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Alma Thomas Art

Celebrate Black History Month

2020-02-25 17:00:00 2020-02-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Alma Thomas Art Honor African American artist Alma Thomas and create your own colorful abstract work of art. Recommended for lower and upper elementary. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Tuesday, February 25
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-25 17:00:00 2020-02-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Alma Thomas Art Honor African American artist Alma Thomas and create your own colorful abstract work of art. Recommended for lower and upper elementary. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

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.

TAGS: | Arts & Crafting |

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Dec 09 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 10 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 11 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 12 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 13 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 14 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 15 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

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!
This event is full

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.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 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, Dec 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, Dec 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, Dec 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Assemble the quilt blocks that you have made over the last year and learn to piece them together, add batting, backing and binding. Students are required to bring materials and completed blocks.

Mon, Dec 16, 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 17, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create sweet tiny tree ornaments decorated with stripes, beads and buttons. Practice garter and stockinette stitch, while learning to seam and attach buttons and beads.

Tue, Dec 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Make some noise and ring in the noon year with your little ones! Join us for fun and games with an exciting countdown at noon. Recommended for preschoolers.

Tue, Dec 17, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
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.

Wed, Dec 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Create sweet tiny tree ornaments decorated with stripes, beads and buttons. Practice garter and stockinette stitch, while learning to seam and attach buttons and beads.

Wed, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Turn your scrap fabric into beautifully intricate Scandinavian fabric stars. Learn how to iron and fold fabric into an eight-pointed star for decoration or gifts. No sewing required.

Wed, Dec 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us for a little cocoa, a little movie and a little craft. Test your doodling skills for a creative cup of cocoa. Recommended for tweens and teens.

Wed, Dec 18, 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 Magnolia state. Discover what records are available and how to use them.

Thu, Dec 19, 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.

Thu, Dec 19, 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 Magnolia state. Discover what records are available and how to use them.

Thu, Dec 19, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Thu, Dec 19, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Thu, Dec 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Are you stuck on an Excel 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.

Thu, Dec 19, 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 20, 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 21, 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, Dec 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Kids, want to learn how to hand sew? We'll provide everything that you need, just bring yourself.

Mon, Dec 23, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Use a simple online tool to design your own custom cookie cutter. Learn the basics of 3D design for printing.

Mon, Dec 23, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Thu, Dec 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Write real code. Use JavaScript or Python to complete challenges in CodeCombat. Explore mazes, loot treasure and defeat enemies in a fantasy adventure game using code.

Thu, Dec 26, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Write real code. Explore the JavaScript programming language with characters from Star Wars.

Fri, Dec 27, 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.

Fri, Dec 27, 11:45am - 12:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Use a simple online tool to design your own custom cookie cutter. Learn the basics of 3D design for printing.

Sat, Dec 28, 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, Dec 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Animate stories with code. Create custom characters and backgrounds, then write programs to bring your stories to life with motion & sound. Learn the basics of computer science with the ScratchJr app.

Mon, Dec 30, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Write real code. Explore the JavaScript programming language with characters from Star Wars.

Mon, Dec 30, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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.

Fri, Jan 03, 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.

Fri, Jan 03, 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.

Sat, Jan 04, 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.

Sun, Jan 05, 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, Jan 06, 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 06, 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, Jan 06, 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 06, 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.

Tue, Jan 07, 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, Jan 07, 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, Jan 07, 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, Jan 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
There is more to superheroes than what meets the eye. Explore the science behind their powers through hands-on activities that will transform your mind! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Tue, Jan 07, 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 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join us as we explore the latest tools Ancestry.com has developed to assist you in working with your DNA matches.

Thu, Jan 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
This program will introduce you to genealogical terms, techniques, and sources. Learn helpful suggestions on how you can begin to research your family's story.

Thu, Jan 09, 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 1 previously. Presented by ASL Services, Inc. Registration required.

Thu, Jan 09, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Sarchet Community Room
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed!

Sat, Jan 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Here’s to a New Year and a New You!

Sat, Jan 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sarchet Community Room
Join in the savings! Become a savvy saver by sharing coupons and savings tips at this monthly meeting.