It’s the beginning of a brand-new year and people everywhere are setting goals to improve themselves, begin a new hobby, or to further their career. Starting something new can be very exciting, but also intimidating. If you find yourself overwhelmed or not sure where to begin, then a little extra guidance might go a long way. Luckily, Gale Courses offers interactive, instructor led online classes that are completely free with your library account! Gale Courses is a library resource that provides six-week long courses that start every month. There are courses for almost any topic, including “Lose Weight and Keep it Off, opens a new window,” “Where Does All My Money Go, opens a new window,” and plenty of others to help you improve your personal life and career. They also offer courses for learning Spanish, opens a new window, French, opens a new window, Italian, opens a new window, and Japanese, opens a new window as well as American Sign Language, opens a new window and ESL, opens a new window.
Everything is entirely online and typically requires two to four hours to complete the lesson each week. You can access Gale Courses under our Online Library tab by selecting "A-Z Databases, opens a new window." You will find Gale Courses under the "G" section. You can also access Gale Courses at this link: https://www.sttammanylibrary.org/resource/gale-courses/, opens a new window. Signing up for a course is simple and just requires a few easy steps:
- Browse the course catalog until you find a course you like then select “Enroll Now”
- Sign in if you already have an account, or create a free account if you have not done so already
- After typing in your library card number, press “Submit” and “Use Library Card.”
- Congratulations, you’ve enrolled in the course and taken your first step towards completing your goals!
If you have big plans for 2022, there's no reason you should accomplish your goals the hard way. Sign up for an online class and start the year off with a bang!