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?
Library Director Erin Apostolos talks with Ernie from Milestone Engineering about the current process of the new addition and the upcoming renovation of the old building!
In our second podcast episode, we talk all about the available book groups at the Meredith Library. We also give you a brief update on the library building project. This is our monthly minisode. Have any ideas on a future podcast theme? E-mail linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We have a new podcast! Our very first episode tackles Tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, GURPS, Warhammer, and others. We talk about our personal experiences and fun we’ve had. We also start with a brief update on goings on at the Meredith Library! Although this is a local podcast we are hoping our reach will not just be limited to our zipcode! Let us know what you think, what you would like to hear about (books, games, writing, any subject!) and subscribe to us on youtube or listen on Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!
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A traveling exhibit courtesy the Fermata Arts Foundation celebrating its 10th anniversary. These children's drawings are from Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk (3 cities in Eastern Ukraine) that are traveling around New England states from June 2018 to June 2020.
It originated as a Children's Art Contest organized by the Kharkiv Regional Library. Residents of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk submitted artwork to celebrate the 25th independence of Ukraine. This creative competition was held within the framework of the national project of cultural integration "Ukrainian Donbass".
Check out the display while is visits the Meredith Public Library for January!
Links: Fermata Arts Foundation
Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence! Check out our exhibit of Women's Suffrage in America, located in the computer/audiobook room.
The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today.
The crusade for women's suffrage is one of the longest reform movements in American history. Between 1832 and 1920, women citizens organized for the right to vote, agitating first in their states or territories and then, simultaneously, through petitioning for a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Based on the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name, Votes for Women seeks to expand visitors’ understanding of the suffrage movement in the United States. The poster exhibition addresses women's political activism, explores the racism that challenged universal suffrage, and documents the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which prohibits the government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. It also touches upon the suffrage movement's relevance to current conversations on voting and voting rights across America.
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to the nation and the world. More information about the initiative is available at womenshistory.si.edu.
The Librarians and Library Aides of the Meredith Public library: Erin, Chris, Matthew, Karen, John, Cherie, Joyce, Jessica, and Linda. Please check out our Staff page for more information.