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*Please note that the redesign does not include the library's catalog or the event & class registration system.

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June 1, 2009

Volume 4 Issue 12

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS June 2009 Newsletter. The economy isn’t getting easier, but the Library is here to help! Check out ways OCLS can help you manage budgets, boredom, and balance your life. Don’t forget to attend one or more of our stimulating computer classes currently being offered.

What's New

.: Free For All!

A weakened economy, job loss, tight budgets, and cut backs on leisure activities are signs of the times. But OCLS is a bright spot during these tough times. We offer 15 locations jam packed with free resources and services to help offset your financial burdens. Computer classes, language learning software for career advancement, job searching, and much more!

.: Keep Boredom at Bay This Summer

A few weeks after school classes have ended, everyone’s looking for something to do during the summer. Find out what’s happening in your local area with our Kids in Summer Virtual Gallery. There are exciting events for small kids and growing teenagers everywhere you turn.

.: Hurricane Preparedness: It’s That Time OF Year Again

Find evacuation routes, supply lists, contact information, tax exemptions, and much more. Check out the informative videos on hurricanes with tips and ideas to keep you safe this hurricane season!


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     Featured Classes of the Month

.: WebTopicks

Get up to date on today’s emerging web and online media technologies including: blogs, RSS Feeds, podcasting, social networking, language learning, and more. Learn how to use these technologies at your own pace. There will be 10 online learning units, released weekly. Join the weekly online chat to learn more from others in the OCLS eLearning community. Participants must complete and submit each unit to be eligible for the prize drawing… tickets to a Magic home game.

For registration information, visit our Web site or call 407.835.7323.

.: EduGaming Extreme Technology for Teens

The Library is offering a new game design workshop for teens (ages 13-18). Learn how to create a game proposal and develop a game prototype using an iMac computer. This is a 7-session class series. Class size is limited; sign up online today! .

.: Camp Savvy 2009

Kids and teens, learn how to create and edit your movies and photos, create cool presentations, improve your book report and research paper writing skills, explore Mac computer applications, and much more. Classes are designed for kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 13-18). Visit the Camp Savvy Web site for more information.

.: You Do the Math Seminar

On June 13th, this interactive seminar will share some tricks of the trade to help you raise a confident math student. Three FREE Sylvan Math Diagnostic Assessments will be awarded by raffle at the end of the seminar.

.: Citizenship Inspired

Meet once each week to prepare to pass all of the components of the Naturalization Test. Students will also be given access to language learning services to help improve their English. Visit the Citizenship Inspired Web site for more information.

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2003 Week:  June 1 – 6
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2003 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.  Space is limited, so register today!

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week:  June 16 – 20
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.  Space is limited, so register today!

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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 Computer Classes
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment.

GarageBand Series
In just three classeslearn how to record, edit, mix, and playback digital audio files using this digital recording application

iLife: iMovie Series
Create home movies with this easy-to-use video-editing software. Explore the basic features of iMovie and how to import video, add clips and photos, add transitions and titles, and how to edit and share.

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

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

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

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

iWork: Numbers Series
Learn how to use tables and basic tools to create a simple spreadsheet. Manipulate data and graphics by inserting and deleting data; adding charts and shapes; and inserting formulas.

.: Online Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your hectic schedule? Take a live online computer class from your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes in Office 2007, Photoshop, and QuickBooks. Get on board and register today! Note: A computer speaker or a headset is required for audio.

.: New Classes

The Library will be offering two new classes in June:

Online Class:  Microsoft Word 2007 Mail Merge
Learn how to create documents that are individualized for each recipient.

Online Class:  Resume Writing
Learn how to use built-in templates in Microsoft Word 2007 to create professional looking resumes. 

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

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: How Much Are Your Treasures Worth?

Prices4Antiques contains actual auction sales prices for over 240,000 antiques, collectables, and fine art. Items include books, clocks, watches, crafts, autographs, folk art, dolls, furniture, toys, jewelry, and more. Whether you need an estimate for the value of an antique you want to sell, or want to know the price range of a collectable you want to buy, or you’re just interested in antiques for fun; make Price4Antiques your choice for information on auction prices..

.: Find Out About Your Library

The Orange County Library System is committed to maintaining an outstanding relationship with our media partners and our community. In maintaining this open relationship, OCLS has established a Press Room where you can continually review what’s going on at the Library. Check out our Fact Sheet, recent Press Releases, as well as our Annual Report.

.: Podcast It!

View highlights from some of the amazing public events that OCLS is continually offering in audio and video format. Subscribe now!

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