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March 1, 2012

Volume 7 Issue 9

The Technology and Education Center welcomes you to our March edition! Check out the What's New section for details on the newly-released Spring Break classes just for Teens. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, visit the Class Discovery Wizard to help you decide which class is right for you. Did you get an eReader or a new tablet recently? Remember that the library offers eBooks and audiobooks that you can download instantly! And don't forget 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. We've recently added virtual classes on Saturdays to accommodate your busy schedule!

What's New

.: SPRING BREAK - Calling all Teens!

Looking for a summer job or planning to work right after you graduate? Get a head start and brush up on your resume writing and interview skills! Attend Resume Writing and learn how to plan, create, and format a professional resume using Microsoft Word 2010 and Resume Creator resources. Also, Improve Your Job Interview Skills and learn what you can do to better prepare yourself for the big day! These are part of the Job Seekers course track.

For branch locations, dates and times, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: OverDrive and Freading

OverDrive and Freading allow you to download library media directly to your eReader or phone. Check out eBooks with or without audio and enjoy them on your Nook, Kindle, iPad, Nook Color, Kindle Fire or a number of other mobile devices. There are many other apps you can download just by visiting the Downloadable Media page.

.: Class Discovery Wizard

Do you want to take computer classes, but don't know where to start? 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 located at the bottom of the Wizard's screen. After answering a few questions, you will know what type of user you are. Check out the Wizard today!

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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 and iWork 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 and learn the latest computer software programs to help run your business more efficiently. Learn 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

.:: NewsBank

NewsBank provides access to millions of articles and video clips from local, state, regional, national, and international newspapers and other news sources. NewsBank's full-text, fully searchable databases are consistently updated with the current content you require to research issues and events. NewsBank resources also include years of archives, enabling you to research subjects from the past and track trends or developments from their origins.

.:Free Wi-Fi at all OCLS Locations!

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

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