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Family Focus: Create a Holiday Greeting Card (Ages 6-100)

2018-10-31 16:00:00 2018-10-31 17:00:00 America/New_York Family Focus: Create a Holiday Greeting Card (Ages 6-100) Custom design your greeting cards with graphics and text. Become familiar with the Publisher environment, explore pre-defined templates and formatting options. Southwest Branch

Wednesday, October 31
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-31 16:00:00 2018-10-31 17:00:00 America/New_York Family Focus: Create a Holiday Greeting Card (Ages 6-100) Custom design your greeting cards with graphics and text. Become familiar with the Publisher environment, explore pre-defined templates and formatting options. Southwest Branch

Southwest Branch

Technology Classroom

Custom design your greeting cards with graphics and text. Become familiar with the Publisher environment, explore pre-defined templates and formatting options.

TAGS: | Basic Tech Skills |

Southwest Branch

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Dec 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 20 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 23 Closed

About the branch

The Southwest Branch opened on March 21, 1989 in a beautiful Mediterranean style building designed by Schweizer and Associates Architecture Firm, who also designed the Orlando Public Library. Serving the Dr. Phillips and Metrowest communities, Southwest is near International Drive and the attractions. Southwest is a popular place for local adults, children, students and tourists.

Read the Southwest blog often for more information on upcoming programs for children and adults, book news and book club discussions, technology classes, art exhibits, new library materials, and more. Email us your suggestions or questions; or post a comment. Let us hear from you!

Upcoming events

Technology Classroom
Wed, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Wed, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child learn by playing as we weave early literacy practices into fun interactive stories, songs, rhythm and dance. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Dec 19, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Wed, Dec 19, 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Using rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more, we will be interacting together to help develop important pre-literacy skills in our littlest ones! Recommended for babies.

Wed, Dec 19, 1:15pm - 1:30pm
A Spanish immersion Mother Goose on the Loose with interactive songs, rhymes and activities to grow your baby's early literacy and Spanish skills! Recommended for babies.

Wed, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Even though it’s not very cold, it really is winter! Join us for winter themed stories and crafts to get into the spirit of colder weather. Recommended for upper and lower elementary.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Build your skills towards becoming a Microsoft Office expert.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Calculate your data with formulas and functions. Use the Function Library to find the best fit for your project. Insert financial, logical, lookup, math and text functions.

Thu, Dec 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Dec 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Thu, Dec 20, 10:45am - 11:10am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Thu, Dec 20, 11:15am - 11:40am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Thu, Dec 20, 11:45am - 12:00pm
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Dec 20, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

Thu, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable. Also, generate financial reports for your company. Recommended Audience: Adult

Thu, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Socialize with other fiber artists in a relaxed environment. Bring both your current work in progress and recently finished work to share with the group.

Fri, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Create your own sweet treat to eat or give to a loved one at our annual cookie decorating event. Recommended for toddler, preschoolers and lower elementary.

Reading Area
Fri, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience the health benefits and rejuvenation of yoga-based stretches and relaxation exercises. A great way to stretch your body and mind!

Technology Classroom
Fri, Dec 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to create relationship among tables and manipulate data with queries in a database.

Sat, Dec 22, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Join us for a de-stressing holiday art adventure creating a yarn painting.

Technology Classroom
Sat, Dec 22, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Add to your project possibilities by crocheting in the round! Crocheting in the round allows you to easily crochet circular objects such as coasters, hats, decorative bowls and ornaments.

Technology Classroom
Sat, Dec 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.

Wed, Dec 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Dec 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Would you like to know how to load your gadget with free media? Let us help! Learn how to search, check out and download eBooks and audiobooks using the library?s digital collection.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Dec 26, 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Build simple robots that reacts to light, sound and movement. Learn how power, sensors and output devices can be compared to the human senses and actions. (tic101)

Thu, Dec 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Thu, Dec 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Dec 27, 10:45am - 11:10am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Thu, Dec 27, 11:15am - 11:40am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Thu, Dec 27, 11:45am - 12:00pm
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Dec 27, 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Tell your stories and adventures on the screen! Set the scene with dozens of cool 3D backgrounds and add animated characters and objects, each with its own unique story to tell.

Thu, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Create professional reports. Unify formatting with Themes and shading, organize topics with titles and headers, and distribute the finished document through printing and sharing options.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Dec 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to add new employees, enter timesheets, setup employee benefits, setup payroll items, pay employees, process payroll forms, and process payroll reports in QuickBooks.

Thu, Dec 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Socialize with other fiber artists in a relaxed environment. Bring both your current work in progress and recently finished work to share with the group.

Reading Area
Fri, Dec 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience the health benefits and rejuvenation of yoga-based stretches and relaxation exercises. A great way to stretch your body and mind!

Fri, Dec 28, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Join us for our very own children's version of New Year's Eve. Recommended for children of all ages.

Technology Classroom
Fri, Dec 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to create and customize forms and reports using data from tables and queries! You will also add a navigation menu using the Switchboard Manager.

Wed, Jan 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Help your child with their motor development skills in this interactive bubble class. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Build and program Lego projects with a simple to use computer interface in this camp. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life. (tic101)

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Build and program Lego projects with a simple to use computer interface in this camp. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life. (tic101)

Wed, Jan 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Create art in the style of famous artists! A different artist will be featured each month. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Thu, Jan 03, 10:15am - 10:40am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Designed especially for preschoolers, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Thu, Jan 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jan 03, 10:45am - 11:10am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Designed especially for toddlers.

Thu, Jan 03, 11:15am - 11:40am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Thu, Jan 03, 11:45am - 12:00pm
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Designed especially for babies.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 03, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Have fun and learn the basics of hand sewing. Thread a needle, create a knot and follow a simple hand drawn pattern.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 03, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Whether you're a new or experienced Windows user, discover the ins and outs of the latest update of this popular operating system.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn basic tips on how to maintain your computer system using various system tools and how to secure your system from viruses and spyware.

Fri, Jan 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
This eight-part series readies preschool children to excel in kindergarten through creative play, cooperative learning and activities that stimulate the imagination! Ages 4-5.

Reading Area
Fri, Jan 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience the health benefits and rejuvenation of yoga-based stretches and relaxation exercises. A great way to stretch your body and mind!

Technology Classroom
Fri, Jan 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates, formatting options and adding business information.

Technology Classroom
Fri, Jan 04, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to customize your publications. Recommended Audience: Adult

Technology Classroom
Sat, Jan 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn how to apply best practices and techniques to successfully convert a Microsoft Word manuscript into an eBook.

Sat, Jan 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ESOL Conversational English workshop at Southwest Library.

Technology Classroom
Sat, Jan 05, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Become familiar with the online genealogy databases and other resources available at the library that can help you learn how to start or grow your family tree.

Mon, Jan 07, 10:30am - 11:15am
Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate art experiences. Recommended for toddlers.

Mon, Jan 07, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join us in knitting a mittens garland for display in our Knitted Winter Wonderland. Practice working with double pointed needles and learning how to create an i-cord.

Mon, Jan 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for math, science, history, art and literature-based learning to support your homeschool curriculum. Recommended for upper elementary.

Technology Classroom
Mon, Jan 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Collect the data you need with a fun and customizable Google Form! Google Forms is an easy to use tool for creating surveys, event invites, questionnaires, and much more.

Mon, Jan 07, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Using rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more, we will be interacting together to help develop important pre-literacy skills in our littlest ones! Recommended for babies.

Mon, Jan 07, 5:15pm - 5:30pm
A Spanish immersion Mother Goose on the Loose with interactive songs, rhymes and activities to grow your baby's early literacy and Spanish skills! Recommended for babies.

Technology Classroom
Tue, Jan 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Technology Classroom
Tue, Jan 08, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Tue, Jan 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Tue, Jan 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Get together with other teens to talk about school and other issues while participating in fun activities to help you relax, de-stress, learn new life skills and become a better you.

Wed, Jan 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Calling all little yogis and wiggleworms! Join us for a special movement storytime focusing on motor development that is filled with stories, songs and fun! Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Reading Area
Wed, Jan 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Senior experts will provide information and education on how to take steps towards creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Registration Recommended. Click for more information. Register

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 09, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Wed, Jan 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Become a part of the fiber arts trend! From visual art to wearable art, a different experience awaits you each month. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Let's Huff and Puff and make storytelling more exciting! Use PowerPoint to animate The Three Little Pigs as an interactive story.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Start crocheting today! Create a unique coaster in your choice of color. Learn to chain, single crochet and how to fasten off your work. No experience necessary.

Thu, Jan 10, 10:15am - 10:40am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Designed especially for preschoolers, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Thu, Jan 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jan 10, 10:45am - 11:10am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Designed especially for toddlers.

Thu, Jan 10, 11:15am - 11:40am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Thu, Jan 10, 11:45am - 12:00pm
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Designed especially for babies.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 10, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Get up and running with computers. Learn how to navigate the computer desktop and how to perform various techniques in manipulating windows using basic mouse and keyboard techniques.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 10, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 10, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.

Fri, Jan 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
This eight-part series readies preschool children to excel in kindergarten through creative play, cooperative learning and activities that stimulate the imagination! Ages 4-5.

Reading Area
Fri, Jan 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience the health benefits and rejuvenation of yoga-based stretches and relaxation exercises. A great way to stretch your body and mind!

Technology Classroom
Fri, Jan 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.

Technology Classroom
Fri, Jan 11, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles. Recommended Audience: Adult

Technology Classroom
Sat, Jan 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn about planning and designing your web site. Learn about web tools, hosting, web standards and technologies to help you reach your target audience. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sat, Jan 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ESOL Conversational English workshop at Southwest Library.

Technology Classroom
Sat, Jan 12, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Learn how to create an easy to use website where you can publish your thoughts, comments or pictures so you can share with family and friends.

Mon, Jan 14, 10:30am - 11:15am
Toddlers use unstructured play to advance their physical and cognitive development and to have FUN! Recommended for toddlers.

Technology Classroom
Mon, Jan 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hand knitted market bags are a great for carrying light groceries or great books. Knit in a relaxed, social environment. Ready to try something new?

Mon, Jan 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for hands-on learning to support your homeschool curriculum in the areas of science, math, history, art and literature. recommended for lower elementary.

Technology Classroom
Mon, Jan 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Learn how to build your own website. Start with WordPress, which offers lots of options for skinning your site the way you want it.

Mon, Jan 14, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Using rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more, we will be interacting together to help develop important pre-literacy skills in our littlest ones! Recommended for babies.

Mon, Jan 14, 5:15pm - 5:30pm
A Spanish immersion Mother Goose on the Loose with interactive songs, rhymes and activities to grow your baby's early literacy and Spanish skills! Recommended for babies.

Technology Classroom
Tue, Jan 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Technology Classroom
Tue, Jan 15, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations.

Tue, Jan 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
English from Zero classes are designed for beginning English learners. Each workshop has a specific target topic. See calendar for more information.

Tue, Jan 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Get together with other teens to talk about school and other issues while participating in fun activities to help you relax, de-stress, learn new life skills and become a better you.

Tue, Jan 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come meet artist Lynda Kusuma; see her exhibit, The Printer's Journey; and watch her demonstrate how she creates her art. 

Wed, Jan 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Southwest Library for a casual walk followed by a lively discussion of the book Fox 8: A Story by George Saunders.

Wed, Jan 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Introduce relaxation to your little one! Although it may not be a quiet event, you will enjoy a calming time with soothing activities and stations. Recommended for toddlers.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 16, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.

Wed, Jan 16, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Orange County Property Appraiser 2018 Exemption Satellite Office. For more information on what documents to bring with you, call the property appraiser's Customer Service line at 407-836-5044.

Wed, Jan 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Explore the world of tinkering and learn things you never knew you never knew! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
There's only one thing cooler than using a computer program and that is creating one. Explore the world of computer programming in a friendly development environment that is easy to master.

Technology Classroom
Wed, Jan 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Add new stitches to your repertoire! The double and half double crochet stitches are great for blankets, hats, scarves and sweaters. Create a mug rug using these two new stitches.

Thu, Jan 17, 10:15am - 10:40am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Designed especially for preschoolers, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Thu, Jan 17, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Drop-in before and after storytime to create a make-and-take craft. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jan 17, 10:45am - 11:10am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group. Designed especially for toddlers.

Thu, Jan 17, 11:15am - 11:40am
The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Thu, Jan 17, 11:45am - 12:00pm
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Designed especially for babies.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word.

Thu, Jan 17, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Orange County Property Appraiser 2018 Exemption Satellite Office. For more information on what documents to bring with you, call the property appraiser's Customer Service line at 407-836-5044.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 17, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 17, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

Technology Classroom
Thu, Jan 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Create professional reports. Unify formatting with Themes and shading, organize topics with titles and headers, and distribute the finished document through printing and sharing options.

Fri, Jan 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
This eight-part series readies preschool children to excel in kindergarten through creative play, cooperative learning and activities that stimulate the imagination! Ages 4-5.

Reading Area
Fri, Jan 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Experience the health benefits and rejuvenation of yoga-based stretches and relaxation exercises. A great way to stretch your body and mind!

Technology Classroom
Fri, Jan 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Practice calculating data with basic functions in Excel. A technology trainer will be available to guide you with additional exercises during this session.

Technology Classroom
Fri, Jan 18, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Practice calculating data with COUNT functions, use absolute and relative references and format workbooks using Microsoft Excel 2016.