Orange County Library December 2018 Events

Orange County Library December 2018 Events

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Orange County Library December 2018 Events

Orange County Library December 2018 Events – Enjoy Cookie decorating, caroling, Fortnite and plenty of holiday fun only at the library this December.


What:

All are welcome this December at the library for lots of holiday fun and games your children will love. Visit a library near you for Cookie Decorating where kids can decorate their own cookies with frosting, sprinkles, candy and more yummy toppings. See below for more details.

The West Oaks branch invites you to the second annual Family Holiday Festival on December 1. Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family and participate in games, win prizes, enjoy light refreshments and have your family holiday photos taken. The festivities start at 11 a.m. Then on December 8 join us at the Herndon branch for Fortnite Frenzy for some games and prizes inspired by the popular video game. Feel free to bring in your laptops and mobile devices to play with friends.

Where:

Orange County Libraries located throughout Central Florida

When:

December 2018

Cost:

Free

More Details:

Family Holiday Festival

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Holiday cheer is here! Again! You are invited to our Second Annual Family Holiday Festival. Enjoy a day filled with fun, photos and food. Bring the whole family to have a holiday photo taken, make a holiday bracelet and enjoy holiday stories and crafts for the kids. Light refreshments will be served while you mingle and meet others. Enter to win a fantastic family prize. Registration required.

Little Chef: Winter Cake in a Jar

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Monday, December 3, 11 a.m.

Windermere Branch, 530 Main St., Windermere

Tuesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.

Wests Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Thursday, December 13, 2 p.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Wednesday, December 19, 10:30 a.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Thursday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Wednesday, December 26, 11 a.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive

Friday, December 28, 11 a.m.
Warm your helping hands to assemble a winter treat in a jar. Layer festive cake, sweet frosting and colorful sprinkles to make a delicious gift! Learn cooking skills such as kitchen safety, layering, measuring, smearing, tasting and presentation as you interact with a delicious recipe. Recommended for preschoolers.

Music and Movement

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Monday, December 3, 11 a.m.

Preschoolers will explore and learn in these action-filled classes where they can sing, chant, move, dance, listen and play simple instruments. Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, and exploration of space and emotions. Presented by Central Florida Community Arts, a continuum of arts education and experiences for a lifetime. To learn more about Central Florida Community Arts, visit cfcarts.com. Ages 24 months to 4 years. Space is limited. Registration required. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323.

Cookie Decorating

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Monday, December 3, 4:30 p.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive
Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.

Eatonville Branch, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville
Tuesday, December 4, 3:30 p.m.

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail
Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden
Monday, December 10, 6 p.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Thursday, December 13, 5 p.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee
Tuesday, December 18, 5 p.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 p.m.

Washington Park Branch, 5151 Raleigh St., Suite A.

Wednesday, December 19, 4:30 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, December 22, 11:30 a.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Friday, December 28, 10:30 a.m.

Frosting, sprinkles, candy and cookies … what more could you want!? Stop in and express your creativity by decorating a sugary treat. Then enjoy the best part of all, eating it! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Gingerbread People                                    

Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive
Tuesday, December 4, 4:30 p.m.

Come and decorate your very own gingerbread person. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Winter Wonderland

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee
Tuesday, December 4, 5 p.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive
Wednesday, December 5, 3:30 p.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Wednesday, December 5, 4 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, December 8, 2:30 p.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive
Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Washington Park Branch, 5151 Raleigh St., Suite A.

Wednesday, December 12, 4:30 p.m.

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive
Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 p.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Saturday, December 29, 11 a.m.

Even though it’s not very cold, it really is winter! Join us for winter themed stories and crafts to get into the spirit of colder weather. Recommended for upper and lower elementary.

LEGO Block Party

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden
Tuesdays, December 4 & 18, 6:30 p.m.

Is there anything you can’t build with LEGO? Let’s find out! Join us for lots of building fun. We provide the LEGO – you provide the creativity. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Fortnite Frenzy

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m.

Land at the library and battle it out with games and crafts inspired by Fortnite! Gather your mats and minis on the way over for some serious fun. Bring your laptop or mobile device to play with friends. Registration Recommended. Recommended for the whole family.

Year End Wrap-Up

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Monday, December 10, 4:30 p.m.

Eatonville Branch, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville
Thursday, December 20, 3:30 p.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive
Saturday, December 22, 2 p.m.

It is the end of the year, but don’t shed a tear! Test your 2018 pop culture knowledge with trivia and share your biggest accomplishments from the last 365 days. Recommended for teens and tweens.

Hark! The Figgy Pudding! The History of Christmas Carols

Orlando Public Library, Library Central

Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.

This musical program is an interactive storytelling event that uncovers the histories behind the most beloved Christmas carols and songs. What is a “carol” anyway? Who is the true love in The Twelve Days of Christmas? Why was the song Santa Claus is Coming to Town based on a tragic event? What is a “welkin” and what does it have to do with angels harking? Discover the dirty little secret behind Deck the Halls and so much more! Audiences will be treated to dynamic solos and several chances to sing along during this festive seasonal event.

Dickens Holiday Celebration

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m.

Enjoy some fun and festive holiday songs performed by the Orlando Dickens Carolers.

Celebrate National Cupcake Day @ Your Library

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Saturday, December 15, 2 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate National Cupcake Day. Kids will decorate a holiday themed cupcake. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Baby’s First Ornament

Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive

Tuesday, December 18, 10:30 a.m.

Create a memory that will last forever and make an adorable hand and foot print ornament. Registration required. Recommended for babies.

Holiday DIY Crafts

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Wednesday, December 19, 3:15 p.m.

Create handmade decorations, ornaments or simple gifts for the Holiday season. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

PBS Kids Time! Daniel Tiger Pajama Party

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Wednesday, December 19, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a special PBS Pajama Party all about Daniel Tiger with awesome crafts, stories, episodes and activities. Wear your favorite tiger gear (or PJs), bring a tiger buddy and join the fun.

Noon Year’s Celebration

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive
Friday, December 28, 11:15 a.m.

Southeast Branch, 5575 S. Semoran Blvd.
Friday, December 28, 11:15 a.m.

Join us for our very own children’s version of New Year’s Eve. The fun will include making crafts, noise makers, yummy treats, New Year’s resolutions and counting down to noon with a balloon drop finale! Recommended for children of all ages.

More Information:

If you have any questions about the events or information shared below, feel free to contact us as 407-835-7323. Check us out online at www.ocls.info for a complete listing of library events.


Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Exhibits

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Exhibits

Comedy Wildlife Photography Exhibits – US Premiere of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition  Now on display in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery on November 2, 2018 – January 8, 2019.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Exhibits


What:

Orlando Science Center is now hosting an exhibition featuring the finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery on Level 3.  These awards are an international contest to showcase the not-so-majestic side of nature with the goal of promoting conservation.

Where:

Fusion: A STEAM Gallery

Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803

When:

Friday, November 2, 2018 through Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Cost:

Comedy Wildlife Photography exhibit is included with admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

More Details:

“There is no competition like this one, celebrating the wildly hilarious moments that animals demonstrate,” said Tom Sullam, Chair of the Judges for Comedy Wildlife. “More importantly, this competition is about conservation. Wildlife is under threat and this competition hopes to raise awareness thorough humor rather than shock.”

Orlando Science Center is the U.S. premiere location for this exhibition. Howl with laughter at 41 high resolution photos that capture animal expressions and comical coincidences. Winners for the competition will be announced at an awards ceremony in England on November 15, and be noted in the gallery soon afterwards. Winners will be named in the following categories:

  • Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • “In the Air” Photographer of the Year
  • “On the Land” Photographer of the Year
  • “In the Water” Photographer of the Year
  • “Junior” Photographer of the Year

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards support The Born Free Foundation, an organization that works to ensure all animals are treated with compassion and respect.

More Information:

For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit https://www.osc.org/visit/exhibits/fusion-gallery/


Disclaimer: This Comedy Wildlife Photography Exhibits event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

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WonderWorks Orlando Fall Special 2018

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WonderWorks Orlando Fall Special 2018

WonderWorks Orlando Fall Special 2018 – Get $20 All Access Tickets to WonderWorks Orlando through November 18, 2018. Get the tickets here and enjoy them with your family! Click here for our Family Video Review.

WonderWorks Orlando Fall Special 2018


What:

WonderWorks Orlando is offering Florida residents $20 All Access tickets with our NO PARKAS HERE special promotion! Tickets can be purchased online now through November 18, 2018, and are valid for one year from the date of purchase! Must show valid Florida driver’s license upon entry.

Where:

WonderWorks Orlando

When:

Through November 2018

Cost:

$20

More Details:

Special Ticket for Florida Residents – ID Required for Ticket Pickup WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Laser-Tag combines innovative technology to provide players with a one-of-a-kind interactive experience.

More Information:

Click here for more information.


Disclaimer: This WonderWorks Orlando Fall Special 2018 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional indoor events coming up below:

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Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0