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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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Resume Writing

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word 2010 and Resume Creator resources. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track that is a prerequisite to the Job Seekers Workshop. Recommended Audience: Adult

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Write Cover and Thank You Letters

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Learn how to create and format professional cover and thank you letters using built-in templates in Microsoft Word 2010. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track that is a prerequisite to the Job Seekers Workshop. Recommended Audience: Adult

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1:30
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Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Alafaya Branch   Registration Required

Learn how to use various Internet resources to search and apply for jobs. You will become familiar with popular job search websites and common questions on job applications. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track that is a prerequisite to the Job Seekers Workshop. Recommended Audience: Adult

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10:15
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Bubble Playtime

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class presented by the UCF Sports & Exercise Science Club. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. Limited Space Available, ticketing at door.

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Bubble Playtime

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class presented by the UCF Sports & Exercise Science Club. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. Limited Space Available, ticketing at door.

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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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