What's New

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.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: OCLS ALERTS
.: HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULES

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September 1, 2010

Volume 6 Issue 3



Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS September 2010 Newsletter. This month is Mac Month, so be sure to attend the many exciting Mac classes offered at several library locations. Use the Library’s resources to prepare for the new school year and spruce up your knowledge and computer skills by attending one or more computer classes!

What's New

.: Where your Neighborhood Becomes Your Community

Today’s OCLS is so much more than a building of books. It is a community hub that brings kids, teens and adults together in a million different ways. From arts and cultural events to computer classes and technology resources, you’ll discover that getting involved can be as simple as going over to your local library. OCLS is Where your Neighborhood Becomes Your Community!

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Classes

Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office Week

Microsoft Office 2007 Week: September 4 - 11 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!

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: October 4-9 , October 18-22
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

Get MAC’alicious: Take a BYTE out of an Apple computer and find out the top reasons why you will like a Mac. Explore some of the fun programs such as iMovie, Garageband and iPhoto. Several Library locations offer Mac computer classes:

» Orlando Public Library (CRC)
» Alafaya Branch
» Edgewater Branch
» West Oaks Branch

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, 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 and take advantage of computer lessons from our most popular classes. Explore topics like Access, Computer Basics, E-mail, Excel, Word, and more. Note: These interactive 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 to create documents and spreadsheets, 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!

.: Coming Soon: WebTopicks

Get up to date on today's emerging web and online media technologies. Learn how to use these technologies at your own pace. There are 10 different online learning units. These units will cover a number of topics including blogs, RSS Feeds, podcasting, social networking, language learning, and much more. WebTopicks begins Monday, October 4th.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Informe
Informe is a full-text electronic reference tool. It is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines. Informe also features an array of interesting topics such as business, health, technology, culture, and current affairs.

.: OCLS Alerts

Do you want to know when your library materials are coming due? How would you like to receive a reminder for that computer class you signed up for? Well now you can by using the OCLS Alerts option in your patron account.

.: System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Library System locations will be closed on the following days in observance of Labor Day:
» Sunday, September 5, 2010
» Monday, September 6, 2010
For more information on the Library's holiday closing schedule, visit our website.

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