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The Alafaya Branch has a long history of providing library services to the East Orange County community. The branch originally opened in 1965 as the Azalea Park branch, situated on Lake Barton Road. From the 1970s through the 1990s the branch provided library services from shopping center locations. Ground was broken in January 1999 for a new branch, designed to be the prototype branch for future Orange County Library System branches. Opened on February 1, 2000, the Alafaya branch was funded by a Florida Library Construction Grant.

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10:15
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Tiny Tales: Rhyme Time for You and Your Baby

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

These programs, especially for infants from birth to 18 months, last approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event

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10:45
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Tiny Tales: Rhyme Time for You and Your Baby

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

These programs, especially for infants from birth to 18 months, last approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event

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11:15
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Tiny Tales: Rhyme Time for You and Your Baby

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

These programs, especially for infants from birth to 18 months, last approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event

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4:30
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WhizKids: Tell a Story with Comic Strips (6-8)

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Put together cool comic drawings using Comic Life. Change layouts, add cartoons, and write a story to make your comic drawings come alive!

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6:00
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Microsoft Excel 2010: Formulas and Functions

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Learn how to create formulas and insert advanced functions. Become familiar with the Function Library to assist with finding functions and inserting function arguments. Recommended Audience: Adult

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Branch Exhibits and Displays

Creation Photos

By: Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams, though born in Maine, has been a native Floridian for over 45 years. His love of photography started in childhood when he got his first camera at the age of 15. His gift for capturing extraordinary beauty in the ordinary, often overlooked back drop of nature produces strikingly beautiful photographs. Mr. Williams specializes in landscape and wildlife photography. His photographs are currently on display at the Alafaya Branch until October 31.
Contact: kennethphotos42@yahoo.com

Permanent Artwork

A unique art display at Alafaya is the bronze casting of Florida's sandhill crane and accompanying fish, a beautiful tribute to Florida wildlife. The sculpture is displayed in our reading area. Aptly named "Food Chain," the artist Carl Wagner won Best in Show for this piece at Fiesta in the Park, 1996.

Services and Programs

  • The library collection includes books, audio books on CD, informational and entertainment DVDs, recorded music on CD, audio CDs in mp3 format, Playaways, and an Adult Literacy Collection. Enjoy the latest DVD releases and bestsellers!
  • Public computers provide Internet access, word processing and online reference resources including the Library catalog. Browse the Virtual Library for reliable information at your fingertips.
  • The branch has one Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) which is a self-contained bilingual educational computer for children, with over 56 top-rated educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas.
  • The convenience of our drive-up window allows library customers to return items or call ahead and pick up materials while remaining in their cars.
  • Our computer lab houses eight computers and allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over fifty classes a month.
  • We have regularly scheduled Story Programs each week. Tiny Tales for babies ages Birth to 18 months, Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, Storybook Fun for Preschoolers. At Alafaya, Tiny Tales are on Thursday mornings and Toddler Time and Storybook Fun are on Friday mornings for your listening pleasure.
  • We offer various programs and displays for adults and children throughout the year.
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