Take a Free Online Course with your Boston Public Library card!

From the BPL:

“The Boston Public Library was founded on the principle of ‘Free to All, and to serve the advancement of learning,’” said David Leonard, Interim President of the Boston Public Library. “These high-quality courses explore a breadth of topics for both professional and personal development. This is the next stage in the evolution of our educational and innovation mission, and also puts often out of reach skills in the hands of the many job seekers who use the library today.”

Boston Public Library card and eCard holders can access these free courses online instantly at any time and from anywhere. Each course runs for six weeks with a new set of sessions beginning every month. Two lessons are released each week, and students will complete 20 to 24 course-hours over the six-week period. A professional instructor coordinates every course by pacing participants, answering questions, providing feedback, facilitating discussions, and assigning quizzes and coursework. At the end of each class, students can download a record of completion. Nineteen of the available courses offer accredited continuing education courses.

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Course Highlights Include:

See the Catalog.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Dec 09, 2015

Jan 13, 2016

Feb 10, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

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