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Technology @OCLS February 2007

What's New

.: Tradúcelo Ahora
.: Valentine's Day Virtual Gallery
.: Learn the Alphabet using Alphabet Bites


.: Featured Classes of the Month
.: New Classes
.: Discovering the World with Google Earth

Did You Know?

.: Database of the Month
.: OCLS Netlinks
.: OCLS Symphony Spot

Healthy Connections
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February 1, 2007

Volume 2 Issue 8

Welcome to the Technology @OCLS February Newsletter! This month you can use the Library’s resources to update or learn computer skills, help children learn the alphabet, and find tax forms and tax information.

What's New

.: Tradúcelo Ahora (Translate Your Emails)

The Library is pleased to offer access to Tradúcelo Ahora (Translate Now), which offers the ability to translate emails from English to Spanish. This was made possible through a grant from IBM. Check it out today!

Check out Tradúcelo Ahora today.

.: Valentine's Day Virtual Gallery

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day by designing a personalized e-Valentine from the Valentine's Day Virtual Gallery . Check out resources on ideas and tips on proposing, websites, movies and much more.

.: Learn the Alphabet using Alphabet Bites

The Library offers Alphabet Bites, a program that teaches young children the complete alphabet. Visit this fun interactive website and listen, play, read, watch and do all the way from A to Z!

Visit the Alphabet Bites website for more information.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

Starting a new business or want to learn how to use technology more efficiently? The Library offers computer classes that will help. Below you’ll find a list of the classes and their descriptions. Be sure to register today!

How to Buy a Personal Computer
What to know before you buy your first computer. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Publisher Level 1

Using Technology Efficiently
Learn strategies on how to manage your technology and make it work for you and get more done. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level I

Microsoft Publisher Level 1
Learn publication concepts and terminologies. Become familiar with the Microsoft Publisher environment and create a simple publication using templates, color schemes, and layouts. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level I

Microsoft Publisher Level 2
Apply advanced formatting features to develop professional publications such as newsletters and calendars using Microsoft Publisher. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Publisher Level 1

How to Create Forms Using Microsoft Office Applications
Learn how to create forms using Microsoft Office applications. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level IV.

Create Organizational Charts using MS Office Applications
Learn how to learn to create Organization Charts using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint 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 February! Below you’ll find the class descriptions and when they will be offered.

Online Resources for Successful Job Interviews
Discover online resources that will assist you in preparing for job interviews. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level 1

The following classes will be offered in Spanish:

Buscando Empleo Usando la Internet
Use la Internet para buscar empleos usando varios recursos en línea. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Internet Nivel I.

Microsoft Word: Creando su Resumé
Utilice las plantillas de Microsoft Word para crear un resumé profesional. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Microsoft Word Nivel 2

Microsoft Word: Creando Documentación de Negocios
Cree cartas y documentos de negocios usando el Asistente de Microsoft Word que contiene varios estilos de cartas y técnicas de escritura. Prerrequisito Recomendado: Microsoft Word Nivel 1.

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

     Discovering the World with Google Earth

Get directions, interactive maps and satellite/aerial imagery of the World! Learn basic navigation and search techniques within the Google Earth and Google Maps user environments. Recommended Prerequisite: Internet Level 1.

Register today by visiting our website or by calling 407.835.7323.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

Do Your Biography Research Online - The Biography Resource Center contains a comprehensive biographical database providing brief and full-text information of people from ancient times to the present.

.: OCLS Netlinks: Find Resources on Tax Forms and Information

Having trouble finding a tax form or information regarding taxes? The NETLINKS page displays many of the common tax forms that you are looking for! You will also find a link guiding you to various sites on tax information.

Visit our website for more information.

.: OCLS Symphony Spot

A symphony of sounds is available at the Library. Whether you want to check out the CDs or find the schedule for the Orlando Philharmonic, the Symphony Spot will be music to your ears! Indulge your penchant for classical music and other genres with the Symphony Spot.

For more information visit our webpage.

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