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I've Done My DNA. Now What?

2018-11-29 11:00:00 2018-11-29 12:00:00 America/New_York I've Done My DNA. Now What? If you have received your autosomal DNA test results and are wondering what to do next then this program is exactly what you need. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Thursday, November 29
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-11-29 11:00:00 2018-11-29 12:00:00 America/New_York I've Done My DNA. Now What? If you have received your autosomal DNA test results and are wondering what to do next then this program is exactly what you need. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

If you have received your autosomal DNA test results and are wondering what to do next then this program is exactly what you need.

Come and join us as we explore the best way to begin analyzing and working with your DNA matches. Learn pitfalls that you need to watch out for and discover how to make your DNA work for you.

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Nov 12 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 13 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 14 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 15 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 17 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 18 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
Tue, Nov 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Certified educators with Kidney Smart will teach you how your kidneys function, how medications, diet, and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Turn scanned drawings into sleek vector graphics. Apply several design techniques and use common editing tools to trace and color artwork as well as manage objects and layers.
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West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 13, 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Design professional-looking stationery using Adobe Illustrator. Create and arrange text and image assets and use masks, transparency, and blending modes to create eye-catching designs.
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West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 13, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Build your business logo using graphic design theory for concepts, color, and font choices. Learn the basics of designing a business logo using vector graphics tools.
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Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wobble into the season with an interactive food craft under your wing. Space is limited. Registration is required. Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.
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West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Custom design your greeting cards with graphics and text. Become familiar with the Publisher environment, explore pre-defined templates and formatting options.
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West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 14, 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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 14, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Have a new tablet or smartphone, but not sure how to use it? Let us get you started with the basics, so you become more familiar with your personal device. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Take the fashion world by storm and learn to sew your own stylish headband! Required Prerequisite: Kids Sewing: Introduction to the Sewing Machine

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 14, 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. #genealogy

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Get an insider's look at the genealogy and research behind the Orange County Regional History Center's newest exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, in partnership with the Smithsonian.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
So you want to learn more about your family's history but don't know where to begin?

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bring your little one for a good time sorting colors and playing with food to make a cute little turkey that is both festive and delicious! Registration required. Recommended for preschoolers.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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
Thu, Nov 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Fri, Nov 16, 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
Fri, Nov 16, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Fri, Nov 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Calculate your data with formulas and functions. Use the Function Library to find the best fit for your project. Insert financial, logical, lookup, math and text functions.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Nov 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gather your friends and family as we explore traditions and a bright-colored world of music through stories and activities all inspired by Coco. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sat, Nov 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Knitting and Crochet Club - Have a great time knitting or crocheting while mingling with other Central Florida fiber artists.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Nov 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join in the savings! Become a savvy saver by sharing coupons and savings tips at this monthly meeting. This month: decorate a saucer while clipping coupons! Supplies will be provided.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 19, 10:15am - 10:45am
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 19, 10:45am - 11:05am
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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Nov 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your resume to the top of the pile. Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word and library resources.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 19, 11:15am - 11:35am
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 19, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Give your job application a big boost Learn how to create and format professional cover and thank you letters using built-in templates in Microsoft Word.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Celebrate fall by creating your own delicious cornucopia out of an ice cream cone and fill it with sweet and salty treats. Registration required. Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Calling all Families...Bring your Love of Art and Family to Life at our Access to Art for Families event!

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Nov 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Learn Internet concepts and terminology. Become familiar with Web browsers while surfing the Web.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Nov 19, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Learn about search engines and search techniques to help you find exactly what you are looking for on the Web.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Draw and design your very own three dimensional objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Get a firsthand view of the MakerBot 3D printer in action With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create more complex objects using custom shape and object tools. (tic101)

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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. Click for more information.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to create, forward, reply, and add attachments to e-mails.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn how to schedule appointments and set tasks and reminders.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
You won’t need a passport for this trip. Explore the globe through games, trivia and activities that will have you all over the map? Recommended for upper elementary, tween and teen.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Learn about the basics of using an Android based smartphone. Please bring your own device.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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
Wed, Nov 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn to sew a cute keychain with this simple and fun class. Required Prerequisite: Kids Sewing: Introduction to the Sewing Machine.

West Oaks - Children's Area
Sat, Nov 24, 11:30am - 1:00pm
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
Sun, Nov 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
It’s never too early to celebrate the teachers in your life! Shout hooray for teachers with stories, songs and activities. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Nov 26, 10:15am - 10:45am
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 26, 10:45am - 11:05am
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 26, 11:15am - 11:35am
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, Nov 26, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Get ready for winter by making your very own trendy winter hat. This project is great for gift giving as well. Required Prerequisite: Intro to the Sewing Machine. Age: Adults.

Mon, Nov 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
All are welcome to participate meet new people and make friends while playing educational board games and learning about library resources.  

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Nov 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Create a free email account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, Nov 26, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Learn how to compose and send email messages with attachments. Become familiar with replying and forwarding messages.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Come join us for this genealogy research series which will focus on researching European ancestors. 

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 27, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Nov 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Nov 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Enjoy a snake show with Professional Snake Handler, Chief Rowley, and his reptile friends. It’s guaranteed to both entertain and educate! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Open enrollment for Medicare plans is from; October 15, 2018 through December 7, 2018. Explore the 2019 plan offerings with United Healthcare. Registration recommended. Click for more information.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Open enrollment for Medicare plans is from; October 15, 2018 through December 7, 2018. Explore the 2019 plan offerings with United Healthcare. Registration recommended. Click for more information.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Take the fashion world by storm and learn to sew your own glam wallet! Required Prerequisite: Kids Sewing: Introduction to the Sewing Machine
This event is full

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Nov 28, 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. #genealogy

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Nov 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you have an elusive ancestor who didn't seem to leave any records behind? You can still discover important things about them.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
If you have received your autosomal DNA test results and are wondering what to do next then this program is exactly what you need.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Identify the basic features and tools to get you started. Learn how to create a presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 29, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Everybody loves that willy, nilly, silly ole bear – Winnie the Pooh. Come hear stories about Pooh and his friends, and join us for fun activities and a craft. Recommended for preschoolers.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Nov 29, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Get more precise control over your presentation. Learn how to insert slide transitions, add animations and hyperlinks. Create a customized photo album with simple to use tools.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Nov 30, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams. Age: Adults
This event is full

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Fri, Nov 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Amaze your family and friends. Create a digital Photo Album for the holidays. Learn how to insert images, movie files and music clips. Add slide transitions and custom timings.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Dec 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Holiday Cheer is here! Again!

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Dec 01, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Scrapbook, journal, cookbook, planner? Bring your creativity and explore all the possibilities of altered books.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Dec 03, 10:15am - 10:45am
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 03, 10:45am - 11:05am
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 03, 11:15am - 11:35am
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 03, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Learn to sew a pillowcase from start to finish using professional patterns, fabric and sewing machines. Ages: Adults

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 04, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Come join us for this genealogy research series which will focus on researching European ancestors.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Relax as you hear heartwarming and funny stories of holiday cheer. Special appearance by Milk the Cow.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Dec 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program Lightbot to light up its world. Solve puzzles using sequencing, loops and conditions.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Even though it’s not very cold, it really is winter! Join us for winter themed stories and crafts to get into the spirit of colder weather. Recommended for upper and lower elementary.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come join us for this genealogy research series which will focus on researching European ancestors. 

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Dec 05, 10:30am - 12:30pm
As we age our financial needs change. Learn from senior experts what you need to know to take charge of your finances in your senior years. Registration Recommended. Click for more information. Register

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Received your DNA test results and don't know what to do next?

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join in on an event full of songs and dancing that will get you up off the floor to learn and play along. Just say the magic words- "Dance Party!" Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Dec 07, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Ever wanted to make your own home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams. Age: Adults

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sat, Dec 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Learn about African American History, Heritage and Genealogy.

Sarchet Community Room
Sun, Dec 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ahoy, mateys! Come to our royal romp full of swashbuckling stories, side-splitting sea shanties, and other fantastic fun. Recommended for toddlers & preschoolers.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Dec 10, 10:15am - 10:45am
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 10, 10:45am - 11:05am
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 10, 11:15am - 11:35am
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 10, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Impress that special someone in your life by wrapping their gift in a handmade gift bag! These gift bags can be made for any occasion. Ages: Adults

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Come learn the basics of genetic genealogy and how DNA testing can supplement your traditional genealogical research.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Dec 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Brrrr! Zip up your jacket and get ready for some cold weather stories, activities and crafts from the top of the world! Recommended for lower elementary.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Stockings are a must-have for the holidays. Use a pattern and your imagination to create a custom stocking for yourself or as a gift. Learn some basic lining and cuff sewing techniques. Age: Adults

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
2018 has been an exciting year filled with new technologies and innovations. Join us as we look back over the major developments in DNA testing and problem solving strategies from the past year.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Warm your helping hands to assemble a winter treat in a jar. Layer festive cake, sweet frosting and colorful sprinkles to make a delicious gift! Recommended for preschoolers.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.