New Year, New Skills
Classes and online resources that help you gain new skills, or brush up on old ones
Happy New Year! If you’re looking for ways to help keep some of your new year’s resolutions, LA County Library has several free resources to help!
If you want to start a new fitness routine, or rejuvenate your current one, you can attend one of the free fitness and health workshops and classes at several of our libraries. Get your heart pumping with a Zumba class, or destress with yoga or meditation workshops. Search for fitness or health on the events page to find ways to feel better and stay healthy.
For those looking to develop personally or professionally, you can access our Online Learning resources filled with thousands of free online classes to help you learn a new skill or language, get tutoring help, or receive job coaching. There are lots of different ways to learn, from Universal Class’ self-paced courses or have more structured instruction from Gale Courses . Learn everything from business, career training, to new languages, crafts, design, law, and more! With your LA County Library card you will also be able to access Brainfuse, the Library’s most recently added learning service for all ages and levels that offers live, online tutoring, job help, career prep and other skill building resources.
And if your new year’s resolution is to read more, joining a book club is a great way to not only help you keep on top of your reading-to-do-list, but also gain new perspectives while meeting new people. Studies show that reading can help reduce stress, sharpen your brain, and improve lifespan. And reading and discussing with others can encourage creativity and increase conversation skills. Check out our list and consider joining a book club to discover something new this year.