Leisure Learning

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: Nutrition

Learn the art and science behind delicious, nutritionally balanced meals with video and audiobook courses! Titles include: Cooking with Vegetables; Baking Pastries and Desserts; and Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking.

Great Courses: Health and Wellness

Discover how you can live your best life with these health and wellness courses. Titles include: The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief; How to Stay Fit as You Age; and Your Best Brain.

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.

Browse all the Great Courses

Explore the full collection of the Great Courses, including Deep Thoughts, Ancient Civilizations and Science collections.

Browse the Great Courses

The Great Courses Videos

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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

Write Now: A Simple But Strong Structure - Presented by Lois V. Harris

Sultan Library - Mon, Nov 18, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Write Now - What Can You Do With First Person?

Mill Creek Library - Mon, Nov 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Write Now - How to Live the Writer's Life

Freeland Library - Wed, Nov 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Write Now: The Craft of Fiction

Camano Island Library - Thu, Nov 21, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Write Now: Revision With Precision

Mariner Library - Sat, Nov 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Write Now - Creativity Techniques to Leap Over Writing Ruts

Mill Creek Library - Mon, Nov 25, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Write Now: Marketing Your Self-Published Novel

Marysville Library - Wed, Dec 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Write Now - Writing for Regional Newspapers and Magazines

Freeland Library - Sat, Dec 14, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Write Now - Introduction to Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction

Freeland Library - Wed, Jan 15, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Write Now: - Flash Fiction and You

Freeland Library - Wed, Feb 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 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

Crowdfund It - Business Pros

Mukilteo Library - Sat, Nov 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 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


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More Learning: Booklists

Explore curated booklists to continue your learning.

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