lynda.com is an online learning resource that helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The site offers a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals. Course topics include:
- 3D Animation
- Home Computing
- Web Design
lynda.com is a subscription service that normally costs users from $19.99 per month and up. However, JCPL is providing this service to you for free.
To get started, visit JCPL’s lynda.com login page, and sign in with your library card number and PIN. You’ll need to create an account with your name and email address. Your personalized account will let you create video playlists and view your history, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion.
Sign in today, and start learning!
Whether you’re concerned about environmental impact, sweatshops, fair trade, or buying local, trying to shop ethically can be overwhelming. During our February Lunch & Learn, we explored the best websites and apps for finding socially responsible companies and products. To see the complete list of resources, scroll through the Padlet below or open it in a new window. Or, download the handout for a short description of each resource.
If you’d like to try out the apps, stop by our Appy Hour for Adults on Tuesday, February 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The apps will be pre-loaded to several JCPL iPads. Enjoy a cup of coffee and try out new apps in the library.
Looking for a little Halloween inspiration? Why not try hoopla digital for your favorite spooktacular eBooks, audiobooks, video, and music. It’s free with your library card.
hoopla digital is easy to use. Download the app on your Kindle Fire, iOS, or Android device, or use it right in your computer’s web browser. The first time you use hoopla, you’ll need to create an account. For more information on getting started, visit our Introducing hoopla post.
hoopla has organized it’s Halloween titles into collections based on item type. To access them, click on “Browse All” above the format you’re interested in.
Then click “Collections.”
Scroll down until you find the Halloween collections. Or, just click on the links below.
Halloween for Kids
If you’re thinking about buying a tablet or eReader, come to our Gadget Petting Zoo on Tuesday, October 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We’ll have iPads, Kindles, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, a Chromebook, and a Windows Surface available for you to try out. We’ll also have resources to help you compare different tablets and eReaders.
more: Shopping for a Mobile Device for eReading
Less than one week remains for you to submit your entry form to the Back-to-School Challenge. Teens and adults can enter to win a Dell Chromebook 11 or six months of free subs from Penn Station East Coast Subs.
To help you get your entry form in by October 4, 2015, here are a few tips.
Remember that you only have to complete four out of six activities. Three of the activities don’t even involve using online resources. If you’ve attended a library program, watched one of the listed videos, or even read a book for fun, then you are almost done!
Although the challenge is geared toward students, all adults are welcome to participate. Lifelong learners can benefit from our online resources, too. Have you ever needed to look up a review in Consumer Reports? Try using Masterfile Premier. Looking for a job? Submit your resume to Tutor.com for review. Want to learn Microsoft Excel? Visit the Computer Skills Center on Learning Express Library.
Ask for Help. Our friendly librarians are happy to help you with any of our resources. Call us at (859) 885-3523 ext. 228, email us at email@example.com, or text us at (859) 538-5885 (standard message rates apply).