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July 1, 2010

Volume 6 Issue 1

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS July 2010 Newsletter. This month, celebrate summer and have fun! Use Library resources to download free music and refresh your knowledge by taking our computer classes currently offered at all Library locations.

What's New

.: Gaming

Visit the recently revamped Gaming Virtual Gallery where you will find an array of game-related materials, reviews, databases, websites, and programs.

.: Summer Splash

How healthy are you eating this summer? Check out our Celebrate Summer Virtual Gallery and get more facts on eating healthy. Play the Virtual Barbeque game to learn what foods can help you look great for summer.

.: MPFree!

Take a technology adventure with the Library! Visit Freegal to find thousands of songs by your favorite artists. You can download up to three songs per week. The songs are free for you to keep!

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: July 6 -10
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 to check in regularly for new classes. Space is limited, so register today!

.: Mac Computer Classes

Several Library locations offer Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the essentials of Mac computers, including the iLife '08 and iWork ’08 program suites. For a full list of available Mac classes, 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 the comfort of your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes on 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.

.: Small Business Classes

Learn the latest computer software programs to run your business more efficiently. We provide computer software training on Microsoft Office, QuickBooks to manage your finances, HTML to setup a website, Adobe Photoshop to design logos and artwork, and Computer Networking to understand basic networking concepts. Check out the Small Businesses Course Track today!

.: 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 website for more information.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: TumbleBooks

Now you can take your favorite TumbleBooks with you wherever you go! TumbleBooks goes mobile with the new TumbleBooksToGo apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Just go to the Apple iTunes Store and search "TumbleBooks." While the mobile apps have a fee, you can use TumbleBooks on your computer for free through the Library. Sign your kids up for the Camp Savvy Class: Animated Talking Books for Kids at any of our Library locations so they can get to know this amazing resource.

.: Traveler's Guide

Plan your trip online! Learn about traveling out of the country, discover great senior discounts, and other exciting travel ideas. Find out what the TSA requirements are for travelers and much more. Check out the Travel Tips and Trips, Near and Far Virtual Gallery today!

.: System Holiday Closing Schedule

All Orange County Library System locations will be closed on the following days in observance of the Independence Day holiday:

  • Sunday, July 4, 2010
  • Monday, July 5, 2010

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