Maker Space Blog: Lynda Library & Lecture Series Resources

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The new school year has finally started for many students and teachers in the area. However, what about those outside of the classroom looking for alternative ways to expand or strengthen their current skill set or subject knowledge?

Luckily, the Farmington Library offers some great learning tools beyond our Maker Space services that our out-of-classroom learners can enjoy! With the help of two amazing resources – Lynda Library and our Lecture Series collection – non-classroom learners can continue exploring numerous topics ranging from medieval history & creative writing, to computer programming & graphic design, to even small business & job hunting tips and tricks!

 

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Lynda Library is a database full of thousands of professional tutorials on topics such as Microsoft Office, 3D Printing and Design, Digital Photo Editing, Computer Coding, Resume Writing and more! Perfect for those looking to get back into the workforce, or for those wanting to learn or improve upon a new skill, users can travel at their own pace by rewinding or skipping ahead during the tutorial. Some tutorials also include downloadable worksheets to help the learners follow along, as well certificates of completion. And Lynda Library is now accessible from home or on the go! All you need to create an account is your Farmington Library card.

 

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Another great learning resource is the library’s Lecture Series collection. Learners can listen to audio lectures on topics raging from history & social sciences, business & finance, math & science, to art, music & literature. Each lecture series comes in a set of CD’s that you can listen to at home or in the car while you’re on the go. Be sure to take a peek at our expansive collection upstairs in Adult Services the next time you’re in! Happy learning!

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