Job Seeker Classes at the Library

Library staff were pleased to host a booth at the Central Florida Employment Council Job Fair yesterday.  Staff members spoke with a total of 255 enthusiastic job seekers and many signed up for library cards.  The Orange County Library System is always pleased to attend this event and to have the opportunity to share information about our free resources that are so valuable to job seekers.  We like to let people know about our free technology classes in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe Creative Software and HTML5.  We also offer a Job Seeker Course Track at many locations, which includes classes in Resume Writing, Improve your Job Interview Skills and Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet. 

 So check out our class offerings this month and build an impressive resume!  It’s an exciting time to be at the library and we look forward to seeing you in class!

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Field Trip to UCF

Technology and Education staff members took a field trip last week to meet with students completing their Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in STEM education.  We were happy to share information with them about our STEM resources, including our new classes in 3D Design and Printing and K’NEX building systems.  We brought several of our Snap Circuits—Basic Electronics Kits and UCF students seemed to have as much fun as our library students.  If you haven’t checked out our new STEM offerings, now’s your chance.  Take a look at our Events Calendar and come visit us at the Orlando Public Library, it’s an exciting time to be at the library!

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Technology Roadshow

Staff at the Library enjoyed exploring new library technologies.  The MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer was featured while staff members had a first-hand look as it printed a bracelet prototype.  Staff also tested another popular technology offering, Snap Circuits which are used to learn the basics of electronics. As you can see from the photos, staff members had a great time as they learned how to snap together circuits for a working flying saucer and a door alarm.

If you want to join the fun, our next Snap Circuits “Funshop” will be held at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, March 2 at 10am.  We will also have a 3D Printing Workshop featuring the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer on the same day at 11.30am.  Spaces are limited, so reserve yours todaySee workshop information for more details on requirements to attend.


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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from everyone at the Orange County Library System.  To celebrate the season, create a snowman at our Winter Holidays Virtual Gallery.  Explore eBook titles to download using Overdrive and Freading.  Check out our downloadable music collection at Freegal and find suggestions for some cool apps to help you keep track of your holiday shopping!

Keep reading our blog for news about our 2013 workshops in 3D printing and Snap Circuits electronics—coming soon.  Happy Holidays!

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