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Orange County Library November event roundup

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PROMO: The Orange County Library System (Facebook Website) has announced its event programming for the month of September.

This post uses copy that was written by a third party, because, lazy reporting.

On November 11, Chef Yamira Johnson joins us for Cuisine Corner: Cooking with an Air Fryer. Watch as she shares tips on preparing a delicious meal using an air fryer. Then on November 14, Chef Joycelyn Bryant hosts Cuisine Corner: Cuisine Healthy and Satisfying Soups, where she shares some of her best soup recipes, just in time for the holidays. 

From November 16-21, the Melrose Center hosts the second annual Melrose Game Jam, where gamers will showcase original video games created from concept to playable prototype. Participants are able to form teams or go solo for this virtual event. If you’ve never made a game before, Melrose staff will host a Game Jam boot camp the week before to get you game jam ready. All registered games will be showcased on November 21, where a winner will be crowned. Register today at ocls.info/gamejam.   

Check out some highlights from last year’s Game Jam on the library’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEARTNRpces    

These virtual events and more are available to you online for free with your Orange County Library card. If you have any questions about the information shared below, contact us as 407-835-7323. Check us out online at ocls.info for a complete listing of all library events. 

Virtual Event: Documentary Screening of Robbery of the Heart  
Sunday, November 1, 3–4:30 p.m.  

Robbery of the Heart follows a Connecticut man, Harry Weichsel as he returns to his home town of Wetter, Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Living Green: Beeswax Wrap  
Monday, November 2, 11 a.m.  

What’s the buzz about beeswax wraps? Ditch plastic wraps and explore an easy method for creating beeswax wraps for yourself or to give as a gift.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Write-In With NaNoWriMo  
Thursdays, November 5–19, 7–9 p.m.  
Mondays, November 9 & 16, 6–8 p.m.  

Join us for focused writing time and connect with other local writers via Zoom. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an event that encourages authors to write 50,000 words in November. Learn more at nanowrimo.org. All writers are welcome.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Beginner’s Chinese Calligraphy  
Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m.  

Join artist Jojo Liu as she teaches the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy, including how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Diabetes Education  
Monday, November 9, 11 a.m.  

November is National Diabetes Month. Learn about Type 1, Type 2, and A1C diabetes. Explore steps that will help you control glucose levels and maintain your quality of life.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Ask A Lawyer  
Tuesday, November 10, 6 p.m.  

The Orange County Bar Association provides an open forum for individuals to speak with a panel of attorneys to get guidance on consumer law, small claims, and employment.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Cooking with an Air Fryer  
Wednesday, November 11, 6 p.m.  

Watch live as Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira and certified holistic life coach, shows you how to make a delicious meal using an air fryer.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League  
Thursday, November 12, 6–8 p.m.  

Have you been wanting to play D&D but don’t know how or where to join? On the second Thursday of each month, you can learn, play, and teach the greatest game on earth. 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Virtual Event: Cuisine Corner – Cuisine Healthy and Satisfying Soups  
Saturday, November 14, 4 p.m.  

It’s soup season! Chef Joycelyn Bryant will demonstrate how to make soups that will warm you, fill you up, and nourish your body.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Creating Thank You Notes  
Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m.  

Give thanks with a heartfelt note. Learn how to create simple envelopes and note cards. Join Lynda Chandler, as she shares creative tips and techniques for lettering on cards and envelopes.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Melrose Game Jam Info Session  
Monday, November 16, 7–8:30 p.m.  

Want to make a game? OCLS hosts our Second Annual Game Jam and everyone’s invited. Form your team and build a full game before the showcase on Saturday, November 21. Whether you’re experienced or brand new, come jam!  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Art 101 – Ink Wash Painting  
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30–7:45 p.m.  

Learn about the East Asian brush painting style known as ink wash painting and try your hand at making your own piece of art. Recommended for ages 15 and up.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Melrose Game Jam Showcase  
Saturday, November 21, Noon  

Check out presentations from each of the teams who participated in the Melrose Game Jam. We’ll open up the games for you to play and vote on to decide which was best!  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual One Minute Film Festival  
Saturday, November 21, 2:45–4:45 p.m.  

Life Screenings takes a look at what happens when a film festival and library mash-up. The purpose is to create a library beyond a library and a film festival beyond a festival.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Qigong Holiday Destress  
Monday, November 23, 10:30 a.m.  

Jasmine Win practices Qigong to help us decompress this holiday season. Qigong is a crucial tool in Chinese medicine which involves movement, breathing, and meditation.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Time Management Tricks for Writers  
Monday, November 30, 7 p.m.  

Learn how to find hours in your week to write with strategies that will help you streamline your schedule to get more done from author Kerry Evelyn.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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PROMO: The Orange County Library System (Facebook Website) has announced its event programming for the month of September.

This post uses copy that was written by a third party, because, lazy reporting.

On November 11, Chef Yamira Johnson joins us for Cuisine Corner: Cooking with an Air Fryer. Watch as she shares tips on preparing a delicious meal using an air fryer. Then on November 14, Chef Joycelyn Bryant hosts Cuisine Corner: Cuisine Healthy and Satisfying Soups, where she shares some of her best soup recipes, just in time for the holidays. 

From November 16-21, the Melrose Center hosts the second annual Melrose Game Jam, where gamers will showcase original video games created from concept to playable prototype. Participants are able to form teams or go solo for this virtual event. If you’ve never made a game before, Melrose staff will host a Game Jam boot camp the week before to get you game jam ready. All registered games will be showcased on November 21, where a winner will be crowned. Register today at ocls.info/gamejam.   

Check out some highlights from last year’s Game Jam on the library’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEARTNRpces    

These virtual events and more are available to you online for free with your Orange County Library card. If you have any questions about the information shared below, contact us as 407-835-7323. Check us out online at ocls.info for a complete listing of all library events. 

Virtual Event: Documentary Screening of Robbery of the Heart  
Sunday, November 1, 3–4:30 p.m.  

Robbery of the Heart follows a Connecticut man, Harry Weichsel as he returns to his home town of Wetter, Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Living Green: Beeswax Wrap  
Monday, November 2, 11 a.m.  

What’s the buzz about beeswax wraps? Ditch plastic wraps and explore an easy method for creating beeswax wraps for yourself or to give as a gift.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Write-In With NaNoWriMo  
Thursdays, November 5–19, 7–9 p.m.  
Mondays, November 9 & 16, 6–8 p.m.  

Join us for focused writing time and connect with other local writers via Zoom. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an event that encourages authors to write 50,000 words in November. Learn more at nanowrimo.org. All writers are welcome.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Beginner’s Chinese Calligraphy  
Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m.  

Join artist Jojo Liu as she teaches the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy, including how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Diabetes Education  
Monday, November 9, 11 a.m.  

November is National Diabetes Month. Learn about Type 1, Type 2, and A1C diabetes. Explore steps that will help you control glucose levels and maintain your quality of life.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Ask A Lawyer  
Tuesday, November 10, 6 p.m.  

The Orange County Bar Association provides an open forum for individuals to speak with a panel of attorneys to get guidance on consumer law, small claims, and employment.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Cooking with an Air Fryer  
Wednesday, November 11, 6 p.m.  

Watch live as Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira and certified holistic life coach, shows you how to make a delicious meal using an air fryer.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League  
Thursday, November 12, 6–8 p.m.  

Have you been wanting to play D&D but don’t know how or where to join? On the second Thursday of each month, you can learn, play, and teach the greatest game on earth. 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Virtual Event: Cuisine Corner – Cuisine Healthy and Satisfying Soups  
Saturday, November 14, 4 p.m.  

It’s soup season! Chef Joycelyn Bryant will demonstrate how to make soups that will warm you, fill you up, and nourish your body.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Creating Thank You Notes  
Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m.  

Give thanks with a heartfelt note. Learn how to create simple envelopes and note cards. Join Lynda Chandler, as she shares creative tips and techniques for lettering on cards and envelopes.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Melrose Game Jam Info Session  
Monday, November 16, 7–8:30 p.m.  

Want to make a game? OCLS hosts our Second Annual Game Jam and everyone’s invited. Form your team and build a full game before the showcase on Saturday, November 21. Whether you’re experienced or brand new, come jam!  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Art 101 – Ink Wash Painting  
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30–7:45 p.m.  

Learn about the East Asian brush painting style known as ink wash painting and try your hand at making your own piece of art. Recommended for ages 15 and up.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Melrose Game Jam Showcase  
Saturday, November 21, Noon  

Check out presentations from each of the teams who participated in the Melrose Game Jam. We’ll open up the games for you to play and vote on to decide which was best!  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual One Minute Film Festival  
Saturday, November 21, 2:45–4:45 p.m.  

Life Screenings takes a look at what happens when a film festival and library mash-up. The purpose is to create a library beyond a library and a film festival beyond a festival.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Qigong Holiday Destress  
Monday, November 23, 10:30 a.m.  

Jasmine Win practices Qigong to help us decompress this holiday season. Qigong is a crucial tool in Chinese medicine which involves movement, breathing, and meditation.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Virtual Event: Time Management Tricks for Writers  
Monday, November 30, 7 p.m.  

Learn how to find hours in your week to write with strategies that will help you streamline your schedule to get more done from author Kerry Evelyn.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION