Did you know the Library offers free on-demand video streaming classes and learning modules? Add a new skill, polish a skill that needs an update, or just try something for fun! Learn at your own pace. All you need is a Library card! If you have not explored these fantastic learning opportunities yet, get started right here! Don't have a Library card yet? Find out how to get one here.
Learn a new skill or stay up to date on personal and professional development with thousands of video courses on business, technology, and creative topics. In fact there are 16,000 courses in seven different languages. Formerly known as Lynda.com. Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning. Your library card gives you free unlimited access to courses in English, French, German Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese.
Northstar Digital Literacy
Need tech training? Northstar Digital Literacy is an online platform that provides on-demand, interactive digital literacy training and assessments. Use it to evaluate your skills and set learning goals! At Central Library you can earn a certificate if you pass an assessment under the supervision of a proctor.
The Great Courses
The Great Courses are college level classes for lifelong learners. Enjoy them on your own schedules. The classes are designed for people who want to learn without working toward a degree, so there are no deadlines or tests to worry about. Some of the classes include supplemental materials, so be sure to download the PDFs, where available. The classes are completely free. We offer them on more than one platform because each platform has its own selection of courses.
Curiosity Stream on Hoopla
Use one borrow to access this collection of award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, and technology. The collection includes the Crash Course series which offers entertaining bite-sized courses on topics like History, Science, and more.
Learn a new language with Mango! Take an interactive lesson based on practical conversation skills and real life situations. Lessons include grammar and cultural notes, voice comparisons, and pronunciation helpers for 70+ languages and 17 ESL courses. Apple and Android apps are available.
Free video classes taught by designers and artists on sewing, knitting, quilting, painting, drawing, and much more.