What's New

.: BACK 2 SCHOOL WITH OCLS
.: WEDDING GALLERY

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: OCLS RSS FEEDS
.: TAMING TECHNOLOGY


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August 1, 2008

Volume 4 Issue 2



Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS August, 2008 Newsletter. This month, use the Library’s resources to get prepared for going back to school, make investment decisions, and stay up to date with RSS feeds. In addition, take advantage of available computer classes at any of our Library locations or online from your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Back 2 School with OCLS

Are you ready to head back to school? Use this Virtual Gallery to prepare for the upcoming school year with readiness guides, book reviews, and even live homework help.

.:Wedding Gallery

It’s Wedding Season! Not sure how to propose? Need to explore wedding venues? Want to find out which locations are best for your honeymoon? Flip through the virtual book to access wedding resources and explore all aspects of the wedding from beginning to happily ever after.

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Classes

     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Computer Maintenance, Networking, and Hardware

Need help understanding and maintaining your personal computer? Take one of these Saturday classes to learn the basics of computer maintenance and networking. We look forward to seeing you this month in one of our classes!

Basic Computer Maintenance and Security – Saturday, August 16
Learn basic tips on how to maintain your computer system using various system tools and secure your system from viruses and spyware.

Understanding Wireless Networking Concepts – Saturday, August 16
Learn how to configure your wireless device.

Understanding Computer Networking Concepts – Saturday, August 16
Learn basic configuration methods to set up a computer network for home or a small business.

Upgrading Your Computer Hardware – Saturday, August 16
Learn how to improve your computer’s performance by upgrading its hardware.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 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.

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

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.

Online Class: An Introduction to Photoshop
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the application’s environment.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 1
Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images.

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

Online Class:  QuickBooks Level 1
Learn how to set up a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center, and adding Items.

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: Microsoft Excel 2007 Formulas and Functions
Learn how to create basic financial and logical functions for calculating mortgage payments and future investment value.

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

.: Microsoft Office Week

From August 3-8 and August 17-22, you can attend the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Publisher Series – August 3 and August 17
This two-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional publications, including newsletters, calendars, and business cards.

Microsoft Word Series
– August 4 and August 22
This six-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional documents, including inserting and formatting tables, and mail merge.

Microsoft Excel Series
– August 5 and August 20
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
– August 6 and August 21
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 PowerPoint Series
– August 7 and August 18
This four-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

Microsoft Outlook Series
– August 8 and August 19
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 offers Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers as well as the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 Suites. Register today!

Introduction to Mac Computers – August 10
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment.
Recommended Prerequisite: None

Introduction to GarageBand – August 11
Learn how to record, edit, and playback digital audio files using this digital recording application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iMovie – August 13
Learn how to edit home movies with this easy to use video editing software.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWeb – August 13
Learn how to create professional looking Web sites quickly and easily.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iPhoto – August 12
Learn how to better manage your digital photo collections.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Pages – August 11
Learn how to create and edit documents using this word processing application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Numbers – August 13
Learn how to create and edit spreadsheets using this spreadsheet application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Keynote – August 12
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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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.::  Morningstar

Morningstar Investment Research Center can help you get started making smart investment decisions. Find a stock or fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together. Give it a try today!

.: Receive Highlights through OCLS RSS Feeds

The Orange County Library System offers RSS feeds! Be the first to know about new programs, authors ,and events. There’s even an online tutorial to learn how to sign up for OCLS feeds through your MyYahoo account.

.: Taming Technology

Are you in control or being controlled by technology? Take a quiz and use the Library’s resources to discover how to survive and succeed in this high-tech society.

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