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What's New

.:OFFICE 2010



Did You Know?



April 1, 2011

Volume 6 Issue 10

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS April 2011 Newsletter. This month the Library offers the class you’re waiting for: WordPress.com! If you have ever dreamed of creating a Web page, website or blog, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Register for one of our specialized computer classes today!

What's New

.: EduGaming: Create Web, PC and Mac Games

Learn how to develop a game prototype using an Apple iMac in this 2-part game design workshop.

Orlando Public Library
April 21-22, 2 p.m.

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

.: WordPress.com

Want to learn how to build your own website, but don’t know how? Start with WordPress.com, which offers lots of easy options for managing content and making your site look the way you want. Class size is limited, so sign up today!

Orlando Public Library
Thursday, April 28, 1:30 p.m.

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

.: What’s New in Microsoft Office 2010

If you want to discover the new features Microsoft Office 2010 has to offer, don’t miss our Office 2010 class this month. Explore the new key features and enhancements in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Orlando Public Library
Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m.

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

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: April 4-8 and April 18-22
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 to check-in regularly for new classes. 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 Classes from the comfort of your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes in 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

.:: Animal Life Encyclopedia

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is a large comprehensive encyclopedia of animal life. The database covers more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Invertebrates, Mammals and Reptiles. This resource is updated continually and includes thousands of interactive photos, maps, videos, and audio tracks.

.: Where the Neighborhood Becomes your Community

What’s the difference between a neighborhood and a community? In a neighborhood, people are united simply by geography. In a community, people are united by common goals, shared activities and group events that give everyone a sense of true belonging. Visit the Where Your Neighborhood Becomes Your Community website to find information on interesting group activities, artistic and cultural events, and other monthly events at the Library. Connect to your community online by learning all about social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and More!.

.: Ubuntu Linux

Did you know that Ubuntu is a computer operating system and is distributed as free open source software? Learn how to install Ubuntu on your computers and join the millions of people who are taking advantage of the free resources available online.

Orlando Public Library
Thursday,April 28, 3 p.m.

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

.: Holiday Closure

All Orange County Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 24, 2011 in observance of the Easter holiday.Visit the Library’s website to find the complete System Holiday Closing Schedule.

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