Bored at Home? Take a Free Course!

When Louisiana rolled back into a modified Phase 2, employers were asked to implement as much telework as possible to keep employees at home. For those of us who were just getting back into the swing of things, this can be a big mental health setback. If you’re one of the many people who are stuck at home due to a sick family member, unemployment, telework, disability, or any of the other numerous reasons, it’s important to try new things and keep your mind from dwelling on the isolation. 

Last month, we learned how to do Sudoku puzzles as a mental challenge. This month, consider exploring an awesome database called Gale Courses, opens a new window-brought to you for free from the St, Tammany Parish Library.

This database has tons of free instructional courses on a wide variety of topics. 

Each of these categories contains fun and informative courses taught by actual instructors. Some courses even come with a certificate at the end! 

If you’re looking for a resume booster, or just something to break up the monotony of watching Judge Judy, give Gale a try! Here’s a list of some of my favorites:

Beginner’s Writers Workshop , opens a new window

Intermediate QuickBooks, opens a new window

Discover Sign Language, opens a new window

Speed Spanish, opens a new window

Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay, opens a new window

Start Your Own Online Business, opens a new window

Drawing for an Absolute Beginner, opens a new window

Introduction to Guitar, opens a new window

Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep, opens a new window

Introduction to JavaScript, opens a new window

There are many more to explore! To access Gale Courses, simply head to our Online Library tab on the home page and select A-Z Databases, opens a new window

Find “Gale Courses” in the G section. Have fun, and stay mentally healthy!