Lifelong Learning

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Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing including: independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions & insurance companies; conservative buy-hold-sell ratings of thousands of stocks, mutual funds & exchange traded funds; personalized Medicare Supplement Insurance information and reports; and easy-to-understand downloadable guides on a variety of financial literacy topics such as creating a budget, saving for retirement, and much more! 

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Get smarter by watching TV.  The Great Courses program offers the best of the best college-level courses, all streaming.  Over 500 expertly-produced shows are waiting for you, featuring professors chosen for their ability to teach.  

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Knowledge City is a video instruction tool with courses on a variety of business and computer topics. Written by college professors and industry experts, the courses include animations and interactive elements ideal for microlearning sessions. Expand your knowledge at your own pace, on your own time. Choose which topics you'd like to focus on, skip the ones you don't. Courses available with Spanish and Arabic language options as well.   

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Covers subjects of interest for elementary aged children through adults, including: test preparation materials, interactive practice exams, job and career acceleration tools, and skill building resources.  

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To support learning from home, the Michigan eLibrary has been working with their database vendors to provide access to free, additional content so all types of learners can be supported with quality tools and materials.

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Learn 80 languages (including English) in any of 50 languages using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes flashcards, pronunciation analysis, conversation practice, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, kid-friendly lessons, and more.  For ages 3 to Adult


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Learning Events for Adults

Crafts, technology, food, history . . . there are events for the curious at the library.