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Maitland Public Library regularly hosts a wide variety of limited-run classes and events, including educational seminars, language workshops, craft classes, and even movie nights!  Everyone is welcome. All events and classes are FREE, although some require registration. Check here for listings and availability, or sign up for our monthly NEWSLETTER! We welcome your feedback and encourage you to share your program experience HERE!

    • Summer Movie Series – Fridays @ 1 pm, June 9-July 28. This summer, we’re bringing you some of our staff’s favorite movies ever! Whether you’re into retro films, musicals, space movies, comedy, or fantasy- we’ve got you covered! Free popcorn! Click HERE for movie schedule.
    • English Language Speech Improvement: Sundays, 1-3pm. July 16- October 15. Class will not meet September 3 or September 10. Dr. Suh leads this class designed to improve enunciation and pronunciation. It is recommended that guests understand basic English. Please call 407-647-7700 to register. Meets in the Conference Room
    • Mixed Media Hoop Art: Tuesday, July 18, 6 pm. Join us for some non-traditional approaches to hoop embroidery. We will be experimenting with embroidery floss, fabric, and paint on our hoops. Basic patterns provided, but are not necessary for this mixed media, inventive class. Bring your imagination, and be prepared to try something new. Materials provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite floss or fabric if desired. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please sign up HERE or call 407-647-7700.

    • Tiny House Living: July 27 @ 7 pm. Join  CJ Jackson, Ph.D. CHH, for this special “Art of Minimalism” series and learn the ups and downs of tiny house life. Includes a tour of CJ’s own school-bus-turned-tiny house!
    • DJ Towle: “Just This One”: August 2, 3 pmMaitland’s own DJ Towle, World Traveler-Memoirist-Journalist-Storyteller, joins us once again. She will share stories of people she has met at home and abroad. Her heroes are ordinary people who are aware they can’t help everyone or save everything. They become extraordinary by devoting time and effort to “Just This One.”
    • Vietnamese Cooking with Ha Roda: Sunday, August 20, 3 pm. Join Pho Queen Ha Roda for Chả Giò, or Vietnamese Egg Rolls. Please Register HERE or call 407-647-7700. Please arrive on time.
    • Solar Eclipse Information Event: August 16, 7pm. Michael McConville of the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium visits for a very special presentation about the upcoming North American total solar eclipse. Learn about solar eclipses, and what to expect in our area. Free eclipse glasses- 2 per family, while supplies last. This event is for adults and seniors. A seperate information event for children will be held after Storytime on August 15, 11am.
    • Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! – August 21st, 2017! Come to the library at 12 noon to receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses*, enjoy some snacks, and play some planetary games and crafts! After a quick safety presentation, we will head across the street to Quinn Strong Park to view the beginning of the solar eclipse scheduled for our area at 1:19pm. In the event of rain, the library will live-stream the eclipse coverage in our Community Room. * Limit 2 per family, while supplies last *
    • Paranormal Investigations 102: A Deeper Dive into the Paranormal– October 29, 3:30pm. Join TnT Paranormal Investigators as they discuss methods used to find answers and investigate evidence of any alleged cases of paranormal or unexplained activity. The discussion will include methods for gathering data during an investigation, how the data is reviewed to determine if any paranormal evidence was captured, or if these experiences are natural/environmental, man-made, or indeed paranormal. Q & A at end.