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December 1, 2011

Volume 7 Issue 6

Welcome to the final newsletter for 2011! Happy Holidays from the Technology and Education staff! Check out the What’s New section for details on exciting news about the Job Seekers Class Series and get ideas for digital presents to share with families and friends by attending the Storytelling classes! Make note of the system holiday closing schedules. Remember to 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

.: Coming Soon - Job Seekers Class Series will be Offered Online in January

You read that right! Starting the first Saturday in January, we will be offering our popular Job Seekers Class Series online! You can learn how to: create resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters; search and apply for jobs using the Internet and improve your interview skills, all from the comfort of your own home or office!

Each class will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

January 7, 2012 - Resume Writing
January 14, 2012 - Job Seeker Letters
January 21, 2012 - Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet
January 28, 2012 - Improve your Job Interview Skills

.: Using Technology to Tell a Story - Holiday/Winter Edition

A variety of computer classes will be offered at all library locations throughout the month of December in celebration of winter and the holidays. 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. It’s a fun way to learn new software and a great way to create digital gifts for the ones you love, just in time for the holidays. For branch locations, dates, and times, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Advanced Excel 2010 Classes Available

Now available at all Library locations! Our advanced Excel classes have been updated to Excel 2010. Come in and get familiar with Formulas and Functions, Data Management, Creating Basic Macros, and Pivot Tables, all in Excel 2010!

For 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. These classes will be coming to an end starting January 2012, so register while you still can! Space is limited so register today!. 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 in December. 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 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, 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 how to use 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

.:: Business and Company Resource Center

The Business and Company Resource Center can help you access a wide variety of global business information including career and investment opportunities, business rankings, financial ratios, and industry statistics just to name a few of its services. Some of the major sources include: Brands and Their Companies, Business Rankings Annual, Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, International Directory of Company Histories, Notable Corporate Chronologies, Telecommunications Directory, Encyclopedia of Associations, and Ward's Business Directory of U.S. and Canada.

.: Create Your Own Virtual Snowman

Create your very own virtual snowman, visit the Winter Holidays Virtual Gallery and select “Let’s Go!” From there you can create your virtual snowman and add features. Create a traditional snowman, an alien snowman, or go crazy! The possibilities are endless. Print out your virtual snowman and share with your family and friends.

.: System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Libraries will be closed the following days in observance of the Christmas Holiday:

Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011

Visit the Library’s website for the entire closing schedule.

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