SRC Programs and Events

All programs will be held in the Orange Public Library & History Center Community Room with the exception of the July 9 El Modena and  the July 10 Taft Branch Library programs listed at the bottom of the page.

Create. Compete. Mondays!

Teen volunteers present craft and game programs for 1st - 6th graders.

Mondays from 2 pm - 3 pm at the Orange Public Library & History Center

June 25 - Out of Africa - Create your own African Maasai necklace and test your balancing skills in an ostrich egg race.

July 9 - Chinese Express - Construct and decorate your won paper lantern. Next, you'll be challenged in a distance throwing contest.

July 16 - Fire Off the Rockets - Build paper rocket ships and see whose rocket can fly the furthest.

July 23 - Ice Cream Carnival - It's a party. Face painting, carnival games, and sundae bar.

Tuesday Special Programs

Fun, free summer programs for all ages. Arrive early as seating is limited. Sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation.

Tuesdays from 2 pm - 2:50 pm at the Orange Public Library & History Center

June 19 - Wild Wonders’ Out of Africa! - Join us for an interactive safari from the savannas to the rainforest of Africa to learn about the wildlife and cultures throughout the continent..

June 26 - Luce Puppet Co.’s Splashy Sea Saga of Sailor Sam - Sail the Seven Seas with Sailor Sam and his little pal Salty as they search for adventure, treasure, and … a boat that won’t sink! Pull up anchor and come ride the wild waves with our unlikely heroes.

July 10 - Bilingual Family Concert with Nathalia - Nathalia’s acoustic performance is a musical concert engaging families in a fun multi-cultural educational experience exposing children to a variety of music styles. Audience participation using props and musical instruments.

July 17 - Michael Rayner’s Found Object Juggling Show - Michael Rayner’s show combines uproarious stand up and hilarious tricks such as balancing a wheelbarrow on his chin and spinning a cheeseburger on a parasol!

Friday Fun Craft

We bring the craft supplies, you bring the fun! Let your creativity run wild and build projects with teen volunteers.

Fridays, June 29, July 13 and 27
2 pm - 4 pm


Ruff Readers

A special 6-week program, presented by Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc., gives children the opportunity to read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Dogs are great listeners and will enjoy any story, read at any pace. For all ages.

Wednesdays, June 20 and 27, July 11, 18, and 25
2 pm - 3 pm

Family Film Festival

Bring a blanket and enjoy popular children's films in our air-conditioned community room. Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Orange Public Library Foundation.
Thursdays from 2 pm - 4 pm

June 21 - Cars 3 (G)
June 28 - Coco (G)
July 12 - My Little Pony: The Movie (PG)
July 19 - The Incredibles (PG)
July 26 - Wonder (PG)

El Modena Branch Library

380 S. Hewes St.
Orange, CA 92869  (714) 288-2450

Monday, July 9    10:30 - 11:15 am
Dennis Forel's Balloonacy (children and their families)
Join Dennis as he twists and turns balloons into delightful animal characters with interactive, comedic stories.

Taft Branch Library

740 E. Taft Ave.
Orange, CA 92865  (714) 288-2430

Tuesday, July 10   10:30 am - 11:15 am
Miss Tracey (children and their families)
Captivating storyteller Miss Tracey is sure to delight with her silly and engaging storytelling ability.