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.:GET AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION
.:JOB SEEKERS
.:KIDS AND TEENS CLASSES

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.:IN-PERSON CLASSES
.:LIVE ONLINE CLASSES
.:SELF-PACED ONLINE CLASSES
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.:DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.:COMPUTER PASSES
.:STAFF SPOTLIGHT!
.:TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

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August 1, 2012

Volume 8 Issue 2



It's August and back-to-school is just around the corner. Camp Savvy classes may be over, but TechKrew and Whiz Kids are offered all year long! MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) preparation classes are here to get you ready to become Microsoft Office certified! Check out the What's New section to learn more about all these classes and more! Do you want to take classes, but just can't find the time to get to the Library? Check out our Featured Classes and learn about our Live Online Classes.

What's New

.: Preparation Classes for the Microsoft Office Tests

Get ahead of the competition! If you're looking for a job, then becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist could put you ahead -- plus it looks good on your resume! Classes will be offered at the Orlando Public Library and are scheduled for two hours.

Excel 2010 MOS Preparation Monday, August 27, 5:30 p.m.
Word 2010 MOS Preparation Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 p.m.
PowerPoint 2010 MOS Preparation Thursday, August 30, 5:30 p.m.

Once you complete the Word, Excel or PowerPoint class series at the Library, you'll be ready for these preparation classes. For more information or to register, call 407.835.7323 or visit www.ocls.info/classes.

.: Job Seekers!

We offer a series of classes that will help you develop a variety of skills to get you one step closer to successful employment. They will help you enhance your resume and improve your interviewing skills. The following classes are offered at various Library locations: Improve Your Job Interview Skills, Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet, Job Seeker Letters and Resume Writing.

For more information or to register, call 407.835.7323 or visit www.ocls.info/classes.

.: Computer Classes for Kids and Teens

Now that Camp Savvy classes are near the end, we'll still continue computer classes for kids at selected locations. Just look for the Whiz Kids class titles! Kids ages 6-12 can take a variety of classes where they create comics, animate images, mix music, edit movies and more all year long! In August, don't miss the back-to-school classes that will help your child prepare for the new school year.

We will also continue to offer TechKrew classes for teens at selected locations. The Krew will learn to create a video game or a digital masterpiece in a selection of exciting hands-on classes and workshops.

For more information or to register, call 407.835.7323 or visit www.ocls.info/whizkids for Whiz Kids classes or www.ocls.info/classes for teen classes.

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Classes

Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office 2010

Attend the Microsoft Office 2010 training series on Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint. 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 iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. For a full list of available Mac classes, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Live Online Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your busy schedule? Take our Live Online Classes from the comfort of your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes on 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 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

.:: LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is an online database that will help you succeed in your goals. This database contains several Learning Centers that offer practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, e-books, and information you need to achieve the results you want. If you're looking for a job, preparing for any variety of tests, including the Florida Real Estate exam, FCAT practice for 4th, 5th and 8th grades, as well as GED and college entrance practice exams, this is the database for you.

.: Did You Know?

Did you know that when visiting the public computer area at any location in the Orange County Library System, you get three one-hour sessions free with your Orange County Library card? Those not eligible for a library card can purchase a one-hour session for $5 or a seven-day pass that allows three one-hour sessions each day, just for $10!

.: Staff Spotlight! Doreen!

Doreen is a Technical Trainer and has worked with the Orange County Library System since November of 2010. As a Technical Trainer, Doreen takes training assignments that allow her to visit and teach at multiple locations. Doreen "enjoys the diversity of talent the Trainer has to offer. The knowledge and support is superb." When she's not teaching classes, Doreen likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys any outdoor activity as well as her new passion, photography!

.: Tech Tip of the Month!

Creating a Shortcut

Shortcuts make it easy to quickly access files, programs, or directories. Generally, shortcuts are placed on the computer desktop or in a common folder along with other frequently used files.

To create a shortcut, right-click on an icon and then select Create shortcut in the short-cut menu. You can then drag-and-drop that shortcut to the Desktop or to a common folder.

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