Virtual Programs

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

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Adults and Teens

Congratulations to our OsceoWriMo Writing Contest winner: Jessica Paige Moody! Her winning story, "The Vowmaker's Blade," used one of our Fantasy prompts. Read the winning work and the other contest submissions on BiblioBoard! -- OsceoWriMo Writing Contest Anthology --

Upcoming Virtual Club Meetings and Events
  • Brushes at Brunch Watercolor Painting​ - 2pm, Wednesday, January 20
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsBrushesBrunch - Meeting ID: 872 9883 6934 - Password: Library
    • Flex your creative muscle as you follow this step by step tutorial on how to make a nature-inspired watercolor painting. Recommended supplies: watercolor paper, various colors of watercolor paint, paint brushes, a cup of water, and paper towel.
  • Cover Talk: The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs - #olsCoverTalk​ 2pm, Thursday, January 28
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/CoverTalk-Jan2021 - Meeting ID: 882 5263 6001 - Password: Bookmark 
    • Meet with fellow fans in our virtual book club to discuss The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs. Available on our shelves and cloudLibrary.
  • Talk It Up! - Homeschool Technology​ - 4pm, Thursday, January 28
    • Registration required to receive Zoom information. -- REGISTER HERE --
    • Keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening!  This interactive virtual program highlights local experiences and learning opportunities.
  • Virtual Crochet Corner - #olsCrochetCorner​ - 2pm, Wednesday, February 10
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsCrochetFeb - Meeting ID: 811 1806 1408 - 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).
Upcoming Virtual Classes
  • E.S.O.L. Conversation Hour - Ongoing Class Every Other Saturday  - 10am, Saturday, January 16
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Jan16 - Meeting ID: 851 8970 8243 - Password: Library - (Meeting Room information will be replaced with the next class information as each one passes.)
    • Practice your conversational skills and meet other English language learners in a relaxed environment. All home/native languages welcome.
  • Intro to Online Resources - Virtual Computer Class  - 10am, Tuesday, January 19
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Databases-Intro - Meeting ID: 897 5449 9040 - Password: Database 
    • Enhance your knowledge and learn to navigate through the variety of online resources the Osceola Library System have to offer.
  • Citizenship Class - Ongoing Weekly Class​ 4pm, Wednesday, January 20
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Citizenship-Jan20 - Meeting ID: 846 1043 3841 - Password: Washington - (Meeting Room link will be replaced with the next class link and information as each one passes.)
    • Discover the process of becoming a U.S. citizen and prepare for the citizenship interview and exam.
  • Ready to Work - Job Skills Series - (PART THREE OF THREE) - 10am, Thursday, January 14
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Dress-Jan - Meeting ID: 891 1108 1028 - Password: Dress - (Meeting Room link will be replaced with the next class link as each one passes.)
    • Receive tips and techniques on how to enhance your resume, dress to impress, and develop interview skills that will help land the job you want in this three-part series! Part 1: Resume Building, Part 2: Interviewing Skills, Part 3: Dress to Impress.
  • E.S.O.L. for Beginners - Ongoing Class Every Other Saturday  - 10am, Saturday, January 23
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Jan23 - Meeting ID: 869 6220 9779 - Password: Library - (Meeting Room information will be replaced with the next class information as each one passes.)
    • Become more familiar with the English language. All home/native languages welcome.
  • Getting to Know: GALE - Virtual Computer Class  - 10am, Tuesday, January 26
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsGale - Meeting ID: 850 9022 5427 - Password: Research 
    • A look inside all the research databases offered by GALE. From Home Improvement, Health and Wellness, and Gardening and Horticulture, you will able to find several topics of interest.
January Video Programs
  • 2pm, Wednesday, January 6 - Paper Quilling for Beginners -- YouTube Link -- Create whimsical novelties or masterful works of art using basic paper quilling techniques. Paper quilling is the art of rolling, shaping, or gluing strips of paper together to create unique designs. We’ll show you how to get started and transform your art or décor! Recommended supplies: a slotted quilling tool, glue, scissors, quilling paper strips, and tweezers. 
  • 2pm, Wednesday, January 27 - Take and Make: Pom-Pom Coasters -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Spark your creativity and accent your décor with colorful pom-pom coasters! Activity Packs are available for pickup at your local branch starting January 20 while supplies last.
Trivia Games - #olsTrivia
Activities, Games, and Virtual Presentations
  • Talk About: Zora Neal Hurston: A Legacy - Celebrate the life of author, anthropologist, and filmmaker Zora Neal Hurston and learn about her many literary contributions.
  • Talk About: Lifestyle & Wellness - Jumpstart the New Year with a happier, healthier you! Learn the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to support happiness and well-being.
  • Talk About: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his contributions to the advancement of Civil Rights.
  • Coming January 19: Case Cracked: Volume 4 - Fascinated with true-crime? Put your crime-solving skills to the test and help investigate some of the most notorious cases from around the globe.
  • Coming January 28: Talk About: Challenger: 35 Years Later - Discover the many scientific contributions to the space industry made possible by the space shuttle Challenger while honoring the lives of seven American heroes.

Kids and Family

Talk It Up!

Keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening!  This interactive virtual program highlights local experiences and learning opportunities. Registration required to receive Zoom information.

  • 4pm, Thursday, January 14 - Homeschool Science -- REGISTER HERE -- Facebook Event Page coming soon
  • 4pm, Thursday, January 28 - Homeschool Technology -- REGISTER HERE -- Facebook Event Page coming soon
Storytime Friends

Stories come alive when our team of Librarians join forces weekly to play, sing songs, and read their favorite tales! Tune in to the broadcast premiere on YouTube to chat LIVE with your Storytime Friends!

Pick up the accompanying Activity Pack the week prior to each storytime at your local Library! Supplies are limited.

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

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.

NEW TIME STARTING JANUARY 2021: 6PM!

  • ** 6pm, Thursday, January 7 - Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth, illustrated by Robb Mommaerts -- YouTube Link -- Facebook Event Page -- ** Featuring an interview with illustrator Robb Mommaerts!
  • 6pm, Thursday, January 21 - Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Facebook Event Page

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!