Online Learning

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A to Z World Food

Recipes and overviews of food from around the world.


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Creativebug

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. | Privacy note.

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DigitalLearn.org

Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.


Driving-Tests.org

Practice tests and FAQs to help get and renew your driver's license.


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Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification and continuing education units (CEUs)

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GCFLearnFree.org

Free tutorials, designed by Goodwill, focusing on computer, job and life skills.


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Little Pim

Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.


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Mango Languages

Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids.


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Miss Humblebee's Academy

An award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.


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Natural Medicines

Information on the effectiveness of herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, nutrition, and exercises. Includes a Continuing Education section for medical professionals and a "Colleagues Interact" discussion forum.


News For You (News Articles for English Learners)

Easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.


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Path to Career Readiness

Self-paced, self-directed set of online and in-library activities designed to help new and returning job seekers develop effective resumes/cover letters, interview skills and workplace competencies.

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ProCitizen

U.S. citizenship preparation course from the makers of the Pronunciator language-learning product.


Pronunciator

Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also, teaches English from 50 source languages.


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Scholastic Teachables

Online tool offering unlimited access to award-winning activities and printable skills sheets, lesson plans, clip art, games, and other resources for teaching kids grades Pre-K to 8.


Social Media & Internet Tutorials

Simple, straightforward tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, GMail and more. From Niche Academy.


StoryCove

A read-along collection of international folktales.


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Testing & Education Reference Center

Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. Full list of tests & courses.


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Treehouse: Online Training

    Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

    If you signed up for a library card online, you must receive a permanent library card (sent to your Arlington Heights address) before signing up for Treehouse.

    New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

    Additional FREE resources  (no account required):

    • Treehouse Festival--July 27-31:  Free 5-day online event focused on careers in coding, working from home and developing 21st century skills. Register here.
    • Livestreamed training sessions via their YouTube channel. Check back every few days for updates.
    • YouTube edition of their "How to Work Remotely" tutorial.
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    Tumble Book Library

    Animated stories you can read along to!


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    TumbleMath

    Fun, simple math lessons, focusing on basics, in the form of read-alongs. Includes quizzes and lesson planning tools for home-schoolers


    Tutor.com: Live Homework Help & More

    Live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies etc., as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (1-on-1 resume reviews, etc.) IOS App available.


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    Udemy for Business (presented by Gale)

    Online card registrants will have access after they receive their permanent library card. If you are unable to access your existing account, CONTACT US (select "Tech Help" as your feedback topic).

    Gale Presents: Udemy offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs)

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