ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks—Find it in Libby. Learn to play an instrument from Grammy winners!

ArtistWorks offers instrumental and voice lessons from world-class professionals. From beginner instruction to advanced classes, aspiring musicians of all skills levels are provided a guided path of video lessons containing everything they need to reach their musical goals.

Learn at your own speed and enjoy the instructional videos on desktop or mobile devices. ArtistWorks is available as a Kentucky Libraries Unbound/Libby Extra. You will need to log in to KLU/Libby with your library card number and PIN to access Extras. Once your ArtistWorks account is created, it will need to be renewed through Libby every 30 days.

Features include:

  • Bluegrass, Blues, Classical, Country, Jazz, Rock, and more
  • Hundreds of hours of high quality video instruction
  • Studio quality play-along tracks
  • Downloadable written materials, tablature, and sheet music

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Universal Class

Universal Class - Find it in Libby Learn skills for business and life!

Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses in over 30 subject areas—many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Courses are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter through a variety of mediums including videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and interactive opportunities with other learners. Universal Class is a great choice for both serious students and casual learners.

Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. Universal Class is best accessed through a desktop computer and is available as a Kentucky Libraries Unbound/Libby Extra. You will need to log in to KLU/Libby with your library card number and PIN to access Extras. Once your Universal Class account is created, it will need to be renewed through Libby every 30 days.

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A wide variety of courses span everything from homeschool courses for the kids (and parents) to business and accounting to dozens of cooking, baking, arts & crafts, and gardening courses. Examples include:

  • Advanced Dog Training
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  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Buying & Selling Antiques & Collectibles
  • Debt Reduction
  • Dream Interpretation
  • Gender Sensitivity Training
  • Haunted Places
  • Interview Skills
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Memory Improvement
  • Retirement Planning
  • Single Parenting 101
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
  • UFO Studies
  • US Citizenship Test Preparation
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Hundreds more!

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIN-Learning button LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have.

Please note: LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access. You just need your library card and PIN!

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LearningExpress Library: School Center

Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students. Elementary School curriculum includes 4th and 5th grade-level practice sets for mathematics and English/language arts. The Middle School collection includes skills improvement courses in mathematics, English/language arts, and social studies for grades 6 to 8. The Middle School collection also offers high school entrance exam preparation, including COOP, HSPT, SHSAT. The high school section offers help with mathematics, English/language arts, science, social studies, and logic and reasoning.

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Treehouse

Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

Interested in learning to code or exploring the other courses offered via Treehouse? E-mail [email protected] to request access. Be sure to provide your full name and library card number for verification.

Find Treehouse at teamtreehouse.com.

Mango Languages

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Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages with this comprehensive language-learning system focused on teaching much more than just words and phrases. Mango utilizes an engaging interface and intuitive, interactive tools to deliver practical language skills and valuable cultural insights that enhance your understanding of the language.

Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers to immerse language learners in a whole new world. Strategically placed memory-building exercises help you to retain information, and grammar notes and critical thinking exercises provide you with the foundation to more intuitively understand the language and adapt lessons and vocabulary to new situations. In no time at all, you’ll be able to confidently navigate all sorts of everyday communications—getting directions, ordering a meal, making new friends, and more!

  • Mango also offers fully interactive feature films to help users master new languages. Films provide a breakdown of each line of dialogue and build on all foundational language skills, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.
  • Mango includes more than 20 Classroom English and ESL courses specifically developed for native speakers of other languages.

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Learn anytime, anywhere!

Learn on your computer or mobile device. Mango includes downloadable lessons for offline learning, so you can truly take Mango with you on the road! Plus, sync across devices for a seamless learning experience.

The Mango Languages app is available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire.



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World language courses include:

  • Arabic
    (Egyptian, Iraqi, Levantine, MSA)
  • Cherokee
  • Chinese
    (Cantonese, Mandarin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
    (Castilian, Latin American)
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • And more!

Novelty & specialty courses include:

  • Arab Etiquette (MSA)
  • Mandarin Chinese– Business, Feng Shui, Zodiac Signs
  • Shakespearean English
  • French— Argot French, Romance, Wine & Cheese
  • Italian– Carnival of Venice, Horse Race of Siena, Romance
  • Japanese– English Loanwords, Mimetic Words
  • Oktoberfest German
  • St. Patrick’s Day Irish
  • Pirate
  • Russian– Slang, Superstition
  • Castilian Spanish– Flamenco Dancing, Soccer Celebration
  • Latin American Spanish– Business, Legal, Medical, Romance, More

Start Your Language Adventure!


LearningExpress Library

Offers practice tests, e-books, and skill-building courses for students and adult learners. Many courses are available in Spanish. Includes specialized learning centers for different interests and age groups, including:

Adult Core Skills – Improve your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Career Preparation – Prepare for an occupational exam, build workplace skills, and more.
School Center – Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Computer Skills – Enjoy video courses on topics ranging from computer maintenance and internet safety to popular software programs like Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop.

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ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy

ABCmouse FREE at our library! Now available in the library AND at home!

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children ages 2–8+ build a strong foundation for future academic success. Subject areas include reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 interactive learning activities ranging from books and videos to games, puzzles, songs, art activities, printables, and more—including more than 1,200 learning activities in Spanish.

Best of all, kids love it!

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More to know:

  • You can access ABCmouse at any BCPL branch on any public computer or on a personal laptop connected to our Wi-Fi—no account required! To use ABCmouse on your mobile device while connected to our Wi-Fi, download the ABCmouse app.
  • When ABCmouse is accessed with ABCmouse Bring Learning Home, your account can be shared by up to three children in a household, each with their own avatar, profile, and progress tracking on the ABCmouse Step-by-Step Learning Path.
  • For more information or help navigating the site, check out this curriculum overview from ABCmouse.

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