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

Let’s Knit: Skill Building Squares

Confident Beginner Level

Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 10:00am

Winter Garden Branch

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Build knitting skills 1 square at a time! This weekly Knit-A-Long will focus on 2 new stitches per month. Come for one or take them all to create beautiful squares, perfect for a sampler blanket.

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Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 10:00am

Washington Park Branch (Washington Park – Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Learn to crochet in the round and change colors while creating adorable bear coasters. Bring your own colors to customize your coaster.

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Knitting Ribbing

Beginner Level

Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 11:00am

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Ribbing is the perfect for hats, scarves, socks and sweaters. Learn how to cast on with the long tail method, knit ribbing, and how to use a stretchy bind off in this class.

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Tuesday February 27 11:00am

Southwest Branch

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Education & Learning

Explore families and feelings through stories, rhymes and activities designed to help preschoolers develop skills to become readers and succeed in kindergarten. Recommended for ages 4-5.

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Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 3:00pm

Chickasaw Branch (Chickasaw – Combined Lab/Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Create a fun crochet project. Learn how to crochet a Heart Keychain.

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Tuesday February 27 3:30pm

Eatonville Branch (Meeting Room)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting

Learn how to create new crafts in celebration of Black History Month. Use creativity and collaboration for an hour-long crafting event. Recommended for ages 6-8.

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Crochet Granny Squares

Confident Beginner Level

Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 3:30pm

Melrose Center (Red Room)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Crochet a classic granny square. Granny squares are the foundation of many blankets, bags and sweaters. Learn how to crochet in circles and then use increase stitches to make a square.

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Tuesday February 27 4:00pm

Online (Virtual Room – Alafaya)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Have a great time mingling with other Central Florida fiber artists while working on your craft. Be sure to bring your work in progress, yarn and tools. All levels are welcome.

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No Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 4:30pm

Southeast Branch (Children’s Area)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Games & Activities; History, Culture, Genealogy; Storytime

Discover the African culture through interactive stories and activities. Get creative with color as we play with shapes and patterns to make paper kente cloth. Recommended for ages 3-5.

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No Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 4:30pm

Chickasaw Branch (Chickasaw – Combined Lab/Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Have a great time with other Central Florida artists while working on your craft. Be sure to bring your crochet projects, yarn and tools to this open lab. All levels are welcome.

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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 >