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Library Offers a Wide Variety of Online Learning Opportunities

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Susan Miura, Schaumburg Township District Library

From technology to languages to career skills, the Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL) offers a wide range of free online learning opportunities for cardholders. Online classes can be taken from home, work or anyplace a laptop can go. To access the following online learning resources, visit to access the following resources. An STDL card number will be necessary.

Learn4Life Online Classes are interactive, instructor-led courses on a variety of topics, including business, technology, health care training, career skills, test prep, personal development and more. New six-week sessions start every month.

Mango Languages features courses in more than 50 languages, as well as English courses for non-native speakers. STDL cardholders can go to the library's online learning page and use a web browser or download an app for step-by-step audio and video lessons.

Learning Express Library provides assistance with resumes and job searching, schoolwork and test preparation. It includes practice tests for SAT, ACT, TOEFL, Civil Worker Exams, nursing school entrance exams and more.

Atomic Training teaches basic and advanced computer skills with more than 300 video tutorials. It includes in-depth training on Excel, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, iPad/iOS, Google SketchUp and more.

A good way to explore the various online learning opportunities is to take the library's "Online Learning 101" offered at 7 p.m. every Tuesday from April 15 through May 20 in the Adult Classroom. Attendees will learn how to use their STDL card and a computer to access the various tutorials and online workshops.

For more information, contact Kristin Moo at (847) 923-3328.