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We’ve compiled a list of free resources to help keep your brain occupied while you’re spending extra time at home. Be well!

From the Library

Read the latest issues of daily newspapers like The Los Angeles Times right in your browser, as if the paper was right in front of you! Or take a break from the news with fashion magazines.

Gale Courses
Creative Writing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, and Introduction to Guitar are just a few courses offered. Many of the six-week courses start soon, so enroll now!

High-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. Learn to draw, paint, sketchbook, sew, quilt, knit, make jewelry, and more.

Brainfuse HelpNow
You might already know that Brainfuse offers online tutors every day from 2 to 9 p.m., but they also offer lifelong learning options. Whether you’re planning on going back to school or want to start searching for a new job, the Adult Learning Center is available.

Instantly stream or download videos (movies and TV shows), music, eAudiobooks, eBooks and comics.

Digital Library of Illinois
Browse our largest collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages.

Looking for even more online from the Library? Visit our eLibrary for:

•    eBooks & eAudiobooks
•    Movies, Music & Magazines
•    Online Learning
•    Research Tools

Other Resources

You can take free courses from top-tier colleges, like Harvard and Stanford. Yes, really!

Coursera offers a number of free classes, like Social Media Marketing or Successful Negotiation.

Ted Talk videos that focus on a variety of general educational topics.

Learn one of 30+ languages for free.

Khan Academy
They have classes for adults, too! Brush up on your art history or even learn about the basics of cosmology and astronomy.

Small Business Administration
Thinking about starting your own business? Now’s the time to write your business plan and learn about the legalities surrounding entrepreneurship. Get info through the SBA.

Romance BookCloud
A collection of romance novels for adults. You’ll need to enter tumble2020 as your username. Password is A3b5c6

When it comes to podcasts, there are tons of free options! Try The Guardian's list of suggestions to get started.

Mather Telephone Topics
Call a toll-free number to listen to a wide range of interesting discussions and programs. Dial into Wellness programs to participate in live, guided chair yoga or meditation sessions to stretch your body or mind.