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Earth Day, Hooray!

2023-04-18 11:00:00 2023-04-18 12:00:00 America/New_York Earth Day, Hooray! It’s never too early to start learning about protecting our planet! Enjoy nature-friendly stories, crafts and activities with your little one. Recommended for ages 18-36 months. Registration required. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

Tuesday, April 18
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-18 11:00:00 2023-04-18 12:00:00 America/New_York Earth Day, Hooray! It’s never too early to start learning about protecting our planet! Enjoy nature-friendly stories, crafts and activities with your little one. Recommended for ages 18-36 months. Registration required. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

It’s never too early to start learning about protecting our planet! Enjoy nature-friendly stories, crafts and activities with your little one. Recommended for ages 18-36 months. Registration required.

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Jun 05 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jun 06 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 07 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 08 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 09 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 11 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

Wed, Jun 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 0-8.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Explore the tradition and culture of Caribbean Carnival celebrations. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills.

Thu, Jun 08, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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, Jun 08, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 08, 11:15am - 11:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jun 08, 11:45am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jun 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Recycling Truck with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.

Thu, Jun 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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

Thu, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. Registration required.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Leave Monopoly at home! Come learn a new board game or revisit some unique favorites. Games and snacks will be provided. Recommended for ages 13-18. Registration required.

Sat, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start crocheting today! Learn basic techniques while creating your first project, a bookmark for your favorite read. Techniques include creating a slip knot, chaining, and single crochet stitches.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
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, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Your family is stuck on Mars! Work together to tackle cosmic challenges and puzzles. Will your family discover the launch code to blast home to earth? Recommended for families with children ages 6-14.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
West Oaks - Children's Area
In this casual learning experience students will be able to interact with a loom. Students will learn about weaving in a collaborative art project. Registration not required.

Mon, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Meet rare, threatened, and endangered species. Learn about interesting animals that can be found throughout different lands and animal conservation. Recommended for ages 0-12.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Start your engines and ride on over for a storytime on things that go! Engage in activities such as singing and playing with friends. A food craft is included, so come ready for a delicious treat!
This event is full

Tue, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join Alex and Steve on a Minecraft Hero's Journey! Use code to program an agent to help Alex and Steve on their journey. Use algorithms, loops, and functions to complete the code challenges.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 13, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Join Alex and Steve on a Voyage Aquatic! Use code to help Alex and Steve explore the high seas. Program algorithms, loops, and conditions to complete the code challenges.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Whether they slither, swim, bark or crawl, we can learn to care for them all! Explore how to be an even greater friend to your pets as we learn pet care tips and tricks! Recommended for ages 9-12.

Wed, Jun 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills.

Thu, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Slather on the sunscreen because we're taking our creativity outside! Bring color to the parking lot by using sidewalk chalk to design and decorate a spot all your own. Recommended for ages 13-18.

Thu, Jun 15, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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, Jun 15, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 15, 11:15am - 11:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jun 15, 11:45am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jun 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Robotic Bee with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.

Thu, Jun 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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

Thu, Jun 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Jun 15, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Fri, Jun 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start crocheting today! Learn basic techniques while creating your first project, a bookmark for your favorite read. Techniques include creating a slip knot, chaining, and single crochet stitches.

Fri, Jun 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. Registration required.

Sat, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Treat yourself to tasty snacks from a land far away! Each month we'll learn about a different culture and sample the yummiest snacks it has to offer. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Life is more fun with a friend by your side! Learn about friendship, friends, and things to do together! Recommended for ages 18-36 months. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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, Jun 20, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
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.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Use your artistic skills to create a masterpiece inspired by the art of Keith Haring. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills.

Thu, Jun 22, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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, Jun 22, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 22, 11:15am - 11:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jun 22, 11:45am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jun 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Robotic Grabber with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.

Thu, Jun 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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

Thu, Jun 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Jun 22, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles.

Fri, Jun 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. Registration required.

Fri, Jun 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn how DNA instructs the cells in our bodies to perform specific tasks while you build an edible DNA model out of candy. Recommended for ages 9-12. Registration required.

Sat, Jun 24, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Level up your crocheting. Learn how to create more open fabric with new stitches. Techniques include chaining up rows, as well as double and half double crochet stitches.

Sat, Jun 24, 11:30am - 1:30pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® [R.E.A.D.] program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a therapy dog. Recommended for ages 6-12.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn the basics of straight stitching while we make bookmarks! Perfect for beginners, all materials will be provided.

Sat, Jun 24, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Junk journal, scrapbook, diary? Bring your imagination and join us to discover the possibilities of altered books at this monthly workshop. Registration required. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
This event is full

Sun, Jun 25, 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.

Sun, Jun 25, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Bring your bestie and decorate your very own friendship mugs. Recommended for adults. Registration required.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
In this casual learning experience, students will use coloring sheets to create augmented reality friends! No registration required.

Mon, Jun 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Watch Blaise Ryndes, master bubble performer, blow gigantic bubbles and create “liquid fireworks.” Listen to fun music as you are amazed by this bubble and light show. Recommended for ages 0-12.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Circle up for fun and friendship that never end. Learn about shapes while you socialize in this song-filled story time. Recommended for ages 18-36 months. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore the basics of radio electronics using Snap Circuits. Learn the basic science of radio waves and build a functioning AM or FM radio.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 27, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Explore the basics of radio electronics using Snap Circuits. While you learn the basic science of radio waves and build a functioning AM or FM radio.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 28, All day
Stop by to write a postcard to our character of the month. Then drop it in our mailbox. Our character this month is Llama Llama!

Wed, Jun 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Team up to make and break codes while learning about the life of Alan Turing. Recommended for ages 9-12.

Wed, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Join Robin Rountree, with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center, for a discussion on what people who are living the longest in the “Blue Zones” can teach us about living a longer life.

Wed, Jun 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Improve reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. This event is for adults who are beginning-intermediate level emerging readers. Class focuses primarily on reading & writing skills.

Thu, Jun 29, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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, Jun 29, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 29, 11:15am - 11:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jun 29, 11:45am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jun 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Rescue Helicopter with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.

Thu, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 3:55pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Jellyfish move two centimeters per second, not quite as fast as paper-mache dries! Day one we'll begin our delicate hanging sculptures, and the next day we'll add the finishing touches.

Thu, Jun 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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

Thu, Jun 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools.

Thu, Jun 29, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Automate everyday tasks with macros. Record data entry and formatting. Insert and modify objects to run macros without coding.

Fri, Jun 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start hand embroidery today. Learn the basics of using a hoop and needles to create running, back and cross stitches to create a beautiful sampler.

Fri, Jun 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. Registration required.

Fri, Jun 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Jellyfish move two centimeters per second, not quite as fast as paper-mache dries! Day one we'll begin our delicate hanging sculptures, and the next day we'll add the finishing touches.

Sat, Jul 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Build bridges with new friends. Work as a team and test your engineering skills as you solve puzzles that require you to bridge the gap. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.

Sun, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn about the Harlem Renaissance and create a tissue paper art piece inspired by Harlem Renaissance muralist, Aaron Douglas. Recommended for adults. Registration required.

Mon, Jul 03, 11:00am - 11:45am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Get ready to move and dance with this lively and engaging DJ. Challenge yourself to learn new dances and join in on the ones you know. A dance party for everyone to enjoy. Recommended for ages 0-12.

Wed, Jul 05, 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 0-8.

Wed, Jul 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Get up and move! Listen to the story “How Do You Dance?” by Thyra Heder while learning popular dance moves done throughout the last 100 years. Recommended for families with children 3-12.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 06, 10:15am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
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, Jul 06, 10:45am - 11:05am
West Oaks - 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. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jul 06, 11:15am - 11:40am
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Jul 06, 11:45am - 12:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect with other caregivers to meet and mingle while your little one explores imaginary play with new and old friends. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Thu, Jul 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Build and program LEGO Robotic Puller with a simple to use computer interface. Learn how technology plays an active role in our everyday life.

Thu, Jul 06, 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, Jul 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Jul 06, 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, Jul 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. Registration required.

Fri, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Treat yourself to tasty snacks from a land far away! Each month we'll learn about a different culture and sample the yummiest snacks it has to offer. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.
This event is full