Summary of Orange County Library System Events in November 2022

The Orange County Library System (Facebook | Website) has unveiled its event lineup for the month of November 2022.

This post uses copy directly from a press release.

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich histories and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America. Orange County Library System will feature programs and events that showcase and appreciate the culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Explore animal totem symbolism, learn about Navajo Code Talkers, or take part in a monthly reading challenge featuring Indigenous authors. For more information on Native American Heritage Month events at the library, visit ocls.info/nativeamericanheritagemonth.

As the holidays approach, OCLS is also offering a host of cooking classes for all ages and skill levels that are sure to leave guests grateful. With plant-based stuffing recipes, gluten-free holiday baked goods, turkey-shaped treat bags, and air fryer tips and tricks, there’s something for every palate at the library. Visit ocls.info/kitchencorner for a complete list of all Cuisine Corner events.

On November 1, the Orlando Public Library will host a Veterans Day Family Celebration offering families the chance to meet a veteran for questions and crafts. The event will also take place at branches in Fairview Shores, Windermere and Southwest over the coming weeks. For more information, visit ocls.info/classes-events?search_api_views_fulltext=veteran%27s%20day&sort_by=timestamp.

Registration is strongly recommended for all in-person events due to limited capacity. If you have any questions about the information shared below, call 407-835-7323. Visit us online at ocls.info to register or to view a full list of virtual and in-person library events.

YOUTH EVENTS

Tuesday on the table

Orlando Public Library, Club Central – Tuesdays, November 1 to 29, 3 p.m.

Compete and test your wits against your fellow teens with a variety of strategy, card and multiplayer board games. The challenge awaits both beginners and expert players.

S is for scarecrow

Orange North branch – Thursday, November 3, 11 a.m.
Alafaya branch – Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m.
Fairview Shores Branch – Thursday 17 November, 4-5.30 p.m.

It’s harvest time! We’ve put together a bountiful mix of stories, songs and activities to celebrate the season.

Florida natives

Eatonville Branch – Monday, November 7, 3:45 p.m.

Experience a day in the life of Florida’s first inhabitants and learn about their history and culture through engaging hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 8-12.

brain training games

Fairview Shores Branch – Mondays from November 7 to 28, 4:30 p.m.

Use your critical thinking and creativity to participate in STEM-based experiences and games.

Virtual – Resources for children with dyslexia

Virtual – Wednesday, November 9, 11 a.m.

Join Jessica Daly to learn more about dyslexia and where you can find free, reliable information to better equip and support your child on their educational journey.
This is a virtual event. For more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/6996032.

Appreciation stations

South Creek Branch – Thursday, November 10, 4:30 p.m.
Winter Garden branch – Wednesday, November 16, 3:30 p.m.
Hiawassee Branch – Thursday, November 17, 4:30 p.m.
Washington Park Branch – Wednesday, November 23, 4 p.m.
West Oaks Branch – Wednesday, November 23, 4 p.m.

Show your appreciation for family, friends, teachers, your community, and anything else you might be grateful for with cute craft and activity stations!

Code Talkers

Southeast branch – Saturday, November 12, 10:30 a.m.
Eatonville Branch – Monday, November 21, 3:45 p.m.
West Oaks Branch – Wednesday, November 30, 4 p.m.

Learn to make and break codes while exploring the fascinating history of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.

Little Chef: Turkey Popcorn Treat Bags

Orange North Branch – Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m.
Orlando Public Library – Wednesday, November 16, 11 a.m.
South Creek Branch – Wednesday, November 23, 10:30 a.m.

Sort the colors and play with the food to make a pretty little turkey that is both festive and gourmet! Adult participation is required for this event.

Baby’s First Autumn Festival

Alafaya branch – Wednesday, November 16, 10 a.m.
Southwest branch – Monday, November 21, 10:30 a.m.

The air is crisp, the apples are ripe, an autumn harvest sounds wonderful! Bring your little one and catch up with friends for baby storytime and fall fun.

Virtual – Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Lincoln shares the story of how our national and annual observance of Thanksgiving was established during his presidency. Recommended from 6 years old.
This is a virtual event. For more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/7086900.

GENERAL EVENTS

Virtual – Author Interview with Lisa Napoli – The Extraordinary Story of NPR’s Founding Mothers

Wednesday, November 2, 4 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with highly acclaimed writer, journalist, host and speaker Lisa Napoli as she discusses the four women whose voices have defined NPR. This is a virtual event. For more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/7022722.

Music at the library: El Mariachi show

Orlando Public Library, Central Library – Saturday, November 5, 4-5 p.m.

Listen to the unique sounds of El Mariachi Show as they take you on a musical journey through select Latin countries. The performance will include countries from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Cuba, etc.

Virtual – The True Story of Smoky the War Dog

Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m.

Found by accident in the jungles of New Guinea during World War II, this brave dog was later chosen as the number one mascot of the South Pacific, the world’s first registered official therapy dog. This is a virtual event. For more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/6989626.

Nature Walk Book Club

Southwest branch – Monday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the Southwest Branch for a walk in a local park followed by a discussion about world of wonders by Aimée Nezhukumatathil. Exercise your mind and body! Recommended for ages 18 and up. Registration required.

Virtual – Vegan Prank With Hungry Pants

Monday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.

Alex and Joey from Hungry Pants are back to share their family vegan stuffing recipe! Bring this delicious dish to your table and have something for everyone this Thanksgiving. This is a virtual event. For more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/7204477.

Virtual – Air Fryer Holiday Recipes

Wednesday, November 16, 6 p.m.

Use your air fryer to make vacations easier. Yamira Lee Johnson, Executive Chef and Founder of Breaking Bread with Mira, will show us how to make tasty air fryer recipes. This is a virtual event. For more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/7034929.

Affordability of Older Life – Smarter Senior Seminar Series

Chickasaw Branch – Friday, November 18, 10:30 a.m.

Representatives from Advocates & Guardians for the Elderly & Disabled (AGED, Inc) will discuss the Donut Hole and dig deeper into Medicare/Medicaid.

Music at the library: Duo Beaux Arts

Orlando Public Library, Central Library – Saturday, November 19, 2 p.m.

Classical pianists Dr. Catherine Lan and Professor Tao Lin will present a piano recital. Dr. Lan and Prof. Lin have toured nationally and internationally as recitalists.

Virtual – Write and Sell Graphic Novels

Monday, November 21, 7 p.m.

Graphic novels represent a growing segment of the book market. Author George Jreije, Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria, will discuss the basics of writing and selling a graphic novel as a writer. This is a virtual event. For more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/7149962.

Crocheting Amigurumi Pumpkin Pies

Orlando Public Library – Saturday November 26, 2-4 p.m.
Virtual – Thursday November 3, 6-7.30 p.m.

Crochet cute amigurumi plush toys. Learn the basics of amigurumi, including crocheting 3D shapes in the round and embroidering facial features.