CAREER TRANSITION • HEALTH AND FITNESS • LEISURE AND HOBBIES • PERSONAL FINANCE

Remember when you were a little kid and everyone asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Well, now that you’re all grown up, the Orange County Library System has another question for you: What do you want to be?


HEALTH AND FITNESS

From fitness fanatics to former couch potatoes, if your goal is to get more active the library is a great place to start. You can:

» Check out a wide selection of books and DVDs by fitness experts

» Access health, fitness, diet and nutrition-related periodicals and news sources

» Use the Calendar of Events to find programs on new fitness, diet and nutrition trends

LEISURE AND HOBBIES

Turn your free time into me time by exploring hobbies and interests that will enhance your enjoyment of the world around you. You can:

» Check out a wide selection of books written by experts in different areas

» Find how-to guides and references that help you kick start a new hobby, such as researching your family history

» Take classes in popular hobbies such as digital photography

TRAINING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Take OCLS classes to help you strengthen your skills, learn new ones, and adopt to today’s high-tech worlds. You can:

» Learn a new language or improve your English language skills

» Improve your computer skills, with beginner through advanced training

» Follow Course Tracks, to train for hot jobs such as administrative assistant or Web designer

PERSONAL FINANCE

Take advantage of our free resources to better understand and manage your personal finances. At OCLS, you can:

» Check out books, periodicals and news sources written by financial experts

» Learn to use financial programs such as QuickBooks and MS Office Accounting

» Apply financial calculators to help you develop a budget and a long-term financial plan

EDUCATION PREPARATION

Whether you’re seeking personal fulfillment or professional advancement, OCLS provides a number of useful tools and resources to help you succeed at school. You can:

» Research colleges and universities to find the institution that’s right for you

» Find information about federal and state financial aid

» Utilize free, public-access computers to complete your coursework

» Take practice tests such as the GED, FCAT, GRE, SAT, Florida Real Estate Exam and much more

 
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