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West Orange Homeschoolers & Board Games

2019-10-21 14:00:00 2019-10-21 16:00:00 America/New_York West Orange Homeschoolers & Board Games All are welcome to participate meet new people and make friends while playing educational board games and learning about library resources.   West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Monday, October 21
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-21 14:00:00 2019-10-21 16:00:00 America/New_York West Orange Homeschoolers & Board Games All are welcome to participate meet new people and make friends while playing educational board games and learning about library resources.   West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

All are welcome to participate meet new people and make friends while playing educational board games and learning about library resources.  

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 Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Nov 11 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 12 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 13 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 14 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 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

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.
Registration is now closed

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.
Registration is now closed

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 an English 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.

Sat, Nov 23, 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, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join in the savings! Become a savvy saver by sharing coupons and savings tips at this monthly meeting.

Mon, Nov 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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, Nov 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
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. They are fast and easy to make and each one is unique.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Tue, Nov 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Create your very own turkey out of delicious treats! Bring your little one to learn about kitchen safety, spreading, smearing and presentation. Registration required. Recommended for preschoolers.

Tue, Nov 26, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Tue, Nov 26, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.

Tue, Nov 26, 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 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Take a peek at the rich history and culture of the Seminole and participate in fun hands-on activities. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Nov 26, 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.

Mon, Dec 02, 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, Dec 02, 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, Dec 02, 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, Dec 02, 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, Dec 02, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come to the Sewing Studio at the Orlando Public Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.

Tue, Dec 03, 10:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create timeless mini stocking ornaments for decorations or gifts. Practice counting stitches and creating single and double crochets in this unique project.

Tue, Dec 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Yoga helps to develop focus and concentration, practice good posture, clear the mind and strengthen the mind–body connection. Recommended for families.

Tue, Dec 03, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
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, Dec 03, 3:15pm - 4:45pm
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.

Tue, Dec 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
All birds have beaks. Find out why there are different kinds of beaks and how birds use them to eat, hunt and gather food. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Dec 03, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Audience: Adult

Tue, Dec 03, 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, Dec 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates, formatting options and adding business information.

Wed, Dec 04, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to customize your publications. Recommended Audience: Adult

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Custom design your greeting cards with graphics and text. Become familiar with the Publisher environment, explore pre-defined templates and formatting options.

Wed, Dec 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Dec 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
This week we will study and discuss Chapters 8 through 12 in The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (Second Edition) by Blaine T. Bettinger.

Thu, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Thu, Dec 05, 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.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Dec 05, 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.

Thu, Dec 05, 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.

Thu, Dec 05, 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.

Thu, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Writing Clearly Intermediate is an English writing course focusing on grammar and complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.

Fri, Dec 06, 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.

Sat, Dec 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Get in the holiday spirit with this lively showcase of holiday music by the Central Florida Accordion Club. To learn more about the Central Florida Accordion Club, please visit cfaccordionclub.com.

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
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. They are fast and easy to make and each one is unique.
This event is full

Sun, Dec 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn about what makes snow and get your hands messy as we combine ingredients to build a snowman! Recommended for preschoolers.

Mon, Dec 09, 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, Dec 09, 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, Dec 09, 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, Dec 09, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create a free email account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area.

Mon, Dec 09, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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, Dec 09, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to compose and send email messages with attachments. Become familiar with replying and forwarding messages.

Mon, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn the basic principles of card making using card stock, stamps and more! Supplies are limited; registration recommended. Ages: Adults

Mon, Dec 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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, Dec 10, 10:15am - 12:15pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
3 out of 4 car seats are installed & used incorrectly! Certified Technicians from Safe Kids Orange County will be available to check your car seat on a first come, first serve basis.

Tue, Dec 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create cute candy cane ornaments for decorations or gifts. Practice counting stitches and creating double crochets in this unique project.

Tue, Dec 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
See who’s snoozing this season! Join us for crafts and activities about animals who sleep all winter. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Dec 10, 3:15pm - 4:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Friendship bracelets and keychains made with beads and string are mementos to share with friends and family. Come join us to craft and make a gift to keep for yourself or give to a friend.

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Tue, Dec 10, 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, Dec 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Stockings are a must-have for the holidays. Use a simple pattern to create a custom stocking. Learn some basic lining and cuff sewing techniques. Students are required to bring fabric
This event is full

Wed, Dec 11, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Stockings are a must-have for the holidays. Use a simple pattern to create a custom stocking. Learn some basic lining and cuff sewing techniques. Students are required to bring fabric
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Explore the rich research resources and collections that are held in a variety of archives and repositories in the Buckeye state. Discover what records are available and how to use them.

Thu, Dec 12, 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

Thu, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Explore the rich research resources and collections that are held in a variety of archives and repositories in the Buckeye state. Discover what records are available and how to use them.

Thu, Dec 12, 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.

Thu, Dec 12, 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.

Thu, Dec 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.

Thu, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Create handmade decorations, ornaments or simple gifts for the holiday season. Recommended for families.

Thu, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Writing Clearly Intermediate is an English writing course focusing on grammar and complex ideas, including sentence structures, phrases, and vocabulary building.

Fri, Dec 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Does the idea of sewing a zipper steer you away from projects? Let us help you tackle zippers head-on with confidence!

Sat, Dec 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn about African American History, Heritage and Genealogy.

Sat, Dec 14, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Bring your creativity and discover the possibilities of altered books. Create an adorable small gift box at this month's meeting. All materials will be provided. Recommended for teens and adults.

Sun, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Rock the Wrap is an educational and interactive experience that provides step-by-step instruction of headwrap styling techniques. Learn about the significance and history of headwrapping.