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Way Back When the Dragon Ate the Sun

2024-03-21 14:00:00 2024-03-21 15:00:00 America/New_York Way Back When the Dragon Ate the Sun Let's get ready for April's solar eclipse! Learn how ancient cultures explained eclipses with fun crafts and activities. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

Thursday, March 21
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-21 14:00:00 2024-03-21 15:00:00 America/New_York Way Back When the Dragon Ate the Sun Let's get ready for April's solar eclipse! Learn how ancient cultures explained eclipses with fun crafts and activities. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required. West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center - West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room

Let's get ready for April's solar eclipse! Learn how ancient cultures explained eclipses with fun crafts and activities. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration required.

Two solar eclipses are coming to North America – an Annular Eclipse on October 14, 2023 and a Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Thanks to a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and a supplement to the NASA @ My Library Project, the Space Science Institute’s STAR Net team is providing solar viewing glasses to public libraries. To receive your solar viewing glasses (while supplies last) you must attend a program presented by the Orange County Library System related to the upcoming eclipses. 

AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Kids |

EVENT TYPE: | Science & Math | History - Culture - Genealogy |

TAGS: | spring-break | schoolbreak | bb-seal |

West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center

Phone: 407-835-7323

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 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

Sun, Apr 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Design your own unique tea towel creations using fruit as stamps! Recommended for ages 18 and up.
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Mon, Apr 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed! Registration Required.
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Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Introduce your toddler to classic literature through basic concepts by exploring colors from Alice in Wonderland, shapes from Treasure Island, counting from Jane Eyre and more!

Tue, Apr 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Wed, Apr 24, 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, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Take a trip to wonderland and celebrate your "unbirthday" with whimsical crafts and fun activities. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Wed, Apr 24, 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, Apr 25, 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, Apr 25, 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, Apr 25, 11:15am - 11:30am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, Apr 25, 11:30am - 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 ages 0-5.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English class for high intermediate students

Sat, Apr 27, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Back of Branch
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, Apr 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Do you want to draw more attention to your site? A full-screen video background is a solution.

Sat, Apr 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Celebrate family and books during National Library Week! Enjoy stories about families of all types and make your own book together to take home. Recommended for families with children ages 5-12.

Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
West Oaks - Children's Area
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, Apr 28, 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

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Not all paintings use a brush! Study the brilliantly colored work of Lebanese-American poet and artist Etel Adnan and create your own masterpiece. Recommended for children ages 6-15.
This event is full

Rescheduled
Mon, Apr 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
New date Monday, April 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Come practice your English speaking skills during the English Conversation Hour. All proficiency levels are welcomed! Registration Required.

Tue, Apr 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 Elmo and friends!

Tue, Apr 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Bring your teddy bear to the library! Interact with your teddy through stories, songs and rhymes for a one-of-a-kind story time! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Tue, Apr 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Oaks - Back of Branch
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, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Dive into Japan's Edo period and explore Japanese culture, mythology, and history. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Wed, May 01, 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, May 02, 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, May 02, 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, May 02, 11:15am - 11:30am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, May 02, 11:30am - 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 ages 0-5.

Thu, May 02, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by joining us for drop in embroidery! Perfect for beginners or pros, relax and unwind with the pattern of your choice.

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English class for high intermediate students

Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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.

Thu, May 02, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Contact your mailing list with ease. Use the Mail Merge wizard to create personalized letters and emails.

Fri, May 03, 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.
This event is full

Sat, May 04, 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, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Back of Branch
A series of workshops in which students can practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Sat, May 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Believe in the force, do you? Take the oath, construct your lightsaber craft and get into gear with activities inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Recommended for families with children ages 5-12.

Sat, May 04, 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, May 04, 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, May 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Making your own jewelry is easier than you think! Create a unique necklace by stringing beads and adding a tassel. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Cruise down to the library for a staycation luau with plenty of tropical island fun for your little ones. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Tue, May 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Wed, May 08, 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, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Design, cut and paste to create beautiful collages inspired by nature. Ages 6-12.

Wed, May 08, 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, May 09, 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, May 09, 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, May 09, 11:15am - 11:30am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, May 09, 11:30am - 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 ages 0-5.

Thu, May 09, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by joining us for drop in embroidery! Perfect for beginners or pros, relax and unwind with the pattern of your choice.

Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English class for high intermediate students

Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Use templates with ease. Modify text and picture placeholders, explore paste options, format pictures and insert charts.

Thu, May 09, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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.

Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
This quick and easy basket can be used all around the house in fabric that matches your decor! We will be learning how to work with interfacing for this class.
This event is full

Fri, May 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
What a wonderful world, let's paint about it! Learn about John James Audubon as we study and record the local birds of the West Oaks Branch. Recommended for teens ages 13-18. Registration required.

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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, May 11, 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.

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Create a work of art that honors the technique and tradition of Vietnamese silk painting. Enjoy the unique character and beauty of this art form. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Sat, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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

Sat, May 11, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
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.

Canceled
Sun, May 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A series of workshops in which students can practice their English speaking and listening skills. Recommended for those with a basic understanding of English.

Sun, May 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by hand sewing a plush worry stone! Perfect for hand sewing beginners. All materials will be provided.

Mon, May 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Get pumped and learn about the vessels, veins and arteries that work to keep our bodies moving! Recommended for families with children ages 6-15. Registration required.

Tue, May 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
It’s time for an introduction to yoga with zoo animals and friends! Learn fun movements as you go on a wild and magical journey full of movement and stories. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, May 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.

Wed, May 15, 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, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Learn the history of calligraphy as it moved from China to Korea and Japan and make your own masterpiece. Recommended for ages 6-12.
This event is full

Wed, May 15, 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 11:15am - 11:30am
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 0-18 months.

Thu, May 16, 11:30am - 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 ages 0-5.

Thu, May 16, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by joining us for drop in embroidery! Perfect for beginners or pros, relax and unwind with the pattern of your choice.

Thu, May 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
English class for high intermediate students

Thu, May 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Identify the basic features and tools to get you started. Learn how to create a presentation by using templates, text, and picture files.

Thu, May 16, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Capture your audience attention with a visually compelling presentation. Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, tables, charts and video.

Fri, May 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Perfect for shopping, the beach, pool days and craft projects. Beginner friendly!
This event is full

Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Add to your project possibilities by crocheting in the round! Create amigurumi, hats, bowls and more. Learn how to create circles with increase stitches and use stitch markers to track your work.

Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Back of Branch
For more than 5,000 years, women have been using henna as a temporary way to turn their body into a work of art. Come in to have a special henna design drawn on your hand by a local young artist.

Sat, May 18, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Have you heard about D&D and want to see what it's all about? Are you an experienced player looking for a new party? Join us at the Library where every event is a new adventure! Ages 16 and up.
This event is full

Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
West Oaks - Technology Classroom
Display your data in stunning charts and graphs. Insert recommended and custom charts. Edit chart data, elements and styles.

Sat, May 18, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
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.

Mon, May 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. Registration required. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
Blow, pop and explore with bubbles! Your toddler will have a blast hearing stories and creating their very own sudsy fun. Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Tue, May 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Oaks - Sarchet Community Room
This class is designed for students with a high-beginner to intermediate level of English.