Lifelong Learning

Creativebug name written as a logoCreativebug - This resource for crafters and makers is an all-access pass to expertly led tutorials with a wide range of subjects including: Arts & Crafts, Sewing, Knitting, and Printmaking. Explore the over 1,000 classes Creativebug offers ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced.
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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - Offers "how-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full-text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines that cover Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids’ Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, and more. 
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Home Improvement Reference Center - Provides users with user-friendly “how-to” information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects, full-text content from leading magazines, and videos of popular home repair projects. 
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LearningExpress Library - In today’s global economy 21st Century skills, career-based knowledge, and ongoing professional improvement is critical to succeeding in the workplace and in life. This interactive online learning platform provides resources for job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.
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LinkedIn Learning - Grow your business, technology, and creative skills through award-winning video tutorials that are available online. LinkedIn Learning (formerly provides access to over 16,000 courses, in multiple languages, to help you learn more and achieve success.
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Mango Languages - Learn to speak new languages with over 70 foreign language courses featuring native speakers, over 17 English as a Second Language/English Language Learners courses, and mobile apps with self-paced lessons.
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Small Business Reference Center - Contains more than 450 full-text reference books and nearly 400 full-text periodicals that provide detailed “how-to” instructions to address small business topics, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing business plans, and much more. 

Community Resources

Visit these organizations to register for fee-based lifelong learning courses in the community.

Highland Park Independent School District - Academy for Lifelong Learning

SMU Global and Online