Virtual Programs

Activities, games, and programs that can be done online and at home!

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Adults and Teens

Live Online: 4th Annual Lit Mag Reception - 12pm - 2pm, Saturday, April 24 - Registration required to receive the live link. To commemorate the achievements of our local young authors, the Teen and Tween winners of our Literary Magazine contest will have their original short pieces read aloud at this LIVE reception via Zoom. Published authors Vivi Barnes (Olivia Twisted, Paper or Plastic) and Nina Moreno (Don't Date Rosa Santos, Our Way Back to Always) will open the reception with a discussion about creative writing. Registration Required: REGISTER HERE

Upcoming Virtual Club Meetings and Events
  • Decluttering: From Chaos to Order - 7pm, Tuesday, April 6
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Chaos-Order - Meeting ID: 879 0311 5555 - Password: Library
    • Decluttering is a breeze with tips and tricks to maximize your organizational skills! Professional Organizer Steph Garber discusses how to turn your chaos to order.
  • Virtual Spice of the Month Club: Coriander - 2pm, Thursday, April 8
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsSpice-Apr - Meeting ID: 825 4346 3707 - Password: Library
    • Spice up your life by exploring traditional and exotic flavors! Pick up a sample of this month’s spice along with a suggested recipe and a brief history of the featured spice starting at the beginning of every month at our Libraries while supplies last. This month: Coriander!
  • Healthy Heart; Healthy Life: An Insight into Cardiovascular Disease - 2pm, Friday, April 9
    • Registration required to receive the online link to the live talk. To register, call 1.888.253.8117.
    • Poinciana Medical Center Board Certified Cardiologist, Dr. Saqib Gowani, discusses the keys to a healthy heart while providing key insight into cardiovascular disease in this live online lecture. Tune in and have your questions answered by Dr. Gowani!
  • A Painless Look at Poetry - 6pm, Tuesday, April 13
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/PainlessPoetry - Meeting ID: 822 9484 2193 - Password: Rhyme
    • Join other poetry enthusiasts for this fascinating workshop in celebration of National Poetry Month. Presented by Diana Neff, President of the Orlando Area Poets, a Chapter of the Florida State Poets Association.
  • Virtual Crochet Corner - #olsCrochetCorner​ - 2pm, Wednesday, April 21
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsCrochet-Apr - Meeting ID: 824 4267 6190 - Password: Library
    • Share ideas and tips with fellow crocheters, or learn the basics! Beginners and experienced crafters welcome. Recommended supplies: A medium sized crochet hook (i.e. size G) and a medium weight yarn (like Red Heart Super Saver).
  • Cover Talk: One by One by Ruth Ware - #olsCoverTalk​ 2pm, Thursday, April 22
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/CoverTalk-Apr2021 - Meeting ID: 899 5630 3987 - Password: Bookmark 
    • Meet with fellow fans in our virtual book club to discuss One by One by Ruth Ware. Available on our shelves and on cloudLibrary as an eBook and eAudiobook.
Upcoming Virtual Classes
  • (Live Online) E.S.O.L. for Beginners - Ongoing Class Every Other Saturday  - 10am, Saturday, April 3 & 17
    • APRIL 3 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Apr3 - Meeting ID: 821 2010 1235 - Password: Library 
    • APRIL 17 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Apr17 - Meeting ID: 813 4073 8770 - Password: Library
    • Become more familiar with the English language. All home/native languages welcome.
  • (Live Online) E.S.O.L. Conversation Hour - Ongoing Class Every Other Saturday - 10am, Saturday, April 10 & 24
    • APRIL 10 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Apr10 - Meeting ID: 842 6486 7644 - Password: Library 
    • APRIL 24 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Apr24 - Meeting ID: 840 4259 5542 - Password: Library 
    • Practice your conversational skills and meet other English language learners in a relaxed environment. All home/native languages welcome.
April Video Programs
  • 2pm, Wednesday, April 7 - Hora de Arte: Pintando con Cuerdas -- Enlace de YouTube -- Crea una obra de arte abstracto usando la técnica de cuerdas y pintura acrílica. Materiales recomendados: un lienzo, varias cuerdas y pintura acrílica.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, April 14 - Take and Make: Bubble Tea -- YouTube Link  -- Combat the heat with a tasty Taiwanese beverage! Activity Packs are available for pickup at your local branch starting April 7 while supplies last.
    • ​Recommended supplies: Black tea (or jasmine tea), tapioca pearls, milk (or other milk substitutes), sweetener of your choice, and ice cubes.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, April 28 - Take and Make: Mini Macramé Hanging Planter -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Welcome spring with a quick and easy hanging planter! Activity Packs are available for pickup at your local branch starting April 21 while supplies last.
    • ​Recommended supplies: 2” terracotta pot, macramé cord, and a metal ring.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, April 29 - International Dance Day -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Slip into your dancing shoes and boogie the day away while enjoying dance styles from around the world in celebration of International Dance Day. Presented by Lisa and Justin Schaad, owners of Moonlight Dance Studio
Trivia Games - #olsTrivia
  • Poetry Detective - Limerick, Sonnet, Narrative, Haiku. Are these styles of poetry familiar to you? See how much you know about each famous poet, a perfect score, you seek to attain it!
  • Coming April 19: Let's Get Baking, Osceola! - Stir up your inner chef by testing your knowledge of baking with this quiz. See how you measure up to one of our Librarian’s score!

Kids and Family

 

PBS KIDS Time -- Registration Required. Team Hamster are classroom pets by day and secret engineers at night, using their skills to solve problems using everyday tools. Let’s explore science inquiry skills to learn how the value of failure, leads to success as we BUILD IT, TEST IT, and REDESIGN. Brought to you by WUCF, your Central Florida PBS TV station!

Live Online: 4th Annual Lit Mag Reception - 12pm - 2pm, Saturday, April 24 - Registration required to receive the live link. To commemorate the achievements of our local young authors, the Teen and Tween winners of our Literary Magazine contest will have their original short pieces read aloud at this LIVE reception via Zoom. Published authors Vivi Barnes (Olivia Twisted, Paper or Plastic) and Nina Moreno (Don't Date Rosa Santos, Our Way Back to Always) will open the reception with a discussion about creative writing. Registration Required: REGISTER HERE

Osceola County READ Bus

Hop aboard the School Disctrict of Osceola County READ Bus! Practice family involved learning through songs, games, books, tablet time with the Footsteps2Brilliance app, and materials to learn sight words, letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. Brought to you by the School District of Osceola County in partnership with AdventHealth & Orlando Health. For more information, contact Cristina Morales at 407.870.4934

10am - 12pm, Monday - Thursday, April 1 - May 27

  • Mondays: Poinciana Library
  • Tuesdays: St. Cloud Library
  • Wednesdays: West Osceola Library
  • Thursdays: Buenaventura Lakes Library
Storytime Friends

Stories come alive when our team of Librarians join forces weekly to play, sing songs, and read their favorite tales! STORYTIME FRIENDS IS NOW ON ZOOM! Click the Zoom link below to attend the LIVE broadcast or catch the recordings with the links below! 

Enjoy storytime with your favorite Librarian:

  • Tuesdays with Ms. Susan
  • Wednesdays with Ms. Crystal
  • Thursday, March 4 with Ms. Lisa
  • Thursdays starting March 11 with Ms. Delaney

11am, Tuesday - Thursday -- ZOOM MEETING LINK -- Activity Instructional Videos Coming Soon

For more storytime links, previous Storytime Takeouts, and Reading Basics worksheets, visit our Storytimes and Reading at Home page.

Bilingual Bedtime Storytime / Cuentos Bilingüe para Dormir

Climb into your jammies, get cozy, and snuggle up with your favorite blanket/stuffed animal as Ms. Delaney shares stories and songs in English and Spanish! 

Ponte el pijama, ponte cómodo y acurrúcate con tu manta o peluche favorito mientras la Señorita Delaney comparte cuentos y canciones en inglés y español.

  • LIVE via Zoom - 7pm, Wednesdays in April / Todos los miercoles en abril a las 7pm - ZOOM LINK
  • Missed it? Watch the recorded Zoom videos on YouTube: April 7, April 14
Sunshine Readers Book Club

Every other week, be sure to attend this broadcast premier to chat LIVE with our team of Librarians as they bring a book from the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards list to life with activities, experiments, crafts, and trivia. Read your way through the SSYRA list for grades 3-5 and join our Beanstack challenge to earn points for this immersive book club! Find the books on our shelves or on cloudLibrary.

Dates marked with ** feature special interviews with the author or illustrator!

  • 6pm, Thursday, April 1 - The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline Ogburn -- YouTube Link -- * Featuring an interview with a local veterinarian!
  • ** 6pm, Thursday, April 15 - Voyage of the Dogs by Greg van Eekhout -- YouTube Link -- ** Featuring an interview with the author, Greg van Eekhout!

This program was made possible by the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) program; a statewide program in collaboration with the Florida Association of Media (FAME) and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) motivating students in grades 3 - 5 to read.

Beanstack Challenges - #olsbeanstack

Accessible via osceolalibrary.beanstack.orgYou do not need to have a Library card or eCard to register and use Beanstack. Anyone regardless of whether they have a Library card can register and participate!