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May 1, 2013

Volume 8 Issue 11

What's New

» 3D Design and Printing

3D Design and Printing Level 1
Get a firsthand view of the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer! Draw and design your very own three dimensional objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.

3D Design and Printing Level 2
Design and create more complex objects using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.


» Mobile devices are not just for social networking and games...

Best Mobile Apps for Business
Mobile apps can also be used as powerful business tools. Explore some of the best mobile apps for business and discover savvy tools that can help with planning, organization, and communication. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile devices to class.

Best Mobile Apps for Education
Mobile devices are not just for social networking and games. Explore some of the best apps in education for mobile devices. Expand your students' education beyond the classroom to anytime-anywhere learning. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile devices to class.

» 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 Edgewater Branch May 1-2 and the South Creek Branch May 8-9. For more information, call 407.835.7323 or go to www.ocls.info/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

Edgewater Branch

Herndon Branch

Hiawassee Branch
English | Krèyol

North Orange Branch

South Creek Branch

South Trail Branch
English | Español | Krèyol

Southeast Branch
English | Español

Southwest Branch

Washington Park Branch
English | Krèyol

West Oaks Branch
English | Español

Windermere Branch

Winter Garden Branch


Did You Know?

» Featured Database of the Month

Chilton Library

Chilton Library offers step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and much more for automobile repair and maintenance. It is simple enough for the do-it-yourself mechanic but comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Consumers with older vehicles will find its expansive resources helpful for keeping their vehicles running and extending service life. It also includes repair information for some vintage makes, starting as early as 1940. The "Chilton" brand is recognized by consumers as a leading and reliable source for automotive repair information.

» Staff Spotlight! Adrian H.

How long have you worked for the library?
I have worked at the library for 8 months.

What do you like best about being a Technology Trainer?
I like the unique opportunity of getting to share my knowledge of computers and software to the public. It is a very fulfilling experience to see people master skills they may not have had before!

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to go ice skating or go swing dancing on the weekends.

» Tech Tip of the Month!

Remove Extra Space Between Paragraphs in Microsoft Word

By default Microsoft Word adds a space between paragraphs. You cannot delete this space by backspacing.

To turn off the space between paragraphs, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Home tab
  2. In the Paragraph group, click the small arrow in the lower right corner to display the Paragraph dialog box
  3. Select "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style"
  4. Click the OK button


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