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12000 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32826
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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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WhizKids: Make 3D Animated Movies (6-8)

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Tell your stories and adventures on the screen! Set the scene with dozens of cool 3D backgrounds and add animated characters and objects, each with its own unique story to tell.

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Spark the Rainbow

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

All ages are welcome to explore light, waves, and electricity with several hands-on demos and a special visit from time-traveling physicists. Presented by the UCF Physics Department. Registration required, call 407-835-7323 to register.#science

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QuickBooks Pro 2013 Nivel 3

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Aprenda como registrar diferentes transacciones de su negocio tales como las cuentas por pagar y las cuentas por cobrar. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos #officetraining

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Visioning and Goal Setting for the New Year Plan Your Tomorrow, Head There Today

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Alafaya Branch

In this interactive workshop, you will learn to write a powerful vision for your life in 2015 and discover the tools you need to turn that vision into reality so you can stop living by default and start living by design. Presented by professional life and career coach Marie M. Loeffler.

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QuickBooks Pro 2013 Nivel 4

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Aprenda como añadir empleados y transacciones como hojas de tiempo, beneficios de los empleados, pago de empleados, procesos de nómina y generar informes de nómina de empleados en Quickbooks. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos #officetraining

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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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