What's New

.: THANKSGIVING VIRTUAL GALLERY
.: RENT A COMPUTER CLASSROOM
.: STARTING A BUSINESS?

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH
.: NEW CLASSES

 

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: FLORIDA TRIBES
.: WORLD BOOK
.: LIBRARY CLOSING SCHEDULE

 


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November 1, 2008

Volume 4 Issue 5




Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS November 2008 Newsletter. Get prepared for the holiday season, stay in touch with business associates, and invest with solid background information. All of this is possible while taking advantage of our computer classes at any of our Library locations or by taking online classes from your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Turkey Dressing or Dress-A-Turkey?

Whether it’s how to make the right dressing for your turkey, or how to dress your turkey right, this Thanksgiving Virtual Gallery is a great place to visit. Get tons of information on how to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday.

.:Rent a Computer Classroom

Have you ever seen the classrooms at the Main Library and thought, “I’d like to use those for my meeting”? Now you can. Both the PC and Mac classrooms are available for rent. Check out our brochure or call 407.835.7381 for more information.

.:Looking to Start a Business and Need a Plan?

The Business Plan Handbook is now online from A to Z. Explore sample business plans ranging from manufacturing to virtual reality game companies. There are additional resources for owners preparing to research and compose their own plan.

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Classes

     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Classes Just For The Season

On November 8, the Library will be offering special sessions to get you prepped for the holidays. Check out the four classes listed below to see if any tickle your fancy.

Plan a Vacation using the Internet
Learn how to use online resources to find plane, hotel, and car rental deals and packages.

Search for Recipes using the Internet
Learn how to search for recipes using the Internet and organize them using Microsoft Word.

Shopping using the Internet
Learn how to shop for your favorite items from the comfort of your home. Become familiar with popular shopping Web sites and gain insight on safety procedures.

Greeting Cards Online
Learn how to create and send online greeting cards from various Web sites.  (E-mail account required.)

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


.: Online Classes

Take a live online 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: Creando su Resumé
Utilice las plantillas de Microsoft Word para crear un resumé profesional.

Online Class: Photoshop Series
Explore the Photoshop environment. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images. Learn how to use selection tools, create, modify, and customize layers.

Online Class: QuickBooks Series
Get started in organizing your personal or business finances. Learn how to set up a new company profile including the Vendor and Customer Center. Record different types of business transactions such as: posting accounts payable and accounts receivable.

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

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.

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


.: Microsoft Office Week

From November 2-7 and November 16-21, you can attend the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Publisher Series November 2 and 16
This two-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional publications, including newsletters, calendars, and business cards.

Microsoft Word Series – November 3 and 19
This six-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional documents, including inserting and formatting tables, and mail merge.

Microsoft Excel Series – November 4 and 17
This six-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional spreadsheets that include formulas, charts, and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series – November 5 and 18
This five-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating a database to track and present data with tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Microsoft PowerPoint Series – November 6 and 21
This four-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

Microsoft Outlook Series – November 7 and 20
This four-class series introduces you to features that 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.


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.: 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 – November 10
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment.

GarageBand Series– November 14
In just three classes, learn how to record, edit, mix, and playback digital audio files using this digital recording application.

Introduction to iMovie – November 13
Learn how to edit home movies with this easy-to-use video editing software.

Introduction to iWeb – November 13
Learn how to create professional looking Web sites quickly and easily.

Introduction to iPhoto – November 13
Learn how to better manage your digital photo collections.

Introduction to iWork: Pages – November 12
Learn how to create and edit documents using this word processing application.

Introduction to iWork: Numbers – November 12
Learn how to create and edit spreadsheets using this spreadsheet application.

Introduction to iWork: Keynote – November 12
Learn how to create and edit presentations using this presentation application.

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


     New Computer Classes

The Library will be offering a new class series in November. You’ll find the class titles and descriptions listed below.

GarageBand Basics
Learn the basic features of GarageBand and how you can create digital music. Become familiar with the GarageBand environment.

GarageBand Intermediate
Learn how to edit and arrange music loops in a GarageBand project.

GarageBand Advanced
Learn how to mix, add effects, and share a GarageBand project.

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


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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.::  Sound Investment Information with Value Line

Get valuable investment-related information. This database provides timely, accurate, and unbiased information in a format that integrates fundamental equity research with quantitative disciplines. Save hours of work in identifying and examining interesting stocks.

.: Where are Florida Native Americans Today?

Find the answer to this question and many more in this Virtual Gallery. Explore the history and culture behind Florida tribes. Check out books specifically dedicated to the tribes most common to this area.

.: New Look for World Book

Search the encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, and educators tools using one resource. Find Florida specific resources including information on cities, colleges, plant life, and animal life. This online resource even includes magazine articles and a listing of Web sites to visit.

.: Different Hours during the Holidays

The Library will be closed several days during this holiday season. Make sure you’re up to date with our holidays and early closing times.

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