Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:15pm

Use your library card for lifelong learning

Children are naturally curious about the world around them, but staying curious can help you stay happier and more connected at any age. Here are some ideas to help you stay curious throughout your life.

1) Look for new or novel ways of doing or thinking about things in your everyday life.
2) Ask questions and then really listen to the answers.
3) Try something new each day—read a new author, try a new genre, or take a class in an area that you've never explored. 
4) Get a library card and use it to unlock lifelong learning opportunities, like these:

  • Read: Visit the library during our open hours to check out materials or place holds on library items and we'll let you know when they're available to pick up.  
  • Tech Tuesdays*: Get live online help from a Reference librarian every Tuesday from 3:00-5:00pm to get started with eBooks, practice with online meeting software, access email and social media on your device, and more. Advance registration is required. 
  • LinkedIn Learning: Access more than 16,000 courses on a wide variety of topics in management, leadership, marketing, social media, and more.
  • Gale Courses: Sign up for interactive, instructor-led online courses in many different subjects, with new sessions beginning each month.  
  • Mango Languages: Learn a new language through courses crafted using conversational methodology 
  • Brainfuse LearnNow: Get live online tutoring and practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, Civil Service, NCLEX, TOEFL, and more.
  • CreativeBug: Explore your creative side with thousands of online art and craft classes featuring expert step-by-step instructions.
  • BrainHQ: Improve your memory, attention, brain speed, people skills, and more with this fun, interactive brain training program.
  • Niche Academy*: Watch tutorials that will introduce you to library eResources, including eBooks apps, language learning tools, streaming movies, and research databases as well as social media tutorials for Facebook, Linked-In, Goodreads, Twitter, etc. 
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks: Listen to an audiobook, read an eBook, or watch a documentary to learn about something new.
  • Adult Learning Virtual Programs*: Sign up to attend any of our virtual adult learning opportunities each month. Advance registration is required.

    * A library card is not required to access this learning opportunity.