“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~Dr. Seuss
Have you ever wanted to learn something new, but you weren’t sure where to begin? Instead of a random Google search, I highly recommend the Calgary Public Library as a great place to start your learning adventures!
The Library offers so many ways to learn...You can read a book or read an e-book; listen to audio and e-audiobooks; watch a documentary DVD; take an online course, and more! Here are some digital suggestions to get you started. (Have your library card handy to log in to these tools!)
Mango Languages has online language learning courses for 61 languages, as well as English language courses for learners new to Canada. You can even learn how to speak Pirate!
Newspaper Direct Display offers full text digital newspaper articles from around the world.
Zinio Online Magazines provides popular and current digital magazine publications that you can read on your computer or download to your mobile device. Always available: no checkout periods, no limit on downloads.
Gale Courses has a great collection of instructor-led interactive courses that are all done online so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Learn how to write and publish a book, how to have a happy and healthy pregnancy, how to use Microsoft Office products, web technology, and photo editing, and so much more!
So many possibilities…check them out anytime, anywhere!
Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Just tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying (by filling in a ballot) and enter to win fantastic prizes. Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Come join the summer fun!