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July 1, 2011

Volume 7 Issue 1

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS July 2011 Newsletter. Independence Day is Monday the 4th and all library locations will be closed in observance on July 3 and 4. Camp Savvy classes will continue to be offered for kids 6 to 12 years old and teens 13 to 18 years old, throughout July! In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to attend an in-person computer class at any of our library locations or virtually from your home or office computer!

What's New

.: Cloud Computing

Learn how Cloud Computing can eliminate the need to install and run software applications on your personal or business computer. Many Web apps are available free of charge and are accessible from any computer with Internet access. Start with Introduction to Cloud Computing and continue with our Cloud Computing series such as Photoshop Online, QuickBooks Online, and storing files online!

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

.: Camp Savvy 2011

Camp Savvy is a series of computer classes geared toward children ages 6-12, and teens ages 13-18. Kids will learn how to create Cartoon Avatars or mix music using Audacity! Teens will learn to direct, produce, and edit movies or start a blog using WordPress! Enroll and be eligible to win GREAT PRIZES!

For more information, please visit our website or call 407.835.7323.

.: WordPress.com

Learn to build your own website! Blog and add pictures using WordPress.com, an open source blogging software. WordPress offers lots of options to create different skins so that you can create your site just the way you want.

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

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office 2007

You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series on Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

.: Microsoft Office 2010

Attend our Microsoft Office 2010 training series on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 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 to access our Self-Paced Online Classes and 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

.:: Read the Books

Just in time for summer reading! The Read the Books database gives you many book suggestions for your children, from preschool up to young adult. The search function provides normal book search options such as topics, grade level, and author, as well as fun ways to search. You can select books that take place in certain states and use “TimeGate!” which allows you to search for books based on the time period they took place!

.: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

There are many ways to be in contact with the Orange County Library System. You can follow us on Facebook or on Twitter! Your tweets allow you to communicate ideas that will help us develop better library experiences! You can find us on Twitter and on Facebook.You also have the option to leave you opinions by taking a quick survey.

.: Free Wi-Fi at all OCLS Locations!

The Orange County Library System offers wireless Internet access in all of our locations. You just need your library card number, in good standing and clear of all fines, and a PIN to get unlimited Wi-Fi access. To get started using the wireless network, first connect to PublicWireless and then log in with your card number and PIN. For additional information please visit the library’s website.

.: System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Library System locations will be closed on the following days in observance of Independence Day:

  • Sunday, July 3, 2011
  • Monday, July 4, 2011

Visit the library's website to view the entire holiday schedule.

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