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

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As the year begins to wind down and the weather gets cold, the library is offering virtual winter events that you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Learn to make delicious holiday foods from around the world, create holiday gift tags and ornaments and take a moment to get organized for a stress-free holiday. You can find all these and more winter events by visiting

We will also be joined by special guests including Grammy Award-winning children’s musician Joanie Leeds, children’s author Theanne Griffith and a live recording of the Vulgar Geniuses Podcast as they interview New York Times bestselling Robert Jones Jr.

School may be out, but learning and creating are always in. Spend your winter break learning new skills with the library, from designing your own LEGO creations to starting a new language, to fun crafts and games. For winter school break schedules visit 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 for a complete listing of all library events.

Personalize Holiday Gifts Using Calligraphy
Friday, December 3, 11 a.m.

Expand your calligraphy skills with Lynda Chandler, calligraphy instructor, as she teaches you how to create and personalize simple holiday gift tags and ornaments.

Rock The Wrap: Headwrap Styling Workshop
Saturday, December 4, 11 a.m.

This educational and interactive experience provides step-by-step instruction on headwrap styling techniques. Learn about the significance and history of head wrapping.

Children’s Musician Joanie Leeds
Saturday, December 4, 6 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning musician Joanie Leeds is sure to bring the holiday cheer with familiar upbeat, interactive winter tunes of merriment and joy.

Plan Your Way To a Stress-Free Holiday!
Tuesday, December 7, 11 a.m.

Join Jane Cole, a Certified Professional Organizer, as she gives you tips and hints for organizing your holiday décor, preparing the kids for the holidays, gift-giving, and prepping for the new year!

Vulgar Geniuses Podcast with Robert Jones Jr.
Wednesday, December 8, 8 p.m.

Learn about National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Jones Jr. and his novel The Prophets by attending a live recording of the Vulgar Geniuses podcast season finale.

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club End of Book Party
Sunshine State Author Series Q&A: Theanne Griffith
Thursday, December 9, 4 p.m.

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy’s Book Club to celebrate the completion of the book The Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith. There will be a live Q&A with the author. Recommended for ages 8–12.

Cuisine Corner: Holidays in Vietnam
Friday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.

Ha Roda explains the most popularly celebrated holidays in Vietnam, explaining their history and significance. Then cook along with her as she shares her recipe for mung bean cakes.

Cuisine Corner: Pasteles
Wednesday, December 15, 6 p.m.

A traditional Puerto Rican dish, pasteles are a favorite food to enjoy around the holidays. Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira, will show us how to make them.

Genealogy Conversations at the Holiday Table
Tuesday, December 21, 1 p.m.

The holidays are the perfect time to jumpstart your genealogy and family tree research. Learn how to discover information while you are sitting around the table with family members.

Happy Noon Year
Wednesday, December 29, 11 a.m.
Thursday, December 30, 11:15 a.m.

Make some noise and ring in the noon year with your little ones! Join us for fun and games with an exciting countdown at noon. Recommended for ages 3–5.

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