Lifelong Learning

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Craftsy - An online resource for all creative makers, from basic instruction to advanced techniques. Over 1,400 in-depth instructional video classes; covering 20 different creative passions, including quilting, sewing, cake decorating, and painting. Available in the Extras section of the Libby app. Visit the eBooks & More page for more information.
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Gale Presents: Udemy - Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages. To get started, visit the Udemy for Business website or download the app for Apple or Android. When using the app for the first time, enter "gale" for the organization's account name and sign up with your preferred email.
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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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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