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January event roundup for the Orange County Library

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The Orange County Library system has announced their programming for the month of January. Events include lessons on backyard chicken keeping, Latin dance, and coloring. Here is a list of 20 events that are coming up at the library.

 

Caring for Backyard Chickens
Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Saturday, January 7, 3 p.m.

Having a small backyard flock of chickens is a growing trend in metro areas. Getting started with your own backyard chicken coop can be daunting, but the end result is rewarding. Pet Care Professional Laura Helseth will share her experience, offer tips and answer your questions.

 

Music in the Library: Hungrytown
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Saturday, January 7, 2 p.m.

Hungrytown is the musical duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. They have released two highly acclaimed CDs, Hungrytown (2008) and Any Forgotten Thing (2011), and have toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Their latest CD,Further West, was released in 2015. For more information about Hungrytown, visit hungrytown.net.

 

Knit It Level 1: The Knit Stitch
Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden
Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m.

Orlando Public Library, Second Floor, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Friday, January 6, 10 a.m., Friday, January 20, 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 3:30 p.m.

Start knitting today! Create a unique bookmark in your choice of color. Learn casting on, the knit stitch and binding off. No experience necessary.

 

Homegrown Business Fair
Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Sunday, January 8, 2 p.m.

Join us for our Homegrown Business Fair, where work-from-home business owners will show off their company and products.

 

Plan(ner) Your Life
Orlando Public Library, Palm Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Monday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.

Get started with your first paper planner. Library staff will provide quick tips and organizational ideas. Stick around for the sticker swap at the end of the presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring a 2017 planner and planner materials for a fun session with fellow planner addicts.

 

Exploring Electronic Music Production & Performance with DiViNCi
Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Wednesday, January 11, 5:30 p.m.

Take a dive into the world of beat machines, electronic music production and performance with special guest speaker, DiViNCi of legendary hip-hop group Solillaquists of Sound. DiViNCi will discuss and demonstrate what has helped him on his journey from being a small-town bedroom producer to touring the world performing and working with artists such as Ms. Lauryn Hill. We will also open a Q&A on working with MIDI controllers, samplers and live production tools both on stage and in the studio.

 

Introduction to Latin Dance
Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail, Orlando
Wednesday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.

Learn basic Latin dance steps with instructor Ed Soto. From Salsa to the Cha Cha, Soto will show you fun dance steps that will get you moving.

 

Cuisine Corner: Basic Cooking Skills Series
Orlando Public Library, Cypress Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Wednesdays, January 11– 25, 6:15 p.m.

Each week, local chef Farah Davids, will show you how to conquer basic cooking skills from boiling an egg to poaching an egg, blanching and cooking veggies to boiling rice and getting pasta al dente. Registration required.

 

Arts and Appetizers: A Look into the Mind of Nevets Killjoy
Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
January 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Join Steven Lee Hall Jr., artist and star of the hit Discovery Channel show Naked and Afraid, for a night of art and delicious Mediterranean appetizers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from Mr. Hall as they create their own work of art! Appetizers provided by Paramount Fine Foods.

 

Yoga for All
Windermere Branch, 530 W. Main St., Windermere
Thursday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.

Yoga studios and gym classes may sometimes be intimidating, but Yoga for All with Orlando City Yoga provides a community-based, non-competitive environment to explore, learn and have fun! Flexibility not required. Attendees are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat. For more information, visitorlandocityyoga.com.

 

Human Trafficking Awareness
Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.

In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, join us for an informative film and discuss ways we can keep our community safe from human trafficking. We will demonstrate how children become victims of this silent crime, methods used to recruit and keep children trapped in the sex trade.

 

Learn the FUNdamentals of Improv
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Wednesdays, Beginning January 18, 6 p.m.

Whether you are new to improv or have some previous performance experience, this eight-week class is about having fun while learning some of the essential skills of improv. Ages 16 and up. To register, call 407.835.7323 or online at ocls.info.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration and Operation Hope Presents: How to Start a Small Business
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Thursday, January 19, 5:30–7:45 p.m.

If you are interested in starting a small business but do not know where to start, meet with a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) who will answer your questions and concerns during this workshop. SBA helps people start, build and grow their businesses. Operation Hope will share information on financial literacy and the resources they have available to establish and rebuild your credit profile. SCORE, one of the SBA’s resource partners, provides mentoring, counseling and training for the agency. Register online at ocls.info/mindyourbusiness or call 407.835.7323.

 

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m.

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year and enjoy a few Chinese traditions with a Dragon Dance, folk dances, a musical performance and a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy. Presented by the Chinese School of CAACF Inc. ocls.info/chinesenewyear.

 

Writers Conference
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Make 2017 the year you finish and publish a novel. The OCLS Writers Conference will provide the tools and knowledge you need to reach your writing and publishing goals this year. Authors and publishing professionals will teach workshops on both craft and business topics.

 

The Voice of Melrose Open Mic
Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Thursday, January 26, 6 p.m.

Are you an independent artist looking for an outlet for your music or spoken work performance? Do you want to connect with other performers in the burgeoning Orlando artist community? Join us for The Voice of Melrose Open Mic. We seek to provide a venue for the community and foster collaboration amongst artists. Singers, poets, comedians and performers in general are encouraged to participate. This is Orlando’s voice in the heart of Downtown. Sign up at ocls.info/openmic.

 

Author Event: Sharon M. Draper
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Thursday, January 26, 6 p.m.

Sharon M. Draper will read from and discuss Out of My Mind, the Sunshine State Young Readers Award winner for 2011 for both elementary and middle grades. On the New York Times bestseller list for two years, Out of My Mind is the story of brilliant and witty 10-year old Melody Brooks who can’t speak or walk due to severe cerebral palsy. Draper has won numerous awards for her children’s and teen fiction; she is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, has been the National Teacher of the Year and received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime literary achievement from the American Library Association. Draper’s latest book is Stella by Starlight. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Registration recommended. Register at ocls.info/sunshineseries.

 

Teen Writer’s Workshop with Sharon M. Draper
Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
Friday, January 27, 3 p.m.

Award-winning writer Sharon M. Draper will lead a writer’s workshop for teens. Draper is the author of Out of My Mind, the Sunshine State Young Readers Award winner for 2011 for middle grades; Tears of a Tiger, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Romiette and Julio, listed by the New York Public Library as a best Book for the Teen Age;Copper Sun, named one of the Top Ten Historical Fiction Books for Youth, and numerous other books for teens. Ages 11–18. Registration required. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

Creative Coloring for Adults
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Saturday, January 28, 3 p.m., Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Monday, January 30, 7 p.m.

Have you heard about the latest craze? Adults are coloring again! Coloring is a great way to relax and unwind while channeling your inner child. Join us for a fun time of creating and coloring. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite colored pencils or markers. Ages 18 and up.

 

Volunteer Fair
Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
Sunday, January 29, 2–4 p.m.

Curious about what year-round volunteering opportunities there are in the Central Florida area? Visit your local library to talk with various organizations that offer volunteer services to the community. Attendees can meet with representatives from A Gift for Teaching, Adult Literacy League Inc., Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, Peace Corps, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Orlando Cares and Orlando VAMC.

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