If you are self quarantining or even if you are not, you might have some time on your hands these days. Feel like trying something new? Here are just some of the choices you have and all you need is a Syosset Public Library card:
Learn a language with Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages. Learn online and get the app for your mobile device. There are lessons for early learners, young learners and adult learners as well as different levels of courses.
Learn a new office skill or get a refresher on an old one with Lynda.com
Lynda.com has an expansive library of over 200,000 instructional videos covering over 5,900 courses. There are a variety of levels covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies and more. There are curated playlists in all subjects to help you decide what videos to watch first.
Create some art or learn a new craft on Creativebug
More than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn how to paint, draw, knit, crochet, sew, make jewelry and more.
Do some research on your family tree with Ancestry Library Edition
A comprehensive genealogy resource center including census, vital, church, court and immigration records. Now available from home during the quarantine.
Get help with home schooling with Tutor.com
Free online homework help with real tutors for students in grades K–12, college introductory courses, adult learners and job seekers. The SkillsCenter Resource Library provides lessons, study guides and other Homework Resources, Test Prep Resources for SAT, ACT, GED and other standardized tests.
Learn about topics you never had time for with The Great Courses
The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more.
Need to replace a household item? Do some research on Consumer Reports
The exclusive online source for Consumer Reports magazine. View and print articles, complete with photos, charts and ratings.
All you need to access the services above is a Syosset Public Library card. Our library cards are available to Syosset Central School District residents. Don’t have one? Get a digital library card here.
Not a Syosset/Woodbury resident? Check your library’s website for their database menu.
posted by Sonia, Reference Services