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Practice Makes Perfect

2018-05-17 18:30:00 2018-05-17 20:30:00 America/New_York Practice Makes Perfect Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Thursday, May 17
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-05-17 18:30:00 2018-05-17 20:30:00 America/New_York Practice Makes Perfect Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center. A certified instructor with the Adult Literacy League, will lead and facilitate programs. This program is presented through partnership established between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League, Inc.

West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, May 14 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 15 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 16 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 18 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 19 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 20 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

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sun, May 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Would you like to create a stylish pouch that includes a zipper? Come learn how to make one from start to finish in this easy sewing class!
This event is full

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, May 21, 10:15am - 10:45am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, May 21, 10:45am - 11:05am
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, May 21, 11:15am - 11:35am
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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Mon, May 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, May 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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!

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, May 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Elder Law Attorney Geoff Hoatson teaches you how to make your golden years a smooth cruise!

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn presentation concepts and terminology. Learn how to create a basic presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 22, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bring your Love of Art to Life!

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to insert slide transitions, add animations and hyperlinks. Create a customized photo album with simple to use tools. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to customize a theme and to format slides through the slide master. (tec101)

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, May 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Let's learn the what, who and how of financial intelligence for kids! This money smart program introduces financial literacy to youth with stories, activities and crafts. Ages 6–12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, May 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Take the fashion world by storm and learn to sew your own trendy wallet!
This event is full

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Come and join us for this exciting case study that furthers the research into the biological family of Pansy McGee on her paternal line.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, May 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Newspapers often functioned as the day-to-day diaries of community events and happenings.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Create polished documents in Microsoft Word.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 24, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Add style to your documents. Impact your readers with images, text boxes and Smart Art. Ensure readability with basic review tools.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, May 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cruise down to the library for a staycation luau with plenty of tropical island fun for your little ones. Ages 2–4.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word and Resume Creator resources.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to use various Internet resources to search and apply for jobs. You will become familiar with popular job search websites and common questions on job applications.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, May 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come learn how to make felties! Hand stitch your own characters using felt that you can use for multiple crafts. Join us each month to make a fun and exciting fiber arts project. Age: Adults

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, May 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Learn how to sew a pouch made to fit your phone.
This event is full

Fri, May 25, 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Are you stuck on a sewing project? Do you need help with a pattern, quilt or garment? Do you simply need to practice your new sewing skills?
This event is full

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, May 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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.
This event is full

West Oaks - Children's Area
Sat, May 26, 11:30am - 1:00pm
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, May 26, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live a long healthy life!

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates, formatting options and adding business information. Recommended Audience: Adult

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 29, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to customize your publications. Recommended Audience: Adult

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, May 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime. Click for more information.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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 - Technology Classroom
Tue, May 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, May 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Find a penny, pick it up and put it in your piggy bank! Create your very own coin container, whether it’s a piggy or not. Ages 6–12.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, May 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Learn to sew your own fabric basket from start to finish using professional patterns, fabric of your choice and professional sewing machines.
This event is full

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, May 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Discover how to achieve flawless and smooth skin on your photographs. Work with commonly used tools and techniques to remove blemishes, soften skin and restore an image's texture.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, May 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Write real code. Explore the JavaScript programming language with characters from Star Wars.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Organize information in your documents. Insert and format tables to display and calculate data.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 31, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, May 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore early learning and financial literacy with stories and activities for your preschooler. Ages 3–5.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Turn scanned drawings into sleek vector graphics. Apply several design techniques and use common editing tools to trace and color artwork as well as manage objects and layers.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, May 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Design professional-looking stationery using Adobe Illustrator. Create and arrange text and image assets and use masks, transparency, and blending modes to create eye-catching designs.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, May 31, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Sara Brown, Success & Beyond Life Coach, for an inspiring vision board workshop.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 04, 10:15am - 10:45am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 04, 10:45am - 11:05am
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 04, 11:15am - 11:35am
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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Jun 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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! #srpkids

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Jun 05, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Have fun with physics! Learn how to use the Algodoo computer program to see how objects react in this physics simulator. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime. Click for more information.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gatorland brings the wild to the library! Get up close and personal with snakes and gators and learn all about these amazing creatures. Ages 6–12.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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! #srpkids

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Jun 06, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Create amazing science fair charts to wow the judges using Microsoft Excel. Learn how to use the tools needed to create a basic graphs to display your data. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Deciding which senior living option is suitable for your situation can be complicated. Educate yourself about different senior living options. Registration Recommended. Click for more information.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Received your DNA test results and don't know what to do next?

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Jun 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Have fun with physics! Learn how to use the Algodoo computer program to see how objects react in this physics simulator. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Jun 07, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Jun 07, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Build real video games with LEGO Game Builder! Create custom characters and worlds filled with interesting obstacles and baddies. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Warm up your voice and stretch your muscles! Let the music make you move and play. Ages 3–5.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Jun 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Keith T. Magician and Bandit the Bunny have been hard at work rehearsing their Rockin’ Reader Magic Show! Ages 6–12.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Jun 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come make beautiful jewelry using fabric. Join us each month to make a fun fiber arts project. Age Requirement: 18 and over.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Jun 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Jun 08, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Fri, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ever dreamed of making your own video game? Now you can with The Games Factory 2, it provides everything you need to create cool computer games. #srpkids

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Fri, Jun 08, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Take your skills even further and learn more about using The Games Factory 2 and make another fun computer game. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Fri, Jun 08, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Are you stuck on a sewing project? Do you need help with a pattern, quilt or garment? Do you simply need to practice your new sewing skills?

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sat, Jun 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Learn about African American History, Heritage and Genealogy.

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Jun 09, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Celebrate your history and heritage at our 2nd Annual African American Family History Festival.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Sat, Jun 09, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join in the savings! Become a savvy saver by sharing coupons and savings tips at this monthly meeting.

Sarchet Community Room
Sun, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate summer with FREE DAPS, a local group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform! All ages.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 11, 10:45am - 11:05am
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 11, 11:15am - 11:35am
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Close your eyes and listen. Now, try to remove the sounds of people. What is nature saying? From the sea to the sky, discover the music of nature. Ages 6 to 12.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tell your stories and adventures on the screen! Set the scene with dozens of cool 3D backgrounds and add animated characters and objects, each with its own unique story to tell. #srpkids
This event is full

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Jun 12, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Take your Kid Pix movie to the next level in this project-based class! Bring a classic story to life using awesome 3D backgrounds, animated characters and much more. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come see who’s who at this special event! We will make the masks here, but don’t forget to dress your best! Ages 11–18.

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Jun 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meet real firefighters and find out what it takes to fight the heat. Presented by the Ocoee Fire Department. Ages 6–12.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Explore modern technologies that are used in animating cartoon characters in movies and video games. #srpkids

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Wed, Jun 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Add cool effects to your photos, such as cartoon transformations, image morphing, artistic painting and much more using an easy-to-use Web-based photo-editing application. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Take the fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. This is a 3 day class given on: 6/13/18, 6/20/18, and 6/27/18.
This event is full

Sarchet Community Room
Wed, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Interested in furthering your genealogical research skills? Then the NGSQ Study Group is for you!

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Create awesome photo mash-ups in Adobe Photoshop! Learn how to use basic tools, brushes, and the concepts of layers and background removal. #srpkids

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Thu, Jun 14, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bring your ideas to life. Draw and animate shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint. Combine shapes into pictures, then use simple formatting, transition and animation tools to bring them to life. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cling, Bang, Boom! Hear the sounds of pots and pans around the room as we gather for some kitchen fun. Ages 3–5.

Sarchet Community Room
Thu, Jun 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice each Thursday at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Fri, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Design eye-catching graphics using Adobe Illustrator. Create and arrange assets and use common design techniques and editing tools to create artwork as well as manage objects and layers. #srpkids

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Fri, Jun 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Learn the frame animation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop through the creation of an animated GIF. #srpkids

Sarchet Community Room
Sat, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn more about your heritage through pictures and artifacts.

Sarchet Community Room
Sun, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Let your tiny artists explore the colors of sound with a musical art adventure. Dress for a mess. Ages 2–4.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 18, 10:45am - 11:05am
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 18, 11:15am - 11:35am
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Mon, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
It is part show, part instruction and all fun! Begin with a mini performance followed by training for all in juggling and plate spinning. Presented by Orlando Youth Circus. Ages 6–12.

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Animate your world with code. Create custom characters and backgrounds, then write programs to move characters around the world. Learn the basics of computer science with the ScratchJr app. #srpkids
This event is full

West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Tue, Jun 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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.

Sarchet Community Room
Tue, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime. Click for more information.