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February 1, 2011

Volume 6 Issue 8

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS February 2011 Newsletter. There are many resources and services available at the Library and it’s a good time to check them out! This month, you can learn about Cloud Computing and Free Downloadable Media. You can also attend great computer classes at any Library location or virtually from your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Technology Petting Zoo

Are you curious about the latest mobile devices? Join us at the Technology Petting Zoo and get your hands on the latest digital technologies! We’ve got the latest eReaders, like the Nook and Kindle, and tablets, like the iPad and Galaxy. Learn how you can use them to download free music and eBooks from our digital collection. No registration required.

Herndon Branch
Tuesday, February 1, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 1 p.m.

Windermere Branch
Wednesday, February 16, 2 p.m.

For more information, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Money Matters

The Money Matters virtual gallery pulls together many different Library resources that provide information about personal and business finances. After you check out the virtual gallery, register to attend the QuickBooks class series. In this series, you will learn how to organize your finances and how to record different types of transactions.

.: Resume Builder

Start your job search with a professional looking resume. ResumeMaker is an online database that can help you build your resume and cover letter. After you check out the database, register to attend the Resume Writing computer class offered at various Library locations.

.: TumbleReadables

If you enjoy reading, then you will love using TumbleReadables. This collection features chapter books, early readers, teen novels, high interest/low level books for both middle school and high school students, plus classics of American and English literature.

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Free Downloadable Media

Would you like to know how to load your new 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!

.: 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 available on any computer with Internet access. Class size is limited, so sign up today!

.: 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.

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: February 7-11
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/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

.:: Poetry Online

Lit Finder is a repository of full-text literature. The database’s Poem, Story, and Essay Finders will help you discover literature from around the world and a variety of time periods.

.: Where Go Getters Go to Get Ahead

When it's time to shift your life into high gear, kick start your career, or move mountains, the Library is Where Go-Getters Go To Get Ahead.

.: Send a Valentine e-card!

Let the Library help you with great ideas for Valentine’s Day, make an e-Card or find romantic music. Visit the Valentine’s Day Virtual Gallery to find out more information about ways to share your love.

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