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Summer Learning 2021 Programs  |  Virtual Programs Archive

Adults and Teens

Don't miss the Summer Learning Finale: 2pm, Tuesday, August 3! Visit our Summer Learning 2021 page for event details and links!

Upcoming Virtual Club Meetings and Events
  • Virtual Spice of the Month Club - 2pm, Thursday, August 12
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/spice-August12 - Meeting ID: 882 7073 2177 - Password: Library
    • Spice up your life by exploring traditional and exotic flavors! Pick up a sample at the beginning of each month while supplies last and join our monthly club meeting to discuss recipes and history with fellow spice lovers. Activity Flyer 
  • Virtual Poetry Extravaganza - 6pm, Saturday, August 14
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/ols-poetry-August - Meeting ID: 878 9686 4157 - Password: Library
    • Enjoy poetry by featured local authors Caribbean and International poet Frank Ambroise II, and Distinguished Toastmaster and Author June Wilson. Bring  your own original poetry or poems by your favorite authors to read and share.
  • Virtual Crochet Corner - #olsCrochetCorner​ - 2pm, Wednesday, August 18
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/crochet-August - Meeting ID: 838 9682 0944 - 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).
  • Cooking Matters at Home - 6pm, Monday, August 23
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/cooking-matters - Meeting ID: 828 1888 6001 - Password: Treat
    • Nutrition experts teach how to shop smarter, using nutritional information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals at home. An exciting new topic will be discussed at each meeting. Presented by Nelly Vazquez and Esther Oloya in partnership with UF/IFAS Osceola County Extension Services, Family Nutrition Program.
  • TALK IT UP! Life, Liberty, + Libraries for Teens - 4pm, Thursday, August 26
    • Meeting Room: ZOOM LINK 
    • Osceola Library System is thrilled to partner with Florida Humanities and PBS Books to nurture the minds of a new generation as they learn to value democracy and practice civic engagement within their own communities. Register to attend this Zoom event for teens to hear directly from local elected officials about their experiences and what you can do to take action and get involved! Learn about the democratic process from the source with special guests from the Supervisor of Elections office, enjoy virtual activities, and enter to win prizes!
      • Funding for this program is provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Virtual Spice of the Month Club - 2pm, Thursday, September 9
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Spice-Sept - Meeting ID: 892 3499 4840 - Password: Library
    • Spice up your life by exploring traditional and exotic flavors! Pick up a sample at the beginning of each month while supplies last and join our monthly club meeting to discuss recipes and history with fellow spice lovers. Activity Flyer PDF coming soon 
  • Cooking Matters at Home - 6pm, Monday, September 13
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/CM-Sept13 - Meeting ID: 839 3984 5896 - Password: Food
    • Nutrition experts teach how to shop smarter, using nutritional information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals at home. An exciting new topic will be discussed at each meeting. Presented by Nelly Vazquez and Esther Oloya in partnership with UF/IFAS Osceola County Extension Services, Family Nutrition Program.
  • Virtual Crochet Corner - #olsCrochetCorner​ - 2pm, Wednesday, September 15
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/Crochet-Sept - Meeting ID: 836 0201 7544 - 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).
  • Cooking Matters at Home - 6pm, Monday, September 27
    • Meeting Room: bit.ly/CM-Meals - Meeting ID: 839 8715 8331 - Password: Delish
    • Nutrition experts teach how to shop smarter, using nutritional information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals at home. An exciting new topic will be discussed at each meeting. Presented by Nelly Vazquez and Esther Oloya in partnership with UF/IFAS Osceola County Extension Services, Family Nutrition Program.
Upcoming Virtual Classes
  • (Live Online) E.S.O.L. for Beginners - Ongoing Class Every Other Saturday  - 10am, Saturdays 
    • AUGUST 7 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Aug7 - Meeting ID: 815 8695 4135 - Password: Library
    • AUGUST 21 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Aug21 - Meeting ID: 821 4130 9969 - Password: Library
    • SEPTEMBER 4 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Sept4 - Meeting ID: 867 7716 0582 - 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, Saturdays
    • JULY 31 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-July31 - Meeting ID: 865 2210 2673 - Password: Library
    • AUGUST 14 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Aug14 - Meeting ID: 817 8445 0293 - Password: Library
    • AUGUST 28 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Aug28 - Meeting ID: 870 0551 9291 - Password: Library
    • SEPTEMBER 11 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Convo - Meeting ID: 850 3919 6610 - Password: Library
    • SEPTEMBER 25 - Meeting Room: bit.ly/ESOL-Sept25 - Meeting ID: 856 8791 5773 - Password: Library
    • Practice your conversational skills and meet other English language learners in a relaxed environment. All home/native languages welcome.
Online Programs & Trivia - August & September
  • Miércoles, agosto 4 a las 2pm - Hora de Arte: Piedra de mosaico -- En Español en YouTube - Añada color a su paisaje con escalones decorados con mosaicos.
    • Materiales recomendados: escalón de concreto, adhesivo de silicona, lechada, mosaicos o placas o vidrios rotos. 
  • 2pm, Tuesday, August 10 - Messy Media: Pulled String Art -- YouTube Premiere Link - Enhance your artist abilities as you embark on a unique creative journey each session. 
    • Recommended supplies: acrylic paint in various colors, 8”x10” canvas, twine or yarn, floetrol or other mixing medium, and cups.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, August 11 - Take and Make: Confetti Candles -- YouTube Premiere Link - Spruce up your candleholders using decoupage color creations. Take and Make kits will be available for pick up at the Library branches beginning August 4, while supplies last.
    • Activity Pack Flyer - Recommended supplies: glass votive, tissue paper circles, glue, paintbrush and tea light candle.
  • 2pm, Tuesday, August 17 - Messy Media: Alcohol Ink Painting -- YouTube Link coming soon - Enhance your artist abilities as you embark on a unique creative journey each session. 
    • Recommended supplies: alcohol ink in various colors, synthetic paper, blending solution, and a straw.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, August 25 - Take and Make: Napkin Art -- YouTube Premiere Link - Add flair to your dinner table with decorative napkins created using a bleach dot technique. Take and Make kits will be available for pick up at the Library branches beginning August 18, while supplies last.
    • Activity Pack Flyer - Recommended supplies: cloth napkin, bleach, a pencil with eraser, and a toothpick
  • Miércoles, septiembre 1 a las 2pm - Hora de Arte: Puesta de sol -- enlace de YouTube será anunciado pronto - Pinta una relajante puesta de sol usando técnicas sencillas.
    • Materiales recomendados: tinta india, pintura de acuarela, papel de acuarela.
  • 10am, Sunday, September 5 - Po-tat-o - Po-tot-o -- Trivia Link coming soon - Mashed, Fried, Baked! September is National Potato Month and we want to pay homage to the mighty spud. Take this quiz to see if you can identify these potato dishes from around the world.
  • 2pm, Wednesday, September 8 - Take and Make: Golden Snitch -- YouTube Premiere Link coming soon - Grab your broomsticks and reach new heights creating this quick and easy golden snitch that will lead you to victory! Take and Make kits will be available for pick up at the Library branches beginning September 1, while supplies last.
    • Activity Pack Flyer - Recommended supplies: golden ping pong ball, glue, glitter, 2 white feathers, glue dots
  • 2pm, Tuesday, September 14 - Messy Media: Spin Art -- YouTube Link coming soon - Enhance your artist abilities as you embark on a unique creative journey each session. 
    • Recommended supplies: acrylic paint in various colors, water, spinning device such as a lazy Susan, duct tape.
  • 2pm, Tuesday, September 21 - Messy Media: Watercolor Salt Painting -- YouTube Link coming soon - Enhance your artist abilities as you embark on a unique creative journey each session. 
    • Recommended supplies: watercolor paint, watercolor paper, paintbrushes, salt of any kind (table salt, sea salt, coarse salt, Epsom salts)
  • 2pm, Wednesday, September 22 - Take and Make: Wizarding House Scarf Bookmark -- YouTube Premiere Link coming soon - Keep your book pages cozy with this needlepoint house scarf fit for a wizard! Take and Make kits will be available for pick up at the Library branches beginning September 15, while supplies last.
    • Activity Pack Flyer - Recommended supplies: plastic canvas, stitching needle, various colors of yarn, scissors

Kids and Family

Don't miss our Summer Learning Finale: 2pm, Tuesday, August 3! Visit our Summer Learning 2021 page for event details and links!

PBS KIDS Time

Virtual LIVE PBS KIDS Time events, brought to you by WUCF, your Central Florida PBS TV station!

Registration is required for each event. Visit wucf.org/familyevents to REGISTER and find the FREE at-home materials list, printables, and prep instructions. 

Registration for each event begins on the first of that month.

  • 10am, Thursday, August 12: Featured theme: Clifford
  • 10am, Saturday, September 11: Featured theme: Let's Go Luna
  • 10am, Saturday, October 16: Featured theme: Curious George
  • 10am, Saturday, November 13: Featured theme: Wild Kratts
  • 10am, Saturday, December 11: Featured theme: Ready Jet Go!
Storytime Friends

Stories come alive when your favorite Youth team plays, sings songs, and reads their favorite tales! Pick up Activity Packs from your local branch the week before each storytime, or download the instructional flyers below, to follow along with the crafts and activities!

11am, Thursdays - LIVE on Zoom: ZOOM LINK

Sunshine Readers Book Club

Zoom LIVE with our team of Librarians as they dig deeper into your favorite SSYRA books with exciting hands-on activities, author interviews, and trivia questions. On the first Thursday of every month, they bring TWO books from the Sunshine State Young Readers Award's list to life!

6pm, First Thursday of the Month - LIVE on Zoom: ZOOM LINK

  • September 1: Me and Banksy and The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA
  • October 7: The Unteachables and When Stars are Scattered

This program supports 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 6-8 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!