goes on in a hive? How do beekeepers do what they do? Bring questions and explore the world of honey bees.

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Tuesday March 26 11:00am

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center (Sarchet Community Room)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets; Arts & Crafting

Our favorite insects are everywhere! Explore creepy crawly things through stories, songs and art experiences! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

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Wednesday March 27 3:15pm

Eatonville Branch (Meeting Room)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets; Education & Learning

Meet and learn about the Birds of Prey that can be found in your own backyard! Recommended for ages 6-12. In partnership with Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

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No Registration Required
Monday April 1 10:15am

Southeast Branch (Children’s Area)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets; Education & Learning; Science & Math; Storytime

Hatch up some fun with an egg themed storytime with songs. Explore egg stations with your baby after the storytime. Recommended for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >