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Technology @OCLS December 2006

What's New

.: New Morningstar Database Tutorial
.: Winter Holidays
.: Computer and Technology


.: Featured Classes of the Month
.: New Classes

Did You Know?

.: Database of the Month
.: Online Videos
.: Learn a Language with OCLS

Healthy Connections
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December 1, 2006

Volume 2 Issue 6

Happy Holidays and welcome to Technology @OCLS December Newsletter - this month use the Library resources to prepare for the Holiday Season, update or learn new computer skill, and find out what our Library Director's Blog has to say.

What's New


Learn the Morningstar database with our new tutorial! Explore stock options, mutual fund quotes, research reports and tools for making better investment decisions.

Find out more information by visiting our webpage.


Prepare for the winter holidays with the resources in this Winter Holidays Virtual Gallery. Create and share your very own snowman!

Visit our Winter Holiday page today.


The newest OCLS blog is live on the homepage, the Library Leader. Check out monthly postings by Mary Anne Hodel to learn about what new things are happening here at your Library.

Find out what's happening in our Library today.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

The Library offers many different computer classes that can help you prepare to enter or re-enter the workplace. Below you will find a listing of the classes along with the class descriptions.

E-mail Level 1
Learn email concepts, terminologies and fundamentals. Set up an email account using Yahoo. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level 1

E-mail Level 2
Learn to use advanced email options to filter, organize, and attach files to email messages. Recommended Prerequisite: Email Level 1

Internet Level 1
Learn Internet concepts and terminologies. Become familiar with the background, flow, and environment of the Internet and browsers. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level I

Internet Level 2
Learn about search engines and searching techniques. Explore search engines such as Google and Yahoo; use Boolean operators to customize search results. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level 1

Microsoft Excel Level 1
Create forms and reports using the built-in Microsoft Access Wizard and learn how to customize them. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Access Level 3

Microsoft Excel Level 2
Learn spreadsheet concepts and terminologies. Become familiar with the Microsoft Excel environment and create a simple spreadsheet using basic Excel features. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level I

Microsoft Word Level 1
Learn word-processing concepts and terminologies. Become familiar with the Microsoft Word environment and create a simple letter using basic Word features. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level I

Microsoft Word Level 2
Apply word-processing concepts to documents. Create professional and effective reports using graphics and clipart in Microsoft Word. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 1

Microsoft Word Level 3
Learn how to create letters and labels using the Microsoft Word’s Mail Merge Wizard to combine multiple documents for mass mailing. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 2

Microsoft Word Level 4
Learn how to create and format tables using Microsoft Word. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 2

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 five new computer classes in December! Four of the new classes are being offered in Spanish while the fifth class is offered in Haitan-Creole.

New Spanish computer classes for December are:

Mapas Interactivos con Google Earth
¡Obtenga direcciones, mapas interactivos, y imágenes satelitales/aéreas del mundo! Aprenda técnicas de navegación y búsquedas en el ambiente de Google Earth y Mapas de Google. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Internet Nivel I

Jueves, 21 de diciembre de 2006 a las 4:00 p.m.
Biblioteca Pública de Orlando

Microsoft Access Nivel 3
Aprenda como manipular datos dentro de multiples tablas utilizando consultas avanzadas. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Access Nivel 2

Viernes, 15 de diciembre de 2006 2:30 p.m.
Biblioteca Pública de Orlando

Microsoft Publisher Nivel 2
Aplique opciones de formato avanzadas para desarrollar publicaciones como cartas y calendarios utilizando Microsoft Publisher. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Microsoft Publisher Nivel 1

Sábado, 30 de diciembre de 2006 10:30 a.m.
Biblioteca Pública de Orlando

Vendiendo en E-Bay
Aprenda a vender y a tener una subasta exitosa en eBay. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Comprando en eBay

Sábado, 23 de diciembre de 2006 2:30 p.m.
Biblioteca Pública de Orlando

New Haitian-Creaole computer class for December is:

Microsoft PowerPoint Nivo 1
Konpran konsèp presantasyon ak tèminoloji yo.vini abitye avèk anvironman PowerPoint ak kreye prezantasyon nan powerpoint. Ki Klas ou bezwen avan sa: Fondasyon òdinatè

Vandredi, 22 Desanm, 2006 2:30 P.M.
Nan Bibliyotèk Piblik Orlando

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

Personal & Business Forms - provides quick access to the many forms and checklists needed to organize personal and business matters and to establish contact with government agencies. It includes forms most often requested from government agencies as well as documents and checklists designed to make personal record keeping more efficient. Free of copyright restrictions, the forms contained within this database are designed for personal use and to be used as guides in gathering the information and documents required to support them.

.: Online Videos

Unable to attend a Library sponsored event? Want to listen and see one of the Library’s storytellers? If so, check out our online video gallery. There are a number of categories to choose from. You can find educational, library technology videos and much more.

Check out the webpage today!

.: In a Hurry? Have Your Question Answered Online!

From Rosetta Stone to Downloadable Audiobooks, the Library offers a variety of ways you can learn a language. See them all here.

To take a tutorial visit our webpage.

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