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In-Person: Watermelon Wednesdays

Bite into a new mid-week celebration: Watermelon Wednesdays! Representatives from The National Watermelon Board show you new and delicious ways to prepare this refreshing fruit. Registration required.

Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or event due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Cooking & Food |

TAGS: | ipevents | foodie | food | exploreflorida | bb-library-events | askanexpert |

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 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, Aug 19, 9:00am - 7:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Fri, Aug 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Let's take on a scrap busting project that's great for all sizes and textures of fabric. We're making up a coaster using whipstitch, running stitch, and bias tape.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Aug 20, 9:00am - 7:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sat, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join us to learn a variety of fiber arts as a family. We will be focusing on a different discipline each month. This month, we will be focusing on Crochet.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Sit back and relax during a family-friendly movie while working on a craft or coloring sheets. Recommended for families.

Sun, Aug 21, 9:00am - 7:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Early Voting will take place from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tue, Aug 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Your name is special, just like you! Help your little one recognize and spell their name through fun crafts and activities. Recommended for toddlers 18-36 months.

Tue, Aug 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.

Tue, Aug 23, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
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.

Tue, Aug 23, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Have fun playing games that can help you speed up your typing skills and learn how to position your hands on the keyboard like a pro!

Tue, Aug 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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 Swift programming.

Tue, Aug 23, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.

Wed, Aug 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Get a head start on the year and prepare your mind to learn with stories, activities, crafts and lots of fun! Recommended for ages 6-12.

Thu, Aug 25, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Thu, Aug 25, 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.

Thu, Aug 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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, Aug 25, 11:15am - 11:40am
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.

Thu, Aug 25, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Thu, Aug 25, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English from Zero is a series of vocabulary classes that follow the Oxford Picture Dictionary outline to address fundamental English vocabulary needed for everyday life.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - 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

Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join us to learn a variety of fiber arts as a family. We will be focusing on a different discipline each month. This month, we will be focusing on Crochet.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 27, 10:15am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The Adams-Onís Treaty DAR Chapter will be hosting a genealogist-assisted workshop to help prospective members find patriots to use to join the DAR.

Sat, Aug 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Charlie from O-Town Compost goes through the basics of starting your home compost pile. Learn which kinds of foods and additives can get you started off with the right method for your space.

Sat, Aug 27, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Meet up with other nature lovers to celebrate wildflowers. Each month, we'll spotlight a different wildflower and host discussions and crafts that promote native Florida plants.

Sun, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Storytime is the right time for family time. Reading together is a wonderful way to bond and learn from one another. Bring your families together for fun stories that are designed for all ages

Mon, Aug 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Would you like to know how to load your gadget with free media? Let us help! Learn how to search, check out and download Music and Movies using the library's digital collection.

Mon, Aug 29, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Have fun playing games that can help you speed up your typing skills and learn how to position your hands on the keyboard like a pro!

Mon, Aug 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects with Snap Circuits. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives.

Tue, Aug 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Shapes are found everywhere! Embark on a shape search to help your preschooler identify shapes in nature and built environments. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Aug 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Be introduced to mail merge and get practical experience in mail merging options.

Tue, Aug 30, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Bring your design ideas to life with Canva, a free graphic design application. Save time by building on thousands of professional templates to create logos, flyers, social media content and more.

Tue, Aug 30, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins board game, then choose a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Tue, Aug 30, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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.

Wed, Aug 31, All day
Stop by to write a postcard to our character of the month. Then drop it in our mailbox. This month's character is Llama Llama.

Wed, Aug 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Aug 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Prep for back to school by making your own fidget toy! Fidget toys give your hands something to do so your mind can focus. Recommended for families with children ages 9 and up.

Thu, Sep 01, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Thu, Sep 01, 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.

Thu, Sep 01, 11:15am - 11:40am
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.

Thu, Sep 01, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English from Zero is a series of vocabulary classes that follow the Oxford Picture Dictionary outline to address fundamental English vocabulary needed for everyday life.

Thu, Sep 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Thu, Sep 01, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Fri, Sep 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Let's get cozy with this fall themed project. Create a unique and colorful table runner using simple quilting techniques. Makes a great addition to your home décor or a special one of a kind gift.

Sat, Sep 03, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join us to learn a variety of fiber arts as a family. We will be focusing on a different discipline each month. This month, we will be working on Weaving Plaid Coasters using a peg board loom.

Tue, Sep 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Preschoolers will celebrate grandparents through stories, songs, and a special craft. All grandparents are welcome. Recommended for ages 3-5. Registration required.

Tue, Sep 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Tue, Sep 06, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.

Tue, Sep 06, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins board game, then choose a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Tue, Sep 06, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Discover how you can use Microsoft's powerful productivity tools to connect and collaborate with your team. Learn how to access and install apps, and store and share files.

Wed, Sep 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Sep 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Do you believe in dragons? If you are a true believer, you don't want to miss this exciting adventure to discover the truth about these legendary creatures. Recommended for families.

Thu, Sep 08, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Thu, Sep 08, 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.

Thu, Sep 08, 11:15am - 11:40am
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.

Thu, Sep 08, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Add new stitches to your crochet repertoire! Learn the the double and half double crochet stitches while you create a new project.

Thu, Sep 08, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English from Zero is a series of vocabulary classes that follow the Oxford Picture Dictionary outline to address fundamental English vocabulary needed for everyday life.

Thu, Sep 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Sep 08, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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.

Fri, Sep 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Let's get cozy with this fall themed project. Create a unique and colorful table runner using simple quilting techniques. Makes a great addition to your home décor or a special one of a kind gift.

Sat, Sep 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join us to learn a variety of fiber arts as a family. We will be focusing on a different discipline each month. This month, we will be working on Weaving Plaid Coasters using a peg board loom.

Sat, Sep 10, 10:15am - 12:15pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Bring your plants and ask questions! Master Gardener Volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer your gardening questions.

Mon, Sep 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn about the five early literacy practices as well as tips, tricks and resources to help your child strengthen important pre-reading skills. Recommended for adults who care for children ages 0-5.

Mon, Sep 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects with Snap Circuits. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives.

Mon, Sep 12, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Get up and running with computers. Learn how to navigate the computer desktop and how to perform various techniques in manipulating windows using basic mouse and keyboard techniques.

Mon, Sep 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Get your computer skills racing. Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.

Tue, Sep 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Make a hug that you can mail and learn new songs about grandmas and grandpas. Recommended for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Tue, Sep 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons! Start with the game basics in the Adventure Begins board game, then choose a character and play a real campaign with monsters, adventure and treasure.

Wed, Sep 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
Silly and fun yoga poses designed for kids! Flow-through an imaginative journey filled with puppets, parachute games, and relaxing rest time! Recommended for families with children ages 0-7.

Wed, Sep 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this fabuloso event! Take a trip to the library and enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.

Thu, Sep 15, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Children's Area
The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months.

Thu, Sep 15, 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.

Thu, Sep 15, 11:15am - 11:40am
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.

Thu, Sep 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn to crochet circular shapes using in the round techniques as we make coasters!

Thu, Sep 15, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English from Zero is a series of vocabulary classes that follow the Oxford Picture Dictionary outline to address fundamental English vocabulary needed for everyday life.

Thu, Sep 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Sep 15, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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.

Fri, Sep 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Let's get cozy with this fall themed project. Create a unique and colorful table runner using simple quilting techniques. Makes a great addition to your home décor or a special one of a kind gift.

Sat, Sep 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join us to learn a variety of fiber arts as a family. We will be focusing on a different discipline each month. This month, we will be working on Weaving Plaid Coasters using a peg board loom.

Sat, Sep 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Sit back and relax during a family-friendly movie while working on a craft or coloring sheets. Recommended for families.

Sun, Sep 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Read to Sydney is a local therapy dog organization that encourages children to practice their reading skills with an attentive furry listener. All ages are welcome to join Thom and his dog.