Virtual Programs Archive

This archive hosts all virtual programs and challenges previously done up to last month.

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

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Video Programs
  • Hand Lettering for Beginners -- YouTube Link -- The basics of hand lettering, including types of font, embellishments, and proportions.
  • Take and Make: Blooming Bouquet -- YouTube Link -- Download the Activity Pack Flyer - Create a realistic blooming bouquet of flowers using paper.
  • Dragon Eggs -- YouTube Link  -- Hand-craft your very own dragon egg. Supplies needed: 1 Styrofoam Egg, 1-2 colors of nail polish, flat-topped thumb tacks, a small piece of cardboard, and craft glue.
  • Hora de Arte: Florero De Vidrio Manchado / Art Time: Stained Glass Vases -- En Español en YouTube - Crea su propio florero de vidrio manchado. Materiales recomendados: florero de vidrio, pintura delineador de vidrio en oro o negro, y varios colores de pintura de vidrio. 
    • English YouTube Video Create your own stained glass vase. Recommended materials: glass vase, glass liner paint in gold or black, and various colors of glass paint.
  • Take and Make: Dot Mandala Painting -- YouTube Link -- Ancient art of Mandala. Download Activity Flyer
  • Latin Dance for Beginners: Salsa -- YouTube Link -- Moonlight Dance Studio teaches the basics of Salsa.
  • Hora de Arte: Acrílico Derramado / Art Time: Acrylic Pouring -- En Español en YouTube -- La técnica de acrílico derramado. Materiales recomendados: pintura acrílica en varios colores, lienzo 8x10”, jabón líquido, agua, y vasos plásticos.
    • English YouTube Video - Acrylic pouring technique. Recommended supplies: acrylic paint in various colors, 8x10” canvas, liquid soap, water, and plastic cups.
  • Latin Dance for Beginners: Bachata -- YouTube Link -- MoonLight Dance Studio teaches the basics of Bachata.
  • Hora de Arte: Cuentas de Papel / Art Time: Paper Beads -- This program will have two videos, one entirely in Spanish and the other entirely in English. En Español en YouTube -- Diseñe joyas únicas hechas a mano utilizando cuentas de papel. Materiales recomendados: papel reciclado, como revistas, páginas de libros antiguos o cajas de cereales; elástico, tijeras, una regla, pegamento, palillos de dientes, un bloque de espuma de poliestireno y mod podge.
    • English YouTube Video - Design unique, handmade jewelry using paper beads. Recommended materials: recycled paper such as magazines, old book pages, or cereal boxes; elastic, scissors, a ruler, glue, toothpicks, a Styrofoam block, and mod podge.
  • Hora de Arte: Arte de Cuerda / Art Time: String Art -- This program will have two videos, one entirely in Spanish and the other entirely in English. En Español en YouTube -- La técnica de arte de cuerdas. Materiales recomendados: un trozo de madera, clavos pequeños, hilo de bordar, cinta adhesiva, y una imagen para el contorno. En vivo en YouTube.
    • English YouTube Video String art techniques. Recommended materials: a piece of wood, small nails, embroidery floss, tape, and an image for the outline. Powered by YouTube.
  • Make Your Own Dragon Eye -- YouTube Link -- Create a glass dragon eye.
  • Take and Make: Felt Leaf Wreath -- YouTube Link -- Make your own felt wreath. ACTIVITY PACK. 
  • DIY Dream Catcher -- YouTube Link
  • Take and Make: Holiday Hand Lettering -- YouTube Link
  • DIY Herbal Soap Making -- YouTube Link
  • DIY Clay Jewelry Dishes -- YouTube Link
  • DIY Watercolor Bookmarks -- YouTube Link
  • Paper Quilling for Beginners -- YouTube Link -- Create whimsical novelties or masterful works of art using basic paper quilling techniques.
  • Take and Make: Pom-Pom Coasters -- YouTube Link - Activity Pack
  • DIY Blooming Monogram Letter -- YouTube Link -- Beautiful, floral monogram letter. Recommended supplies: Artificial flowers, cardboard, scissors, hot glue, and a pencil.
  • Take and Make: Wood Bead Bracelet -- YouTube Link --  Activity Pack - ​Recommended supplies: elastic cord, various wooden beads, and a charm of your choice.
  • Living History: Sojourner Truth -- YouTube Link -- Captivating story of Sojourner Truth, American abolitionist and women’s rights activist, presented by Ida White.
  • DIY Mason Jar Candles -- YouTube Link -- ​Recommended supplies: Wax for candle making, candle wicks, scissors, glue tabs or hot glue gun, and essential oils or candle scents.
  • Take and Make: Button Art Heart -- YouTube Link -- Create a lovely button heart on canvas! Activity Packs​ - Recommended supplies: 8x10 canvas or canvas panel, assorted buttons, and tacky glue or hot glue.
  • DIY Indoor Water Gardens -- YouTube Link -- Learn the basics of creating and maintaining an indoor water garden. Recommended supplies: Clear glass container, rocks/pebbles, aquatic plants, aquatic plant food, and filtered water.
  • Talk About: Corrie's Reflections -- YouTube Link -- Uncover the bravery of Corrie Ten Boom, presented by Olive Horning, President of the St. Cloud Women’s Club and Heritage Museum Curator.
  • Take and Make: Pinecone Bird Feeder -- YouTube Link -- Activity Pack
  • Take and Make: Tie Dye Face Masks -- YouTube Link -- Activity Pack 
  • Talk About: I Am Queen Mary - The captivating history of Mary Thomas, as told by local storyteller, Ida White.
  • 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.
  • Take and Make: Bubble Tea -- YouTube Link  -- Activity Packs -- Recommended supplies: Black tea (or jasmine tea), tapioca pearls, milk (or other milk substitutes), sweetener of your choice, and ice cubes.
  • Take and Make: Mini Macramé Hanging Planter -- YouTube Link -- Activity Packs -- Recommended supplies: 2” terracotta pot, macramé cord, and a metal ring.
  • International Dance Day -- YouTube Link -- Presented by Lisa and Justin Schaad, owners of Moonlight Dance Studio.
  • Wildfire Safety Awareness -- YouTube Link -- Presented by Deputy Chief Jon Haskett of Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS.
  • Hora de Arte: Bordado Tenango -- Enlace de YouTube -- Materiales recomendados: hilo de bordar, aguja de bordar, bastidor, tela, marcador lavable, y tijeras.
  • Basics of Astronomy -- YouTube Link -- Presented by Derek Demeter, Emil Buehler Planetarium director. 
  • Take and Make: Green Cleaning Bombs -- YouTube Link  -- Activity Packs -- Recommended supplies: baking soda, citric acid, silicone mold or ice-cube tray, bowl, fork, spoon, and a jar or airtight container. 
  • Take and Make: Memory Stone Magnets -- YouTube Link -- Activity Packs  -- Recommended supplies: clear floral stones, small photos, glue, and a magnet.
  • Hora de Arte: Piedra de mosaico -- En Español en YouTube -- Materiales recomendados: escalón de concreto, adhesivo de silicona, lechada, mosaicos o placas o vidrios rotos. 
  • Messy Media: Pulled String Art -- YouTube Premiere Link -- Recommended supplies: acrylic paint in various colors, 8”x10” canvas, twine or yarn, floetrol or other mixing medium, and cups.
  • Take and Make: Confetti Candles -- YouTube Premiere Link -- Spruce up your candleholders using decoupage color creations. -- Activity Pack Flyer -Recommended supplies: glass votive, tissue paper circles, glue, paintbrush and tea light candle.
  • Messy Media: Alcohol Ink Painting -- YouTube Premiere Link -- 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.
  • Take and Make: Napkin Art -- YouTube Premiere Link -- Add flair to your dinner table with decorative napkins created using a bleach dot technique. -- Activity Pack Flyer -- Recommended supplies: cloth napkin, bleach, a pencil with eraser, and a toothpick.
  • Hora de Arte: Puesta de sol -- YouTube Premiere Link -- Pinta una relajante puesta de sol usando técnicas sencillas. -- Materiales recomendados: tinta india, pintura de acuarela, papel de acuarela.
  • Take and Make: Golden Snitch -- YouTube Premiere Link -- Grab your broomsticks and reach new heights creating this quick and easy golden snitch that will lead you to victory! -- Activity Pack Flyer - Recommended supplies: golden ping pong ball, glue, glitter, 2 white feathers, glue dots.
  • Messy Media: Spin 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, water, spinning device such as a lazy Susan, duct tape.
  • Messy Media: Watercolor Salt Painting -- YouTube Premiere Link -- 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).
  • Take and Make: Wizarding House Scarf Bookmark -- YouTube Premiere Link -- Keep your book pages cozy with this needlepoint house scarf fit for a wizard! -- Activity Pack Flyer -- Recommended supplies: plastic canvas, stitching needle, various colors of yarn, scissors.
  • Hora de Arte: Flores Prensadas - enlace de YouTube  - Personalice su decoración, preserve un recuerdo floral o cree regalos únicos para amigos y familiares utilizando diferentes técnicas de prensado de flores. --Materiales recomendados: Flores, papel absorbente, y un objeto pesado.
  • Messy Media: Pumpkin Painting - YouTube Premiere Link - Enhance your artist abilities as you embark on a unique creative journey each session-- Recommended Supplies: acrylic paint in various colors, paint brushes, and a pumpkin (artificial or real).
  • Take and Make: Mal de Ojo Bracelet - YouTube Premiere Link  - Deeply ingrained in several cultures, this good luck charm catches the attention of those seeking spiritual tranquility. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: 18 spacer beads, evil eye beads, 12-14 transparent faceted beads, elastic string, and scissors.
  • Messy Media: Scratch Art - YouTube Premiere Link - Enhance your artist abilities as you embark on a unique creative journey each session. -- Recommended Supplies: scratch paper and a wooden stylus.
  • Take and Make: Fall Fox Koozie YouTube Premiere Link  - Keep your beverages warm and cozy with a felt fox koozie. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: Orange, white, and black felt, fox template, glue, and scissors.
  • Hora de Arte: Pintando Sobre Sal - enlace de YouTube - Incorpora esta divertida técnica a tus pinturas de acuarela y disfruta de sorprendentes resultados. -- Materiales recomendados: Pintura y papel de acuarela, pinceles, sal, y pegamento. 
  • Messy Media: Rock Painting - YouTube Premiere Link - Enhance your artist abilities as you embark on a unique creative journey each session. -- Recommended Supplies: acrylic paint in various colors, paintbrushes, rocks (smooth and flat are best), mod podge, paint pens.
  • Take and Make: Paper Leaf Garland YouTube Premiere Link - Add a special touch to your Fall gatherings with beautiful home décor you can make yourself! -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Leaf Template PDF -- Banner Template PDF.  Recommended Supplies: book pages, glue, glitter, twine, leaf template, scissors, pencil.
  • Messy Media: Chain Pull Painting - 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, chain, floetrol or other mixing medium, and cups.
  • Take and Make: Sassafras Tea YouTube Premiere Link - Immerse yourself in Native American culture by creating this traditional tea. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: sarsaparilla root, water, honey (optional).
  • Hora de Arte: Posavasos de Resina enlace deYouTube - Aprenda a usar moldes de silicona y resina epoxi para crear un posavasos único. ​​-- Materiales recomendados: resina epoxi de 2 componentes (resina y endurecedor), moldes de silicona para posavasos, vasos desechables, palitos de helado, guantes desechables, polvo de mica o tinta con alcohol, brillo u otras decoraciones (opcional).
  • Take and Make: Lighted Snowman Ornament YouTube Premiere Link  - Light up your holiday tree with a mini tea light snowman. ​​-- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: flame-less tea light candle, pom-pom balls, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, ribbon, black permanent marker, string, hot glue and a glue gun.
  • Take and Make: Coffee Filter Snowflake YouTube Premiere Link - Bring the joy of snowflakes to Florida using a colorful bleeding art technique. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: coffee filter, washable marker, water, scissors, and a paper plate.
  • Take and Make: New Year, New Me Sign - Start off the New Year with a new declaration sign creation!. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: wooden craft piece, acrylic paint, paper doily, and a paintbrush
  • Take and Make: Chinese Paper Tealight - Celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year with a handmade tealight paper lantern. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: Chinese paper, tealight flameless candle, scissors, tape
  • Take and Make: Heart String Art Celebrate a heart-shaped gift for that special someone using the string art technique. -- ​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -Recommended Supplies: unfinished wood square, thumb tacks, and string
  • Take and Make: Bird Seed Feeder Feed backyard feathery friends with this easy bird food recipe for National Bird Feeding Month. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: boiling water, small mixing bowl, silicone mold or cookie cutter
  • Take and Make: Irish Clover Flag Paint a mini clover flag to add a little Irish culture to your surroundings. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: canvas board, clover sticker, green and orange paint
  • Take and Make: Upcycled Soda Tab Keychain Turn everyday recycled soda tabs into a creative keychain. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: 8 soda tabs, 1-foot ribbon, 1 key ring
  • Take and Make: String Egg Create unique string egg art for centerpieces and more!. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: 1 small balloon, 2 skeins of embroidery floss, glue, water, and container for mixing
  • Take and Make: Earth Day Bookmarks Celebrate our planet while crafting an earth bookmark using felt and simple stitches. Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: green and blue felt, water template, landmass template, sewing thread, needle, ribbon, scissors, glue
  • Take and Make: Wax-Resist Tissue Art - Fashion a Masterpiece painting using the bleeding tissue art technique.-- ​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: cardstock, white crayon, bleeding tissue paper squares, a small cup of water, and a paintbrush
  • Take and Make: Positive Pendants Wear positivity proudly by creating an inspirational pendant.-- ​​​​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: paper quote, cabochon tray with dome, necklace with clasp, glue
  • Take and Make: Pride Bracelets Create a rainbow-colored pride bracelet to show support for our diverse, inclusive community.-- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: rainbow pony beads, stretch jewelry string, paper clip, and scissors
  • Take and Make: Patriotic Poppers Launch confetti high into the sky for Independence Day with these DIY confetti poppers.-- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: balloon, empty cardboard tube, tape, patterned paper, and confetti
  • Take and Make: Paper Flower Bring the beautiful color of summer flowers indoors with simple, yet elegant paper flowers. -- ​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: colorful paper, wire floral stems, scissors, and glue
  • Take and Make: Glowing Campfire Cozy up with a good read next to this easy indoor glowing campfire craft! -- ​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: construction paper, glue, clear plastic cup, tissue paper, scissors, and a battery-operated tealight candle
  • Take and Make: Wildflower Seed Bomb Try out this quick and easy technique to make your own colorful seed bombs to throw and grow wildflowers. -- ​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: tissue paper, seeds, water, paper plate​
  • Take and Make: Mindfulness Color Art Creating colorful art is a great way to alleviate stress, bring you into the moment and disconnect from the clutter of a busy day. -- ​​​​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: paper templates, crayons, markers, or colored pencils 
  • Take and Make: Library Jigsaw Puzzle Piece together this awesome puzzle to discover all of the great things the Library has to offer! . -- ​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: included library puzzle
  • Take and Make: Taino Symbol Tile Uncover the meaning of some of the most recognized Taino petroglyph symbols as you create a wooded tile keepsake. -- ​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: wooden craft square, permanent marker, Taino symbol sheet
  • Take and Make: Beeswax Wrap - Create a washable, reusable alternative to plastic wrap. -- ​​​Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: fabric square, beeswax pellets, paintbrush, oven, baking sheet, and parchment paper
  • Take and Make: Spooky Spiders - Welcome the Halloween season with DIY creepy, crawly spiders! -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: Styrofoam ball, orange paint, black pipe cleaners, googly eyes, paintbrush, and cutting tool
  • Take and Make: NaNoWriMo Starter Kit Celebrate NaNoWriMo with this starter kit containing everything you need to get the creative writing juices flowing! -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF -- Recommended Supplies: writing resources, story prompts, a snack, and a pencil
  • Take and Make: Native American Maize Construct a colorful keepsake to celebrate the most important staple food grown by Native Americans. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF Recommended Supplies: 4 pipes cleaners, white, yellow, orange and maroon pony beads
  • Take and Make: Snowflake Brooch Create a beautiful snowflake brooch guaranteed to withstand the Florida heat! Take and make kits will be available for pick up beginning December 7, while supplies last. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF Coming Soon Recommended Supplies: white felt, 8 seed beads, 8 bugle beads, 1 crystal bead, 1 pin back, pattern, marker, scissors, hot blue
  • Take and Make: Crystal Cane Ornament Spruce up your holiday tree with an elegant candy cane ornament. Take and make kits will be available for pick up beginning December 21, while supplies last. -- Activity Pack Flyer PDF Coming Soon Recommended Supplies: 19 clear crystal beads, 19 red crystal beads, and silver pipe cleaner
Trivia - #olsTrivia
Activities and Games
Kitchen Reader Favorites - #olskitchenreader

Recipes chosen from our Kitchen Reader Club members from Philia Kelnhofer's book, Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People. Permission to use the recipes and meal photos was granted by Philia Kelnhofer.

  • For more fast and easy recipes, visit Philia's blog at sweetphi.com
  • Gingersnap Peach Crumble (JPEG image) - Chosen by Sandra B.
    • "I chose this recipe because it was easy. Plus it had fruit and no added sugar." - Sandra B.
  • Prosciutto Parmesan Quiche (JPEG image) - Chosen by Michelle S.
    • "I chose this recipe because I love a good quiche (who doesn't!) and am hoping this one will qualify. Also, I am a fan of Prosciutto. No brainer. Quiches sit and travel well, important considerations for a pot luck type of gathering." - Michelle S.
  • Crispy Bacon & Brussels Sprouts Salad (JPEG image) - Chosen by Anne B.
    • "As for my recipe choice, ordinarily, I avoid Brussels sprouts. I chose this recipe because I tasted a similar dish at a restaurant recently and they were fabulous! So I am hoping to recreate that wonderful dish using this recipe." - Anne B.
  • Pesto and Pea Pasta with Chicken (JPEG image) - Chosen by Renee & Danny DeClere
    • "Danny and I picked the Pesto and Pea Pasta with Chicken recipe because we both love pesto, pasta, and chicken (I'm not crazy about peas but will give it a try or may switch them with green beans or broccoli.). The other reason we picked this recipe is because we can easily swap regular pasta for gluten free pasta. I've become gluten intolerant and love finding recipes that are gluten free or can become gluten free with a few changes. Looking forward to trying out this new dish!"

Kids and Family

Storytime Friends

Our team of Librarians join forces to play, sing songs, and read their favorite tales! For one-on-one storytime links, previous Storytime Takeouts, and Reading Basics worksheets, visit our Storytimes and Reading at Home page.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Mother Goose y Amigos Storytime -- bi-lingual Mother Goose Storytime.

Bilingual Bedtime Storytime / Cuentos Bilingüe para Dormir: April 7April 14April 21April 29

 

Video Programs - #olsvirtualkids

Crafts, classes, experiments, and more that can be done at home. Presented by our Youth Staff.

Book Club with Youth Staff reading through the SSYRA list for grades 3-5.

  • Attack of Not-So-Virtual Monsters by Kim Harrington -- YouTube Link -- Gummy Bear Experiment PDF
  • Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes -- YouTube Link 
  • Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz -- YouTube Link 
  • Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn -- YouTube Link -- Kinetic Sand Recipe
  • Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot -- YouTube Link -- Facebook Event Page
  • How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London by Deborah Hopkinson -- YouTube Link 
  • Inkling by Kenneth Oppel -- YouTube Link - How to Draw Sheet by Kenneth Oppel
  • Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth, illustrated by Robb Mommaerts -- YouTube Link --  ** Featuring an interview with illustrator Robb Mommaerts!
  • Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel -- YouTube Link 
  • Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Lynn Scheerger -- YouTube Link -- ** Featuring an interview with the author, Sarah Lyn Scheerger!
  • Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos --YouTube Link  -- ** Featuring an interview with the author, Nicole Panteleakos!
  • Power Forward by Hena Khan -- YouTube Link -- ** Featuring an interview with the author, Hena Khan!
  • Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming -- YouTube Link-- ** Featuring an interview with the author, Candace Fleming!
  • The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline Ogburn -- YouTube Link -- * Featuring an interview with a local veterinarian!
  • Voyage of the Dogs by Greg van Eekhout -- YouTube Link -- ** Featuring an interview with the author, Greg van Eekhout!
Games and Activities
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.

One Book, One Community

An initiative encouraging kids in Preschool to 5th grade to read and discuss with family brought to you by Publix in partnership with the Orlando Sentinel.