Looking to learn a new skill? A new language? A new part of history? There are various ways you can do so straight from home.
With your Library Card:
You can use your library card number to access numerous courses on the Great Courses using the Libby App. The video above tells you how to get started. The Great Courses: Library Edition includes many courses that can teach you new things! Learn how to speak Spanish, learn Greek Philosophy, learn about the French Revolution! You can access so much with just your Meredith Library card. You can even learn how to play chess!
There are many educational YouTube channels that can help teach you a new language! My Korean Friend Hailey is one example! Coupled with using other resources (apps, courses, books), Hailey can really help you understand and supplement your language learning!
IOS and Android apps are a great way to test your knowledge and learn new skills, particularly when learning a new language. Duolingo and Memrise are two of my personal favorites! Duolingo has a free mode and Memrise has a free trial.
Online courses and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are another great way to learn new things. Many of these are available for free. Coursera.org has many free courses available for those who want to learn new skills or participate in professional development. I recently took an introduction to Korean course and found it extremely helpful while using it with other supplemental materials. They have many categories including web development, language learning, and social sciences.
There are other places to find MOOCs, including many from prominent Universities.
What is your favorite way to learn?
We have been compiling links to help with distance learning and boredom during the quarantine/lock-down. Here are a variety of resources to help with learning from afar, as well as just some fun things to do from home!
Virtual Museum Tours:
Documentaries/Movies Streaming for Free:
Fun with the Meredith Library Staff:
* Not everything is free on links marked with asterisks.
Here is a list of titles that we could barely keep on the shelf in 2018! Which books or movies on the list are your favorites?
There was a lot going on this year, but that didn't stop our patrons from enjoying the various offerings from our collection! Lets take a look at the most popular titles this year at the Meredith Public Library.
Most Popular Check Outs of 2016
There were a lot of great titles out this year! "Check out" the most popular picks of our patrons after the cut!
Darktown by Thomas Mullen.
Grappling with race issues, Atlanta hires its first black officers. They are then faced with a crime where a black woman goes missing and was last seen in a car with a white man. The description compares the tone of the novel to Dennis Lehane. It is "a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice" .
The Meredith Public Library benefits from a wide collection of digital titles via Overdrive. All you need is a library card with us and you can plug in and take your reads on the go. Our ebook collection also has many titles that we do not have in our building.
So, whats new for ebooks and eaudio books this month?
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