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Be a Bee

2023-09-30 15:00:00 2023-09-30 16:00:00 America/New_York Be a Bee Learn how bees act as pollinators for our crops and how they communicate with each other with stories, crafts, and activities. Recommended for families with kids ages 5 and up. Registration required. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

Saturday, September 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-30 15:00:00 2023-09-30 16:00:00 America/New_York Be a Bee Learn how bees act as pollinators for our crops and how they communicate with each other with stories, crafts, and activities. Recommended for families with kids ages 5 and up. Registration required. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

Learn how bees act as pollinators for our crops and how they communicate with each other with stories, crafts, and activities. Recommended for families with kids ages 5 and up. Registration required.

AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Kids | Families |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Learning | Arts & Crafting | Animals & Pets |

TAGS: | science | bb-family | animals |

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Dec 04 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Dec 05 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Dec 06 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Dec 07 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 08 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 09 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 10 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

Sun, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Get ready for the new year by creating a custom DIY planner! This event will involve a Japanese book binding technique using a large sewing needle. Ages 13 and up. Registration required.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Assemble a winter treat in a jar! Layer festive cake, sweet frosting and colorful sprinkles to make a delicious gift! Adult participation required. Recommended for ages 3-5.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
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, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Connect and collaborate with others through games and competitions, while showcasing your storytelling skills at the celebration of the century! Recommended for ages 9-12.

Wed, Dec 13, 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, Dec 14, 10:15am - 10:40am
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, Dec 14, 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, Dec 14, 11:15am - 11:40am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, Dec 14, 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, Dec 14, 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, Dec 14, 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, Dec 14, 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, Dec 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
This gift card holder project is a great way to use up larger scraps. These mini envelopes or gift card holders are easy to make and the perfect way to personalize your gift!

Fri, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Explore the many Japanese art styles that led to the creation of some of today's most beloved anime. Learn to draw anime characters and leave with a personal work of art. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Sat, Dec 16, 10:00am - 11:30am
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Make your own gift wrapping bows out of ribbon to customize gift giving! Recommended for ages 10+
This event is full

Sat, Dec 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn the basics of hand sewing while we make a mitten ornament - to keep or give away! Recommended for ages 10+

Sat, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
Sit back and relax for a family-friendly movie and coloring sheets. Recommended for families.

Tue, Dec 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Gather round and enjoy Slavic stories straight from your babushka’s bookshelf! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, Dec 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
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, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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

Wed, Dec 20, 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, Dec 21, 10:15am - 10:40am
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, Dec 21, 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, Dec 21, 11:15am - 11:40am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, Dec 21, 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, Dec 21, 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, Dec 21, 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, Dec 21, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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.

Sat, Dec 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn basic embroidery skills while we make customized gift tags. Recommended for ages 10+, perfect for embroidery beginners!
This event is full

Tue, Dec 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
See who’s snoozing this season! Join us for crafts and activities about animals who sleep all winter. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Wed, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - 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 ages 6-12.

Wed, Dec 27, 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, Dec 28, 10:15am - 10:40am
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, Dec 28, 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, Dec 28, 11:15am - 11:40am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, Dec 28, 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, Dec 28, 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

Sat, Dec 30, All day
Stop by to write a postcard to our character of the month. Then drop it in our mailbox. This month's characters are Eric Carle's characters!

Tue, Jan 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Brrr! It’s cold out there! Warm up with stories, math, science activities, and a craft featuring some icy friends. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Jan 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
An 8 week series to learn basic English

Wed, Jan 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Ask at Desk
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, Jan 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Fantastical fun awaits with stories and crafts. Celebrate the unique, magical and mystical unicorn! Recommended for ages 6-12.

Wed, Jan 03, 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, Jan 04, 10:15am - 10:40am
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, Jan 04, 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, Jan 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer's interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources.

Thu, Jan 04, 11:15am - 11:40am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, Jan 04, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Learn how to properly place your hands on the keyboard and enhance your typing skills by using the Web-based TypingMaster program.

Canceled
Thu, Jan 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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, Jan 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
An 8 week series to learn intermediate English.

Thu, Jan 04, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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, Jan 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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.

Fri, Jan 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Set the tone for 2024! We'll supply the snacks and materials; you supply the intent! Recommended for ages 13-18.

Sat, Jan 06, 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.

Sat, Jan 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
All genres benefit from strong narratives. Award-winning children’s book author, art lover and magic seeker Sophia Gholz shares techniques to help your reader follow the path of your story.

Sat, Jan 06, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Explore a new tabletop role-playing game every month as we play through a multitude of new releases and longstanding favorites. Ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Sat, Jan 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Start using Excel today. Input, format and save data in spreadsheets. Calculate data with basic formulas.

Sat, Jan 06, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Calculate data with basic functions SUM and AVERAGE. Use auto features including auto and flash fill to streamline your workflow.

Sun, Jan 07, 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.

Mon, Jan 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Let's think ahead to create a vision board for 2024. Recommended for ages 6-15. Registration required.

Tue, Jan 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Creating magic is as easy as abracadabra or alakazam! Explore spells with mesmerizing stories, magical crafts and enchanting activities. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Jan 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
An 8 week series to learn basic English