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October 1, 2011

Volume 7 Issue 4

Welcome to our October edition! Check out the What’s New section for details on our new Whiz Kids program and The Big Read Digital Storytelling classes, all new for the month of October! And, remember 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

.: Whiz Kids

Beginning in October, the Library will be offering Whiz Kids, the tech club where kids can use their imagination, explore and be creative! Kids, ages 6-12, will learn how to create digitized comics, animate images, mix music, make movies, and much more. Five pilot locations, Alafaya, Orlando Public Library, South Creek, Winter Garden, and West Oaks, will launch this new program.

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

.: The Big Read - Using Technology to Tell Stories

A variety of computer classes will be offered at all library locations throughout the month of October in celebration of the Orange County Library System’s award of The Big Read grant to celebrate The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. The featured classes are Create A Photo Story Collage with Adobe Photoshop, Bring a Story to Life with Sound Effects, and Tell A Story with Digital Media. For branch locations, dates, and times, 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 regularly updating the series, so be sure to check-in 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/Virtual Classes from the comfort of your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes in Microsoft Office, 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, Email, 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

.:: Career Cruising

Career Cruising, available in English and Spanish, is a comprehensive online career-planning, vocational guidance, employment seeking reference database with a built-in resume builder! You will have access to assessments, career search, and much more! Use the Portfolio option to manage your account, file, and invite others to view your portfolio. Individuals, parents, teachers, and counselors will have access to tools and materials designed to help you not only find a job, but embark on a career! Also check out the Library’s Job Seekers Workshop to help build and strengthen your interview skills!

.: Where Your Next Great Adventure Begins

We at the Orange County Library have a couple of questions for you. Where do you want to go? What do you want to be? If you need some direction, then use our Web page to discover articles and databases on career transition, health and fitness, leisure and hobbies, and personal finance. Remember the Library is Where Your Next Great Adventure Begins!

.: Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games gives you access to popular and fun educational video games to play on your computer! Choose from a large selection of arcade games, puzzles, and word games. There is even something for kids! Play Bingo with your favorite Nick Jr friends or help the Wonder Pets save the Puppy. You can even play Candy Land using your favorite Dora the Explorer characters! You will need an Orange County Library card in good standing to access and download the computer games.

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