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August 1, 2010

Volume 6 Issue 2

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS August 2010 Newsletter. This month, use the library’s resources to prepare for the upcoming school year and spruce up your knowledge and computer skills by attending one or more of the very popular computer classes!

What's New

.: B@ck to School

Find out what’s going on this upcoming school year. Get help with homework, FCAT, and reading lists. Discover all of the resources you can access to assist your child with their school work! Everything is at your fingertips at the Back to School Virtual Gallery.

.: Where Your Next Great Adventure Begins

Set sail for discovery when you focus on building a new and improved you! Energize your existing career or break into an entirely new field with OCLS computer classes and resources. The Library is Where Your Next Great Adventure Begins.

.: OCLS Shake It!

Find something to read, watch, or listen to with OCLS Shake It! Give your iPhone or iPod Touch a shake, and OCLS Shake It! will find a title for you in our catalog. Discover a whole world of audiobooks, movies, novels, biographies, and more! Want a different suggestion? Give it another shake!

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: August 2 - 7
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!

.: 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 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: Back to School Computer Classes

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

.:: Reference Central

Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. This database integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface.

.: Science Fair Ideas

Whether you are doing a science fair project, writing a paper, creating a diorama, or simply want to learn some facts about your favorite animal, the Science Fair Virtual Gallery can help you through your whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent library resources. While you’re there, don’t forget to play the Virtual Science Fair Game to explore a science lab and discover great ideas and suggestions for your next science project.

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