OPPL introduces patrons to databases

Aug. 19, 2017
Orland Park Public Library will be offering a special class on the available databases at the library and on the library website.
Patrons are invited to join a reference librarian in the computer lab on the second floor to go on a brief journey through some of the most popular databases patrons have access to including the brand new Lynda.com, Mango Languages, Novelist, and Ancestry for Libraries.
These are just introductions and not full courses for each database. If additional assistance is needed, please see the second floor reference desk.
Two classes will be held during the day and evening for patrons’ convenience. The class, called “Around the Databases in 60 Minutes” is set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
Patrons interested in learning more about participating in events at the library are encouraged to call the library at 708-428-5100 or visit the library at 14921 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
These events are free. No registration is needed, and patrons can come to as many or few classes as they like.
For patrons to try out Lynda.com and Mango Languages on their own, all they need to do is go to orlandparklibrary.org/ors, enter their library card number, and click on the database they wish to explore. Additional databases, like The Careers College and ProQuest are also available on the library’s website at the address above.