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Technology @OCLS February 2007

What's New

.: MySpace Library Invasion
.: Wikipedia
.: How Are We Doing?


.: Featured Classes of the Month
.: New Classes
.: Genealogy

Did You Know?

.: Database of the Month
.: Blogs @OCLS
.: Online Tutorials

Healthy Connections
Air Pac
Technology RSS

November 1, 2006

Volume 2 Issue 5

Welcome to Technology @OCLS - this month use the Library resources to learn how to upgrade and protect your pc, share your opinion on how the Library is performing, or take a Genealogy class.

What's New


The Gaming Taskforce has created a Teen Gaming myspace profile. So far we have 4 friends, including our very own OCLS space. Check it out and pass the word along to your fellow Teen Gamers!

Check out our Teen Gaming space on MySpace.


OCLS has made its way to Wikipedia! Read all about the history of the Orange County Public Library and explore the modern technological advances of your library!

Visit our webpage on Wikipedia.


Take our Customer Service Survey and get thank you on us! Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us to identify areas where we can improve services and better understand the needs in our community.

We offer a regular length and a more in-depth version of the survey. Please note that there is no need to answer any questions that do not apply to you. .

Take our survey today.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

Building a computer network for your home or business? If so, your Library offers a variety of classes that can assist you. Below you will find the recommended course track.

How to Buy a PC
Learn what you should know before you buy your first computer. Recommended Prerequisite: None

How to Free Up Space on Your Computer
Learn how to free up space on your computer hard drive using the system tools. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics 2

Understanding Wireless Networks
Learn how to configure your wireless laptop or Palm Pilot. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level 1

Understanding Computer Networking Concepts
Learn what is needed to start your own computer network for home or small businesses. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level I

How to Protect Your PC
Maintain a healthy PC and protect it against potential threats. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level I

Spyware Prevention and Removal
Learn how to protect your computer from Spyware and Adware using prevention applications. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level 2

Upgrading Your PC Hardware
Learn how to improve your computer’s performance by upgrading the hardware. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level I

For more information or to sign up for classes at any of our locations call 407.835.7323 or visit our website.

     New Classes

The Library will be offering four new classes in November!.

Photoshop Level 4
Description: Learn how to create an animated web-graphic using Adobe Photoshop & ImageReady. Recommended Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Level 3

Thursday, November 02, 2006 7:00 p.m.
Orlando Public Library (Downtown)

Photoshop Nivel 1
Descripción: Entienda terminología grafica y aprenda a utilizar funciones básicas de Adobe Photoshop para manipular imagines. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Microsoft Publisher Nivel 1

Lunes, 20 de Noviembre de 2006 2:30 p.m.
Biblioteca Publica de Orlando

Photoshop Nivel 2
Descripción: Aprenda técnicas avanzadas que le permitirán utilizar herramientas de selección y laminas en Adobe Photoshop.
Prerrequisito Recomendado: Adobe Photoshop Nivel 1

Martes, 21 de Noviembre de 2006 2:30 p.m.
Biblioteca Publica de Orlando

Photoshop Nivel 3
Descripción: Aprenda a crear y manipular graficas para uso en la red del internet utilizando Adobe Photoshop.
Prerrequisito Recomendado: Adobe Photoshop Nivel 2

Miércoles, 22 de Noviembre de 2006 2:30 p.m.
Biblioteca Publica de Orlando

For more information or to sign up for classes at any of our locations call 407.835.7323 or visit our website.


A beginning Genealogy class, tracing the family tree of Henry Flagler, Florida's pioneer railroad builder, and the basics of your own. Visit our website for details.

For registration information for any of the classes or programs, visit our website/calendar and click on the name of the event or call 407.835.7323.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS - A one-stop source for information on social issues. Includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.


Keep up with your favorite group at the Library with our new blogs. Drop in, read up, and leave a comment or subscribe to a blog's RSS to have the content brought to you It's not all about pictures!

Check out the blogs today!


You can learn a lot from a computer especially when the Library is providing Self-Paced Online Classes, tutorials, and eGuides to you at home. Learn how to use Excel or other programs, get the skinny on starting your own business, find some help with the FCAT, or learn how to use our calendar, catalogs, and databases. Help yourself!

To take a tutorial visit our webpage.

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