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Orange County Library System’s August calendar is full of events and programs for all ages. Some highlights include the One Minute Film Festival, featuring screenings of short films that reflect the world we live in, and a Podcast Discussion Group – like a book club, but for podcasts.
Through August, the library’s featured events are virtual and available for free with an Orange County Library card. To find an event, or to register, visit ocls.info and use our classes/events search feature to find one of the events listed below, or call 407-835-7323.
Monday, August 2, 6–8 p.m.
Enjoy the witty words and playful romance of Rosalind and Orlando. Read and perform excerpts from William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy, As You Like It. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Monday, August 9, 11 a.m.
Get moving with this energizing and relaxing chair yoga sequence for all levels. Tap into the strength, balance, flexibility, and relaxation that your body can provide you.
Fifty-Two Weeks of Gratitude
Monday, August 9, 3:30 p.m.
Grab a deck of playing cards, some glue, and pieces of paper from around your home to create a unique gratitude journal.
Stress Buster Art: Watercolor Feathers
Tuesday, August 10, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a relaxing process art adventure painting feathers using watercolors. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
A Beginners Guide to Querying Agents
Tuesday, August 10, 7 p.m.
If you want to publish a novel with a major publisher, you’re probably going to need a literary agent. Author Jess Hernandez will discuss how to find and submit to literary agents.
Facts About Psoriasis
Wednesday, August 11, 11 a.m.
Join Jessica Daly, consumer health librarian with Orlando Health, as she discusses the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis. Around 7.4 million Americans have this autoimmune condition.
Tea & Conversation
Online, Virtual Room – South Creek
Saturday, August 14, 2:30 p.m.
Share your stories and have a cup of tea in this monthly celebration of everyday life. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
One Minute Film Festival
Saturday, August 14, 2:45 p.m.
Life Screenings International Short Film Festival explores what happens when a film festival and public library mash-up. Films are chosen on the basis that they show a world we love to live in.
Finding Your Writing Community
Sunday, August 15, 2 p.m.
Author Esme Symes-Smith will discuss online writing communities and how to join them, including finding critique partners, curbing your ego, and how working on other people’s books can help yours.
Qigong Summer Cooldown
Tuesday, August 17, 10:30 a.m.
Jasmine Win shows basic qigong techniques and how using them in your daily life can benefit your health. Qigong is a crucial tool in Chinese medicine which involves movement, breathing, and meditation.
Let’s Talk: Podcast Discussion Group
Tuesday, August 17, 7–8:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss monthly podcast playlists on a variety of topics. Like a book club, but for podcasts. Instead of reading a pre-selected book, listen to educative and informative podcasts. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Aging at Home – Guardian Care
Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.
Discuss aging at home with a local professional. Topics discussed will cover managing individual care at home and how to organize life affairs as you age.
Queer Characters Across Genre Fiction
Sunday, August 22, 2 p.m.
Authors MB Austin, Riley Scott, Elle E. Ire, Anne Laughlin, and Meredith Doench will discuss LGBTQIA+ characters across multiple genres in fiction.
Divorce Finances 101
Tuesday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.
Before making any financial decisions regarding your divorce, become aware of potential pitfalls and learn the smart questions you should be asking.
Managing Your Medical Care
Thursday, August 19, 12:10 p.m.
Be proactive! Kizzy Chambers with RR Care Management will teach you how to better coordinate your care team and ensure your medical needs are being addressed the way you want.