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Did You Know?



February 1, 2012

Volume 7 Issue 8

Welcome to our February edition! Check out the What’s New section for details about the new Class Discovery Wizard. Family Focus classes continue through the month of February, so don’t forget to gather up the whole family and visit your nearest library location! 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

.: Class Discovery Wizard

Do you want to take computer classes, but don’t know where to start? Then let the all new Class Discovery Wizard recommend the right classes for you. Classes are based on your level of expertise:New, Casual, or Experienced. Not sure what kind of user you are? Take the Placement Interview which is located at the bottom of the Wizard’s screen. After you answer a few questions, you will know what type of user you are. Check out the Class Discovery Wizard today!

.: Family Focus Classes

If you are looking for something for the whole family to do, look no further than our family focused computer classes! There are fun classes to enjoy at a location near you, including Family Focus: Create a Video Game, Tell a Story with Digital Media, Create a Blog, and Make a Movie. Be sure to bring a flash drive to class so you can take home your project! Unleash the creative genius of your family! For branch locations, dates, and times, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Did you say Freading?

The Orange County Library System is pleased to offer a new service for downloadable media, Freading. With Freading, you’ll find thousands of eBooks from every genre, and you can explore them all without ever waiting on a hold or worrying about late fees. Read on your computer or take the book with you on a compatible eReader, smartphone, or tablet!

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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 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

.:: Literature Resource Center

Looking for one place to find out details about an author? Literature Resource Center provides online access to information on over 124,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. This unique database combines articles from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Twayne's Author Series, and Scribner Writers Series. The database includes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of the authors and their works from every age and literary discipline. The search feature offers a wide variety of ways to search, including by Author, Title, Genre, Literary Movement, and Literary Themes.

.: Learn Web Design!

Why take an expensive course on Web design when you could attend the Library’s HTML classes…for free! Take the first steps with us and we will help you learn the basics as well as more in-depth features to help you enhance or develop a website to impress! For a full list of classes, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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