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101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
407.835.7323

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The Orlando Public Library is on Central Blvd between Rosalind and Magnolia and is served by the downtown Lymmo service as well as routes # 3,6,7,11,13 and 51.
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The Orlando Public Library is the headquarters and resource center for the Orange County Library System. The 290,000 square foot downtown Orlando facility is the largest public library building in the state of Florida. The Library has been located at this site since its beginnings as the Albertson Public Library in 1923. Public Reference Departments in the Orlando Public Library include Children's, Genealogy, Library Central, and Reference Central. The Children's Library offers spacious areas, special programs, computers and story rooms for our youngest readers and readers to be. The Technology and Education Center is located on the second floor and includes the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community. The Genealogy collection is one of the best in the Southeast and is a great place to begin research into family history.

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Video Studio Assessment

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Melrose Center   Registration Required

Prior to booking a studio, we ask that users participate in a studio-specific orientation and successfully complete a brief assessment. To register for this assessment, cardholders must be 18 years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: Must attend the Video Studio Access Orientation.

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SRP: Children's Group Program 9:15

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join our lively storytellers for an entertaining 25 minute session with stories, books, and short videos. These reservation-only sessions are recommended for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Call to reserve your space today: 407.835.7323!

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Forklift Simulator Orientation & Assessment

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Melrose Center   Registration Required

Learn to drive a forklift in lifelike warehouse conditions. Practice moving freight with realistic controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the Forklift simulator during scheduled lab time. Cardholders must be 18 years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: Must attend the Melrose Center's General Orientation.

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SRP: Children's Group Program 9:45

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join our lively storytellers for an entertaining 25 minute session with stories, books, and short videos. These reservation-only sessions are recommended for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Call to reserve your space today: 407.835.7323!

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Photo Equipment Training: Lighting and Backdrops

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Melrose Center   Registration Required

This class will introduce the basic studio set up and the workflow in the studio environment. Learn the importance of good lighting and how to light for best results. Practice using our portable backdrops. This is a prerequisite class for entry to the Melrose Center Photo Studio.

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Branch Exhibits and Displays

Experience Ancient Rome

By: Legio VI-Florida Cohort

Legio VI-Florida Cohort brings history to life through artifacts, reconstructions and re-enactments of first century Rome. Florida Cohort is affiliated with Legio VI Ferrata Fidelas Constans (Legion Six, “Iron (Clad) Always Faithful”) of Summerville, South Carolina.

Displayed on the First and Third Floors of the Orlando Public Library, Through August
Contact: 407.835.7323

Services and Programs

  • The library collection includes books, audio books, informational and entertainment videos and DVDs, recorded music, world language materials, a Young Adult collection, an Adult Literacy Collection, Florida Collection, Disney archive as well as magazines for leisure reading and research plus microfilm.
  • Public computers offering Internet access, and online reference resources including the Library catalog are located throughout the building.
  • Three computer labs allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over one hundred and thirty classes a month.
  • Drive-up window on Wall Street allows patrons to return items while remaining in their cars.
  • Four meeting rooms available for use by non-profit organizations. Request a room online or call us at 407.835.7323. Reading areas and study rooms for small groups of six or less are located on each of the four public levels.
  • Tours of the Orlando Public Library are available by appointment, please call the Community Relations Office.
  • Regularly scheduled school-age and group programs every Tuesday and Thursday, every 30 minutes between 9:15 and 10:45:
    • Tiny Tales for Babies ages Birth to 18 months Friday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
    • Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
    • Family Storytime every Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
    • Storybook Fun for ages 3-5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
    • Cuentame un Cuento, bilingual story program, every 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
  • Various programs and displays for adults and children are offered throughout the year by the Library, Friends of the Library, and Community Organizations.
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