Virtual Programs

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

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Adults and Teens

Upcoming Virtual Club Meetings and Events
  • Talk It Up! Happy Fall Y'all! - 4pm, Thursday, November 5
    • Keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening! This interactive virtual program highlights local experiences, learning opportunities, and the “goings on” in our neighborhoods with a different focus every session. Powered by Zoom. Registration required to receive Zoom link.  -- REGISTER HERE --
  • Virtual Crochet Corner - #olsCrochetCorner​ - 2pm, Wednesday, November 18
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsCrochetNov - Meeting ID: 892 0854 7260 - 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: Nora Roberts - #olsCoverTalk​ - 2pm, Thursday, November 19
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/CoverTalk-Nov2020 - Meeting ID: 854 9457 5075 - Password: Library 
    • Meet with fellow fans in our virtual book club to discuss books by Nora Roberts.
  • Talk It Up! Things to be Thankful For - 4pm, Thursday, November 19
    • Keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening! This interactive virtual program highlights local experiences, learning opportunities, and the “goings on” in our neighborhoods with a different focus every session. Powered by Zoom. Registration required to receive Zoom link.  -- REGISTER HERE --
Upcoming Virtual Classes
  • Manage Your Financial Future with Apps! - Virtual Computer Class - 10am, Tuesday, November 3
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsApps-Nov2020 - Meeting ID: Information coming soon - Password: Information coming soon
    • Learn how to use financial apps to save and invest for your future.
  • Citizenship Class - Ongoing Weekly Class​ - 4pm, Wednesday, November 4
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Citizenship-Nov7 - Meeting ID: 821 2771 8742 - Password: Flag - (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 ONE OF THREE)​ - 10am, Thursday, November 5
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Resume-Nov - Meeting ID: 824 2037 1884 - Password: Resume - (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.
  • Using AtoZDatabases - Virtual Computer Class - 10am, Tuesday, November 10
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsA2Z-Nov2020 - Meeting ID: Information coming soon - Password: Information coming soon
    • Learn how to use AtoZ Database to search businesses, people, mailing lists and sales leads, over 7 million jobs (including resume and cover letter templates, interviewing tips, and videos), and more.
  • E.S.O.L. Conversation Hour - Ongoing Class Every other Friday - 2pm, Friday, November 13
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Nov13 - Meeting ID: 821 9269 3912 - 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.
  • Lynda.com - Virtual Computer Class - 10am, Tuesday, November 17
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/olsLynda-Nov2020 - Meeting ID: Information coming soon - Password: Information coming soon
    • Lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills available to you through our library databases. Become familiar with the wealth of knowledge Lynda can provide.
October Video Programs
  • 2pm, Tuesday, October 27 - LIVE: Make Your Own Dragon Eye -- YouTube Link -- Create fantastical jewelry, embellish a costume, or accentuate your décor with your very own glass dragon eye.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, October 28 - LIVE: Take and Make: Felt Leaf Wreath -- YouTube Link -- Get crafty and accent your home with a beautiful felt wreath. ACTIVITY PACK: 30 Take and Make kits will be available for pickup at the Libraries starting October 21 while supplies last.
November Video Programs
  • 2pm, Wednesday, November 4 - DIY Dream Catcher -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Dreamcatchers were traditionally used by the Ojibwe in order to ward off nightmares. Learn about the origins of the dreamcatcher and how to make your own. Recommended supplies: metal or wood hoop, faux suede cord, feathers, twine or thread, various beads, jute twine, tacky glue.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, November 25 - LIVE: Take and Make: Holiday Hand Lettering -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Get crafty and accent your home with a beautiful felt wreath. ACTIVITY PACK: 50 Take and Make kits will be available for pickup at the Libraries starting November 18 while supplies last.
Trivia Games - #olsTrivia
  • Kanopy Kraze - Grab your popcorn and settle in for a cozy game of “Name That Movie” using the eLibrary resource, Kanopy. See if you have what it takes to win the title of Film Aficionado. 
  • Salem Witch Trials Trivia Game - Bewitch your wisdom upon this trivia quiz to determine how much you know about this unfortunate historical event.
  • Coming November 23: The Age of Innocence Trivia Game - Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Edith Wharton’s 1920 Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Age of Innocence” with this trivia game. Will you prevail or succumb to scandal?
Activities, Games, and Virtual Presentations
  • Haunted FloridaCome along with us on a road trip as we discover creepy and unexplained places from around our great state!
  • Coming November 8: Rorschach Test Turns 100 - Discover why the Rorschach Test has been used for 100 years as the 2nd most utilized examination tool in forensic science for psychoanalysis.
  • Coming November 10: Life Hacks - Like saving time and money? Simplify your life using these everyday tips and tricks.
  • Coming November 16: Gratitude for the Soul - November is National Gratitude Month. Did you know offering appreciation to others is often even more beneficial to the giver than the recipient? Improve your overall health and well-being with these gratitude exercises and activities!
  • Coming November 17: Case Cracked: Volume 3 - 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.

 Kids and Family

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.

  • 11am, Tuesday, November 3: TRAIN TALES -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Activity Pack PDF
  • 11am, Tuesday, November 10: CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Activity Pack PDF
  • 11am, Tuesday, November 17: PUPPETS ON THE LOOSE -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Activity Pack PDF
  • 11am, Tuesday, November 24: THANKSGIVING -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF

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.

  • 2pm, Thursday, October 29 - Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn --YouTube Link -- Kinetic Sand Recipe
  • 2pm, Thursday, November 12 - Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot -- YouTube Link coming soon! -- Facebook Event Page
  • 2pm, Thursday, December 3 - How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London by Deborah Hopkinson -- YouTube Link coming soon -- Facebook Event Page
  • 2pm, Thursday, December 17 - Inkling by Kenneth Oppel -- 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.

Talk It Up!

Keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening!  This interactive virtual program highlights local experiences, learning opportunities, and the “goings on” in our neighborhoods. Powered by Zoom. Registration required to receive Zoom link.

  • 4pm, Thursday, November 5: Happy Fall Y'all! -- Register Here 
  • 4pm, Thursday, November 19: Things to Be Thankful For -- Register Here

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!