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AAHGS: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

2017-10-14 10:00:00 2017-10-14 12:00:00 America/New_York AAHGS: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Members of the Central Florida Chapter of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) shares information of African American History, Heritage and Genealogy. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Saturday, October 14
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2017-10-14 10:00:00 2017-10-14 12:00:00 America/Chicago AAHGS: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Members of the Central Florida Chapter of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) shares information of African American History, Heritage and Genealogy. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

West Oaks - Technology Classroom

Members of the Central Florida Chapter of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) shares information of African American History, Heritage and Genealogy.

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Oct 16 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 22 1:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

LYNX Bus Link 125 Silver Star Rd.
LYNX Bus Link 27 Ocoee / Winter Garden

The construction of the West Oaks Branch was funded by the Library System and a Florida Library Construction Grant.

Genealogy Center Blog

Learn about the Genealogy Collection!

Upcoming events

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Create stunning interactive reports for presentations and analysis. Use Power View Reports to insert data tables, charts and maps onto a seamless canvas. Switch visualizations, filter and summarize data to create reports for interactive viewing.
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West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 17, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting .Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding. Recommended Audience: Adult
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West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn how to build your own website. Start with WordPress, which offers lots of options for skinning your site the way you want it. Recommended Audience: Adult
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Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Oct 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Scared of the dark? Dont worry! We will have the lights on while reading slightly scary stories and creating creepy crafts. Ages 6-12.
Registration is now closed

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Oct 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates and formatting options. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Oct 18, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to customize your publications. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Oct 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to trace your family history? Learn tips and tricks on how to find information by exploring the HeritageQuest Online database offered free at the library.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Oct 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Come learn how to develop a research plan for your family history research that that wont leave you feeling exhausted.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Oct 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us as we explore the key learning points from three new books in the Genealogy Center book collection.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Oct 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn how to create an easy to use website where you can publish your thoughts, comments or pictures so you can share with family and friends. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Oct 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
How can I control what content I see and who sees my posts? What's the difference between a News Feed and a Timeline? All of these questions and more will be answered in this beginner's Facebook class. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level 1 Recommended Audience: Adults

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eek a spider! Dont be scared. Join us for not-so-creepy, crawly crafts and stories about our eight-legged friends. Ages 2-4.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Come on a coding adventure! Join the Foos to solve problems using visual code. Walk, jump and build your way to the finish.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Confused about the Health Insurance Marketplace? Certified Navigators are offering information sessions to help individuals and families gain a better understanding about the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information please visit coveringcfl.net or call 1-877-564-5031.

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Oct 20, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Make lace work a cinch! The triple and double triple crochet stitches are great for lace scarves, shawls and sweaters. Create a lace bookmark using these two new stitches. Students have the option of bringing in materials for class. If you elect to provide your own materials, please provide approximately 20 yards (0.35 ounces) of worsted (medium/size 4) weight yarn and size US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook.
This event is full

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Start crocheting today! Students have the option of bringing in materials for class. If you elect to provide your own materials, please provide approximately 20 yards (0.35 ounces) of worsted (medium/size 4) weight yarn and size US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Oct 21, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join in the savings! Become a savvy saver by sharing coupons and savings tips at this monthly meeting.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Oct 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Oct 23, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months to 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Oct 23, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for infants from birth to 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Oct 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Oct 23, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you?re looking for. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join the TnT Paranormal team, as they discuss the methods used to find answers and investigate evidence of any alleged cases of paranormal or unexplained activity. They will also discuss 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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Why should kids have all the fun? Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime. Be sure to check out your local branch for unique event details. For more information, please visit ocls.info/grownupstorytime. , This event will feature: Story Tours: England, A Magical Mystery Its a bit of all right to enjoy a regal tour of English tales filled with magic and mystery. There will be time for a proper courtsey and a lovely changing of the guards before were through. Alls well that ends well.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Oct 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
From poisonous frogs to parasitic worms, learn about the 100 most feared creatures on the planet. Trivia, activities and crafts will inform you about some of the creepiest creatures we've ever known. Ages 812.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Oct 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Oct 25, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Format workbooks with frozen panes, headers and themes. Customize worksheets with sheet names, color coding and hidden sheets. Print your data for perfect reports and presentations. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Oct 25, 12:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 25 October 2016, 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register for your half hour personal genealogy consultation!

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Oct 25, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn about the basics of using an Android based smartphone. Including topics such as navigation, messaging, display & sound settings, notifications/pull-down bar, calls & contacts features, and apps & Google Play Store.The lab is BYOD (bring your own device)-patrons are encouraged to bring their own device to practice with. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Oct 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to trace your family history? Learn tips and tricks on how to find information by exploring the Ancestry Library Edition database offered free at the library.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Oct 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Oct 26, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Did you know that monsters love to read? Join us for not-so-scary stories and crafts featuring our favorite monsters. Ages 3-5.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Who knew Microsoft Word could be so much fun!? Design a personalized sign for your room! Learn how to properly use the mouse to move pictures using drag and drop, and use the keyboard to type. Also, get a sneak peek at Google Docs!

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Oct 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Professionals from Fifth Third Bank will share tips on how to boost your credit score. Join us for some valuable financial information.

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Oct 27, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Add to your project possibilities by crocheting in the round! Crocheting in the round allows you to easily crochet circular objects such as coasters, hats, decorative bowls, ornaments and table place mats. Create a simple circular coaster using single and double crochet stitches. Students have the option of bringing in materials for class. If you elect to provide your own materials, please provide approximately 20 yards (0.35 ounces) of worsted (medium/size 4) weight yarn and size US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook.
This event is full

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Start crocheting today! Students have the option of bringing in materials for class. If you elect to provide your own materials, please provide approximately 20 yards (0.35 ounces) of worsted (medium/size 4) weight yarn and size US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook.

West Oaks - Children's Area
Sat, Oct 28, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sign up to practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a lovable, furry listener. Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified therapy dogs.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Oct 28, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The arm bone is connected to the what bone? Make skeleton crafts, shake your bones and learn a little about what holds us all together. No bones about it, you'll have a great time! Ages 6-12.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sun, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whether you're a new or experienced Windows user, discover the ins and outs of the latest update of this popular operating system. Customize the Start menu, configure settings, create and manage multiple desktops and annotate the Web with Microsoft Edge, the new Windows Internet Browser.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sun, Oct 29, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Learn how to edit and arrange video clips, add titles and transitions, and export an iMovie project. Recommended Audience: Adult (maclab)

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Oct 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Oct 30, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months to 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Oct 30, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for infants from birth to 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Oct 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Create a free e-mail account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area. You will also become familiar with commonly used terms and features, and options for using e-mail safely. Please note: E-mail service providers require a mobile phone number for account verification.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Oct 30, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Learn how to compose and send e-mail messages with attachments. Become familiar with replying and forwarding messages. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab. Please note: Software questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 31, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment. Become familiar with Mac applications. Recommended Audience: Adult (maclab)

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to organize the photo library, edit photos, and create photo slideshows, photo books, greeting cards and calendars. Recommended Audience: Adult (maclab)

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Oct 31, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Whether you're a new or experienced Windows user, discover the ins and outs of the latest update of this popular operating system. Customize the Start menu, configure settings, create and manage multiple desktops and annotate the Web with Microsoft Edge, the new Windows Internet Browser.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Oct 31, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join us for a ghoulish good time with creepy crafts, spooky stories, and more! Ages 3-12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
This eight-part series readies preschool children to excel in kindergarten through creative play, cooperative learning and activities that stimulate the imagination! Ages 4 - 5.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spend an evening analyzing your DNA test results.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
So you want to learn more about your family's history but don't know where to begin?

West Oaks - Children's Area
Thu, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Delight in the antics of our favorite pig with stories and activities for every preschooler. Ages 3-5.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bring your plants, get your soil pH tested, and ask questions! Master Gardener Volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer your gardening questions and to assess any plant issues.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 06, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months to 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 06, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for infants from birth to 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exercise your way to fitness in this introduction to Pilates class. You will learn simple moves that will work your muscles, help alignment, and encourage flexibility. Comfortable exercise or loose fitting clothing required, yoga mats encouraged. Registration recommended. Register online at ocls.info/nextchapter or please call 407.835.7323. You are welcome to attend multiple classes. ,

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Show your support and make a patriotic craft to honor our national heroes. All ages.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
This eight-part series readies preschool children to excel in kindergarten through creative play, cooperative learning and activities that stimulate the imagination! Ages 4 - 5.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Interested in furthering your genealogical research skills? Then the NGSQ Study Group is for you!

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate the fall season with interactive stations and get creative while crafting to share your gratitude. Ages 2-4.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Fri, Nov 10, All day
Holiday Closure

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sat, Nov 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Members of the Central Florida Chapter of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) shares information of African American History, Heritage and Genealogy.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Nov 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Get hands-on with Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! Observe skeletal features that define a particular type of movement, and then mimic the different types of animal locomotion. Ages 3-8.

Sarchet Community Room
Sun, Nov 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come learn about needlework and the history of lace making, also known as tatting. Donna Kelly will demonstrate tatting and smocking stitches, and will show examples of Irish crochet and other intricate lace work.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Storybook Fun lasts approximately 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 13, 10:45am - 11:05am
Designed especially for toddlers 18 months to 3 years, Toddler Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. The use of picture books, finger plays, songs and flannel board stories will encourage the development of verbal and listening skills for this active age group.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 13, 11:15am - 11:35am
Designed especially for infants from birth to 18 months, Tiny Tales lasts approximately 15 minutes. The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce very young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Why should kids have all the fun? Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime. Be sure to check out your local branch for unique event details. For more information, please visit ocls.info/grownupstorytime. , This event will feature: "Stories of Thanks" Joins us as storyteller Bill Cordell recounts stories of gratitude.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Design and build a newspaper fort that you can play in. The whole family is invited to participate! Ages 9-12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
This eight-part series readies preschool children to excel in kindergarten through creative play, cooperative learning and activities that stimulate the imagination! Ages 4 - 5.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Come learn the basics of genetic genealogy and how DNA testing can supplement your traditional genealogical research.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come and explore three of the DNA testing companies websites: Ancestry DNA, FamilyTreeDNA, and 23andme.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 15, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Gedmatch.com is a free website for people who have already tested their autosomal DNA for genealogical purposes.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Come learn how to develop a research plan for your family history research that that wont leave you feeling exhausted.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
You're never too young to get your start in the kitchen! Ages 3-5.