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January 1, 2011

Volume 6 Issue 7

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS January 2011 Newsletter. Happy New Year! The New Year is here and that means it’s time to set new resolutions and embark on new adventures. This month, use the Library’s resources to learn about planning a budget and some of the latest technology trends. In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to attend computer classes at any library location or virtually from the comfort of your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Cloud Computing

Curious about Cloud Computing? Come and experience the new Cloud Computing class series at the Orlando Public Library. From using office applications to managing your finances, learn about an array of great Web-based applications that are accessible from any computer with access to the Internet. Class size is limited, so sign up today!

.: Personal Finance

The Personal Finance eGuide connects you to resources that can help you analyze and plan your personal finances. You will learn how to plan a budget, find information on purchasing a house or condo, and information on how to invest in the stock market. A wealth of valuable information is waiting for you at the Library, so take a peek and get the information you need.

.: OCLS DIY: Do-It-Yourself Videos

Curious about some of the latest trends in technology? Learn about blogging, twitter, podcasts and more! It’s easy. Watch an OCLS DIY video and start to do-it-yourself!

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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: January 10 - 15
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/Virtual Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your busy schedule? Take our Live Online/Virtual 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 English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole

The Library offers computer classes in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole at various locations throughout Orange County. For more information, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

Clases de Computadoras en Español

Klas òdinatè an Kreyòl

Computer Classes in English

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Biography in Context

The Biography in Context database provides concise and complete text biographies on 340,000 people from ancient times to the present. This resource delivers excellent research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.

.: Where Your Next Great Adventure Begins

This year, set sail for discovery when you focus on building a new and improved You! The Library is Where Your Next Great Adventure Begins.

.: System Holiday Closing Schedule

All Orange County Library System locations will be closed on the following days:

  • Sunday, January 16, 2011
  • Monday, January 17, 2011

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