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Celebrate Black History month at home with educational, engaging programs presented by the library. On February 12, watch a live performance by Grammy-nominated musician Nathi Gcabashe, a singer/songwriter from Durban, South Africa. Learn to perfect and style a headwrap on February 20 during Rock the Wrap: Headwrap Styling Workshop. Learn professional step-by-step instructions on headwrap styling techniques and the significance of the headwrap. On February 22, join Hebni Nutrition as they host Cuisine Corner: Black-Eyed Pea Salad, live on Zoom.
Show your loved ones you care in February with homemade gifts you learned to make with the library. Brush up on your calligraphy skills on February 8 during Calligraphy Projects for Valentine’s Day. Calligraphy instructor Lynda Chandler demonstrates how to make one-of-a-kind, creative gifts using calligraphy.
All of our events are virtual and available online for free with an Orange County Library System card. If you have any questions about the information shared below, call 407-835-7323. Check us out online at ocls.info for a complete listing of all library events.
Thursday, February 4, 11 a.m.
Join Jessica Daly, Consumer Health Librarian with Orlando Health, for American Heart Month as she discusses heart health for all ages. Explore preventative care, especially for those with a family history of heart disease. Registration required.
Multicultural Hair-Care Management
Saturday, February 6, 11 a.m.
Explore how to properly detangle tresses with and without hair tools. Also, you will learn about moisturizing 101 for those with curly, coily, and kinky tresses.
How to Parse Writing Feedback
Saturday, February 6, 2 p.m.
Receiving feedback is vital to a successful career as a writer. Author Kritika H. Rao will discuss what to do when you receive differing feedback and how to keep the core of your story as you revise.
Calligraphy Projects for Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 8, 11 a.m.
Get ready for Valentine’s day by joining Lynda Chandler, calligraphy instructor, as she demonstrates how to make simple and creative projects using calligraphy.
Tuesday, February 9, 10–Noon
Create a unique Valentine’s Day card for a special someone using basic embroidery stitches.
Video Editing with HitFilm Express
Wednesday, February 10, Noon
Introduction to HitFilm Express, a free software with professional effects to edit videos.
Cuisine Corner: Chicken Tikka Masala
Wednesday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.
Culinary expert, Dianne Morin, demonstrates how to make a scrumptious step by step creamy chicken tikka masala.
Friday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Hear Grammy-nominated musician Nathi Gcabashe perform original music live. Nathi is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer from Durban, South Africa.
Valentine’s Day Origami
Monday, February 15, 4 p.m.
Celebrate love of all and love of self as we cut, fold and paste beautiful origami hearts for the ones you love. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Podcast Listen and Discuss
Tuesday, February 16, 7–8:30 p.m.
Like a book club, but for podcasts. Discuss a themed podcast listening list for the month by Podcast Brunch Club. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Friday, February 19, 11 a.m.
Create a beautiful work of art through guided instruction using acrylic paint. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Rock The Wrap: Headwrap Styling Workshop
Saturday, February 20, 11 a.m.
This educational and interactive experience provides step-by-step instruction of headwrap styling techniques. Learn about the significance and history of head wrapping.
Cuisine Corner: Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Monday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Black-eyed peas have always been a staple throughout Southern cuisine. Join Hebni Nutrition as they demonstrate a new twist on this popular legume.
Sunday, February 28, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story, and song, performed by local luminaries in conjunction with the 31st Annual National African-American Read-In. This event is free and open to the public.
Opera Orlando presents The Secret River
Saturday, February 27, 11 a.m.
Explore the world of opera with this unique storytime. Learn about opera and hear songs from Opera Orlando’s new commission of The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.