Learning database free with library card

    Library Director Robert Barr says it's one of the best learning platforms out there, with video courses that are taught by professionals in their fields, in a wide variety of topics.

    The normally $30 a month access to a learning database is free with your library card.

    The library's Program Coordinator Beth Wiegel and Director Rober Barr  talked about that on Capital Chat recently and gave a rundown of summer events.

    Barr explained the learning database:

    "It's really phenomenal, relatively new, and I think one of our best kept secrets. It's called Lynda - www.lynda.com. It's an online resource that's available to anyone with a library card. It's one of the best learning platforms out there, with video courses that are taught by professionals in their fields, in a wide variety of topics. Most of the topics focus on technology, software and creative skills, but there's a huge range of content - 3D animation, business topics, learning how to develop a website, marketing content, photography, image editing, and specific software applications like Microsoft Office products."

    Weigel mentioned that at the end of the course you get a certificate you can turn into your workplace to help further your career advancement.

    Weigel also talked about continuing summer fun at the library. She says Science Friday continues this coming Friday, July 22nd, with rocket science, as they shoot off water rockets, and their Shakespeare Game Day is coming up July 30th.  

    Find information about events and the free learning database at the library's website.

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