April 1, 2013

Volume 8 Issue 10



What's New

» Tired of just playing? Start Creating!

Interested in learning a new programming language or in developing your own video game? Attend this month's featured class series.

» PROGRAMMING

Introduction to Computer Programming
There's only one thing cooler than using a computer program and that is creating one. Explore the world of computer programming in a hands-on development environment that is easy to master.

Introduction to Mobile Web App Development
Create your own mobile web app with an easy to use application that simplifies mobile development.

» GAMING

Create a 2D Video Game
Do you love video games? Want to create your own? The Games Factory program provides everything you need to create 2D computer games.

Create a 3D Video Game
Make your dream of creating your own 3D video game come true. Create your own first-person style video game using the Unity 3D Game Development Tool.

» Job Seeker Workshop and Computer Classes

Workforce Central Florida (WCF) is continuing their partnership with the Orange County Library System to provide Employability Skills Workshops and computer classes at various library locations. WCF representatives will present a one-hour Employability Workshop, which will be followed by a one-hour Job Seeker computer class. Re-employment Assistance claimants may substitute workshop attendance for their required five weekly job search contacts. WCF staff will provide participants with a Re-employment Activity Tracking form to document participant attendance. This month's workshops will take place at the West Oaks Branch April 18-19 and South Trail Branch April 25-26.

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

 

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

Literary Resource Center

Get an A on your English term paper with this full-text database. This is the first source you should go to for literary research because you won't find this kind of information on the web. You can connect to Literature Resource Center from home, too.This resource has content from scholarly journals and literary magazines including Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online.

» Staff Spotlight! Divine M.

What do you like best about being a Technology Trainer?
I love learning how to use and apply new software. Mastering technicalities, differences and alternatives, short-cuts and tricks are all fascinating! I think teaching others is one of the best ways to define my own knowledge and competency skills, and being an instructor is a form of service, when you think about it. Helping to foster innovation within the mind, equipping others to become technically independent, developing can-do attitudes about computers skills - these are all services that the Orange County Library System and their Technology Trainers bring to the community. I love absorbing new practical applications of software and enjoy applying new technologies. Improving efficiency and utilization are my key focuses.

What do you like to do for fun?
For fun, I like to work extra hours - just kidding :). I enjoy the outdoors, natural science, and good food.

» Tech Tip of the Month!

Zoom In and Out - Internet Browsers

Would you like to change the zoom level when viewing websites in Internet Explorer or Firefox? Try using the steps below.

Using the Keyboard:

  • Press and hold the Control key and then press Plus (+) to zoom in.
  • Press and hold the Control key and then press Minus (-) to zoom out.

Using the Mouse:

  • Press and hold the Control key and roll the mouse wheel up or down.

 

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