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Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn sewing, quilting, paper crafting, knitting, crochet, art & design, and jewelry making. Find new ideas and instructions on food & home, holidays & party, and activities to do with your kids.
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The HistoryMakers is a digital archive that contains video oral interviews with prominent African Americans about their lives and accomplishments. The site provides an easy-to-use scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories and recollected histories referencing people and events stretching from the 1700s to the present.
Homework Louisiana provides free online tutoring, whether you are in kindergarten or college. Get help with math, science, writing, and more. Live tutors are available 7 days a week from 2 p.m. to midnight and can help students of all ages. There is also help available for adults through the Adult Education and Career Center on Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight. This resource is available on the State Library Databases page.
Tutor.com to Go is the app version of this resource. You will need to create an account in Homework Louisiana before you can access the app on your smartphone or tablet.
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Available through the State Library Databases page, Learning Express is a comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. It contains study resources for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more. There is also information about studying for a high school equivalency exam and career prep resources.
What do you want to learn? We probably have a free class available for you on LinkedIn Learning. This resource is available for SML cardholders who are 18 and up. It has video courses in a variety of topics, including software, technology, art, communication, graphic design, music, and more. There are also Learning Paths, where you can take a series of classes to learn how to become a web designer, project manager, IT security specialist, and many more.
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Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 120 languages through personalized courses. You can learn online, either on your desktop computer or mobile device. This resource is available through the State Library Databases page. You can also download the app to a smartphone or tablet, but you will need to set up an account to log in.
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DigitalLearn.org is a free resource available from the Public Library Association. It contains basic lessons in using computers, email, social media, and more. These short classes can show you to protect yourself online, purchase a plane ticket, use Skype and more.
Want to know how to use the library’s online resources? Visit our SML Online Tutorials page and you can take free video courses on how to access our digital services. You can also click the "Tutorials" slider on the side of any page on our website to see a list of tutorials.
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