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August 1, 2009

Volume 5 Issue 2

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS August 2009 Newsletter. Get ready for school, work, and everything in between by using the Library’s resources. And don’t forget to attend many of our exciting computer classes currently being offered.

What's New

.: Be Prepared Before Classes Begin

Find out what’s going on this school year. Get help with homework, FCAT, and reading lists. Everything is at your fingertips at the OCLS Back to School Virtual Gallery.

.: Kindergarten is Coming!

OCLS is here to help those of you who are getting your children ready for their first year in school. Get started with reading, math, health, and art education with our Kindergarten Readiness Guide.

.: Get to Know OverDrive and NetLibrary

As of August 28, 2009, MyLibraryDV will no longer be available through OCLS. Choose from one of our other downloadable services, OverDrive or NetLibrary, to find the best resource for your needs. Browse the large collections of downloadable audiobooks, videos, eBooks, EPUB eBooks, and much more.


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     Featured Classes of the Month

.: What Courses Will Help Me Get That Job?

If you’ve been interested in taking classes at the Library but you’re just not sure which to take, try our new and improved Job Seeker Series. On this page, you can refine existing skills or learn a new computer skill to become more employable. Let the Library be your one-stop-shop for job seeking support.

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2003 Week:  August 3-8
The Orange County Library System will continue to offer Microsoft Office 2003 classes until the end of this year. Catch the Office 2003 classes for Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook while you still can. Space is limited, so register today!

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week:  August 17-22
New to the Library: Microsoft Office 2007! You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Series are continually being updated, so check back regularly to find new classes in each program. 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.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Rev Up Your Typing Skills

Learn how to type at your own pace. The TypingMaster Online typing tutorial features courses for the alpha-numeric keyboard, numeric keypad, and special symbols. Use keyboard drills, timed exercises, review exercises, typing tests, and games to help you master your typing skills. You can start and stop practice any time you want. The typing tutor courses are offered in English, Spanish, and French.

.: The Hiawassee Branch is on the Move

We hope to open in our new location in early 2010. Check out our press release for more information.

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