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June 1, 2011

Volume 6 Issue 12

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS June 2011 Newsletter. Camp Savvy returns for Kids and Teens this month and runs all summer. Check out What’s New for more details! Father’s Day is June 19th; tell your Father how special he is by visiting our Father’s Day events at participating library locations. In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to attend computer classes at any of our Library locations or virtually from your home or office computer!

What's New

.: Camp Savvy Returns!

Camp Savvy is a series of computer classes intended for children 6 to 12 and teens 13 to 18. Kids - learn how to create your own cartoon avatar or your very own comic strip and watch your characters come to life!! Teens -- learn how to create video games in our two-part EduGaming class, or learn to direct, produce and edit your own movies! Enroll and be eligible to win GREAT PRIZES!!

.: Technology Petting Zoo

It’s not your average petting zoo! Get your hands on the latest downloadable devices such as the Nook, iPad, Galaxy, Sony Reader, and more!

Orlando Public Library
Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m.

South Creek Branch
Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m.

North Orange Branch
Tuesday, June 14, 2 p.m.

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

.: Free Downloadable Audiobooks, eBooks, and Video

Now that you have your downloadable device what do you do? Learn how to download free audiobooks, eBooks, and video!

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
Monday, June 20, 2011

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Series
Orlando Public Library
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Microsoft Excel 2010 Series
Orlando Public Library
Wednesday, June 22, 2011


.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: June 5-11 and June 20-25
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 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, Español, and Kreyòl

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.


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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Need a topic to debate for class? Have an essay or research assignment due? The Opposing Viewpoints in Context brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia links (including images and podcasts) to hand-selected websites, and more!

.: Mobile Apps -- What can do on your phone?

Are you not sure what you want to read, watch, or listen to?  Need a suggestion?  Try OCLS Shake It!  Available on iPhone and Android smartphones, this app allows you to give your phone a shake and get a suggestion for a book, movie, or audiobook.  Or if you like, lock down the audience, genre, or format for more specific results. Next, just tap the screen and you can view the item in the catalog to check its availability!

The OverDrive Media Console app allows you to download library media directly to your smartphone.  Check out eBooks and audiobooks to directly download and enjoy on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Mobile device. No cables needed! Visit the Mobile Apps page for further details about the OCLS Shake It! and OverDrive Media Console apps, and other library-related apps.

.: Father’s Day is June 19th

Don't forget to thank your father this Father’s Day! Find great resources and programs for Father’s Day celebrations. Check out the Celebrate Father's Day database today!

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