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Pirate Tales! Storytelling Show

Summer at Your Library

2024-06-03 11:00:00 2024-06-03 12:00:00 America/New_York Pirate Tales! Storytelling Show In colorful pirate garb, Katie brings these stories to life with a treasure chest full of props and costumes, vivid scenery, parrot puppets, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 4-10. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Back of Branch

Monday, June 03
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-03 11:00:00 2024-06-03 12:00:00 America/New_York Pirate Tales! Storytelling Show In colorful pirate garb, Katie brings these stories to life with a treasure chest full of props and costumes, vivid scenery, parrot puppets, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 4-10. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Back of Branch

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

West Oaks - Back of Branch

In colorful pirate garb, Katie brings these stories to life with a treasure chest full of props and costumes, vivid scenery, parrot puppets, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 4-10.

The coasts of Florida were once crawling with pirates. In colorful pirate garb, Katie brings these stories to life with a treasure chest full of props and costumes, vivid scenery, parrot puppets, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 4-10. Registration required.

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
We're closed Wednesday June 19 due to Closed - Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
(Closed - Juneteenth)
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 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

Thu, Jun 20, 10:15am - 10:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:15am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a beginner level knowledge of English to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English to continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn how to make art with old maps.
This event is full

Sun, Jun 23, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Storytime is the right time for family time. Reading together is a wonderful way to bond and learn from one another. Bring your families together for fun stories that are designed for all ages.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Back of Branch
Get ready for family fun with "The Alligator Capital of the World®.” Did you know alligator babies are also known as grunts? Learn about snakes, reptiles, and more up close. Recommended for ages 0-12.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Step into the world of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' as we explore friendships throughout literature, and create our very own wardrobe portal. Recommended for families.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Explore the secret life of insects through stories, songs, and interactive learning stations that will inspire a love of nature. Recommended for preschoolers ages 3-5.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Get ready to embark on a journey into the colorful world of birds. Connect with nature through a hobby that will allow you to develop patience and power of observation. Recommended for ages 6 to 8.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills. 

Thu, Jun 27, 10:15am - 10:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:15am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Rescue Helicopter with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start crocheting today! Learn basic techniques while creating your first project, a bookmark for your favorite read. Techniques include creating a slip knot, chaining, and single crochet stitches.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Stop by to write a postcard to our character of the month. Then drop it in our mailbox. Our character of the month is your favorite dragon!

Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Venture beyond the footpath and take a walk on the wild side! Explore nature through games, activities, and STEAM challenges. Recommended for ages 6-8.
This event is full

Sun, Jun 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn how to braid a survival bracelet using paracord.

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Back of Branch
Watch Blaise Ryndes, master bubble performer, blow gigantic bubbles and create “liquid fireworks.” Listen to fun music as you are amazed by this bubble and light show. Recommended for ages 0-12.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This series of workshops is designed for students to practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn to sew an easy project with materials safe for little hands! Perfect for beginners, caregivers welcome to stay during class.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Gather around the campfire for stories and indulge in tasty treats! Enjoy a cozy day as we share tales and assemble delicious smores! Recommended for ages 3-5. Registration required.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn the basics of sewing with safe materials as we create fridge magnets! Perfect for beginners!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn to create friendship bracelets to keep or give away! Beginners welcome.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Back of Branch
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Treat yourself to tasty snacks from a land far away! Each month we'll learn about a different culture and sample the yummiest snacks it has to offer. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, Jul 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills. 

Canceled
Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.

Canceled
Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.

Canceled
Sat, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Explore the world of 3D Design. Build models in 3D using Tinkercad's tools and design your own pendant or bookmark. Learn the process of exporting models to a slicer software for 3D printing.

Rescheduled
Sat, Jul 06, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
New date Tuesday, July 02, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Learn to create friendship bracelets to keep or give away! Beginners welcome.

Sun, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn about the history of fragrances and create your own signature scent for your home.
This event is full

Rescheduled
Sun, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn to sew an easy project with materials safe for little hands! Perfect for beginners, caregivers welcome to stay during class.

Rescheduled
Sun, Jul 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
New date Tuesday, July 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn the basics of sewing with safe materials as we create fridge magnets! Perfect for beginners!

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Back of Branch
Enjoy Mark Alan and his travel buddy Bixby's FUN interactive comedy magic show that you won't forget. Who knows you may even get to be part of the show! Recommended for ages 0-12.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Wriggle on in and have a wonderful time learning about worms! Dress for a mess and come ready for stories, songs, and crafts. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Back of Branch
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to through trek a swamp? Explore an important wetland in the United States and one of Florida’s natural wonders. Recommended for families.
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, Jul 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills. 

Thu, Jul 11, 10:15am - 10:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:15am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Robotic Bee with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a beginner level knowledge of English to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Thu, Jul 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word. Navigate the Word user interface and apply basic word processing techniques to create a formatted letter. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Thu, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English to continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Thu, Jul 11, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Make fabric storage bins that are a great way to showcase or hold products in any room. Beginner friendly!
This event is full

Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Discover what type of information is contained in church and cemetery records, how to access them, and how they can help enhance your family history research.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Make fabric storage bins that are a great way to showcase or hold products in any room. Beginner friendly!
This event is full

Sat, Jul 13, 10:15am - 12:15pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Bring your plants and ask questions! Master Gardener Volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer your gardening questions.

Sat, Jul 13, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Have you heard about D&D and want to see what it's all about? Are you an experienced player looking for a new party? Join us at the Library where every event is a new adventure!
This event is full

Sat, Jul 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore the world of 3D Design. Build models in 3D using Tinkercad's tools and design your own pendant or bookmark. Learn the process of exporting models to a slicer software for 3D printing.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 13, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn the basics of hand sewing while we create a fridge magnet! Beginners welcome, all materials provided.

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Back of Branch
Animals move in many ways. How many can you think of? Can you imitate? Discover all the right moves and get moving during this lively presentation! Recommended for families with children ages 0-12.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This series of workshops is designed for students to practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
All aboard for exciting stories and activities about trains. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
It's hurricane season! Enjoy a story and a snack while learning about these powerful storms and what you can do to prepare for them. Presented by the City of Ocoee. Recommended for ages 6-12.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Back of Branch
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Compete against the best in the branch in challenging minute-to-win it mini games. Do you have what it takes to win the gold? Recommended for ages 9-12.
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, Jul 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills. 

Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 10:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:15am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0-18 months.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Thu, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Robotic Grabber with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a beginner level knowledge of English to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Thu, Jul 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English to continue to practice basic vocabulary and grammar.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create professional reports. Unify formatting with Themes and shading, organize topics with titles and headers, and distribute the finished document through printing and sharing options.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create a simple and easy tote bag perfect for shopping, the beach or running errands. Beginner friendly!
This event is full

Fri, Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create a simple and easy tote bag perfect for shopping, the beach or running errands.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn about life in the Middle Ages before creating medieval art and building marshmallow catapults. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore the world of 3D Design. Build models in 3D using Tinkercad's tools and design your own pendant or bookmark. Learn the process of exporting models to a slicer software for 3D printing.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 20, 4:30pm - 5:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn hand sewing basics while we craft a cover for Bluetooth earbud cases! Beginners welcome, all materials provided.
This event is full