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June 1, 2010

Volume 5 Issue 12

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS June 2010 Newsletter. This month, learn more about weddings, use the Library’s resources to prepare for Father’s Day celebrations, and get ready for the hurricane season. Don’t forget to attend one or more of our stimulating computer classes currently being offered.

What's New

.: It's Wedding Season!

Find the resources you need to help you plan or attend a wedding this season. Our Wedding Virtual Gallery is filled with wedding-related library materials, suggested Web sites, online resources to find the perfect song, and more.

.: Celebrate Father’s Day!

Make Father's Day special and fun! Explore our Father’s Day Virtual Gallery for a collection of ideas, resources, programs, materials, and more.

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

Visit the Hurricane Preparedness Virtual Gallery to find evacuation routes, supply lists, and preparation tips and tools. 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

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week:  June 14 - 9
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. We are continuously updating the series, so be sure and regularly check-in for new classes in each program. Space is limited, so register today!

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.: Mac Computer Classes

Several library locations offer Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers, including the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 Suites. For a full list of 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.

.: Online Interactive Tutorials

Enter your library card information and access our Online Interactive Tutorials to take advantage of computer lessons from our most popular classes. Explore topics like Access, Computer Basics, E-mail, Excel, Word and more. Note: These tutorials require Flash Player. If you don't have the Flash Player, download it now for free.

.: Camp Savvy 2010

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.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is a large comprehensive encyclopedia of animal life. The database covers more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Invertebrates, Mammals and Reptiles. This resource is updated continually and includes thousands of interactive photos, maps, videos and audio tracks.

.: TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online streaming audio book collection which includes a large selection of children's favorite story books. Many titles are bilingual which allow the user to read the book in two languages. Sign up your kids to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the Camp Savvy Class: Animated Talking Books for Kids, at any of our locations.

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