Join us for FREE events and programs funded by generous donations!
January 21 – May 20
3rd Saturday of the Month (January – May)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Orange Public Library & History Center Community Room
407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
Our FREE and exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts,
and Math series just for teens and tweens, grades 6-12
WIN A LAPTOP!
Receive a ticket at each workshop attended for a chance to win a laptop in May.
How do you program E-bots and snap circuits?
Find out from our competition robotics team!
Presented by BSA Venturing Crew 1701/ FRC Robotics Team 4322
The Secrets of DNA: Genetics and Gene Expression
How do siblings look so different? DNA!!!! Investigate the secrets of DNA and what it does through a series of experiments that look at how the same DNA can lead to different traits and diseases.
Presented by Dr. Jeremy Hsu, Assistant Professor of Biology Education Research, Chapman University (also a researcher, scientist, cellist, basketball enthusiast)
Native Plant Field Journal Class
Follow in the footsteps of John Muir, Beatrix Potter, and Theodore Payne and create your own native plant field notebook to use as your ultimate reference guide for plant and wildlife identification while hiking your favorite nature trail.
Presented by Joel Robinson, Professional Naturalist, Director of Naturalist for You
The Curious Behavior of Light
How does light interact with matter? Use everyday examples,including polarized sunglasses, color changing LEDs, telescopes, rainbows, and photovoltaics (solar panels) to find out.
Presented by Dr. Jerry LaRue, Professor, Chapman University — Schmid College of Science and Technology
Have you ever wondered how some of your favorite animated characters are brought to life? Join us to learn the ins and outs of animation and have the opportunity create your own animation piece.
Presented by Mia Andrea, Previz Animator
For additional additional information contact the OPLF at 714-288-2468 or
Getting Ready to Grow — Free Seeds at OPL
Seeds are available to all interested gardeners during regular library hours. The library is simple to use; sign up for a membership, choose your seeds, take them home and plant! At the end of your growing season, if you harvest seeds, bring some back to the library to share for next year's planting season.
The Orange Seed Lending Library now has two locations — one is on the 2nd floor of the Orange Public Library & History Center, and the second is located in the El Modena Branch Library.