July 1, 2013

Volume 9 Issue 1

 

What's New

» Adobe Creative Series

Adobe Photoshop Series
Photoshop CS6 is one of the most popular programs for basic photo editing and creating photo masterpieces.  Learn about layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, free transform tools and advanced image editing techniques. Photoshop Level 1 through 4 will have you on your way to becoming a pro. 

New at the Orlando Public Library

Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals
Create complex and attractive designs using shapes, images and text with special effects. Build your new business logo, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using the vector tools. You will learn to draw and manipulate simple shapes, custom shapes, brush strokes, and text in unique ways.

Adobe InDesign Fundamentals
Design professional layouts and create marketing materials that will transform your businesses communications. Develop a magazine catalog using frames, images, graphics and type tools. Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign, a publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs.

» Camp Savvy & TechKrew: Technology Classes

Become Computer Savvy @ the Library
Are you up to the challenge? Learn about new and exciting computer programs this summer and become the savviest of them all! Have fun while becoming Computer Savvy and be eligible to WIN COOL PRIZES! Camp Savvy is a program designed for children ages 6-12. Classes for Kids include Computer Explorer, Easy Typing, The Virtual Painter, Animated Talking Books, Exploring Electronics, Building 3D Models and many more fun and exciting programs.

Family Focus Classes
Look for Family Focus versions of the Camp Savvy classes for fun and learning the whole family can enjoy together.

To register, call 407-835-7323 or visit www.ocls.info/campsavvy.

TechKrew
Are you techie or do you wanna be? Join the Krew in a fun environment where you can unleash your creative genius. Build your own apps and videogames, mix music, design graphics, record, edit and add special effects to movies, build 3D models, explore electronics and much more! For branch locations, dates, and times, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

To register, call 407-835-7323 or visit www.ocls.info/techkrew.

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 | Español

Eatonville Branch
English

Edgewater Branch
English

Herndon Branch
English

Hiawassee Branch
English | Krèyol

North Orange Branch
English | Español

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

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is an essential information source for finding information on businesses, individuals, and physicians. The expansive resource now includes data visualization tools like heat maps, charts, and graphs. Use heat maps to find high-density concentrations for specified criteria, like business type, home value, income, and more.

» Staff Spotlight! Brian K.

How long have you worked for the library?
Three years in November.

What do you like best about being an Instructional Technology Specialist?  
Helping people in a practical way via our classes.

What new technologies are you most interested in?
The Internet of Things. Personalized Medicine. Strong Artificial Intelligence & Evolutionary Algorithms.

What do you like to do for fun?  
Read (currently, Formic Wars Series/Card & Beyond Mindfulness/Gunaratana). Spend time with my wife, daughter, family, and friends.

» Tech Tip of the Month!

Setting Web Browser Toolbar Visibility

You can easily change toolbar visibility in Firefox and Internet Explorer.
In Firefox, select Options and check or uncheck the bars you want to see.

In Internet Explorer, right-click above the address bar and then check or uncheck bar visibility.

 

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