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October 1, 2013

Volume 9 Issue 4


What's New

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

Best Mobile Apps for Business
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
Expand your students' education beyond the classroom to anytime-anywhere learning. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile devices to class.

» Advanced Business Software Classes

Microsoft Visio 2013 Fundamentals
Simplify complex information through easy-to-understand diagrams. Design and create diagrams to visualize data, network, home, and office layouts.  Learn how to customize your diagrams and export to other applications. Visio is a powerful diagramming application with built-in stencils.

Microsoft Visio 2013 Fundamentals will be offered at the Orlando Public Library, Southwest Branch, Hiawassee Branch and Alafaya Branch.

Microsoft Project 2013 Fundamentals
Manage and track your project more effectively. Create a basic project plan, resource calendar, define resources and task dependencies.  This class covers the workspace, different views and the processes in planning, tracking and managing a project.  Offered at the Orlando Public Library.

QuickBooks Pro 2013
QuickBooks 2013 has a new look and some added features.  Our four part QuickBooks course series will help you learn how to use this popular software to handle all of your small business needs. Offered at the Orlando Public Library starting in October and select branch libraries in November.


» 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

Edgewater Branch

Herndon Branch

Hiawassee Branch
English | Kreyòl

North Orange Branch
English | Español

South Creek Branch

South Trail Branch
English | Español | Kreyòl

Southeast Branch
English | Español

Southwest Branch

Washington Park Branch
English | Kreyòl

West Oaks Branch
English | Español

Windermere Branch

Winter Garden Branch


Did You Know?

» Featured Database of the Month


Explore current event topics in a pro vs. con format with this resource. Evaluate key issues with selected articles, viewpoints, and reference sources. SIRS is an excellent resource for students studying or debating tough and complex issues. Educators will find many resources for curriculum support, including: "Curriculum Pathfinders," guidance for linking material to Common Core standards, "MyAnalysis" tools for step-by-step research, plus other teacher-focused content.

» Staff Spotlight! Vanya W.

How long have you worked for the library?
I've had the pleasure of working for the library for five years.

What do you like best about being a Technology Trainer?  
I love seeing a patron's excitement as he or she discovers a new computer skill.

What new technologies are you most interested in?
I am really interested in exploring creating electrical circuits using paper and conductive ink or paint.  This opens up a really exciting way to create fun paper projects and art pieces.

What do you like to do for fun?  
I most enjoy spending time with my infant son – watching him learn new skills and discover the world around him.

What do you like to do for fun?  
In my spare time I enjoy writing, reading, gardening, learning, playing video games, and participating in environmental and social activism.

» Tech Tip of the Month!

Shortcut to Add Hyperlinks in Outlook, Word and Excel

Hyperlinks, more generally known as "links," are very useful and are often included in a variety of documents. Many Microsoft Office programs support an easy way to add hyperlinks.

  1. Select the text you want to hyperlink.
  2. Press CTRL+K to open the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
  3. Copy and paste the URL into the Address field or navigate to the document you want linked and click OK.



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