Learn New Skills Online While Social Distancing

Learn New Skills Online While Social Distancing

Social distancing doesn’t have to be a drag! Use this valuable time to learn a new skill with your library card! Don’t have a MCPL library card? No problem! Apply for our free digital library card and begin to use our online resources today.

One of our free resources, Lynda.com, is an online learning site that includes a diverse set of creative, personal, and professional classes. The tutorials are easy to use and many of them start at a beginner’s level. We’d like to spotlight a couple of these exceptional courses. 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument but could never find the time? Beginning Accoustic Guitar Music Lessons features beginner videos on acoustic guitar basics. Tutorials begin with how to hold the guitar, strum, and read music. Videos are separated into sections so users can easily skip over or go back to different lessons. If the acoustic guitar is not for you, Lynda.com also provides beginner lessons for playing the drums, piano, and more! 

Lynda.com also provides tutorials to increase your professional knowledge and skills set. Follow the learning path Improve Your Microsoft Excel Skills and take lessons on advanced formatting techniques, in-depth charts, formulas, and functions. Whether you want to “wow” your current employer or add another competency to your resume, Lynda.com has all you need! 

Looking for more? Be sure to check out Udemy for personal development skills and Creativebug to spark your creative side. All of these priceless resources are free with your MCPL library card