As summer winds down, kids, parents, and teachers alike are back in school mode. No matter your age, learning never ends.
Whether it is learning about space, learning a new language, picking up a new school, or just reading a good book, Elkhart Public Library is here for you – with something for everyone.
Careers: The Adult Learning Center in Brainfuse has live tutoring, a test center, a high school equivalency program, practice tests and materials to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test, Microsoft Help, Career Resources, a Resume Workshopping Center, and many more! In the SkillSurfer section, find many more resources, including computers and technology, English language learning, nursing school prep, etc.. The list goes on!
Tech: ALISON‘s free, high-quality resources to help you develop essential workplace skills. Khan Academy is free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. For those of you wishing to brush up on your tech skills or even just get them, we link to TechBoomers.com for free tutorials on how to use popular websites.
Languages: Communication is key. So what better way to improve your life than to learn a new language (or dusting off your rusty high school skills)? Start today! Sit back, relax, and learn a language using real conversation skills for conversations you might actually use. With Mango, you have access to over 60 languages AND it will be taught in your native language. The lessons are interactive, you can keep track of your progress AND there are apps available so you can learn on the go. You just have to sign up for a Mango account with your library card first.
Is the computer too much? Do you want a book you can work through? Start with these, or check out any from our large section of language books in the 400 section of non-fiction.
- American Sign Language : a step-by-step guide to signing
- Easy Thai : learn to speak Thai quickly
- Essential Japanese
- Breaking out of beginner’s Spanish
- Learn Arabic the fast and fun way
And more: Now we recognize that a lot of learning isn’t about book smart but also how to DO things. Well we have that covered too! Check out our online resources on home improvement and health!
For car repair, we have many, many Chilton’s manuals in person but we also have Chilton’s online that you can access from anywhere with your library card!
Through INSPIRE, we have access to the an online home improvement center, a center for Hobbies and Crafts, and Medline, which provides medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Now remember, we also have TONS of books on these subjects as well. We even have a handy display at Main for you to look over of some of our favorites. Just as a teaser, here are a few (click on the covers to find them in the catalogue):