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K Ready!

2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 11:30:00 America/New_York K Ready! 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. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Wednesday, November 15
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2017-11-15 10:30:00 2017-11-15 11:30:00 America/New_York K Ready! 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. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

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.

This series introduces important concepts and skills that align with the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds. In order to fully experience this series, please register and attend all eight sessions. Please call 407.835.7302 or visit ocls.info/kready for more information.

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 23
We're closed Friday November 24
Mon, Nov 20 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 23 Closed
(Thanksgiving)
Fri, Nov 24 Closed
(Thanksgiving)
Sat, Nov 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 26 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

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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, Nov 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.
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West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Nov 20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn about the basics of using an Android based smartphone. Please bring your own device.
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Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 20, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hey Kids join us and the West Orange Homeschoolers for fun playing a variety of Board Games. Meet new people, learn a new game, and enjoy lively conversations. Bring your own games to share!

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 21, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Learn database concepts and terminology. Learn flat and relational database concepts and create a simple database with multiple tables. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 21, 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Learn how to create relationship among tables and manipulate data with queries in a database. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 21, 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. ,

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 21, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to create and customize forms and reports using data from tables and queries! You will also add a navigation menu using the Switchboard Manager. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 21, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Collect the data you need with a fun and customizable Google Form! Google Forms is an easy to use tool for creating surveys, event invites, questionnaires, and much more.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Put your brain to the test. Play number games and solve puzzles to become an amazing math whiz. Ages 6-12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 22, 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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn how to build your own website. Start with WordPress, which offers lots of options for skinning your site the way you want it.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 22, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Learn how to create and edit videos with transitions and special effects in Windows Live Movie Maker.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
How can I control what content I see and who sees my posts? What's the difference between a News Feed and a Timeline?

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn how to store, access, and share your files securely on the Internet.

West Oaks - Children's Area
Sat, Nov 25, 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
Mon, Nov 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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, Nov 27, 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, Nov 27, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Create a free e-mail account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Pro and how it can be used to organize your business or personal finances. Explore the environment and master the basic concepts of balance sheet.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 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: Germany, There and Bach Again Willkommen! Climb every mountain, float along the Rhine, follow every byway through a tour of the castles, fairy tales, art and music of Germany. A bit Grimm but so much more.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable. Also, generate financial reports for your company. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Learn how to add new employees, enter timesheets, setup employee benefits, setup payroll items, pay employees, process payroll forms, and process payroll reports in QuickBooks.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Calling all Chemists! Its foamy fountain time! Learn how to make your own foam at this hands on messy science event. Registration Required. Ages 6-12 #Family

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 29, 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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn presentation concepts and terminology. Learn how to create a basic presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 29, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for this informative program that will explain how you can use the data from this project to further your DNA research.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 30, 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.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Who who who hoots in the night? An owl, thats who! Play and discover while learning all about our feathered friends. Ages 2-4.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to build a website that responds and adapts to the size of the screen through the use of responsive HTML5 and CSS code.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Loom knit colorful bracelets. Learn how to create a cardboard loom and knit a unique bracelet. No experience necessary.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Calling aspiring writers, ages 9-14! Edgar-award winning writer James Ponti presents a writing workshop for kids and teens with interactive writing exercises and writing tips. Register

West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Sat, Dec 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Holiday Cheer is here! Welcome to a day filled with fun, photos and food. Bring the whole family to have a holiday photo taken, make a holiday bracelet, and enjoy holiday kids stories and crafts.

Sarchet Community Room
Sun, Dec 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for an all-levels FREE yoga class! Yoga is a great way to improve the health of your body and mind. Studies show that regular yoga practice can strengthen muscles, improve bone density, increase cardiovascular health and reduce stress. It's also a great way to connect to your community in a healthy and wholesome way. Step out of your comfort zone and join us for an experience you won't forget! All levels and body types are welcome. Bring comfy clothes, water and an open mind. Yoga mats will be provided (but we encourage you to BYOM if you've got one). Class will be 1 hour long, beginning with a 10 minute introduction to yoga followed by 50 minutes of practice and meditation. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Dec 04, 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, Dec 04, 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, Dec 04, 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, Dec 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
These winter activities will brighten the season and keep you cool. Ages 6 - 12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 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, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spend an evening analyzing your DNA test results. Our genealogist will be available to help guide you through roadblocks and assist with answering questions as you conduct your own DNA analysis.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 07, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Is it your goal to live in your own house and community as you age? Senior experts will provide information and education on what type of services are available for you to consider while you age in place. This event is part of the ongoing Smarter Senior Seminar Series presented by Mike Flahaven, E-Pro, SFR, CSHP, and Certified Senior Housing Professional. To learn more about YourFloridaHaven, please visit yourfloridahaven.com. For registration please contact Mike Flahaven at 407-340-5291.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
You’re never too young to get your start in the kitchen! Kids will learn how to make teddy bear toast for a healthy kids breakfast or a snack. Ages 3 - 5.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sat, Dec 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Monthly meeting for the Central Florida Chapter of Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS).

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Dec 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn the importance of eating a variety fruits and vegetables and the benefits of including them in your diet. Presented by the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Seats are limited. To register, visit ocls.info or call 407.835.7323.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Love to make lists, use colorful pens, scrapbook, and stay organized? Then bullet journaling is for you. Learn how to create your own customized bullet journal at this fun and creative program.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Dec 11, 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, Dec 11, 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, Dec 11, 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, Dec 12, 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! Click for more information.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Come ready to conduct simple investigations with measurement! We will explore concepts like length and width, heavy or light and more or less. It’s time to find out how BIG is big! Ages 6 - 12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Interested in furthering your genealogical research skills? Each month we will select one article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly that we will study and discuss.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Come learn how to organize your genealogy documents and do your research in a systematic manner.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shapes, sorting and early math concepts will inspire S.T.E.M. learning for your little one. Robot fun with crafts, activities and stories. Ages 3 - 5.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Dec 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Save money this holiday season! Become a savvy saver by sharing coupons and savings tips at this monthly meeting.

Sarchet Community Room
Sun, Dec 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explore all things sticky, from clingy art to gooey explorations, with your toddlers! Come dressed and ready to get a little sticky. Ages 2 to 4.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Dec 18, 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, Dec 18, 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, Dec 18, 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
Mon, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hey Kids join us and the West Orange Homeschoolers for fun playing a variety of Board Games. Meet new people, learn a new game, and enjoy lively conversations. Bring your own games to share!

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 19, 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! Click for more information.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrate this infamous group with fun pirate-related activities and learn some new pirate lingo. Ages 6 - 12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Dec 20, 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, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
If you have received your autosomal DNA test results and are wondering what to do next then this program is exactly what you need.