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What's New




Did You Know?



December 1, 2010

Volume 6 Issue 6

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS December 2010 Newsletter. The Library’s gift this holiday season is Knowledge! In December, the Library is offering an all-new Microsoft Access 2007 Workshop. The workshop will provide the hands-on experience you need to analyze, develop, and design a database. Sign up for this month’s technology classes today.

What's New

.: The Right Service

"The Right Service at the Right Time" is an online system to match Orange County Residents with social service providers. You can access this service from the Library’s website to take advantage of this great resource.

.: Microsoft Access 2007 Workshop

The Microsoft Access 2007 Workshop is designed to simulate a real-world business environment. Students will work in small teams to design and develop a fully functional Access database using the knowledge they have gained from attending the Microsoft Access class series. A database facilitator will guide and assist participants as needed.

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10am
  • Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10am

.: New Library Facebook Page

OCLS has a brand new Facebook page! If you were a fan of our previous page, please "like" us again as our previous Fan page is no longer accessible. On the OCLS Facebook page, enjoy information about our programs, events, videos, library topics, and much more!

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Free Downloadable Media

Are you contemplating purchasing a new MP3 player or an eBook reader this holiday season? Would you like to know how to load your gadget with free audiobooks and music? Let us help! Learn how to download songs that are yours to keep and how to access audiobooks, eBooks, and videos 24/7. You’ll also learn about the Apple iPad, Nook, Kindle, and other mobile devices. Space is limited, so register today!

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: December 6-11
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series on Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. We are continuously updating the series, so be sure and regularly check-in for new classes on 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.

.: Live Online Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your hectic schedule? Take our Live Online Classes 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.

.: Self-Paced Online Classes

Enter your library card information and access our Self-Paced Online Classes 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 Course Tracks

Select a course track that suits your small business interests to learn the latest computer software programs and 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 Business Course Tracks today!

.: Computer Classes in Spanish | Clases de Computadoras en Español

The Orlando Public Library will be offering Spanish computer classes every Wednesday at 2:00pm. Space is limited, so register today! For a complete list of computer classes offered in Spanish throughout the System, please visit our online calendar.

La Biblioteca Publica de Orlando ofrecerá clases de computadoras en Español todos los miércoles a las 2:00pm. ¡Los espacios son limitados, regístrese ahora! Para ver una lista completa de clases de computadoras en Español ofrecidas en todo el Sistema, por favor visite nuestro calendario en línea.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: World Book Online

World Book Online is a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. The database features tens of thousands of eBooks, articles, and primary source documents. It also includes features developed specifically for public library patrons such as Computer and Web Tutorials and other resources.

.: Wireless Network: How to Connect

Take a Technology Tutorial that guides you through the process of how to connect to the Orange County Library System’s public wireless network. Learn how to find useful information you need on various subjects with our online tutorials!

.: System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Library System locations will be closed on the following days in observance of Christmas and New Year:

  • Friday, December 24, 2010
  • Saturday, December 25, 2010
  • Friday, December 31, 2010
  • Saturday, January 1, 2011

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