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Open Lab: Ask A Tech

2019-12-17 13:45:00 2019-12-17 14:45:00 America/New_York Open Lab: Ask A Tech 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 Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Tuesday, December 17
1:45pm - 2:45pm

Add to Calendar 2019-12-17 13:45:00 2019-12-17 14:45:00 America/New_York Open Lab: Ask A Tech 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 Branch Library and Genealogy Center

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

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.

Please note: Software questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library.

Recommended Audience: Adult

TAGS: | Basic Tech Skills |

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Jan 13 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 14 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 15 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 16 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 17 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 18 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 19 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, Jan 17, 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.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jan 18, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Have you wondered if a Revolutionary War patriot ancestor is hidden in your family tree? Perhaps you are eligible to join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Find out at this workshop.

Tue, Jan 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn database concepts and terminology. Learn flat and relational database concepts and create a simple database with multiple tables.

Tue, Jan 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
It's time for a tough truck party with a celebration of things that go, go, go! Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Jan 21, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to create relationship among tables and manipulate data with queries in a database.

Tue, Jan 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Tue, Jan 21, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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, Jan 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn some chill skills with self calming techniques, tips and tricks. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Jan 21, 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, Jan 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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.

Wed, Jan 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Move your documents online. Learn how to collaborate, share, and access your files from anywhere with Google Docs, a free word processing application from Google.

Wed, Jan 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Wed, Jan 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
What is the Census and how is the 2020 Census unique? What questions will you be asked and why do the answers matter? What is the best way to respond and how will your information will be protected?

Wed, Jan 22, 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 Newfoundland, Canada. Discover what records are available and how to use them.

Thu, Jan 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
FamilySearch is a tremendous and free source for family history research. Learn how to navigate this website and how to make the most of the information that it contains.

Thu, Jan 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Over this four-week ASL course, instructors will cover a continuation of ASL Level 1. Participants must have taken Level 1A previously. Presented by ASL Services, Inc. Registration required.

Thu, Jan 23, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Thu, Jan 23, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Thu, Jan 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Fri, Jan 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Create a classic pillowcase with a contrasting cuff. Professionally finish your project with French seams, while practicing straight stitches. Students are required to bring fabric.
This event is full

Sat, Jan 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Journey behind the scenes to find out the secret “phantom” musicals and traditions that haunt and inspire the musicals that are written today! Sing, dance and learn to be musical theater detectives.

Sat, Jan 25, 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, Jan 25, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Bring your creativity and discover the possibilities of altered books. Create a cute pocket for your book at this month's meeting. All materials will be provided. Recommended for teens and adults.

Sun, Jan 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
You'll go BANANAS for our banana pudding! Bring your little one for mixing, mashing, and stacking as they create this classic recipe. Registration required. Recommended for preschoolers.

Mon, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
We're getting it all put together. Bring your blocks from the last years classes to get your quilt together.

Mon, Jan 27, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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!
This event is full

Mon, Jan 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
West Oaks - Genealogy Area
Come to the West Oaks Branch Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
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, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Wash, wash, wash your hands, soap will make them clean. Scrub the germs until they come off to make them nice and clean. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Jan 28, 11:45am - 12:45pm
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, Jan 28, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Better prepare yourself for the big day! Learn the interview process and become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information.

Tue, Jan 28, 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.

Tue, Jan 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Test your cupcake decorating skills and compete against your friends for cupcake glory. Recommended for tweens and teens.

Tue, Jan 28, 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, Jan 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Contribute your talents to the annual Yarnfiti Community Art Project. Join us in crafting things that fly or hang out in the sky for an Up In the Air display.

Wed, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Wed, Jan 29, 3:45pm - 5:15pm
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.

Wed, Jan 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Do you have an ancestor who worked for the railroads? Join us and learn where to turn to discover information about the railroad, its records, and where you might find them.

Thu, Jan 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
If you have received your autosomal DNA test results and are wondering what to do next then this program is exactly what you need.

Thu, Jan 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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, Jan 30, 3:45pm - 5:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.

Thu, Jan 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Over this four-week ASL course, instructors will cover a continuation of ASL Level 1. Participants must have taken Level 1A previously. Presented by ASL Services, Inc. Registration required.

Thu, Jan 30, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Fri, Jan 31, All day
Stop by to write a postcard to our character of the month. Then drop it in our mailbox.

Fri, Jan 31, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come to the library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.

Sat, Feb 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
In this interactive class, you will learn how to read Food Nutrition Labels. A food and nutrition expert will share tips on how to make healthier food choices when you are grocery shopping.

Sun, Feb 02, 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, Feb 03, 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 03, 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.

Mon, Feb 03, 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 03, 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 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Learn the basic principles of card making using card stock, stamps and more! Each month create a new themed greeting card! Supplies are limited; registration required. Ages: Adults

Tue, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create basic shapes and objects with a free and easy to use 3D design software. Learn to add objects, rotate, scale and snap shapes together.

Tue, Feb 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
How much do I love you? Let's count the ways! Use simple math counting exercises to show what's in your heart. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tue, Feb 04, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create a 3D design using the Polyline and Revolve tools. Then take it to the next level and manipulate multiple objects. Give your 3D designs a realistic look and texture. (tic101)

Tue, Feb 04, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Take 3D design to the next level using the Pattern and Loft tools. Create a complex 3D objects by combining multiple shapes. (tic101)

Tue, Feb 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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, Feb 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come learn about artists from Harlem, New York and how their love for the arts contributed to one of America’s greatest movements, The Harlem Renaissance. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Feb 04, 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 05, 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, Feb 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Do you have an ancestor who worked for the railroads? Join us and learn where to turn to discover information about the railroad, its records, and where you might find them.

Thu, Feb 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Fri, Feb 07, 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 07, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Create a classic pillowcase with a contrasting cuff. Professionally finish your project with French seams, while practicing straight stitches. Students are required to bring fabric.
This event is full

Sat, Feb 08, 11:00am - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Explore your roots. Beginners, get started. Experienced genealogists, learn new tips. The Central Florida Genealogical Society, other local societies, & Library staff will share genealogy information.

Sat, Feb 08, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sarchet Community Room

Sun, Feb 09, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join Dr. Naima J. Bush for a musical adventure as she delves into the history of women & Blues music. Discover the stories of struggle, betrayal & heartbreak that gave birth to this genre of music.

Sun, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Explore how to properly detangle tresses with and without hair tools. Also, you will learn about moisturizing 101 for those with curly, coily, and kinky tresses. Registration required.

Mon, Feb 10, 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 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Add new stitches to your repertoire! Crochet a bookmark with the double and half double crochet stitches.

Mon, Feb 10, 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 10, 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 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Meet & greet featured artist Delores Williams. Delores studied at the University of Buffalo & has displayed in a variety of places, including New York & Chicago. Enjoy this Caribbean inspired work.

Tue, Feb 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Get up and running with your new iPad or iPhone. Learn how to navigate an iPad and iPhone using gestures, install and organize apps, modify general and privacy settings and more.

Tue, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Create heart-shaped valentine crafts to surprise the special people in your life! Listen to stories and play games to fill your heart with love. Recommended for preschoolers.

Tue, Feb 11, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Get organized with your iPad or iPhone. Learn to create and edit events, reminders, lists and notes with Calendar, Reminders and Notes apps.

Tue, Feb 11, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Tue, Feb 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
We may not be making love potions, but this event is sure to get your heart beating with fun science experiments and STEAM challenges. Recommended for lower and upper elementary. 

Tue, Feb 11, 5:15pm - 6:45pm
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.

Tue, Feb 11, 6:00pm - 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 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Add new stitches to your repertoire! Crochet a bookmark with the double and half double crochet stitches.

Wed, Feb 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Crochet adorable hearts for decoration or as a special gift for your Valentine. Learn how to work the magic circle and surface slip stitches, while practicing basic crochet stitches.

Thu, Feb 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Fri, Feb 14, 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 14, 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, Feb 15, 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.

Sun, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
You don’t need a fancy lab to be a scientist. You already have all you need: your brain and amazing senses! Learn about what makes a liquid or solid and join us to make your very own slime!