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Our wide variety of technology classes at the Orange County Library System are designed to meet your needs and to help you achieve your goals through hands-on experience and expert instruction.

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2D Design for CNC Milling Level 1

Used by cabinet makers, wood workers and hobbyists, Cut2D Desktop provides a powerful CAD software solution for cutting parts on a CNC Router. Create a design with easy to use vector graphic and text tools.

2D Design for CNC Milling Level 2

Customize your cuts and engraving on different materials. Cut2D Desktop provides a full set of tool path options to convert designs from simple graphics into CNC routing operations. Export your files to be used on any type of CNC router.

 

3D Design for Printing Level 1

Get a firsthand view of a 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer. Draw and design your very own three dimensional objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.

3D Design for Printing Level 2

Design and create more complex objects using custom shapes and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture using a 3D modeling software.

3D Design for Printing: Custom Cookie Cutters

Get a firsthand view of the MakerBot 3D printer in action. Make your holiday cookies one of a kind! Use a simple online tool to design your own custom cookie cutter. Learn about the basics of 3D design for printing.

3D Printing Fundamentals

Convert a virtual object into a 3D printable file. Learn the software and settings necessary to 3D print quality objects. Become familiar with 3D print technologies and the technical specifications of consumer printers.

 

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Access Assessment: Audio Studio Control Room

Prior to booking a studio, users are required to successfully complete a brief studio-specific assessment. Users participating in this assessment must show proficienty in basic studio workflows, including: setting up microphones, signal routing, cue systems and setting up and saving a recording session using Pro Tools. Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of the Pro Tools environment, signal flow and effects processing. Experience with microphones, signal routing and cue systems. Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Sound for Audio Engineering, Pro Tools Levels 1-4, Audio Equipment Training: Microphones, Audio Equipment Training: Studio Signal Routing Level 1, Audio Equipment Training: Studio Signal Routing Level 2 and Assessment Prep: Audio Studio Control Room. Assessment Registration Requirement: To register for this assessment, cardholder must have credentials to book the Live Room and must be at least 18 years of age. Juveniles under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Access Assessment: Audio Studio Live Room

Prior to booking a studio, users are required to successfully complete a brief studio-specific assessment. Users participating in this assessment must show proficiency in using the equipment prior to booking the Audio Studio Live Room. A Live Room booking does not include access to the Control Room, the C24 Control Surface, or Pro Tools software. Recordings made in the Live Room do not provide a file that allows separate channel editing. Prior to the assessment, students will become familiar with the basics of using a live mixer to record audio in a studio environment. ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 18 years of age. Juveniles under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Access Assessment: Photo Studio

Prior to booking a studio, users are required to successfully complete a brief studio-specific assessment. Users participating in this assessment must show proficiency in using the photo studio equipment. ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center, Photo Studio Orientation and must be at least 18 years of age. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Access Assessment: Video Studio

Prior to booking a studio, users are required to successfully complete a brief studio-specific assessment. Users participating in this assessment must show proficienty in the basic studio workflows, including: ATEM Television Switcher software, PTZ Camera, Lightboard, and the Clear-Com. Required Skills: Basic knowledge of ATEM Software Control Recommended Prerequisites: Video Studio Control Room 1 and 2 ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 18 years of age. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Design cinematic visual effects and sophisticated motion graphics using shapes, layers, type tools and more. Learn the essentials of advanced animation and compositing using this professional-grade software.

Adobe After Effects Level 1

Create a spectacular celestial animation using a few stills and Adobe After Effects. Learn how to import footage, set up a composition, and animate layers using keyframes.

Adobe After Effects Level 2

Explore 3D in Adobe After Effects! Animate layers and extrude type in 3d space to create an otherworldly cinematic animation!

Adobe After Effects Level 3

Build stunning 2D and 3D motion graphics with confidence. Create amazing lower-third animations and adjust a wide variety of text parameters, including Edge Thickness, Light Angle, Light Intensity, position, opacity, rotation, and shadow.

Adobe After Effects Level 4

Take your video to the next level! Discover how to use the arcs principle to animation photographs, and how to use the moving camera tool to follow the action on the screen.

Adobe Audition Fundamentals

Remove unwanted sounds, arrange and mix clips, and accomplish other common sound editing tasks. Learn the basics of advanced digital audio manipulation using this post-production, professional-grade software.

Adobe Audition: Audio for Film Level 1

Edit audio for film and video. Learn techniques used in audio post production, including setting up sessions, importing audio and video assets, and editing and mixing assets.

Adobe Audition: Audio for Film Level 2

Edit audio for film and video. Learn techniques used in audio post production, including setting up sessions, importing audio and video assets, and editing and mixing assets.

Adobe Dreamweaver Fundamentals

Create professional looking websites. Learn how to create a website without the need for coding or programming. Whether you need a personal, hobby or business website, get creative with Dreamweaver’s simple to use tools for layouts, images, formatting, multimedia and interactivity.

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. 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 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.

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals

Create complex and attractive designs using shapes, painting and text with special effects. Build your new business logo, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using the customizable tools. Learn to draw and manipulate brushes, custom shapes, filters, and text in unique ways.

Adobe Photoshop: Color Correction

Take an average photo and make it pop. Learn basic color correction techniques and make global and location adjustments to images in Adobe Camera Raw.

Adobe Photoshop: Skin Retouching

Discover how to achieve flawless and smooth skin on your photographs. Work with commonly used tools and techniques to remove blemishes, soften skin and restore an image’s texture.

Adobe Premiere Fundamentals

Edit your video faster and more accurately with Adobe Premiere Pro. Split and trim video clips with precision directly in the timeline using keyboard shortcuts. Learn how to make your video look professional by adding a wide range of pre-built effects, transitions, titles, and more.

Adobe Premiere Level 1

Use Premiere Pro to edit your movie! This introductory class covers importing, playback, and editing in Adobe Premiere. Participants will combine video, graphics, and music to create a video ready for YouTube!

Adobe Premiere Level 2

Explore ways to fix poorly shot footage using color correction techniques in Premiere Pro. Patrons will learn how to read a wave form monitor, read and change brightness values using the Curves graph, and correct color balance using RGB Parade. A great class for videographers and editors!

Adobe Premiere Level 3

Add excitement and life to your movie. Use effects to transform a single angle video into a visually engaging multi-angle piece. Techniques include using position keyframes for digital camera moves, Green Screen Keying using Ultra Key, and additional effects to create a dynamic video presentation.

Adobe Premiere: Color Correction

Take an average video and make it pop so it enhances the viewing experience of your audience. Learn how to perform color correction and enhance your video footage with filters.

All About Dynamic Processors

Use analog and digital dynamic processors. Learn about how dynamic processors adjust audio signals to predefined limits through the use of compressors, expanders, limiters and noise gates. Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of Pro Tools and experience operating an analog live mixer, such as the Peavey 16FX II.

Animate 3D Graphics Using Cinema 4D

Seamlessly integrate 3D graphics into your film. Use Cinema 4D in After Effects to build sophisticated title graphics. Create, customize, light and render text directly into your project

Aprenda Inglés Usando la Internet y los Recursos de la Biblioteca

Conozca los sitios Web que usted puede visitar y aprender Inglés gratuitamente. Descubra los recursos que tiene nuestra biblioteca para ayudarles a aprender Inglés. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Ask a Tech: 3D Printing

Would you like to 3D Print your own design? Come to the Fab Lab at the Melrose Center. Bring your 3D print design, questions, and curiosity. A specialized instructor will be available to assist you. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library. What We Have: A Fab Lab Instructor to either answer your questions or point you in the right direction; PC Laptops; 3D design software (123D Design, Makerbot Desktop). Makerbot Replicator 3D PrinterPrints are limited to 1 hour. Payment must be taken before prints. Prints cost 35cents per gram Required Prerequisite: Signed Waiver

Ask a Tech: Audio Studio Equipment

Are you stuck on a recording project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A specialized instructor will be available to assist you in the Audio Studio. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library.

Ask a Tech: Fab Lab

Are you stuck on a maker project? Do you need help with circuits, soldering, 3d design, or programming? Do you simply need ideas to get you started? Or, are you bored and curious about what other people are making? Come to the Fab Lab at the Melrose Center. Bring your projects, questions, and curiosity. A specialized instructor will be available to try and assist you. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library. What We Have • A Fab Lab Instructor to either answer your questions, or point you in the right direction • PC Laptops o 3D design software (123D Design, Makerbot Desktop) o Programming software (Arduino, Processing, Python, Scratch) • Makerbot Replicator 3D Printer o Prints are limited to 1 hour o Payment must be taken before prints o Prints cost 35cents per gram • Makerbot 3D Scanner o Scans are limited to 30 mins o Scans are free • Silhouette Cameo Cutter o Must bring own material o Can choose either markers or the blade o Cuts are free • Soldering Irons o Must be approved by the Fab Lab Instructor o Only two people can solder at a time • Assorted Hand Tools

Ask a Tech: Photo Studio Equipment

Are you stuck on a photography-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A specialized instructor will be available to assist you in the Photo Studio. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library.

Ask a Tech: Video Studio Equipment

Do you want to master the equipment in the Video Studio or need a quick review for the assessment? Let us help! A Video instructor will be available to assist you in this open lab. Please note: questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Video Studio.

Audio Equipment Training: Live Mixer Fundamentals Level 1

Discover the magic of live sound. Use a live mixer, microphones and speakers to record, mix and playback audio. Learn to route an audio signal from a microphone through the mixer to speakers or a USB flash drive.

Audio Equipment Training: Live Mixer Fundamentals Level 2

Mix live sound. Use a live mixer and outboard gear to get the perfect sound for your next event. Learn the basics of signal flow, apply internal and external effects and group channels to create the ultimate live mix.

Audio Equipment Training: Microphone Theory Level 1

This class will introduce microphones and their use in the studio. Students will learn the difference between condenser and dynamic microphones, learn to apply phantom power and essential practices for microphone use and care. This class helps prepare students for the Audio Assessment covering these topics.

Audio Equipment Training: Microphone Theory Level 2

Confused about which microphone to use? Take your use of microphones to the next level. Discover how to use polar patterns, proximity effect and phase to get the best sound in your recordings.

Audio Equipment Training: Studio Signal Routing Level 1

This class will introduce signal routing in the studio, including how to send cues and use the talk-back system. This class helps prepare students for the Audio Assessment covering these topics.

Audio Equipment Training: Studio Signal Routing Level 2

This class will introduce students signal routing using Pro Tools 11 in the studio, including how to record microphone signals to tracks, import audio and save files to various media. This class helps prepare students for the Audio Assessment covering these topics.

Audio Studio Orientation

Tour the Audio Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Audio Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.

Audio Studio: Open Session

Get hands-on experience with our audio engineers recording live guest bands. Practice studio set-up, signal routing and recording with industry standard equipment in the Audio Studio. Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of Pro Tools and experience operating a control surface, such as the Avid C|24. Knowledge of microphones and signal routing.

 

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Basic Computer Maintenance and Security

Learn basic tips on how to maintain your computer system using various system tools and how to secure your system from viruses and spyware.

Basic Sewing: Adjustable Aprons

Perfect gift for the cook in your life. Learn to sew an adjustable apron from start to finish using patterns, fabric and professional sewing machines.

Basic Sewing: Gift Bags

Impress that special someone in your life by wrapping their gift in a handmade gift bag! These gift bags can be made for any occasion. They are fast and easy to make and each one is unique. Learn seam construction and interfacing techniques in this project class.

Basic Sewing: Introduction to the Sewing Machine

Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams. Get hands-on experience as you explore the world of sewing.

Basic Sewing: Patterns and Fabric

Reading the hieroglyphics on a sewing pattern can be quite intimidating. Let us take you to that next level. Join us in this basic sewing class and learn to read a professional sewing pattern, how to layout fabric and prepare material for a project.

Basic Sewing: Pillows (2-Part Series)

Take fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Learn to sew a decorative pillow from start to finish using professional patterns, fabric of your choice and professional sewing machines in this 2-day class series. Each session will be 2 hours.

Basic Sewing: Pull-on Shorts (3-Part Series)

Let's make your first sewing project quick and easy. Learn to sew pull-on shorts from start to finish using professional patterns, fabric and professional sewing machines in this 3-day class series. Each session will be 2 hours. Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes to this class. We provide fabric; however, you may bring your own fabric for this class.

Basic Sewing: Quilted Coasters

New to sewing and ready for that first simple project? These easy to make coasters, based on the four square quilt block design, make great gifts for many occasions. They are fast and easy to make and look great on a desk or coffee or table. Learn simple sewing and quilting techniques in this project class.

Basic Sewing: Tote Bags (3-Part Series)

Learn to sew your own tote bag from start to finish using professional patterns, fabric of your choice and professional sewing machines in this 3-day class series. Each session will be 2 hours.

Be Safe Online

Learn about safety tips and good practices when using the Internet.

Blender Fundamentals

Explore the basics of modeling, rigging, and animating a 3D character using Blender. With hands on exercises you will learn the production workflow, animation concepts and commonly used tools. With the skill learned, you can bring your ideas to life.

Buscando Empleo Usando la Internet

Aprenda como utilizar la Internet para buscar y aplicar para nuevos empleos . Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

 

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Cómo Usar el Teclado y el "Mouse"

Aprenda a utilizar el teclado y el ratón para navegar dentro en su computadora. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Comprando en eBay

Aprenda a registrarse en ebay y cómo buscar artículos para comprar. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Computer Basics Level 2

Learn how to create, rename, delete, and organize files and folders on your computer.

Crea Una Bitácora (Blog)

Aprenda a publicar comentarios y fotos en la Internet utilizando una herramienta sencilla para crear blogs que le permitirá desarrollar una página Web en solo 3 pasos. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Creando Páginas Web Usando HTML Nivel 1

Aprenda conceptos y terminología que le ayudarán a comprender como crear una página web sencilla usando instrucciones en HTML. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Creando Páginas Web Usando HTML Nivel 2

Aprenda como modificar una página web para añadirle características como gráficas, enlaces y tablas. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Creando Páginas Web Usando HTML Nivel 3

Aprenda a crear formularios en su página web para recolectar información sobre visitantes utilizando HTML. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Creando su Resumé (Hoja de Vida)

Utilice las plantillas de Microsoft Word para crear un resumé profesional. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Create a 3D Video Game Part 1 of 2

Learn how to develop a game prototype in this two-part game design workshop. Create your own first-person style video game using the Unity 3D Game Development Tool.

Create a 3D Video Game Part 2 of 2

Learn how to develop a game prototype in this two-part game design workshop. Create your own first-person style video game using the Unity 3D Game Development Tool.

Create a Blog

Learn how to create an easy to use website where you can publish your thoughts, comments or pictures so you can share with family and friends.

Create a Custom Gift Bag with the Silhouette Cutter ($)

Create your own customized gift bag using the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. Learn the basics of Silhouette Studio design software including adding shapes, designs and text. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Create a Custom Paper Glider with the Silhouette Cutter ($)

Create a customized paper glider using the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. Learn the basics of the Silhouette Studio graphic design software including adding shapes, designs and text. Cost: $5

Create a Radio Jingle Using Adobe Audition

Create a musical radio jingle using Adobe Audition. Learn to use Audition’s many tools and presets to edit, mix, and add effects to a radio advertisement.

Create a Radio Spot Using Adobe Audition

Create a 30-second commercial using Adobe Audition. Learn to record a voiceover, add dynamic effects, lay a music bed and much more.

Create a Video Landing Webpage

Looking for an exciting way to promote your business or project? Boost your search engine rankings with an HTML5 landing page optimized with background video! We supply the video and code, you supply your ideas! Bring your own storage so you can take home what you create for further SEO tinkering. This class is ideal for creative professionals and business owners who want to enhance their presence on the Internet. Filmmakers and Web Designers will also find this class useful as an additional way to display their work. Note: This is a starter class using a working template. To further create or customize your own site, please enroll in our Web Design and Development courses.

Create and Edit Movies Using iMovie

Learn how to edit and arrange video clips, add titles and transitions, and export an iMovie project.

Create and Edit Music Using GarageBand

Learn how to edit, arrange music loops, mix, add effects and share a GarageBand project.

Create Websites Using WordPress

Learn how to build your own website. Start with WordPress, which offers lots of options for skinning your site the way you want it.

Custom LED Lighting for Your Home ($)

Create a light show of your own! Build a functioning LED lighting strip. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can customize lighting for your home, office or automobile. Cost: 5$

 

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Design Multi-Touch Presentations

Create engaging, multi-touch interactive experiences without writing one line of code. Learn how to use IntuiFace, a modern platform for creating presentations built specifically for touch. Try out your creation in the Melrose Center’s 12’x8’ Interactive Media Wall!

Destrezas en el Manejo del Teclado

Aprenda a cómo colocar sus manos correctamente sobre el teclado y a mejorar sus destrezas mediante el uso del programa TypingMaster. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Digital Graphics Using Pen Tablets

Create graphics using pen tablets, the preferred drawing tool for digital artists. Pen tablets are a great alternative to using a mouse for drawing and painting in a more natural way, similar to using pencil and paper. Learn more about tablets, drawing software, and techniques.

Digital Matte Painting Using Pen Tablets

Through hands on exercises you will be introduced to the Matte Painting process and commonly used tools and techniques. Learn how to create the illusion of an environment by painting a landscape in Adobe Photoshop using a Digital Pen Tablet.

DIY: Build an LED Night Light ($)

Build a basic circuit using LEDs and light sensors on an electronics prototyping breadboard. Learn simple electronics and component functions. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

DIY: Create a Talking Picture Frame ($)

Build a talking picture frame with recordable circuits. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can customize cards, frames and other craft projects with music and sound. Excellent project for gifts with special meaning. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

DIY: Create LED Greeting Cards ($)

Create a personalized greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

DIY: Custom Buttons and Pins ($)

Create your own buttons using photos and a press. Customize the look of your buttons with graphic design and editing software. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

DIY: Wearable Electronic Fashion ($)

Create a functioning electronic circuit on a custom fabric design. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can sew your own wearable electronic fashions. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Driving Simulator Orientation & Assessment

Learn to drive with the Ultra Driving Simulator in realistic road conditions. Practice safety and defensive driving. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the driving simulator during scheduled lab time. ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 15 years of age. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Driving Simulators: Introduction to Motor Vehicle Dynamics

Learn to drive with Simuride Driving Simulator in realistic road conditions. Practice safety and defensive driving. Discover the History and Science of the modern automobile. Note: Using the driving simulator can cause motion sickness in some people.

 

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eBay.com

Learn the basics of buying and selling on eBay.

Edit and Manage Photos Using iPhoto

Learn how to organize the photo library, edit photos, and create photo slideshows, photo books, greeting cards and calendars.

ELLIS Orientation

Learn how to use ELLIS to begin or improve your English language skills. This ESOL software provides lessons through watching, listening, practicing, and speaking. ¡Aprenda como utilizar ELLIS para comenzar o mejorar sus destrezas en el inglés! Este programa de ESOL (Inglés para personas que hablan otro idioma) provee lecciones que le permitirán observar, escuchar, practicar y repetir el inglés. Aprann kòman pou itilize ELLIS pou ka kòmanse osinon amelyore langaj ou nan anglè !nan Lojisyèl ESOL sa ou kapab aprann anglè pandan ou ap gade image yo, tande moun kap pale-a, fè praktik avèk pale tou.

E-mail Level 1

Create a free e-mail account. Learn how to navigate the environment, including the Inbox, the Reading pane, and the Compose area. You will also become familiar with commonly used terms and features, and options for using e-mail safely. Please note: E-mail service providers require a mobile phone number for account verification.

E-mail Level 2

Learn how to compose and send e-mail messages with attachments. Become familiar with replying and forwarding messages.

E-mail Nivel 1

Aprenda conceptos y terminología y configure una cuenta de correo electrónico gratuita. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

E-mail Nivel 2

Aprenda a configurar opciones de correo electrónico para filtrar y organizar mensajes. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Enhance Images Using Photoshop and Pen Tablets

Use Adobe Photoshop and Digital Pen Tablets to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs. Gain experience selecting and refining edges, using adjustments layers, clipping masks and more!

Etsy.com

Learn how to buy and sell handmade or vintage items on Etsy.com

Exploring Circuitry Using LED Lights ($)

Create a personalized greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Exploring Electromagnets ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects. Explore the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Build an electromagnetic motor of your own to take home! Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Exploring Radio Electronics ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of radio electronics while you build AM transmitters, AM radios and FM radios. Explore the basic science and radio waves and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Exploring Solar Power ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios, and experiment with light levels. Explore the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

 

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Facebook: Managing Your Personal Account

How can I control what content I see and who sees my posts? What's the difference between a News Feed and a Timeline? All of these questions and more will be answered in this beginner's Facebook class.

Flight Simulator Orientation & Assessment

Learn to fly with a professional flight simulator using realistic flight controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the flight simulator during scheduled lab time. ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 15 years of age. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Flight Simulator: Introduction to Aeronautics

The tower has now cleared you to land! Learn to fly with Microsoft Simulator and learn to use realistic flight controls. Come in and land yourself into a pilot's seat at the Melrose Center's Simulation Lab. Immerse yourself in a world of virtual flight, but hurry as space is limited.

Forklift Simulator Orientation & Assessment

Learn to drive a forklift in lifelike warehouse conditions. Practice moving freight with realistic controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the Forklift simulator during scheduled lab time. ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 15 years of age. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Free Downloadable Media: eBooks and Audiobooks

Would you like to know how to load your gadget with free media? Let us help! Learn how to search, check out and download eBooks and audiobooks using the library’s digital collection.

Free Downloadable Media: Music Online

Learn how to download and stream free music.

Fundamentals of Sound for Audio Engineering

Use Adobe Audition to explore the fundamentals of sound theory. Learn and apply concepts key to audio engineering, including frequency, amplitude, velocity and phase.

 

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Genealogy: Using Online Library Resources

Become familiar with the online genealogy databases and other resources available at the library that can help you learn how to start or grow your family tree.

General Orientation for the Melrose Center

This orientation is your key to accessing the creative and collaborative spaces in the Melrose Center. Get an overview of the Photography Studio, Video Production Studio, Audio Production Studio, FabLab and Simulation Lab. Explore upcoming classes and workshops and learn about the best practices to maximize your experience. This orientation is free to out-of-county residents, but registration is required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

Getting Started with Windows 10

Whether you’re a new or experienced Windows user, discover the ins and outs of the latest update of this popular operating system. Customize the Start menu, configure settings, create and manage multiple desktops and annotate the Web with Microsoft Edge, the new Windows Internet Browser.

GIMP Level 1

Learn about the functionality of GIMP and explore the environment. Become familiar with using layers and editing tools.

GIMP Level 2

earn how to use layer masks, selection, and text tools. Become familiar with advanced image editing tools.

Google Applications

Learn about Google’s most popular applications such as Google Earth, Google SketchUp and Google Docs. Explore Google’s environment for additional resources for your personal or business needs.

 

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High Dynamic Range Photography with Adobe Photoshop

Create spectacular and vibrant images through high dynamic range (HDR) photography. Learn the basic camera settings necessary to take photos. Merge photos into an HDR image using adjustment layers to bring out the detail and creativity of your work.

How to Use the Mouse and Keyboard

Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate within the computer’s interface. Practice using these two devices with hands-on exercises and online resources.

HTML5 Level 1

Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a simple Web page using HTML tags.

HTML5 Level 2

Learn to layout Web pages using HTML5 tags and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

HTML5 Level 3

Learn to insert media such as video, music and photos into Web pages.

HTML5 Level 4

Learn to format Web pages using external style sheets and add functionality to pages with JavaScript.

Hydraulic Excavator Simulator Orientation & Assessment

Learn to drive a Hydraulic Excavator in lifelike construction site conditions. Practice digging trenches and driving with realistic controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the Hydraulic Excavator simulator during scheduled lab time. ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 15 years of age. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

 

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Improve Your Job Interview Skills

Learn the interview process and what you can do to better prepare yourself for the big day! You will also become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track that is a prerequisite to the Job Seekers Workshop.

Internet Level 1

Become familiar with Internet concepts and terminology. Learn how to effectively use the Internet Explorer Web browser while surfing the Web.

Internet Level 2

Become familiar with search engines. Learn search techniques to help you find exactly what you’re looking for on the Internet.

Internet Nivel 1

Aprenda conceptos y terminología de Internet. Familiarícese con Internet Explorer mientras navega por la web. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Internet Nivel 2

Aprenda sobre motores de búsqueda y sobre técnicas de búsqueda para encontrar exactamente lo que esta buscando. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Introducción a Diseños de Paginas Web

Aprenda el proceso de diseño de páginas web y obtenga conocimiento de los estándares web y validación de códigos. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Introducción a Photoshop

Aprenda como funciona Adobe Photoshop y explore el ambiente del programa. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Introducción al Web 2.0

Aprenda como usted puede colaborar y compartir información con otros en línea usando varias aplicaciones Web. 2.0. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Introduction to Augmented Reality Using Aurasma

Enhance real life experiences using Aurasma, an industry-leading augmented reality app for iOS and Android devices. Learn about the wild world of Augmented Reality that recognizes images and displays interactive, educational, and fun content using your device's camera! It's Like the Real World, Only Better! Note: It is required that students bring their own mobile iOS or Android devices (smart phone, tablet, etc.).

Introduction to Circuitry Using Snap Circuits

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such as a flashing light, an alarm, a doorbell and more. Make learning electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. This class is taught in a collaborative learning environment. Participants may work in teams of 2-3 students.

Introduction to Computer Programming

There’s only one thing cooler than using a computer program and that is creating one. Explore the world of computer programming in a hands-on development environment that is easy to master.

Introduction to Computers

Learn about the history and development of the computer, the fundamentals of a computer, and the hardware and software components.

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the art of composing and framing your shot. Experiment with the ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings on a simulated DSLR camera and feel the power it gives you. Use free online tools to post-process your pictures and make them sing!

Introduction to Electromagnets Using Snap Circuits

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects. Explore the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop.

Introduction to Electronic Engineering Level 1

Build a working circuit using common electronic components and a power source. Learn to identify and calculate properties of resistors and capacitors while using a multimeter on your completed circuit. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted. Ages 16 and up.

Introduction to Electronic Engineering Level 2

Build circuits using integrated circuits, power transistors and relays. create timers for various electronic applications. Troubleshoot your circuits with a multi-meter. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted. Ages 16 and up.

Introduction to Electronic Engineering Level 3

Build a working circuit using relays, comparator integrated circuits and a power source. Learn to read common schematic diagrams and universal symbols. Troubleshoot your circuits with a multi-meter. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted. Ages 16 and up.

Introduction to Mobile Web App Development

Create your own mobile Web app with an easy to use application that simplifies mobile development.

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Take your knowledge of coding to the next level with Object-Oriented Programming. Learn modern application development by defining classes, creating objects and simplifying code. Explore concepts that are fundamental to building iOS, Android and Web applications. Skills learned in this class can be used with any programming language. Required Skills: This class requires experience with basic programming concepts, including variables, strings, and functions. Learn the basics by taking Python Programming, JavaScript Programming, or any other introductory course.

Introduction to Radio Electronics using Snap Circuits

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of radio electronics while you build AM transmitters, AM radios and FM radios. Explore the basic science and radio waves and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop.

Introduction to Solar Power Using Snap Circuits

Use Snap Circuits to explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios, and experiment with light levels. Explore the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop.

Introduction to Soldering Basics ($)

Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires. Cost: $10 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

It's Sew Easy Camp

Take fashion world by storm! We will teach you everything you need to know to start sewing like a pro. Learn to sew a project from start to finish using professional patterns, fabric of your choice and professional sewing machines in this 3-day mini camp.

 

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Job Seekers Workshop

In this workshop, a Technology Trainer will be available to offer assistance in formatting, saving and uploading your resume, along with providing tips to perform job searches and other job-related activities. Recommended Audience: Job Seekers

 

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Learn How to Type

Learn how to properly place your hands on the keyboard and enhance your typing skills by using the Web-based TypingMaster program.

Lightroom for Photographers Level 1

Get better control over managing and organizing large collections of photographs. Once your photos are imported, find out how to categorize, tag, and rank your photos. Filter through and find photos quickly with the sort, select and find management tools.

Lightroom for Photographers Level 2

Discover how easy it is to adjust one or multiple photos with just a few simple clicks. Quickly edit, correct exposure, convert images and enhance the color of your photos. Cut down your workflow in half the time!

Lightroom for Photographers Level 3

Capture the beauty of your photographs and share with friends, family and clients. Create eye-catching books, slideshows and contact sheets. Export multiple file types or upload directly to cloud and social media services like Facebook and Flickr.

Logic Pro Level 1: Fundamentals

Harness the power of Logic Pro X to create amazing music. Explore the interface and begin working with key preferences and controls in this popular application.

Logic Pro Level 2: Patches and the Channel Strip

Get your sound right in Logic Pro X. Understand the routing and creation of patches, which is a crucial element in Logic Pro for building your own instruments and sounds. Explore signal flow and routing of MIDI, virtual instruments and audio effects to master creating unique sounds.

Logo Design and Development Using Adobe Illustrator

Build your business logo using graphic design theory for concepts, color, and font choices. Learn the basics of designing a business logo using vector graphics tools.

 

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Machines, Motion and Engineering Using K'NEX

Use K'NEX construction system to build machines such as transmissions, drag racers, cranes, rocket launchers, and more. Make learning about simple machines, motion and engineering fun with hands-on building. Fun for anyone ages 9 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. All participants must register to attend. This class is taught in a collaborative learning environment. Participants may work in teams of 2-3 students.

Mapas Interactivos con Google Earth

Aprenda a obtener direcciones, utilizar mapas interactivos y obtener imágenes satelitales/aéreas de cualquier lugar en el mundo. Familiarícese con técnicas de navegación y de búsqueda. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Maya Fundamentals

Model, rig and animate a 3D robotic arm! Learn the basics of the production workflow as well as modeling, rigging and animation concepts and tools. Students will be provided with a foundational overview of the software.

Maya Modeling

Develop a detailed humanoid arm. Learn to extrude, sub-divide and sculpt a 3D mesh.

Microsoft Access 2013 Level 1

Learn database concepts and terminology. Learn flat and relational database concepts and create a simple database with multiple tables.

Microsoft Access 2013 Level 2

Learn how to create relationship among tables and manipulate data with queries in a database.

Microsoft Access 2013 Level 3

Learn how to create and customize forms and reports using data from tables and queries! You will also add a navigation menu using the Switchboard Manager.

Microsoft Certification: Excel 2010 MOS Test Prep

Get ahead of the competition! Let us help you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Tests. This class is recommended for students who have taken the Microsoft Excel 2010 classes and want to become certified. Students will be introduced to the learning objectives of the test and will review the key knowledge and skills required for the test.

Microsoft Certification: PowerPoint 2010 MOS Test Prep

Get ahead of the competition! Let us help you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Tests. This class is recommended for students who have taken the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 classes and want to become certified. Students will be introduced to the learning objectives of the test and will review the key knowledge and skills required for the test.

Microsoft Certification: Word 2010 MOS Test Prep

Get ahead of the competition! Let us help you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Tests. This class is recommended for students who have taken the Microsoft Word 2010 classes and want to become certified. Students will be introduced to the learning objectives of the test and will review the key knowledge and skills required for the test.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1

Learn spreadsheet concepts and terminology. Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet and how to apply basic formulas. Use various formatting tools to enhance the look and feel of the spreadsheet.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2

Learn auto features, advanced formatting tools, and how to apply basic functions for calculations.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3

Learn how to create basic formulas and functions, and when to use relative and absolute cell referencing.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 4

Learn how to work with multiple worksheets, link cells in a worksheet, and protect worksheets.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Nivel 1

Aprenda conceptos y terminología de hojas de cálculo. Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo simple y a cómo aplicar diferentes fórmulas sencillas. Utilice varias herramientas de formato para mejorar la apariencia de la hoja de cálculo. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Excel 2013 Nivel 2

Aprenda a utilizar herramientas avanzadas de formato y a aplicar formulas y funciones sencillas. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Excel 2013 Nivel 3

Aprenda cómo enlazar hojas de cálculo y a trabajar con las opciones avanzadas de hoja de cálculo. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Excel 2013 Nivel 4

Aprenda a insertar imágenes, ordenar data y a proteger con contraseña las hojas de cálculo. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Excel 2013: Charts

Learn how to create professional looking charts and graphs.

Microsoft Excel 2013: Create Basic Macros

Learn how to create and edit basic macros to simplify repetitive tasks.

Microsoft Excel 2013: Data Management Level 1

Learn how to use advanced sort and filter options; apply data validation and other data tools to organize your data.

Microsoft Excel 2013: Data Management Level 2

Learn how to apply data subtotals, outlines, data consolidation and conditional formatting to organize your data.

Microsoft Excel 2013: Formulas and Functions

Learn how to create formulas and insert advanced functions. Become familiar with the Function Library to assist with finding functions and inserting function arguments.

Microsoft Excel 2013: Pivot Tables

Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft Office: Create Flowcharts

Learn how to create a flowchart to show the sequence of actions within a process of a project or an organizational chart by using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Office: Create Professional Reports

Learn how to link and embed objects such as charts, slides and spreadsheets from other applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint into Microsoft Word to create professional looking reports.

Microsoft Outlook 2013: Calendar

Learn how to schedule appointments and set tasks and reminders.

Microsoft Outlook 2013: E-mail

Learn how to create, forward, reply, and add attachments to e-mails.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Level 1

Learn presentation concepts and terminology. Learn how to create a basic presentation by adding slides, ClipArt, WordArt, and picture files. Use various formatting tools to enhance the look and feel of your presentation.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Level 2

Learn how to insert and customize SmartArt graphics, WordArt, shapes and charts.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Level 3

Learn how to insert a Photo Album, movie files, music clips and action buttons. Add slide transitions and custom animations.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Nivel 1

Aprenda conceptos y terminología de procesadores de palabras. Aprenda a crear una presentación básica añadiendo las diapositivas, WordArt, e imágenes. Utilice varias herramientas de formato para mejorar la apariencia de su presentación. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Nivel 2

Aprenda cómo insertar y personalizar los gráficos SmartArt, WordArt, formas y gráficas. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Nivel 3

Aprender a insertar un álbum de fotos, archivos de películas, música y botones de acción. Añada transiciones de diapositivas y animaciones personalizadas. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Creando Plantillas Profesionales

Aprenda cómo personalizar un tema y el formato a las diapositivas a través del patrón de diapositivas “Master Template”. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Create Business Templates

Learn how to customize a theme and to format slides through the slide master.

Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1

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.

Microsoft Project 2013 Level 2

Manage and track your project more effectively. Learn to work with different task dependency types and explore different options to resolve resource over allocation. Work with sorting and filtering options to improve the viewing and grouping of tasks and create baselines and milestones. View and export various types of reports.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Level 1

Learn publication concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the environment and explore pre-defined templates and formatting options.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Level 2

Learn how to work with master pages, headers and footers, and how to set up business information sets.

Microsoft Visio 2013 Level 1

Simplify complex information through easy-to-understand diagrams. Design and create diagrams to visualize data, network, home, and office layouts. Visio is a powerful diagramming application with many built-in stencil and shape options.

Microsoft Visio 2013 Level 2

Design and create a process flowchart and learn about a flowchart’s structure. Create an organizational chart using an existing file or database and learn how to customize diagrams and export to other applications.

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1

Learn word processing concepts and terminology. Learn how to create, edit and save a basic document. Use various formatting tools to enhance the overall look and feel of the document.

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 2

Learn how to use Smart Art options and how to apply styles to enhance the appearance of your document.

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 3

Learn how to create and format tables to display and organize data.

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 4

Learn how to add headers, footers, cover pages, shading, borders and page numbers to a document. Become familiar with the Page Setup options and the Find and Replace feature.

Microsoft Word 2013 Nivel 1

Aprenda conceptos y terminología de procesadores de palabras. Aprenda a crear, editar y guardar un documento simple. Utilice varias herramientas de formato para mejorar la apariencia del documento. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Word 2013 Nivel 2

Aprenda a utilizar opciones de SmartArt y a cómo aplicar estilos para mejorar la apariencia de su documento. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Word 2013 Nivel 3

Aprenda a crear y a formatear tablas para mostrar y organizar información. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Word 2013 Nivel 4

Aprenda a añadir encabezados, pies de página, página de portada, sombreado, marcos y número de página a un documento. Familiarícese con las opciones de configuración de páginas y las opciones de buscar y reemplazar. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Microsoft Word 2013: Mail Merge

Retain existing customers and reach out to new ones. Write personalized letters, labels and emails with the powerful Mail Merge tool. Learn to insert and customize fields using Microsoft Word.

Movie Maker en Español

Aprenda a crear y editar video utilizando añadiendo efectos y transiciones. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

 

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Online Class: HTML5 Level 1

Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a simple Web page using. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: HTML5 Level 2

Learn to layout Web pages using HTML5 tags and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: HTML5 Level 3

Learn to insert media such as video, music and photos into Web pages. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Improve Your Job Interview Skills

Learn the interview process and what you can do to better prepare yourself for the big day! You will also become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Microsoft Excel 2013 Pivot Tables

Dread analyzing data? Simplify the process and create meaningful reports using the powerful PivotTable tools. Learn how to create and customize PivotTables and PivotCharts using Microsoft Excel. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 1

Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 2

Learn how to use selection tools and layers. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 3

Learn how to use layer styles, custom shapes, text tool, gradient tool, save and print. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 4

Learn common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Project Management Using GanttProject

Schedule and manage projects easily and assign tasks and resources efficiently using Gantt and PERT charts with this free open source application. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: QuickBooks Pro Level 1

Learn the basic features of QuickBooks to get you started in organizing your personal or business finances. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: QuickBooks Pro Level 2

Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: QuickBooks Pro Level 3

Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: QuickBooks Pro Level 4

Learn how to add new employees, enter timesheets, setup employee benefits, setup payroll items, pay employees, process payroll forms, and process payroll reports in QuickBooks. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Resume Writing

Learn how to use Microsoft Word's built-in templates to create professional looking resumes. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet

Learn how to use various Internet resources to search and apply for jobs. You will become familiar with popular job search websites and common questions on job applications. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Online Class: Write Cover and Thank You Letters

Learn how to create and format professional cover and thank you letters using built-in templates in Microsoft Word 2010. A desktop or laptop computer with access to the Internet and speakers or headsets are required. Flash Player 8.0 or above is also required. Android and iOS users must install the Adobe Connect Mobile App. However, please note interactivity will be limited.

Open Lab: Ask A Tech

Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab. Please note: Software questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library.

Open Lab: Desktop Flight Simulator

Soar on your own during an open lab in the Melrose Classroom. An instructor will be available to assist you and answer your questions. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes.

Open Lab: Genealogy

Interested in learning more about your family tree? Or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Open Lab: Resume Writing

Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab. Please note: Software questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library.

Open Language Lab

Explore and learn English (ESOL) or the language of your choice in an open lab environment. Learn and practice using one of the available programs. #ellis

 

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Photo Composition

The rules of thirds is probably the most often referenced photography rule of composition. It is all about subject placement within the frame. Learn more about the rules of thirds and how you can use it to produce more interesting and dynamic photos.

Photo Equipment Training: Camera and Lens

Explore the basic operations of the Photo Studio cameras and lenses to optimize your photography skills. Learn basic camera setting and the use and care of camera lenses. This class helps prepare students for the Photo Assessment.

Photo Equipment Training: Lighting and Backdrops

Explore the basic studio set up and the workflow in the studio environment. Learn the importance of good lighting and how to light for best results. Practice using our portable backdrops. This class helps prepare students for the Photo Assessment.

Photo Equipment Training: Lighting Techniques

Practice with the studio's lighting equipment and learn how to properly place them in order to get the best lighting effects. Learn professional lighting techniques to enhance your photo studio portraits. This class helps prepare students for the Photo Assessment.

Photo Studio Orientation

Tour the Photography Studio and explore the training options available. Learn the studio workflow, procedures and best practices.

Photo Studio: Open Session

Get hands-on experience with our photographers and professional talent in a session designed to give you real-world experience. Practice studio set up, photo taking and retouching with industry standard equipment in the Photo Studio. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this session, cardholders must have successfully completed the Photo Studio Orientation and Assessment and must be at least 18 years of age.

Photoshop Level 1

Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools.

Photoshop Level 2

Learn how to use layers, layer masks, free transform tools, and text tools. Become familiar with adding basic effects to images.

Photoshop Level 3

Learn how to add layer styles, custom shapes, gradients, and photo filters. Become familiar with adding advanced effects to images.

Photoshop Level 4

Learn how to apply common image editing techniques used to retouch and restore photographs.

Photoshop Nivel 1

Aprenda a usar herramientas de selección y edición. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Photoshop Nivel 2

Aprenda a usar capas, herramientas de transformación y filtros de fotos. Agregue efectos simples a imágenes. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Photoshop Nivel 3

Aprenda como agregar estilos de capa, formas personalizadas, gradientes y texto. Familiarícese con la adición de efectos avanzando de imágenes. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Photoshop Nivel 4

Aprenda a aplicar técnicas de edición comúnmente usadas para retocar y restaurar fotografías. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Planificando Vacaciones en Línea

Descubra cuan sencillo es planificar unas merecidas vacaciones utilizando recursos en línea. Aprenda como buscar ofertas, reservar hoteles y cruceros por medio de la Internet. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Principios de Computadora Nivel 1

Aprenda conceptos y terminología de computadoras. Explore el escritorio de la computadora usando técnicas básicas del ratón (mouse) y el teclado. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Principios de Computadora Nivel 2

Aprenda cómo organizar archivos y carpetas en su computadora. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Pro Tools Level 1: Fundamentals

Students will be introduced to Pro Tools and provided a foundational overview of the software. Learn how the Pro Tools environment is organized, how to create and set up a session, how to edit audio files and how to apply basic effects.

Pro Tools Level 2: Introduction to Editing

Use Pro Tools to edit audio recordings. Learn about commonly used editing tools and techniques, including manipulating clips and adding fades. Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of the Pro Tools environment.

Pro Tools Level 3: Signal Flow and Effects Processing

Understand how audio signal flows through analog, digital and software components to generate sound. Learn about applying audio effects to create subtle or dramatic results. Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of the Pro Tools environment and editing tools.

Pro Tools Level 4: MIDI Basics

Learn about the varieties of Musical Instrument Digital Interfaces (MIDI) and how they interact hardware and software. Understand MIDI routing and set up in Pro Tools. Required Skills: Experience with the Pro Tools environment, editing tools, and signal flow.

Pro Tools Level 5: MIDI Advanced

Learn about Musical Instrument Digital Interfaces (MIDI) recording and operations. Understand to read and manipulate tempo and timings in Pro Tools.

Pro Tools Workshop

Practice using Pro Tools with the help of an Audio Production Instructor. Bring your own project or practice key skills with predesigned projects appropriate for your level and goals. Appropriate for beginning to advanced users of Pro Tools.

Product Photography Level 1

Take professional photos for your website, catalog or flyers. Learn how to take crisp and clear commercial images of your products to make them more appealing to your customers.

Product Photography Level 2

Take your photos to the next level by learning to enhance and correct colors in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop.

Programming Electronics with Arduino Level 1

Experience the potential of this inexpensive and accessible tool. Learn how to program an Arduino to customize control of electronic components, such as LEDs, sensors, and buttons. Learn the basics of blinking LEDs, and using buttons and knobs as input controls. Required Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Experience with Windows Operating System. #tic #fabtic

Programming Electronics with Arduino Level 2

Make and program a dazzling multicolored ambient light display. Learn how to program an Arduino to fade LEDs and control RGB lighting. Required Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Experience with Windows Operating System. Recommended Prerequisites: Programming Electronics with Arduino Level 1 #tic #fabtic

Programming Electronics with Arduino Level 3

Make and program an automatic on/off night light, digital thermometer, and vibration security alarm. Learn how to interface an Arduino with a variety of external sensors. Required Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Experience with Windows Operating System. Recommended Prerequisites: Programming Electronics with Arduino Levels 1 & 2 #tic #fabtic

Programming Electronics with Arduino Level 4

Make and program a digital button counter, and a dynamic light level sensing display. Learn how to interface an Arduino with a seven-segment digit display to show numbers and characters. Required Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Experience with Windows Operating System. Recommended Prerequisites: Programming Electronics with Arduino Levels 1 to 3 #tic #fabtic

Programming Electronics with Arduino Level 5

Make and program a remote controlled multicolored light, and a remote controlled piano. Learn the essentials of using wireless infrared communication with an Arduino. Required Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Experience with Windows Operating System. Recommended Prerequisites: Programming Electronics with Arduino Levels 1-4 #tic #fabtic

Project Management Using GanttProject

Schedule and manage projects easily, and assign tasks and resources efficiently using Gantt and PERT charts with this free open-source application.

Python Programming

Create a program with Python, an easy to learn programming language. Assign variables, input data and develop calculations to make an interactive application. Python can be easy to learn whether you're a first time programmer or you're experienced with other languages. Python is one of the programming languages most often used for Raspberry Pi.

 

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QuickBooks Pro 2015 Level 1

Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Pro and how it can be used to organize your business or personal finances. Explore the environment and master the basic concepts of balance sheet.

QuickBooks Pro 2015 Level 2

Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items.

QuickBooks Pro 2015 Level 3

Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable. Also, generate financial reports for your company.

QuickBooks Pro 2015 Level 4

Learn how to add new employees, enter timesheets, setup employee benefits, setup payroll items, pay employees, process payroll forms, and process payroll reports in QuickBooks.

Quilting: Four-Block Sampler Quilt (4-Day series)

From first cut to final stitch, learn how to create a four block sampler quilt! Students will learn rotary cutting and piecing techniques in this 4-day series for beginner quilting. We provide fabric; however, you may bring your own fabric for this class if you wish.

 

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Recursos en Línea para Entrevistas de Trabajo Exitosas

Aprenda como utilizar varios recursos de la Internet para ayudarlo a prepararse para una entevista de trabajo exitosa. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Responsive Web Design Fundamentals

Build a website that responds and adapts to the size of the screen through the use of responsive HTML5 and CSS code. Use web media queries to build a responsive menu and footer and create a content area based on a grid layout.

Resume Writing

Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word and Resume Creator resources. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track that is a prerequisite to the Job Seekers Workshop.

 

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Scratch Programming

Scratch is a programming language and online community where you create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Learn object-oriented programming with a simple to use drag and drop application. Ages 16 and up.

Search and Apply for Jobs

Learn how to use various Internet resources to search and apply for jobs. You will become familiar with popular job search websites and common questions on job applications. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track that is a prerequisite to the Job Seekers Workshop.

Sound Booth Fundamentals

Record it right the first time. Use the acoustically treated Sound Booths and equipment to your advantage. Explore the use of spacial acoustics, microphones and preamps to create great recordings.

 

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Tech 'N Color

Tech 'N Color bring you the "social paint nights" experience, but with a technology twist! In each session, enjoy simple steps to create stunning paintings using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere. And best of all, at absolutely no cost!

TechKrew: 3D Design for Printing Level 1

Get a firsthand view of the MakerBot 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer! Draw and design your very own three dimensional objects using an easy-to-use modeling software. Selected locations only.

TechKrew: 3D Design for Printing Level 2

Get a firsthand view of the MakerBot 3D printer in action. With easy-to-use 3D modeling software, design and create more complex objects using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture. Selected locations only.

TechKrew: 3D Design for Printing: Custom Cookie Cutters

Get a firsthand view of the MakerBot 3D printer in action. Make your holiday cookies one of a kind! Use a simple online tool to design your own custom cookie cutter. Learn some basics of 3D design for printing. Selected locations only.

TechKrew: Basic Computer Programming

Explore an easy-to-use programming language that is designed to make programming fun for beginners.

TechKrew: Basic Soldering ($)

Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires. Ages 13 to 18. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Build a Website

Create a website with WordPress. Customize the appearance and layout of your site to get the look you want by using a wide selection of free design options.

TechKrew: Create a 2D Video Game Level 1

Ever dreamed of making your own video game? Now you can with The Games Factory 2, it provides everything you need to create cool computer games.

TechKrew: Create a 2D Video Game Level 2

Take your skills to the next level with The Games Factory 2. Learn more about using frames, objects and the Event Editor.

TechKrew: Create a 3D Video Game

Interested in how video games are created? Create your own first-person style video game using the Unity 3D Game Development Tool. Integrate 3D content, like assets, into scenes and environments; add lighting, audio, special effects, physics and animation.

TechKrew: Create Animated GIFs

Learn the frame animation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop through the creation of an animated GIF.

TechKrew: Creative Programming for Digital Media Level 1

Create graphics with a simple to use programming language. Processing is used to create data visualization programs, interactive media, 3D art and multimedia software. In this beginners class, learn the basic syntax of the programming language and how to add shapes, lines and colors to your program. Processing is a free open source programming language and development environment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Creative Programming for Digital Media Level 2

Create graphics with a simple to use programming language. Processing is used to create data visualization programs, interactive media, 3D art and multimedia software. In this beginners class, learn the basic programming language, syntax and how to add shapes, lines and colors to the program. Processing is a free open source programming language and development environment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Design Graphics Using Photoshop

Use the advanced manipulation and blending features of this professional-grade software to design and edit graphics and images.

TechKrew: Discover a Hidden World with Augmented Reality (11-17)

Enhance real life experiences using Aurasma, an industry-leading augmented reality app for iOS and Android devices. Learn about the wild world of Augmented Reality that recognizes images and displays interactive, educational, and fun content using your device's camera! ! Its Like the Real World, Only Better! Note: It is required that students bring their own mobile iOS or Android devices (smart phone, tablet, etc.).

TechKrew: DIY: Build an LED Night Light ($)

Build a basic circuit using LEDs and light sensors on an electronics prototyping breadboard. Learn simple electronics and component functions. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: DIY: Create a Talking Picture Frame ($)

Build a talking picture frame with recordable circuits. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can customize cards, frames and other craft projects with music and sound. Excellent project for gifts with special meaning. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: DIY: Create LED Greeting Cards ($)

Create a personalized greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: DIY: Wearable Electronic Fashion ($)

Create a functioning electronic circuit on a custom fabric design. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can sew your own wearable electronic fashions. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Exploring Circuitry Using LED Lights ($)

Create a personalized greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Exploring Electromagnets ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects. Explore the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Build an electromagnetic motor of your own to take home! Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Exploring Radio Electronics ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of radio electronics while you build AM transmitters, AM radios and FM radios. Explore the basic science and radio waves and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Exploring Solar Power ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios, and experiment with light levels. Explore the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

TechKrew: Film and Edit a Movie

Use film-making techniques to create and edit your own movie. Add transitions, special effects and titles to put the finishing touches on your work.

TechKrew: Improve Your Job Interview Skills

Learn about the interview process and what you can do to better prepare yourself for the big day! You will also become familiar with popular websites that provide supporting information.

TechKrew: Intro to Circuitry Using Snap Circuits

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such a flashing light, a radio alarm, a doorbell, and much, much more. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap! This class is taught in a collaborative learning environment. Participants may work in teams of 2-3 students.

TechKrew: Intro to Electromagnets Using Snap Circuits

Explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects. Learn the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electromagnets a snap.

TechKrew: Intro to Mobile Web App Development

Create a mobile Web app with an easy to use application that simplifies mobile development.

TechKrew: Intro to Radio Electronics Using Snap Circuits for Teens

Explore the basics of radio electronics while you build AM transmitters like AM and FM radios. Learn the basic science of radio waves and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about radio electronics a snap.

TechKrew: Intro to Solar Power Using Snap Circuits

Explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios and experiment with light levels. Learn the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about solar power a snap.

TechKrew: Machines, Motion and Engineering Using K'NEX

Build machines such as transmissions, drag racers, cranes, rocket launchers, and more. Make learning about simple machines, motion and engineering fun with hands-on building.

TechKrew: Python Programming

Create a program with Python, an easy to learn programming language. Assign variables, input data and develop calculations to make an interactive application. Python can be easy to learn whether you're a first time programmer or you're experienced with other languages. Python is one of the programming languages most often used for Raspberry Pi.

TechKrew: Record and Mix Music

Edit and mix audio files like a pro using open source sound tools. Save and export your music as WAV or MP3 files.

TechKrew: Scratch Programming

Scratch is a programming language and online community where you create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Learn object-oriented programming with a simple to use drag and drop application.

TechKrew: Teen Hangout

Would you like to further explore a topic or idea covered in one of our classes? Join the crew and dig a little deeper.

Technology Petting Zoo

Get your hands on the latest downloadable devices such as the Nook, iPad, Galaxy, Sony eReader and more! Explore how you can use them to download free music, videos and eBooks from our digital collection 24/7. Recommended Audience: Everyone

Test Drive a Mac Computer

Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment. Become familiar with Mac applications.

 

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Understanding Exposure

Demystify the complex concepts of exposure. Learn how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect the focus, blurriness or graininess of your photos.

 

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Vendiendo en eBay

Aprenda como convertirse en un vendedor en eBay y tener éxito subastando. Audiencia Recomendada: Adultos

Video Equipment Training: Audio and Data Management

Learn how to record crisp, clear audio through microphone placement and set accurate audio level. Use proper procedure to transfer your video files from the camera to your personal devices. This class helps prepare students for the Video Assessment.

Video Equipment Training: Camera and Lens

This class will introduce the basic operations of how to operate the video studio cameras. Learn basic camera settings and the use and care of a camera. This class helps prepare students for the Video Assessment.

Video Equipment Training: Lighting Techniques

Learn how to operate both lighting equipment and camera settings to evoke mood and feeling. Get hands on experience with industry grade lighting kits and accessories to master three and four point lighting set ups. This class helps prepare students for the Video Assessment.

Video Studio Control Room 1

Shoot and cut video like pro. Learn advanced video recording techniques such as live Chroma keying and PTZ remote camera. This class helps prepare students for the Video Assessment covering these topics.

Video Studio Control Room 2

Set the midground, foreground and background images for a television production. Learn advance ATEM technique, communicate with talents via clear-com headsets, and operate light remotely.. This class helps prepare students for the Video Assessment covering these topics.

Video Studio Orientation

Tour the Melrose Center Video Studio in this introductory class. Learn about the Melrose Center's video production equipment, class course track, assessment, and everything leading to and after studio reservations. Orientation ends with a chroma key green screen demo of the ATEM multi-camera switcher.

Video Studio: Open Session

Get hands-on experience with our Video Production Instructors shooting an instructional video. Practice studio lighting, camera, and audio set-up in this four hour Video Studio Open Session. Required Skills: Prior attendance at a Melrose Center Video Production class dictates crew position. Open sessions build on class knowledge.

 

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Whiz Kids: Bring Your Art to Life with Augmented Reality (6-10)

Fill in a magic coloring page and watch your picture come to life using an awesome app called Quiver! Interact with the page and even play games using a smart device - that's augmented reality!

WhizKids: 3D Design for Printing (9-12)

Get a firsthand view of the Replicator 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer! Draw and design your very own three dimensional solid objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.

WhizKids: Animated Talking Books (6-8)

Read and interact with popular children’s story books, such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Paper Bag Princess. Play story-related games and puzzles.

WhizKids: Basic Electronics Using Snap Circuits (6-8)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such a flashing light, a radio alarm, a doorbell, and much, much more. Make learning electronics a snap! This class is taught in a collaborative learning environment. Participants may work in teams of 2-3 students.

WhizKids: Basic Electronics Using Snap Circuits (9-12)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such a flashing light, a radio alarm, a doorbell, and much, much more. Make learning electronics a snap! This class is taught in a collaborative learning environment. Participants may work in teams of 2-3 students.

WhizKids: Be Safe Online (6-8)

Learn safety tips and good practices when using the Internet.

WhizKids: Be Safe Online (9-12)

Learn safety tips and good practices when using the Internet.

WhizKids: Build 3D Models Using Google SketchUp (9-12)

Create and design three-dimensional objects like models of really tall buildings or invent something new!

WhizKids: Computer Explorer (6-8)

Discover the amazing world of computers. Explore the different tasks you can perform with them and even see how they look inside!

WhizKids: Create 2D Animations Level 1 (9-12)

Bring your digital artwork to life using CrazyTalk Animator. Animate your comic drawings with crazy animated features such as movement, audio, and realistic backgrounds.

WhizKids: Create 2D Animations Level 2 (9-12)

Use CrazyTalk’s customization, animation tools and controls to create a cool movie starring Squirt, the Library’s mascot!

WhizKids: Create a 2D Video Game Level 1 (9-12)

Ever dreamed of making your own video game? Now you can with The Games Factory 2, it provides everything you need to create cool computer games.

WhizKids: Create a 2D Video Game Level 2 (9-12)

Take your skills even further and learn more about using The Games Factory 2 and make another fun computer game.

WhizKids: Create a Cartoon Avatar (9-12)

Use the Internet to create a cool 3D-animated cartoon avatar of yourself that can be used all over the Web.

WhizKids: Create a Cartoon Character (6-8)

Use the Internet to create a cool 3D-animated cartoon avatar of yourself that can be used all over the Web.

WhizKids: Create an Animated Car with Algodoo (9-12)

Make physics fun with PHUN computer program to design and animate cars.

WhizKids: Create Animated GIFs (9-12)

Learn the frame animation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop through the creation of an animated GIF.

WhizKids: Create Basic Spreadsheets (9-12)

Crunch numbers in Microsoft Excel and learn how to use the tools needed to create a basic spreadsheet.

WhizKids: Create Comic Strips (9-12)

Put together cool comic drawings using Comic Life. Change layouts, add cartoons, and write a story to make your comic drawings come alive!

WhizKids: Create Effective Presentations (9-12)

Create a dynamic slideshow presentation with animations and cool images for a school project using Microsoft PowerPoint.

WhizKids: Custom Paper Airplanes for Kids with Microsoft Publisher (9-12) 

Custom design your own paper airplane with graphics and text.

WhizKids: Digital Scrapbooking (9-12)

Have fun putting together a digital-online scrapbook filled with your favorite memories and pictures from the school year or family events.

WhizKids: Easy Typing (6-8)

Have fun playing games that can help you speed up your typing skills and learn how to position your hands on the keyboard like a pro!

WhizKids: Edit a Movie Using iMovie (9-12)

Direct, produce and edit a movie starring you! Use the built-in camera and add cool transitions, effects and movie titles. This class is taught on the Apple Mac computer.

WhizKids: Edit a Movie Using Movie Maker (9-12)

Direct, produce and edit your own movie using Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker. Create a movie with video clips and photos. Spruce up your movie by adding cool transitions, effects and movie titles.

WhizKids: Exploring Circuitry Using LED Lights (9-12) ($)

Create a personalized greeting card with a flashing LED! Use electronic components and conductive paint to construct a simple circuit. Learn basic electronics concepts like polarity, switches, conductivity and LEDs. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

WhizKids: Exploring Electromagnets (9-12) ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects. Explore the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Build an electromagnetic motor of your own to take home! Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

WhizKids: Exploring Radio Electronics (9-12) ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of radio electronics while you build AM transmitters, AM radios and FM radios. Explore the basic science and radio waves and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

WhizKids: Exploring Solar Power (9-12) ($)

Use Snap Circuits to explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios, and experiment with light levels. Explore the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. Fun for anyone ages 8 years and up. Registered children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult, guardian or older sibling in the workshop. Cost: $5 Space is limited. Being on the payment waiting list does not guarantee a seat. To secure a seat today, please call 407.835.7323 or visit your local library to make payment. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.

WhizKids: Google Earth (9-12)

Fly around the globe and view famous world landmarks using Google Earth. Also, go beyond the Earth with Google Sky!

WhizKids: Intro to Circuitry Using Snap Circuits (9-12)

Explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such a flashing light, a radio alarm, a doorbell and much more. Learn the basic science of electronics and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning electronics a snap!

WhizKids: Intro to Electromagnets Using Snap Circuits (9-12)

Explore the basics of electromagnetism while you build electromagnets and experiment with metal objects. Learn the basic science of electromagnets and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap.

WhizKids: Intro to Radio Electronics Using Snap Circuits (9-12)

Explore the basics of radio electronics while you build AM transmitters, AM radios and FM radios. Learn the basic science of radio waves and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap.

WhizKids: Intro to Solar Power Using Snap Circuits (9-12)

Explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios and experiment with light levels. Learn the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap.

WhizKids: littleBits: Engineering and Design (9-12)

Build electronic models that solve real world problems with these simple to use kits of electronic components. Learn how power, sensors and output devices can be combined to construct machines that react to their surroundings. (Ages 9-12)

WhizKids: littleBits: Robotics (9-12)

Build simple robots that reacts to light, sound and movement with these simple to use kits of electronic components. Learn how power, sensors and output devices can be compared to the human senses and actions.

WhizKids: littleBits: Space Exploration (9-12)

Build electronic models that recreate space technology with these simple to use kits of electronic components. Learn how power, sensors and output devices can be combined to construct machines used in space exploration and research. (Ages 9-12)

WhizKids: Machines, Motion and Engineering Using K'NEX (9-12)

Build machines such as transmissions, drag racers, cranes, rocket launchers, and more. Make learning about simple machines, motion and engineering fun with hands-on building.

WhizKids: Make 3D Animated Movies Level 1 (9-12)

Tell your stories and adventures on the screen! Set the scene with dozens of cool 3D backgrounds and add animated characters and objects, each with its own unique story to tell.

WhizKids: Make 3D Animated Movies Level 2 (9-12)

Take your Kid Pix movie to the next level in this project-based class! Bring a classic story to life using awesome 3D backgrounds, animated characters and much more.

WhizKids: Mix Music Using Audacity (9-12)

Want to create your very own music mix? Learn how to use Audacity’s sound tools to edit and mix audio files like a pro.

WhizKids: Mix Music Using GarageBand (9-12)

Record, edit, mix, and playback music files with this easy-to-use computer program. This class is taught on the Apple Mac computer.

WhizKids: Photo Editing (9-12)

Add cool effects to your photos, such as cartoon transformations, image morphing, artistic painting and much more using an easy-to-use Web-based photo-editing application.

WhizKids: Photo Editing Using iPhoto (9-12)

Do you have lots of pictures on your Mac and wish you could edit and organize them? If so, iPhoto is your answer. Organize, edit, and share your pictures with friends and family. This class is taught on the Apple Mac computer.

WhizKids: Photoshop Basics (9-12)

Create awesome photo mash-ups in Adobe Photoshop! Learn how to use basic tools, brushes, and the concepts of layers and background removal.

WhizKids: PHUN Sandbox (6-8)

Have fun with physics! Learn how to use the PHUN computer program to see how objects react in this physics simulator.

WhizKids: PHUN with Physics (9-12)

Have fun with physics! Learn how to use the PHUN computer program to see how objects react in this physics simulator.

WhizKids: Simple Computer Programming Level 1 (9-12)

There’s only one thing cooler than using a computer program and that is creating one. Explore the world of computer programming in a friendly development environment that is easy to master.

WhizKids: Simple Computer Programming Level 2 (9-12)

Take your skills even further. Have fun programming cool controls for your game.

WhizKids: Tech Hangout (9-12)

Would you like to further explore a topic or idea covered in one of our classes? Come hangout with other kids and dig a little deeper.

WhizKids: Tell a Story with Comic Strips (6-8)

Put together cool comic drawings using Comic Life. Change layouts, add cartoons, and write a story to make your comic drawings come alive!

WhizKids: The Virtual Painter (6-8)

Use an image-editing program to create and modify your very own digital work of art.

WhizKids: Create Greeting Cards Using Publisher (9-12)

Custom design your greeting cards with graphics and text. Become familiar with the Publisher environment, explore pre-defined templates and formatting options.

WhizKids: Travel with Google Earth (6-8)

Fly around the globe and view famous world landmarks using Google Earth. Also, go beyond the Earth with Google Sky!

WhizKids: Typing Games (9-12)

Have fun playing games that can help you speed up your typing skills and learn how to position your hands on the keyboard like a pro!

WhizKids: Write a Book Report (9-12)

Earn an easy A on your next book report! Express yourself clearly and use pre-defined templates in Microsoft Word to properly format a book report.

WhizKids: Your Family Tree (9-12)

Discover the history of your family and create your own family tree. Learn the basics of genealogical research using popular databases.

Windows Live Movie Maker

Learn how to create and edit videos by adding transitions and special effects.

Write Cover and Thank You Letters

Create and format professional cover and thank you letters using Microsoft Word built-in templates. This class is part of the Job Seekers course track that is a prerequisite to the Job Seekers Workshop.

 

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YouTube

Create a YouTube account. Learn how to share and search for videos online. An e-mail account is required for this class.

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