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AAHGS

Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society

2019-12-14 10:30:00 2019-12-14 12:30:00 America/New_York AAHGS Learn about African American History, Heritage and Genealogy. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Saturday, December 14
10:30am - 12:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-12-14 10:30:00 2019-12-14 12:30:00 America/New_York AAHGS Learn about African American History, Heritage and Genealogy. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Learn about African American History, Heritage and Genealogy.

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, Feb 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 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

Mon, Feb 17, 10:15am - 10:45am
Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Mon, Feb 17, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Kids, want to learn how to hand sew? We'll provide everything that you need, just bring yourself.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 17, 10:45am - 11:05am
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.

Mon, Feb 17, 11:15am - 11:35am
Sarchet Community Room
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.

Mon, Feb 17, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Take a trip into virtual reality. Put on a VR headset to explore outer space, chase dinosaurs, play games with droids, or ride a roller coaster.

Mon, Feb 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
All are welcome to participate meet new people and make friends while playing educational board games and learning about library resources.  

Mon, Feb 17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Identify the basic features and tools to get you started. Learn how to create a presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
The Orange County Bar Association will provide an open forum for individuals to speak with a panel of attorneys to get insight and guidance on Consumer and Insurance Law.

Mon, Feb 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.

Tue, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Never miss out on capturing a memory with your iPad or iPhone. Learn about the camera options and modes and how to use them to take amazing photos. Perform simple edits to clean up your images.

Tue, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn about the lively rhythms and improv sound of jazz music through melodic stories, instrument play and more. Recommended for preschoolers.

Tue, Feb 18, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Make finding your photos easy with your iPad or iPhone.  Learn to organize photos into albums, moments and collections. Edit photos with filters and exposure tools to enhance your images.

Tue, Feb 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Feb 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Experience fondue fun while getting creative with chocolate covered treats! Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.

Tue, Feb 18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Feb 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice. A certified instructor with A.L.L. will facilitate. Presented in partnership between OCLS & the Adult Literacy League, Inc.

Wed, Feb 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Crochet a classic granny square. Granny squares are the foundation of many blankets, bags and sweaters. Learn how to crochet in circles and then use increase stitches to make a square.

Wed, Feb 19, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Crochet cute amigurumi stuffed toys. Learn the basics of amigurumi, including crocheting 3D shapes in the round and embroidering facial features. Students are required to bring tools and yarn.

Wed, Feb 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Be inspired by dancing and drumming as we hear the rhythm of the Earth through a storytelling performance of To Be a Drum by Evelyn Coleman. Recommended for families.

Wed, Feb 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Get your genealogy research on track. Learn how to organize information at the beginning of your genealogy research project in order to help you develop and implement an effective research plan.

Wed, Feb 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis #esol #esl

Thu, Feb 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
New websites and features appear on the Internet almost daily. Come and explore these 20 unique websites that are indispensable for both beginning and experienced researchers.

Thu, Feb 20, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Thu, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Thu, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Fri, Feb 21, 10:00am - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax assistance. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please visit aarp.org/taxaide.

Fri, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
You can easily organize all your knitting needles or crochet hooks with an easy to make roll pouch. Create straps from strips of fabric using a bias tape maker.
This event is full

Sat, Feb 22, 11:30am - 1:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
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.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
West Oaks - Children's Area
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Crochet a classic granny square. Granny squares are the foundation of many blankets, bags and sweaters. Learn how to crochet in circles and then use increase stitches to make a square.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - Children's Area
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.

Mon, Feb 24, 11:15am - 11:35am
West Oaks - Children's Area
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.

Tue, Feb 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start crocheting today. Learn to chain and single crochet stitch to create bookmark perfect for your favorite books.

Tue, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Discover the African culture through interactive stories and activities. Get creative with color as we play with shapes and patterns to make paper kente cloth.

Tue, Feb 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Honor African American artist Alma Thomas and create your own colorful abstract work of art. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Feb 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice. A certified instructor with A.L.L. will facilitate. Presented in partnership between OCLS & the Adult Literacy League, Inc.

Wed, Feb 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create the look of a classic knit ribbed scarf with crochet! Learn how to work through the back loop only and how to add fridge to your finished scarf in this beginner crochet class.

Wed, Feb 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Crochet cute amigurumi stuffed toys. Learn the basics of amigurumi, including crocheting 3D shapes in the round and embroidering facial features. Students are required to bring tools and yarn.

Wed, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis #esol #esl

Thu, Feb 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Contribute your talents to the annual Yarnfiti Community Art Project. Join us in crafting a fantastical garden out of yarn. Learn how to create a granny square butterfly.

Thu, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Fri, Feb 28, 10:00am - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax assistance. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please visit aarp.org/taxaide.

Sat, Feb 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start knitting today! Learn basic techniques while creating your first project, a colorful bookmark.
This event is full

Mon, Mar 02, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mon, Mar 02, 10:15am - 10:45am
West Oaks - Children's Area
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Mon, Mar 02, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - Children's Area
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.

Mon, Mar 02, 11:15am - 11:35am
West Oaks - Children's Area
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.

Mon, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create logos, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using vector tools. Learn to draw and manipulate simple and custom shapes, brush strokes, and text in unique ways.

Tue, Mar 03, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tue, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Tue, Mar 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
With great power comes great responsibility. Explore the common empowering qualities of well-known women like Simone Biles, Frida Kahlo, Jane Goodall and more. Recommended for preschool.

Tue, Mar 03, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Tue, Mar 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Analyze data with COUNT functions and recommended charts. Use absolute and relative references to ensure your data is calculated accurately. Recommended Audience: Adult

Tue, Mar 03, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Mar 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Discover the art style of Georgia O’Keefe and paint your own larger than life work of art. Recommended for lower and upper elemetnary.

Tue, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice. A certified instructor with A.L.L. will facilitate. Presented in partnership between OCLS & the Adult Literacy League, Inc.

Wed, Mar 04, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wed, Mar 04, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start knitting today! Learn basic techniques while creating your first project, a colorful bookmark.

Wed, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thu, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Fri, Mar 06, 10:00am - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax assistance. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please visit aarp.org/taxaide.

Fri, Mar 06, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fri, Mar 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Crochet cute amigurumi stuffed toys. Learn the basics of amigurumi, including crocheting 3D shapes in the round and embroidering facial features. Students are required to bring tools and yarn.

Sat, Mar 07, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun, Mar 08, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mon, Mar 09, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mon, Mar 09, 10:15am - 10:45am
West Oaks - Children's Area
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Mon, Mar 09, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - Children's Area
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.

Mon, Mar 09, 11:15am - 11:35am
West Oaks - Children's Area
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.

Mon, Mar 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Mon, Mar 09, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Mar 10, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tue, Mar 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
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.

Tue, Mar 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Follow the rainbow with your little lucky charms for an Irish feast of fun with stories, interactive stations and everything green. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Mar 10, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Tue, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to properly place your hands on the keyboard and enhance your typing skills by using the Web-based TypingMaster program.

Tue, Mar 10, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Mar 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Learn about Sacagawea and how she aided the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a guide in their journey to explore uncharted lands to the west. Recommended for upper elementary.

Tue, Mar 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice. A certified instructor with A.L.L. will facilitate. Presented in partnership between OCLS & the Adult Literacy League, Inc.

Wed, Mar 11, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wed, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Purl it all together. Create classic stockinette fabric with knit and purl stitches.

Wed, Mar 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Oaks - Genealogy Area
Learn how to make the most of the genealogy book collection at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Wed, Mar 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl

Thu, Mar 12, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thu, Mar 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Genealogy Area
Learn how to make the most of the genealogy book collection at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Thu, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Fri, Mar 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax assistance. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please visit aarp.org/taxaide.

Fri, Mar 13, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fri, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Turn your old favorite t-shirt into your new favorite headband. Learn how to create a cute sailor knot headband with scrap knit fabric or upcycled t-shirts. No sewing required.

Sat, Mar 14, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat, Mar 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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.

Sun, Mar 15, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mon, Mar 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Mon, Mar 16, 10:45am - 11:05am
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.

Mon, Mar 16, 11:15am - 11:35am
Sarchet Community Room
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.

Mon, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Build a custom quilt block by block. Join us each month for a new design, come for one class or take them all. At the end of the year you will have a complete project perfect for keeping warm.

Mon, Mar 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Create a unique and colorful table runner using simple quilting techniques with fabric strips. Add your own touch to home décor or make that special someone a one of a kind gift.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Sarchet Community Room
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies, and milk! This series will be a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment.

Tue, Mar 17, 12:45pm - 1:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create awesome photo mash-ups in Adobe Photoshop! Learn how to use basic tools, brushes, and the concepts of layers and background removal.

Tue, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios and experiment with light levels using Snap Circuits. Learn the basics of solar power and how it impacts our everyday lives.

Tue, Mar 17, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
In this casual learning experience students were introduced to a variety of resources available at their library.

Tue, Mar 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Celebrate St. Patrick's day the leprechaun way. Don't forget to wear green! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Mar 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice. A certified instructor with A.L.L. will facilitate. Presented in partnership between OCLS & the Adult Literacy League, Inc.

Wed, Mar 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn to navigate living affordably as you age. Registration Recommended. To register call Mike Flahaven at 407-340-5291 or visit yourfloridahaven.com under the Smarter Senior Seminar Series.Register

Wed, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies, and milk! This series will be a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment.

Wed, Mar 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create colorful bracelets with cardboard looms and yarn. Learn how to measure and make your bracelet using kumihimo weaving techniques.

Wed, Mar 18, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
In this casual learning experience students were introduced to a variety of resources available at their library.

Wed, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
It's time for fun on a massive scale. We'll be recreating a family board game with you as the game pieces! Recommended for families.

Wed, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us as we explore ways to organize your DNA matches across a variety of testing sites. Learn strategies for documenting the genealogical information of your matches.

Wed, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis#esol #esl