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January 1, 2012

Volume 7 Issue 7

Happy New Year from the Technology and Education staff! Check out the What's New section for details on the Family Focus classes and don't forget to check out the exciting news about the Job Seekers Class Series! 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

.: Family Focus

If you are looking for something for the whole family to do, look no further than our family focused computer classes! Attend one of these fun classes at a location near you; Family Focus: Tell a Story with Digital Media, Create a Blog, Make a Movie (bring a flash drive when attending these classes with your favorite family photos and save your project at the end of class!) and Create a Video Game (bring your flash drive to save your video game at the end of class.) Unleash the creative genius of your family! For branch locations, dates, and times, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: 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! 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! Classes will be held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

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

Please check our online calendar to enroll or call 407.835.7323.

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: 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 this month. 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 Kreyól

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

.:: TypingMaster

TypingMaster is an online database designed to allow users to learn and improve their typing skills. This Web-based typing tutor offers courses in three languages, English, Spanish, and French. It features courses that teach the alpha-numeric keyboard, numeric keypad, and special symbols. It also provides users with keyboard drills, games, timed exercises, typing tests, and allows for information retrieval through review exercises. TypingMaster allows flexibility for users to start and stop practice lessons at any time.

.: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

There are many ways to stay up to date 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 of sharing your opinions by taking a quick survey.

.: System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Libraries will be closed the following days in observance of the upcoming holidays:

Sunday, January 1
Monday, January 2
Sunday, January 15
Monday, January 16

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

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