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.: CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY!
.: PLAYED A GOOD GAME LATELY?
.: LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH
.: NEW CLASSES

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: FAST FACTS


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June 1, 2008

Volume 3 Issue 12



Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS June 2008 Newsletter. This month, use the Library’s resources to prepare for Father’s Day celebrations, learn another language and prepare for severe weather conditions. In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to attend computer classes at any of our Library locations or via the Internet from your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Celebrate Father’s Day!

Make Father's Day special and fun! Explore our Father’s Day Virtual Gallery for a collection of ideas, resources, programs, materials, and more.

.:Played a Good Game Lately?

Aliens have stolen the Library's books, DVDs, and CDs, and we need your help! Play Citricon, Library Defender and help Squirt get them back!

.:Learn a New Language!

Mango Languages offers conversational language learning at your own pace in a fun way by combining audio clips and written text. Languages offered include: Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian. ESL courses are also offered for Spanish, Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese speakers.

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Classes

     Featured Classes of the Month: Camp Savvy 2008

Get connected at your local Library this summer and learn a whole wide world of techno programs and software. Be a part of the Camp Savvy summer program and register for fun, hands-on computer classes. Camp Savvy is a program designed for children ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-18. Below you’ll find a list of the computer classes offered. Register today by visiting our online calendar or calling 407.835.7323!

 

.: Online Classes

Take a live virtual computer class from your home or office computer. Get on board and register today! Note: A computer speaker or a headset is required for audio.

Online Class: Introduction to GanttProject
Schedule and manage work projects easily and assign tasks and resources efficiently using Gantt and PERT charts with this free open source application. 

Online Class: Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks to get you started in organizing your personal or business finances.

Online Class: Introduction to Photoshop
Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images.

Online Class:  Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007
Learn database concepts and terminology.  Become familiar with the Microsoft Access environment and explore database objects such as tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Online Class: What’s New in Microsoft Office 2007
Become familiar with the new main features of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Publisher.

Curso en Linea: Una Introducción a QuickBooks
Aprenda las características básicas de QuickBooks que le ayudarán a comenzar a organizar las finanzas de su negocio o sus finanzas personales.

Curso en Línea: Introducción a Photoshop
Familiarícese con las herramientas básicas requeridas para editar y retocar imágenes digitales.

.: Microsoft Office Week

Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13th and Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27 you can attend our Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.  Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Word Series – Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 27
This six-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional documents, including inserting and formatting tables, as well as mail merge.

Microsoft
PowerPoint Series – Thursday, June 12 and Monday, June 23
This four-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

Microsoft Excel Series
– Tuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 25
This six-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional spreadsheets that include formulas, charts, and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series
– Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 26
This five-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating a database to track and present data with tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Microsoft Outlook Series
– Thursday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 24
This four-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating e-mails, appointments, contact lists, folders, and task assignments.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Mac Computer Classes

The Library is now offering Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers, iLife ’08 and iWork ’08. Join the fun and register today!

Introduction to Mac Computers
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment.
Recommended Prerequisite: None

Introduction to GarageBand
Learn how to record, edit and playback digital audio files using this digital recording application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iMovie
Learn how to edit home movies using this easy to use video editing software.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWeb
Learn how to create professional looking websites quickly and easily.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iPhoto
Learn how to better manage your digital photo collections.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Pages
Learn how to create and edit documents using this word processing application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Numbers
Learn how to create and edit spreadsheets using this spreadsheet application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Keynote
Learn how to create and edit presentations using this presentation application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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     New Classes

This month the Library will be offering a new class! You’ll find the class title and description listed below.

Curso en Línea: Introducción a Photoshop
Familiarícese con las herramientas básicas requeridas para editar y retocar imágenes digitales. Esta es una clase en línea.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.: Auto Repair Reference Center

The Auto Repair Reference Center contains automobile repair information for over 28,000 vehicles. This easy-to-read, illustrated repair information is written specifically for the do-it-yourself mechanic!

.: Add Some Fast Fun Facts to Your Day

Fast Facts includes answers to a large array of questions anywhere from what is the largest city in the world to what was the first video game invented. These questions can be searched by subject or key phrases. Stop by and check out today’s featured fast fact!

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