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The Great Courses

Learn at your leisure with Great Courses.
Feed your mind with Science, Religion & Spirituality, History and more.
Feed your body with Self-Improvement, Health & Fitness, Cooking & Food and even Martial Arts.

This month's featured topics include:

Great Courses: Literature

Whether you're a passionate bookworm or gazing wistfully at the books you never have time to read, you'll find something in these Great Courses to delight your inner literature lover! Titles include: 20th-Century American Fiction, The English Novel and How to Read and Understand Shakespeare.

Great Courses: Ancient Civilizations

Let Great Courses show you the splendors of ancient civilizations around the globe as you dive into their people, languages and accomplishments. Titles include: Conquest of the Americas, Classical Mythology and Lost Worlds of South America.

Browse all the Great Courses

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More Learning: Face-to-face

Visit a Sno-Isle Community Library to explore these in-person classes.

Write Now

Join a community of local authors at a Write Now class at your local Sno-Isle libraries community library. Write Now classes are designed to help authors across all levels and genres. Select from a variety of classes and learn from experienced professionals. All Write Now events are free to attend. Find dedicated time to hone your craft at a Sno-Isle Libraries Writing Group.

Upcoming Write Now classes

canceled - Write Now: Writing Poetry Inside Out

Mariner Library - Sat, Apr 18, 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM

canceled - Write Now - Writing Poetry Inside Out

Freeland Library - Wed, Apr 29, 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM

canceled - Write Now: Writing the Picture Book

Coupeville Library - Sat, May 02, 1:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM

WriteNow: Marketing Your Self-Published Novel - Presented by G.G. Silverman

Sultan Library - Mon, May 18, 1:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 PM

Book Marketing from Your Couch: Social Media 101 - Write Now

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, May 27, 6:00:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM

Upcoming Business Pros

Business Pros classes are taught by local business experts, and cover all aspects of starting, running, and growing a business. Classes are free of charge and are offered all over our library district. Look for an upcoming class and register your spot. One-on-one mentoring also available.

Business Pros classes

canceled - Business Pros - Become the Boss of Your Email Inbox

Arlington Library - Sat, Apr 11, 1:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 PM

canceled - Your Business - Finance Smart - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Sat, Apr 18, 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

canceled - Your Business - Market Smart - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Sat, Apr 18, 12:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM

canceled - Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements - Business Pros

Mukilteo Library - Sat, Apr 25, 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM

canceled - 10 Ways to Navigate Cycles: The Ebb & Flow of Sales - Business Pros

Stanwood Library - Sat, May 02, 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM

canceled - Business Pros: Steps to Starting A Successful Business in Washington State

Mill Creek Library - Sat, May 09, 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

Business Pros: Managing Business Credit

Mill Creek Library - Thu, May 28, 7:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM

Business Pros: High-Quality Marketing Photos with Your Smartphone

Granite Falls Library - Sat, May 30, 10:30:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM

Sales 101 - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Sat, May 30, 10:30:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM

The 5 Components of Life Balance - Business Pros

Brier Library - Sat, Jun 13, 11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

Protecting Your Business from Impostors, Swindlers and Cyber Pirates - Business Pros

Coupeville Library - Mon, Jun 15, 1:30:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM

Business Pros: Franchise Ownership 101 - What You Need to Know Before You Invest

Mill Creek Library - Thu, Jun 25, 7:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM

Business Pros: Steps to Starting A Successful Business in Washington State

Mill Creek Library - Sat, Jul 11, 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

Business Pros: SEO and Getting Your Business To Rank on Google

Mill Creek Library - Thu, Jul 23, 7:00:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM

From Kitchen Table to Wall Street: How a business grows - Business Pros

Mukilteo Library - Tue, Jul 28, 5:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM

Business Pros: Recognizing and Dealing with Scams in the Online Business World

Snohomish Library - Sat, Aug 01, 10:30:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

More Learning: Online

Learn from home, on-the-go or while using a public computer at a Sno-Isle Community Library.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach language. Courses are offered in over 70 languages, including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish and even Pirate! Mango Languages is free with your library card. Create an account to start learning and tracking your progress.
Mobile apps available: iOS and Android

Lynda.com

Lynda.com offers video tutorials on web design, business skills, photography, Microsoft Office and much more to help you achieve personal and professional goals. Log in and start learning a new skill today!