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WhizKids: AR and VR Petting Zoo

Use an awesome app called Quiver to interact with the page and even play games using a smart device - that's augmented reality! Also, explore virtual worlds with the Oculus Go.

  • Class Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Requirements: 9-17
  • Recommended Prerequisite: None
  • Required Skills: Basic Computer Skills
  • Materials Fee: None
  • Out of District Fee: $10 (includes class and materials fees)

*For the safety and comfort of children, a responsible adult or caregiver must accompany children 10 years of age or younger while they are using the Library.

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Oct 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 23 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 24 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 26 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 27 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

Wed, Oct 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 23, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Go on a coding adventure. Help Awbie, the loveable monster, find his animal friends with the use of tangible Osmo coding blocks in this fun game.

Wed, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Enjoy this fun interactive session where you will learn online research strategies that will help you to locate your ancestors in online sources.

Thu, Oct 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Military records have been created throughout our history regardless of whether or not there was a war being waged. Come learn how these records can help you to uncover information on your ancestor.

Thu, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Writing Clearly Intermediate is a grammar and writing course focusing on grammar and complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.

Sat, Oct 26, 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.

Sat, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Go on a coding adventure. Help Awbie, the loveable monster, find his animal friends with the use of tangible Osmo coding blocks in this fun game.

Sun, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Don't get spooked by our Halloween friends, get wrapped up in fun with them instead! Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Mon, Oct 28, 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, Oct 28, 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, Oct 28, 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, Oct 28, 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.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
This 4 week series will prepare you to become a U.S. citizen. Learn everything you'll need to know to pass the U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test and Interview.

Tue, Oct 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Mix and mash along with the monsters for a Halloween-themed treat. Registration required. Recommended for preschoolers.

Tue, Oct 29, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Oct 29, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Oct 29, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Are you stuck on a your resume? Need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Tue, Oct 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Can you build a strong, stable structure using only triangles? Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Oct 29, 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, Oct 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
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.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Fleece blankets are extra cozy and they make great gifts. They're also easy to make!
This event is full

Wed, Oct 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Tombstone iconography and burial practices reflect the attitudes towards death held by early Americans. Learn how religious beliefs and family patterns of a society are reflected in burying customs.

Thu, Oct 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join us for a ghoulish good time with creepy crafts, spooky stories, and more! Recommended for preschoolers, lower and upper elementary.

Thu, Oct 31, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Writing Clearly Intermediate is a grammar and writing course focusing on grammar and complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.

Fri, Nov 01, All day
In honor of Native American month, the West Oaks Branch Library hosts: Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, by artist Levi Black Bear, a Sioux Indian born in 1899.

Fri, Nov 01, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to create a flowchart to show the sequence of actions within a process of a project or an organizational chart by using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Sat, Nov 02, All day
In honor of Native American month, the West Oaks Branch Library hosts: Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, by artist Levi Black Bear, a Sioux Indian born in 1899.

Sun, Nov 03, 12:00am - 10:59pm
In honor of Native American month, the West Oaks Branch Library hosts: Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, by artist Levi Black Bear, a Sioux Indian born in 1899.

Mon, Nov 04, All day
In honor of Native American month, the West Oaks Branch Library hosts: Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, by artist Levi Black Bear, a Sioux Indian born in 1899.

Mon, Nov 04, 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, Nov 04, 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, Nov 04, 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, Nov 04, 11:30am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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

Mon, Nov 04, 12:45pm - 1:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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

Mon, Nov 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Want to expand your skills? Learn how to layout Web pages using HTML5 tags. In this class, learn how to create a header, footer and different sections in a Web page.

Mon, Nov 04, 3:45pm - 5:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a simple Web page using HTML tags.

Tue, Nov 05, All day
In honor of Native American month, the West Oaks Branch Library hosts: Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, by artist Levi Black Bear, a Sioux Indian born in 1899.

Tue, Nov 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Yoga helps to develop focus and concentration, practice good posture, clear the mind and strengthen the mind–body connection. Recommended for families.

Tue, Nov 05, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
This genealogy research series focuses on researching European ancestors. Whichever country your ancestors are from, come learn about types of documents available and research strategies to utilize.

Tue, Nov 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Experience a day in the life of Florida's first people and learn about their history and culture through engaging hands-on activities. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Nov 05, 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, Nov 06, All day
In honor of Native American month, the West Oaks Branch Library hosts: Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, by artist Levi Black Bear, a Sioux Indian born in 1899.

Wed, Nov 06, 1:45pm - 3:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Crochet a classic granny square. Work in the round and use increase stitches to make a square.

Wed, Nov 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Run and jump into coding with SpriteBox! Play a unique platforming game that combines exploration and coding puzzles. Learn sequencing, parameters, debugging and looping using visual programming.

Wed, Nov 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Oaks - Genealogy Area
Herb Bailey, curator of the art exhibit, Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, shares the story and vision of his father, Reverend Earl L. Bailey’s quest to capture the history of the Sioux Indians.

Thu, Nov 07, All day
In honor of Native American month, the West Oaks Branch Library hosts: Understanding Our Indian Neighbor, by artist Levi Black Bear, a Sioux Indian born in 1899.

Thu, Nov 07, 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.

Thu, Nov 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us for our genetic genealogy study group and learn how DNA test results can help to confirm, extend, and deepen your genealogical research. Registration Required.

Thu, Nov 07, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Writing Clearly Intermediate is a grammar and writing course focusing on grammar and complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.

Sat, Nov 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn about African American History, Heritage and Genealogy.

Sun, Nov 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us for an all-levels FREE yoga class! All ages, experience levels, and body types welcome, including those with limited mobility. Yoga is a great way to improve the health of your body and mind.

Mon, Nov 11, 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, Nov 11, 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, Nov 11, 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, Nov 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
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.

Mon, Nov 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Show your support and make a patriotic craft to honor our national heroes. Recommended for all ages.

Tue, Nov 12, 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, Nov 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Have a berry good time celebrating fruits with stories and activities! Recommended for preschoolers.

Tue, Nov 12, 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, Nov 12, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create stunning interactive reports for presentations and analysis. Use Power View Reports to insert data tables, charts and maps onto a seamless canvas.

Tue, Nov 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn to make cheap, healthy, and filling meals for your family. Supplies are limited; registration required.

Tue, Nov 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Celebrate fall by creating your own delicious cornucopia out of an ice cream cone and fill it with sweet and salty treats. Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.

Tue, Nov 12, 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, Nov 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Senior experts will provide information on what type of services are available for you to consider while you age in place. Registration Recommended. Register

Wed, Nov 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Just in time for the winter season, your own hand warmers!

Wed, Nov 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come spend an evening analyzing your own DNA test results. Our Genealogy Specialist will be available to help assist with answering questions as you conduct your own DNA analysis.

Thu, Nov 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Thu, Nov 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us for our genetic genealogy study group and learn how DNA test results can help to confirm, extend, and deepen your genealogical research. Registration Required.

Thu, Nov 14, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Thu, Nov 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Foaming cups and steaming chemical reactions will introduce you to a world of exciting chemistry with awesome rainbow reactions, foaming elephants' toothpaste and even slime!

Thu, Nov 14, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Writing Clearly Intermediate is a grammar and writing course focusing on grammar and complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.

Fri, Nov 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
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.

Sun, Nov 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn about Thanksgiving and being thankful through stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish. Recommended for preschoolers.

Mon, Nov 18, 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, Nov 18, 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, Nov 18, 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, Nov 18, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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.

Mon, Nov 18, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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.

Mon, Nov 18, 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, Nov 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

Mon, Nov 18, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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.

Mon, Nov 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join Chef Karen Ross of Karen’s Creative Cuisines as she demonstrates how easy it is to make Pumpkin Quesadillas and Orange Cranberry Relish. This will make a nice Thanksgiving appetizer.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
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, Nov 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Let the festivities begin! Trot into the library for a turkey extravaganza. Join us as we gobble up stories, and have fun with turkey activities and crafts. Recommended for preschoolers.

Tue, Nov 19, 11:45am - 12:45pm
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, Nov 19, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Nov 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles.

Tue, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Show your appreciation for family, friends, teachers, your community, and whatever else you may be thankful for with craft and activity stations full of kindness!

Tue, Nov 19, 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, Nov 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us to learn about mental health and ways to improve your mental health.

Wed, Nov 20, 1:45pm - 3:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Keep your drink warm and your hands comfortable with a custom cozy for your favorite mug. Practice knitting while creating this fun project for yourself or as a gift.

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Program Lightbot to light up its world. Solve puzzles using sequencing, loops and conditions.

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us for fun on a massive scale. We’ll be recreating a family board game with you as the game pieces! Recommended for families.

Wed, Nov 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Sharpen your genealogy skills and learn about resources by sharing your research questions.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images.

Thu, Nov 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us for our genetic genealogy study group and learn how DNA test results can help to confirm, extend, and deepen your genealogical research. Registration Required.

Thu, Nov 21, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Start your culinary journey to becoming a "no bake" teen chef. Try out a recipe and snack while we screen a food lovin' movie. Recommended for tweens and teens. Registration required.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Writing Clearly Intermediate is a grammar and writing course focusing on grammar and complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.

Fri, Nov 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Fri, Nov 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Are you stuck on a your resume? Need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.