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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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Whiz Kids: Create 2D Animations Level 2 for Kids (9-12)

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Use CrazyTalk's customization, animation tools and controls to create a cool movie starring Squirt, the Library's mascot! #tween

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Microsoft Excel 2010: Create Basic Macros

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Learn how to create and edit basic macros to simplify repetitive tasks. Recommended Audience: Adult

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Microsoft Excel 2010: Pivot Tables

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Learn how to create Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts to organize and manipulate data. Recommended Audience: Adult

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Introducción a las Computadoras

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Aprenda sobre la historia y el desarrollo de las computadoras. Además, conozca el uso de sus componentes físicos y programas de aplicación. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

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Microsoft Publisher 2010 Level 1

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates and formatting options. Recommended Audience: Adult

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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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