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New Year, New Skills

New Year, New Skills

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New Year, New Skills

Free Online Classes for your Personal and Professional Development

woman working with laptopHappy new year! We’re here to help you meet your learning resolutions and get the year off to a great start. Did you know you can access classes to learn new skills and languages, and even earn your diploma, all free with your LA County Library card?

The new year is a perfect time to pick up a new skill using Lynda.com, an award-winning online learning site that offers more than 3,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts, and 150,000 video tutorials on business, technical, and creative skills. Become a better photographer, learn to code, or simply improve your time management.

If you want a more structured course that allows for engagement with fellow students and an instructor, check out Gale Courses. The interactive lessons in business, law, design, writing, and more are led by expert instructors, and run for 6 weeks, with new sessions beginning every month.

Universal Class also offers instructor-led courses, divided into lessons, which are fully self-paced. There are over 500 offerings in business, career training, cooking, real estate, crafts, psychology, and much more.

For those of us looking to brush up on test preparation, Learning Express offers practice tests, tutorials, and study guides for a wide range of entrance and occupation exams, covering civil service, citizenship, and more.

Aiming to learn a new language this year, or revisit one you already know? You can master a foreign tongue using Mango Languages or Powerspeak Languages. Both offer interactive tools that make language learning fun!

You can even make a fresh start this year by earning your high school diploma and a career certificate, with Career Online High School. This fully accredited, innovative curriculum offers the convenience of an anytime-anywhere online learning, and interactive, engaging content that can help you achieve your education goals, and open new doors.

Learn more about all our Online Learning offerings here. Wishing you a new year full of new skills, ideas, and curiosity!

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All LA County Library locations will be closed on Monday, March 25 in observance of César Chávez Day.


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