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Improve your technology skills for free

Monday, May 11, 2020

Learn new technology skills can be intimidating at the best of times. Trying to learn them online, on your own, can be even more difficult. Here are our favorite ways to learn new skills online.


Lynda.com for Libraries

Lynda.com Library Edition

Access thousands of online video courses and exercise files that will help you learn software, creative, and business skills from the best in the business. Use your library card number and PIN (last four digits) to register, and always access your free Library Edition from this link. You can access this service from anywhere.

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Tech Boomers

Access over 100 free online courses just for older adults with Tech Boomers! Learn about data privacy, online shopping, FaceTime, and so much more. Discover how to save money while streaming videos online. Find out how to choose the right help desk ticket system for your small business. You can even get back to basics with introductory technology courses.


GCFLearnFree

GCFLearnFree is another long-trusted learning website for adults. View Microsoft Office tutorials, learn how to get started with Zoom, and watch how Olympic high jumper Dick Fosbury used critical thinking skills for optimize his performance. This website is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese; you can change the language using the button on the top right corner of the website.


Tech-Talk

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Tech-Talk arms students, busy professionals, and community members with the missing technology and communications skills they need to achieve excellence in the workplace. Tech-Talk is a premier collection of articles and videos, written each week by top training experts for busy professionals and aspiring students. It helps people stay up-to-date in using technology and become better communicators in the workplace.

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Check out these classics in Overdrive any time

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Overdrive has made the following classics available for checkout at any time, with no holds or waiting:

  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Aesop's Fables
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Anna Karenina
  • Anne of Avonlea
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne of the Island
  • The Art of War
  • As a Man Thinketh
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
  • The Awakening
  • Beowulf
  • Black Beauty
  • Bleak House
  • The Brothers Karamazov
  • The Call of the Wild
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Chronicles of Avonlea
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Crime and Punishment
  • David Copperfield
  • Don Quixote
  • Dracula
  • Eight Cousins
  • Emma
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The Federalist Papers
  • Frankenstein
  • Great Expectations
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Hamlet
  • Heart of Darkness
  • The Holy Bible
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Howards End
  • The Iliad
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Invisible Man
  • Jane Eyre
  • Julius Caesar
  • The Jungle
  • Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
  • A Little Princess
  • Little Women
  • Macbeth
  • Madame Bovary
  • Meditations
  • The Metamorphosis
  • Middlemarch
  • Moby Dick
  • My Antonia
  • My Man Jeeves
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • North and South
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Odyssey
  • Oliver Twist
  • Othello
  • Persuasion
  • Peter Pan
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Pollyanna
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Prince and Betty
  • The Republic
  • The Romance of Lust
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • A Room with a View
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Science of Getting Rich
  • The Secret Adversary
  • The Secret Garden
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Siddhartha
  • The Story of My Life
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Think and Grow Rich
  • The Time Machine
  • Treasure Island
  • The Turn of the Screw
  • Ulysses
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
  • Walden
  • War and Peace
  • The War of the Worlds
  • A Weekend Visit
  • White Fang
  • The Woman in White
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Yellow Wallpaper