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October 1, 2009

Volume 5 Issue 4

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS October 2009 Newsletter. Unearth all the spooky, fun, exciting, and cutting-edge treats the Library has to offer. And don’t forget to attend our enlightening computer classes, perfect for those with career advancement on their mind.

What's New

.: Creepy Crawlies

Celebrate this Halloween with spooky crafts, scary jack-o-lanterns, and frightening ghost stories. Find the creepiest haunted houses Florida has to offer in the Spooky Florida Virtual Gallery.

.: Play Games with a Twist

The Library isn’t always "serious." We’re also about having fun! Play all kinds of games, quizzes, puzzles, and more from around our Web site at the Library’s Web Arcade.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Seniors and Computers Go Hand-in-Hand

This month, the Library is offering a full range of classes on basic computer usage for seniors. Learn how to use a computer, e-mail your friends, and create a Web site. Below is a list of the classes scheduled for this month. These classes are designed for seniors and are taught at a comfortable pace.

  • Computer Basics
  • Learn How to Type
  • E-mail Basics
  • Internet Safety
  • Digital Scrapbooking
  • Create a Webpage using a Blog
  • Mouse & Keyboard
  • Windows Media Player
  • Introduction to Mac Computers
  • Internet Basics
  • eBay Basics
  • Photo Editing Basics using GIMP

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

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2003 Week:  October 5 - 10
Register for 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:  October 19 - 24
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. The series will be continuously updated, so be sure and check back regularly for new classes in each program. Space is limited, so register today!

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.: Mac Computer Classes

Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers including the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 Suites. The entire iLife: iPhoto series was recently added. For more information on this series, see the New Computer Classes section below. For a full list of all of the Mac classes available, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: 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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     New Computer Classes

The Library will be offering a few new classes this month! See the class titles and descriptions listed below.

iLife: iPhoto Series
Learn the types of projects that can be created with iPhoto. Organize, edit, and create slide shows with your own photo album. There are two levels in this series:  Basics and Beyond the Basics.

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

Ubuntu Linux
Learn how to install and utilize the Ubuntu free open-source operating system. Become familiar with the Ubuntu desktop environment and its free open-source software application.

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

Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: We Have the Solution to Homework Problems!

Live Homework Help connects you to a qualified tutor in an online classroom for up to 20 minutes of live help. This interactive one-on-one assistance is available to students in grades K through 12, College students, and Adult Learners on topics like Math, Science, Social Studies, English, GED prep, Citizenship, and Career Help.

.: Get the OCLS E-mail Advantage

There are tons of advantages to keeping your e-mail up to date with OCLS. Receive due date reminders, class registration notices, and more. Get the OCLS E-mail Advantage today!

.: Save Your Checks

As of October 1st, personal checks are no longer accepted at the Library to make payment for fines. To find out more about paying for fines and how they are accrued, please check our Web site.

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