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

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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Registration Required
Tuesday February 27 2:00pm

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Life Skills; Maker/DIY

Let’s make your first sewing project quick and easy. Learn to sew pull-on shorts from start to finish using patterns, fabric and sewing machines.

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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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Sewing – Rick Rack Mug Rug

Intermediate Level

Registration Required
Wednesday February 28 10:30am

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Life Skills; Maker/DIY

Dive into sewing in the round and learn how to work with Rick Rack. A gift mug rug is a wonderful way to bring a smile to a office coworker or friend. Fabric for one is provided.

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Wednesday February 28 2:00pm

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Life Skills; Maker/DIY

Learn to use Cricut Design Space Software to create a custom vinyl transfer, sticker and more. Create a unique look and style while learning to use the software, Cricut Maker and Heat Press.

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Wednesday February 28 3:30pm

Melrose Center (Conference Room)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Using basic embroidery stitches, decorate a letter with a star motif. Students will have an opportunity to practice basic embroidery stitches and learn new techniques to create a variety of stars.

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Registration Required
Thursday February 29 10:30am

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Life Skills; Maker/DIY

Come to the Sewing Studio at the Orlando Public Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.

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Registration Required
Friday March 1 1:30pm

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Life Skills; Maker/DIY

Come and sew at the Orlando Public Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own materials. Machine sewing skills are required.

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Loom Knitting Level 1

Beginner Level

Registration Required
Saturday March 2 10:30am

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Maker/DIY

Start loom knitting today! Learn how to use a loom to knit and create a cuff bracelet that looks great on everyone.

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Saturday March 2 3:00pm

Melrose Center (Fiber Arts Studio)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Life Skills; Maker/DIY

Hand sewing an artist book is a rewarding skill and there are many traditional methods to choose from. In this class we will practice Four Hole, Noble, Hemp Leaf and Tortoise Shell Binding.

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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 >