March 1, 2013

Volume 8 Issue 9



What's New

» Treehouse

Treehouse is an interactive e-learning website that teaches computer programming skills that range from building a simple website with HTML all the way to using CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby on Rails and even creating an iOS or Android app.

Courses include engaging videos on each topic, followed by a quiz or code challenge. Track your progress on the way to becoming a web designer or programming expert.

Get started today and you'll be on your way to creating a great website or mobile application!

Cardholders must have an account in good standing. For more information and to create a Treehouse account, call 407.835.7323 or go to www.ocls.info/diylearning.

» Teen Tech Week

Job Seeker Workshop and Computer Classes
Join the TechKrew for a FABulous Experience

  • Hack-a-tronics: 3D Printing for Teens
    Orlando Public Library, Mac Lab
    Tuesday, March 12, 4 p.m.

    Get a firsthand view of the Replicator 2 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer! Draw and design your very own three dimensional solid objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.
  • TechKrew: Create a 2D Video Game for Teens
    Orlando Public Library, Mac Lab
    Wednesday, March 13, 4 p.m.

    Ever dreamed of making your own video game? Now you can with The Games Factory 2. It provides everything you need to create cool computer games.
  • Hack-a-tronics: Basic Electronics Using Snap Circuits for Teens
    Orlando Public Library, Mac Lab
    Thursday, March 14, 4 p.m.

    Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such as a flashing light, a radio alarm, a doorbell, and much, much more. Make learning electronics a snap!

 

Classes

» 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.

Orlando Public Library
English | Español

Alafaya Branch
English | English

Eatonville Branch
English

Edgewater Branch
English

Herndon Branch
English

Hiawassee Branch
English | Krèyol

North Orange Branch
English

South Creek Branch
English

South Trail Branch
English | Español | Krèyol

Southeast Branch
English | Español

Southwest Branch
English

Washington Park Branch
English | Krèyol

West Oaks Branch
English | Español

Windermere Branch
English

Winter Garden Branch
English

 

Did You Know?

» Featured Database of the Month

Health and Wellness Resource Center

The Health and Wellness Resource Center provides a wealth of information on health conditions and treatments all at your fingertips. Get information on diseases, drugs and herbal remedies, and alternative medicine, or search through the online directory of health facilities and in your area. The database also features recent health topics in the news as well as numerous health assessments to calculate one's risk for certain conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

» Staff Spotlight! Minette E.

How long have you worked for the library?
5 years

What do you like best about being a Technology Trainer?
I like to share my knowledge. I love the challenge of learning new technologies and improving my teaching techniques.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time with my family, travel, meet new people and enjoy music, art and gastronomy.

Do you have any words of advice?

I'd like to encourage people to accomplish their goals, believe they can learn and understand the class, and succeed. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm Possible' " - Audrey Hepburn

» Tech Tip of the Month!

Screenshots

Easily create an image of exactly what is on your computer screen.

In Windows use the PrintScrn key which is found on the far top right of the keyboard. It copies the whole screen image onto the Clipboard so you can paste into an e-mail message or any other program.

On the Mac, press Command-Shift-3. You will hear a snapshot sound, and then an image file will appear on your desktop.

 

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