New Year, New Skills, New You

Is learning a new skill at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions? The Jessamine County Public Library can help!

Whether you want to learn how to speak a new language or how to code a programming language, how to decorate a cake or how to write a novel, we have the resources to help you get started.

We can even help you Get Skilled with a personalized learning plan that we create just for you. Just visit our Get Skilled webpage to fill out the form, and we’ll email you 3-5 resources that are tailored to your desired skill and learning methods.

Find the links to each resource after the infographic.Infographic with list of library resources to help you learn new skills.

Transparent Language Online photo1. Transparent Language Online offers lessons in over 100 languages and includes courses in English as a Second Language. Courses are packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary-building lessons. If you are in the library, create an account to get started. Otherwise, call the Ask a Librarian Desk at (859) 885-3523 ext. 228, and we will create an account for you. logo2. is a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Take video courses from working professionals who are also great teachers. Login with your library card number and PIN.

Universal Class logo3. Universal Class offers over 500 online courses for patrons interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Choose from self-paced or instructor-led courses on such topics as home computing, crafts and hobbies, business, and others. Enter your library card number to create an account.

The Great Courses Library Collection logo4. With Great Courses Library Collection, you get full access to over 150 video courses taught by the world’s top professors. Subjects range from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more. Create an account/sign in to RBdigital to checkout a renewable 7-day access pass to The Great Courses, then choose “Access.”

5. As we mentioned above, our Get Skilled service makes learning new skills even easier. Let us know if you prefer to learn in an online or in-person class, or by reading, listening, or watching videos, and we’ll find the resources you need to learn a new skill.

For more great learning resources, visit our Online Learning webpage.