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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 Sheep Swatches

Bubble Stitch (Confident Beginner Level)

Registration Required
Tuesday March 5 10:15am

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Build up your knitting skills in this technique focused series. Each class features a new skill, stitch pattern or technique. Swatches created may be seamed onto cardstock sheep swatch holder.

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Registration Required
Saturday March 9 10:30am

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making a cute shamrock festive pin.

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Saturday March 9 2:00pm

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Life Skills; Maker/DIY

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.

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Hand Sewing Sashiko Patterns

Clover (Confident Beginner)

Registration Required
Tuesday March 12 10:15am

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Learn sashiko hand sewing techniques that form geometric patterns from simple running stitches. Create beautiful designs layer-by-layer while learning to mark and sew these geometric designs.

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Let’s Crochet Level 1

Learn to Crochet Series

Registration Required
Tuesday March 26 10:15am

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Start crocheting today! Learn basic techniques while creating your first project, a bookmark for your favorite read. Techniques include creating a slip knot, chaining, and single crochet stitches.

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Tuesday March 26 12:45pm

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Life Skills; Maker/DIY

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.

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Let’s Macramé a Braid Necklace

Confident Beginner Level

Registration Required
Saturday March 30 10:30am

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Craft a braided necklace using only 1 piece of cord and one type of knot.

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Sewing – Pet Bandanas

Beginner Level

Registration Required
Saturday March 30 2:00pm

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Life Skills; Maker/DIY

Let your pet make a fashion statement with these easy to make pet bandanas. Create a fun bandana that slides onto your pet’s collar.

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Crochet Level 2

Learn to Crochet Series

Registration Required
Tuesday April 2 10:15am

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

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.

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Registration Required
Tuesday April 2 1:15pm

Southwest Branch (Technology Classroom)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Basic hand sewing skills are essential skills needed in everyday life. Learn the basic techniques to get started, including how to make a quilter’s knot, thread a needle and sew a running stitch.

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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 >