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Spring Break at the Library

Orange County Library System; Photo by Jessica Friend

Fun virtual programming for Women’s History Month and more   

The Orange County Library System is teaming up with the Orange County Regional History Center for Women’s History Month to bring you Breaking Barriers: Women’s History Spring Break, a week-long series of events focused on the contributions made by women in science and arts. From March 15–19 learn about important historical figures like Amelia Earhart, Grace Hopper, Sally Ride and more. Join in on the fun as you will learn, explore and create history through crafts and activities.   

Proclaim the luck of the Irish on March 10 and learn how to make tasty green snacks with Cuisine Corner Jr: St Patrick’s Day Snacks. Then test your luck with a shamrock science experiment and food color on March 16 during St. Paddy’s Day Science Lab. Don’t forget your green hats!   

These virtual events and more are available to you online for free with your Orange County Library card. If you have any questions about the information shared below, call 407-835-7323 or visit ocls.info for a complete listing of all library events.    

Word Fun with Dr. Seuss   
Monday, March 1, 3 p.m.   
Have fun with word games from Dr. Seuss books and learn to paint a truffula tree. Recommended for ages 6–8.   

Wonder Women
Thursday, March 4, 4 p.m.   
Marvel at the contributions of some amazing women in history with brainy trivia and brilliant activities. Recommended for ages 6-12.  

Cuisine Corner Jr: St Patrick’s Day Snacks  
Wednesday, March 10, 5 p.m.   
Learn how to make some easy treats for St Patrick’s Day. Celebrate with tasty green snacks any leprechaun would love! Recommended for ages 6-12.  

The Notorious R.B.G. & Other Powerful Women  
Monday, March 15, 4 p.m.   
It is never too early to start fighting for what you believe in. Join us in celebrating outstanding women, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in this craft filled storytime. Recommended for preschoolers.  

Self-A-STEAM with Sally Ride   
Monday, March 15, 3 p.m.   
Sally Ride is an amazing woman. Discover how she helped advance science, technology, engineering and math. Challenge some of these skills of your own. Recommended for ages 6–12.   

Make a LEGO Movie   
Monday–Wednesday, March 15–17, 6 p.m.   
Learn how to create a LEGO stop motion movie. Recommended for families with children ages 9 and up.   

Vamos a Cuba  
Tuesday, March 16, 10 a.m.   
Meet the queen of salsa, Cecilia Cruz, through an interactive bilingual storytime and learn about her journey of becoming a well-known singer in her homeland, Cuba. Recommended for ages 3-5.  

Self-A-STEAM: Amelia Earhart  
Tuesday, March 16, 3 p.m.  
Learn about Amelia Earhart, an amazing woman who made a difference in our lives! Experience how Amelia Earhart has helped advance science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 9-12  

Songwriting Workshop  
Tuesday – Thursday, March 16 – 18, 3 p.m.   
Would you like to learn how songwriters create the soundtracks to our lives? Singer/songwriter Marko Torres teaches song structure, melody creation and lyric writing in this 3 day workshop.  
Day 1 – Structure  
Day 2 – Melody & Lyrics  
Day 3 – Students work together to write a song  

St. Paddy’s Day Science Lab  
Tuesday, March 16, 4 p.m.   
Test your luck with a shamrock science experiment and food color rainbow labs. Recommended for ages 9–12.   

Self-A-STEAM: Grace Hopper  
Thursday, March 18, 3 p.m.  
If you use a computer, you can thank Grace Hopper! Find out how her contributions in the field of computer programming affect the way we use computers today. Recommended for ages 6-12.  

Self-A-STEAM: Imogen Cunningham  
Friday, March 19, 3 p.m.  
Imogen Cunningham was a famous photographer. Discover how she helped advance science, technology, engineering, art & math. Challenge some of these skills of your own. Recommended for ages 6-12.  

Homeschool Meetups: Pocahontas   
Monday, March 22, 1 p.m.   
Travel back in time to colonial America and hear the life and impact of the legendary Pocahontas. Recommended for ages 6–12.   

Every Child Ready to Read Caregiver Workshop  
Tuesday, March 23, 3 p.m.   
Learn about five early literacy practices, as well as tips, tricks and resources to help your child strengthen important pre-reading skills. Recommended for adults who care for children ages 0–5.   

Women in STEM Panel  
Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.   
Women from across the spectrum of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) share what inspired them, what they are doing now and how they got there. Recommended for ages 13 and up.   

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