Online Learning

REMOTE ACCESS TO MOST DATABASES IS LIMITED TO ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RESIDENT CARDHOLDERS


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A to Z Food America

Recipes and cultural background of US regional food and traditions.


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A to Z World Food

Recipes and overviews of food from around the world.


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Bluebird by Pronunciator

NEW: Bluebird is a new app from Pronunciator for learning languages through quick audio lessons via your mobile device. Read these sign-up instructions to get started!

 


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Creativebug

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. | Privacy note.
 

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Curiosity Stream BingePass (via Hoopla)

Seven days' unlimited web access (no app/Roku/smart TV, etc.) to documentaries and nonfiction series. Watch award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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DigitalLearn.org

Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.


Driving-Tests.org

Practice tests and FAQs to help get and renew your driver's license.


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Edutopia

Resources for teachers, administrators, and parents from the George Lucas Educational Foundation.


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Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification and continuing education units (CEUs)

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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GCFLearnFree.org

Free tutorials, designed by Goodwill, focusing on computer, job and life skills.


Great Courses (via Kanopy)

Binge-watch selected Great Courses on science, history, art, culture and more via Kanopy for 30 days.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

NEW: Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts, with full text from leading hobby and craft magazines.


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Kanopy

tream thousands of classic/foreign/independent films, documentaries, and educational videos via your PC or device web browser, up to 10 per month (three-day loan period). 

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Little Pim

Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.


LOTE: Languages Other Than English

NEW: A collection of hundreds of read-alongs from around the world, presented in both their original languages and English.


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Mango Languages

Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids. Also has apps for iOS and Android (sign up via the website version first to get your username and password).


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Miss Humblebee's Academy

An award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. The "Library" selection includes an extensive selection of read-alongs.


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Natural Medicines

Information on the effectiveness of herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, nutrition, and exercises. Includes a Continuing Education section for medical professionals and a "Colleagues Interact" discussion forum.


News For You (News Articles for English Learners)

Easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.


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Path to Career Readiness

Self-paced, self-directed set of online and in-library activities designed to help new and returning job seekers develop effective resumes/cover letters, interview skills and workplace competencies.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

Peterson's Test Prep

FORMERLY TESTING & EDUCATION REFERENCE CENTER. Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. Full list of tests & courses.


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ProCitizen

U.S. citizenship preparation course from the makers of the Pronunciator language-learning product.


Pronunciator

Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also, teaches English from 50 source languages. Also try Pronunciator's new Bluebird app for quick audio-based lessons on mobile devices.


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Rules of the Road / Traffic Safety Publications

From the Illinois Secretary of State. Includes a link to the most recent Illinois Rules of the Road booklet.


Rules of the Road Review Course Workbook

From the Illinois Secretary of State. Prepare for your written driving test with this helpful review booklet (PDF).


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Scholastic Teachables

Online tool offering unlimited access to award-winning activities and printable skills sheets, lesson plans, clip art, games, and other resources for teaching kids grades Pre-K to 8.


Social Media & Internet Tutorials

Simple, straightforward tutorials from Niche Academy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GMail, Google Drive/Docs/Sheets and more. Use these as a "quick start" before trying more in-depth tutorials from GCFLearnFree.orgUdemy or Gale Courses.


StoryCove

A read-along collection of international folktales.


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Treehouse: Online Training

Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

If you signed up for a library card online, you must receive a permanent library card (sent to your Arlington Heights address) before signing up for Treehouse.

New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

Additional FREE resources  (no account required):

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Tumble Book Library

Animated stories you can read along to!


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