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Upcoming Events

Call 407.835.7323 to register for programs. Programs and classes are offered for ages 13-18 or 11-18. Check descriptions for details.

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Location
Technology and Education Center
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It’s time to clean out your closet! Enjoy a fun and guilt-free afternoon of shopping at the library. Bring your gently used clothing and accessories and swap them for new-to-you items. Ages 11-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens
Location
Club Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Melrose Center will feature week-long, 2-hour camp-style sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A materials fee of $25 applies for each camp. Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. Seats are limited, so register today!

Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in electronics, basic engineering and robotics.

Day 1: 3D Printing: Create a Race Car: With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create a model race car using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.

Day 2: Exploring Circuitry: Create a personalized model house with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs.

Day 3: Introduction to Electronic Engineering: Build a working circuit using common electronic components and a power source. Learn to identify and calculate properties of resistors and capacitors while using a multimeter on your completed circuit.

Day 4: Protoyping with Arduino: Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker to play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool.

Day 5: Soldering Basics: Decision Kit: Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.

Day 6: Showcase: Get creative with decorating your race car. Race your cars to the finish line to find out which design is the fastest! You will have a chance to present your race car and projects to your family, friends, and others who will attend the camp’s Showcase event.

Space is limited. Being on the Payment Waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local branch to make a payment.

Cost for out-of-county teens: $75 for each camp (includes classes and materials)

#techkrew #SRPteens #tween
Location
FabLab
Library
Melrose Center

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Prepare for the end of the world as we know it! Enter a library world where only books and teens will survive. Ages 13-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens #tween
Location
Eatonville - Meeting Room
Library
Eatonville Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
If gaming is your thing, come get your game on at the library! Join us for action-packed fun with the hottest games! Ages 13-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens
Location
Hiawassee - Meeting Room
Library
Hiawassee Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Melrose Center will feature week-long, 2-hour camp-style sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A materials fee of $25 applies for each camp. Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. Seats are limited, so register today!

Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in electronics, basic engineering and robotics.

Day 1: 3D Printing: Create a Race Car: With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create a model race car using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.

Day 2: Exploring Circuitry: Create a personalized model house with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs.

Day 3: Introduction to Electronic Engineering: Build a working circuit using common electronic components and a power source. Learn to identify and calculate properties of resistors and capacitors while using a multimeter on your completed circuit.

Day 4: Protoyping with Arduino: Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker to play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool.

Day 5: Soldering Basics: Decision Kit: Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.

Day 6: Showcase: Get creative with decorating your race car. Race your cars to the finish line to find out which design is the fastest! You will have a chance to present your race car and projects to your family, friends, and others who will attend the camp’s Showcase event.

Space is limited. Being on the Payment Waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local branch to make a payment.

Cost for out-of-county teens: $75 for each camp (includes classes and materials)

#techkrew #SRPteens #tween
Location
FabLab
Library
Melrose Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
If gaming is your thing, come get your game on at the library! Join us for action–packed fun with the hottest games! Ages 13-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens
Location
North Orange - Meeting Room
Library
North Orange Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Make a computer game using The Games Factory 2 with no programming knowledge. Learn the basics of game development at a beginner’s level.

#techkrew #SRPteens


Location
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Experience the interview process and what you can do to better prepare yourself for the big day! Become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information for your job search.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Location
Edgewater - Computer Area
Library
Edgewater Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Melrose Center will feature week-long, 2-hour camp-style sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A materials fee of $25 applies for each camp. Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. Seats are limited, so register today!

Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in electronics, basic engineering and robotics.

Day 1: 3D Printing: Create a Race Car: With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create a model race car using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.

Day 2: Exploring Circuitry: Create a personalized model house with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs.

Day 3: Introduction to Electronic Engineering: Build a working circuit using common electronic components and a power source. Learn to identify and calculate properties of resistors and capacitors while using a multimeter on your completed circuit.

Day 4: Protoyping with Arduino: Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker to play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool.

Day 5: Soldering Basics: Decision Kit: Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.

Day 6: Showcase: Get creative with decorating your race car. Race your cars to the finish line to find out which design is the fastest! You will have a chance to present your race car and projects to your family, friends, and others who will attend the camp’s Showcase event.

Space is limited. Being on the Payment Waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local branch to make a payment.

Cost for out-of-county teens: $75 for each camp (includes classes and materials)

#techkrew #SRPteens #tween
Location
FabLab
Library
Melrose Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Go behind the scenes of science. Strange scientists and their even stranger science will be uncovered through a series of trivia, activities and challenges. Ages 13-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens #tween #science
Location
Eatonville - Meeting Room
Library
Eatonville Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you have a great idea for a story, but don't know how to tell it? Do you like to write, but don't think you're any good? Bring your notebook, laptop, or whatever you use to write and learn how to craft a compelling story in this three-part fiction writing workshop. Ages 13-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens
Library
Southwest Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
If gaming is your thing, come get your game on at the library! Join us for action–packed fun with the hottest games! Ages 11-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance. #srpteens #tween
Library
Washington Park Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Create a mobile Web app with an easy-to-use program that simplifies mobile development.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Library
North Orange Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Melrose Center will feature week-long, 2-hour camp-style sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A materials fee of $25 applies for each camp. Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. Seats are limited, so register today!

Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in electronics, basic engineering and robotics.

Day 1: 3D Printing: Create a Race Car: With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create a model race car using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.

Day 2: Exploring Circuitry: Create a personalized model house with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs.

Day 3: Introduction to Electronic Engineering: Build a working circuit using common electronic components and a power source. Learn to identify and calculate properties of resistors and capacitors while using a multimeter on your completed circuit.

Day 4: Protoyping with Arduino: Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker to play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool.

Day 5: Soldering Basics: Decision Kit: Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.

Day 6: Showcase: Get creative with decorating your race car. Race your cars to the finish line to find out which design is the fastest! You will have a chance to present your race car and projects to your family, friends, and others who will attend the camp’s Showcase event.

Space is limited. Being on the Payment Waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local branch to make a payment.

Cost for out-of-county teens: $75 for each camp (includes classes and materials)

#techkrew #SRPteens #tween
Location
FabLab
Library
Melrose Center

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Is there a fungus among us? What goes in must come out! You can pick your nose but we are going to pick your brain with trivia and activities all about gross-out science. #srpteens #tween

Location
Eatonville - Meeting Room
Library
Eatonville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Take your skills to the next level with The Games Factory 2. Learn more about using frames, objects and the Event Editor.

#techkrew #SRPteens



Location
Alafaya - Computer Lab
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
A smell can recall a memory, influence your mood, and even affect your academic performance. Learn about the power of smell and make your own scented bath and beauty products. Ages 11-18. Seating is limited for some events. Please call 407.835.7323 to register in advance.#srpteens #science #tween
Library
Washington Park Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Melrose Center will feature week-long, 2-hour camp-style sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A materials fee of $25 applies for each camp. Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. Seats are limited, so register today!

Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in electronics, basic engineering and robotics.

Day 1: 3D Printing: Create a Race Car: With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create a model race car using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.

Day 2: Exploring Circuitry: Create a personalized model house with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs.

Day 3: Introduction to Electronic Engineering: Build a working circuit using common electronic components and a power source. Learn to identify and calculate properties of resistors and capacitors while using a multimeter on your completed circuit.

Day 4: Protoyping with Arduino: Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker to play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool.

Day 5: Soldering Basics: Decision Kit: Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.

Day 6: Showcase: Get creative with decorating your race car. Race your cars to the finish line to find out which design is the fastest! You will have a chance to present your race car and projects to your family, friends, and others who will attend the camp’s Showcase event.

Space is limited. Being on the Payment Waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local branch to make a payment.

Cost for out-of-county teens: $75 for each camp (includes classes and materials)

#techkrew #SRPteens #tween
Location
FabLab
Library
Melrose Center

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Melrose Center will feature week-long, 2-hour camp-style sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. A materials fee of $25 applies for each camp. Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. Seats are limited, so register today!

Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in electronics, basic engineering and robotics.

Day 1: 3D Printing: Create a Race Car: With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create a model race car using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.

Day 2: Exploring Circuitry: Create a personalized model house with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs.

Day 3: Introduction to Electronic Engineering: Build a working circuit using common electronic components and a power source. Learn to identify and calculate properties of resistors and capacitors while using a multimeter on your completed circuit.

Day 4: Protoyping with Arduino: Use the Arduino to control custom circuits you construct. Learn the steps to make LEDs blink and a speaker to play music. Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool.

Day 5: Soldering Basics: Decision Kit: Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.

Day 6: Showcase: Get creative with decorating your race car. Race your cars to the finish line to find out which design is the fastest! You will have a chance to present your race car and projects to your family, friends, and others who will attend the camp’s Showcase event.

Space is limited. Being on the Payment Waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local branch to make a payment.

Cost for out-of-county teens: $75 for each camp (includes classes and materials)

#techkrew #SRPteens #tween
Location
FabLab
Library
Melrose Center

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Create a website with WordPress. Customize the appearance and layout of your site to get the look you want by using a wide selection of free design options.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Location
Blue Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Use advanced manipulation and blending features of this professional-grade software to design and edit graphics and images.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Location
Blue Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Use advanced manipulation and blending features of this professional-grade software to design and edit graphics and images.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Location
Blue Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Use advanced manipulation and blending features of this professional-grade software to design and edit graphics and images.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Location
Blue Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects. Explore the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap.

#techkrew #SRPteens
Location
Technology and Education Center
Library
Orlando Public Library

Summer Reading Program 2014!

Spark a reaction this summer and explore art, book clubs, science experiments, and win big prizes like tickets to Blue Man Group, a brand new wake board and bindings, iFly gift certificate and more!

News
Teen Photo Contest ends July 31
Show us your world this summer! Take a photo with your camera, cell or webcam and enter this photo contest! By entering this contest, you will also be entered in the Grand Prize Giveaway. Must be between ages 11–18. Orange County Library System regular, property owner, or fee library card in good standing is required to win.
Enter online | Printable entry form

Submit your book review online to earn an entry into the Grand Prize drawing!
Book reviews are subject to approval by OCLS staff. Only approved book reviews will earn entries. Winners will be drawn randomly at the End of Summer Teen Party on Wednesday, August 6 at 3 p.m. Must be present and between ages 11–18 to win. Orange County Library System regular, property owner, or fee library card in good standing is required to win.







Book Reviews

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Title
Prodigy
Author
Marie Lu
Review
This is an amazing book if you thought the legend was great wait till you read this. This book made me smile and cry! You will fall in love with the characters even more.
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request? June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It's their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she's haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood? What if the Patriots are wrong?  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Fiction
ISBN
9780399256769
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Title
Divergent
Author
Veronica Roth
Review
One choice can transform you. One choice can define you. One choice can you. This is an amazing book about a sixteen year old girl named Beatrice Prior. She lives in a society that is divided up into factions based on characteristics. Which you can either be in Dauntless, Amity, Abnegation, Candor, or Erudite. Except for Beatrice, after taking an aptitude test, the results were inconclusive. She is what they call divergent. Being what she is she must hide because divergent is ''dangerous'' and the society kills them. She must choose whether she stays safe with her family or go to the faction she always had dreamed of. You will take this journey and see how her life goes you will love Beatrice and Four!!!!! This is a book you will not put down.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Fiction
ISBN
9780062024022
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Title
Legend
Author
Marie Lu
Review
If you loved The Hunger Games then you will definitely love this book! It is an amazing book about a fifteen year old girl named June and she is an extremely smart military prodigy. And about a boy named Day who is a very smart criminal that is on the nations most wanted list. Two different lives and they happened to cross after Day was accused of murdering June's brother. You will learn the true secrets of what happened you will want to reread this book so many times!  Find this title in our catalog!
ISBN
9780399256752
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Title
Divergent
Author
Veronica Roth
Review
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Sci-Fi
ISBN
9780062095909
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Homesick
Author
Kate Klise
Review
Benny’s mother can’t take it anymore, so she takes off instead. That leaves sixth grader Benny alone with his dad, who likes to collect things. Most people would call the stuff he collects junk, but Benny’s dad just likes to keep things in case they come in handy in the future.  Find this title in our catalog!
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9781250008428
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