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September 1, 2012

Volume 8 Issue 3

September is here and fall is right around the corner! We will offer the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) preparation classes again in September to get you ready to become Microsoft Office certified. The Main Library will be offering Whiz Kids and TechKrew classes this month with all new days and times! 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.

Word 2010 MOS PreparationWednesday, September 12, 5:30 p.m.
Excel 2010 MOS PreparationThursday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.
PowerPoint 2010 MOS PreparationFriday, September 14, 3:30 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.

.: Computer Classes for Kids and Teens at Main!

You’ve been asking and now they are here! Whiz Kids classes and TechKrew classes will be back on the calendar starting in September! Whiz Kids classes will be on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. (Psst, Parents: Every first Saturday of the month, join your kids for a fun Family Focus class!) And teens can drop by the second floor for TechKrew classes every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The first Tuesday of every month will be a Hangout day and the last Tuesday of the month will have The Color Experiment. Bring your friends along and join in the fun!

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

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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

.:: Science Online

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Science in one database! Science Online lets you look up information about subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer, Earth, and Forensic Science, but that’s not all! You can look up diagrams, experiments and biographies of important scientific figures. This database also includes a Science Dictionary and a Conversion Calculator that allows you to convert anything!

.: Staff Spotlight! Hanna!

Hanna has worked with the Orange County Library System for almost two years as a Customer Support Specialist (CSS) at Main. As a CSS, Hanna assists patrons in the public computer area by helping them gain access to computers and answer questions related to the Library’s Technology Training Program. One of the things Hanna enjoys most about working at the library is “The staff members here are fun, friendly and make coming to work worthwhile.” When not assisting patrons, Hanna “loves long distance running and, of course, reading.” Hanna has worked for other libraries and has visited other libraries around the country. She commented that, “OCLS truly is top notch. Free computer classes! Home Delivery for everyone! We are so fortunate.”

.: Tech Tip of the Month!

Taking a Screenshot

Include screenshots in emails, Word documents, or PowerPoint presentations to help get your meaning across.

To take a screenshot of a window, click in that window then press Alt-Print Screen. To take a screenshot of the entire screen, simply press the Print Screen button.

This copies the image to the clipboard. Then simply Paste the screenshot in your chosen location.

.:System Holiday Closing Schedule

All Orange County Libraries will be closed the following day in observance of the Labor Day Holiday:

  • Sunday, September 2, 2012
  • Monday, September 3, 2012

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

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