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May 1, 2011

Volume 6 Issue 11

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS May 2011 Newsletter. Use the Library’s resources this month to prepare a variety of celebrations for Mother’s Day and hear more about National Music Week! You can also learn how to download music and really build your digital music collection! Take advantage of the opportunity to attend computer classes at any of our Library locations or virtually from your home or office!

What's New

.: Building Your Digital Music Collection

Records, tapes, and eight-tracks are a thing of the past. Now, you can walk with thousands of songs in your pocket! Join us on May 20 and learn how to stream, download, and manage music.

Orlando Public Library

iTunes: Beyond the Basics
Friday, May 20, 10 a.m.

Stream Free Music Online
Friday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.

Download Free Music
Friday, May 20, 2 p.m.

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

.: Upload and Share Your Favorite Videos

Learn how to create a YouTube account! Become skilled on how to share and search for videos online.

Orlando Public Library
Thursday, May 19, 3 p.m.

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

.: Download Free Audiobooks, eBooks and Videos

Would you like to know how to load your gadget with free audiobooks and video? Let us help!

Orlando Public Library
Friday, May 20, 3:30 p.m.

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

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: New Microsoft Office 2010 Classes

Curious about the new Microsoft Office 2010 applications? This month the Library is offering two new class series featuring Word 2010 and Excel 2010. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Word 2010 Series
Orlando Public Library
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Microsoft Excel 2010 Series
Orlando Public Library
Friday, May 27, 2011

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: May 2-6
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 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

Access our Self-Paced Online Classes to take advantage of computer lessons from our most popular selections! Explore topics like Access, Computer Basics, E-mail, Excel, Word, and more. Note: These tutorials require Flash Player. If you don't have Flash Player, download it now for free.

.: Small Business Course Tracks

Run your business more efficiently by selecting a course track that suits your interests and learn the latest computer software programs! The Library provides 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

.:: Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a complete course that allows you to learn a new language at two levels; "Basic? and "Mango Complete Courses? (offering 100 lessons for each language). A text translator is provided.

.: Where Kids Become Whiz Kids

The smartest grownups started out as kids with a passion to learn. There’s a great place right around the corner where the learning isn’t just fun ? it’s free! Libraries, Where Kids Become Whiz Kids.

.: Mother’s Day is May 8th

Don't forget to thank your mother on May 8! Find great resources and programs for Mother's Day celebrations.

.: System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Library locations will be closed on Sunday, May 29, 2011 and Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.Visit the Library’s website to find the complete System Holiday Closing Schedule.

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