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Here is some learning that we’re really focused on right now.

Marla Godette

Navigating school for your child with special needs

As someone who has spent a long time in the field, I know how hard it can be for parents when your child is struggling with either their physical or mental health.
9 Resources
Learn how to fix your bike—and then where to ride it
Zack Vandeman

Learn how to fix your bike—and then where to ride it

With these tips, you’ll not only be able to get your bike in gear, you’ll also discover some of the best places around South Bend to go for a spin.
7 Resources
Olivia Critchlow

How to become a better leader

In my job at Leadership SBM, I help to cultivate civic leaders across the area. What I’ve learned in this role is that leadership is not about power or the size of your paycheck. It is about being authentic and taking action. Anyone can become a leader—and these resources, which I’ve used in my own life, will help to show you how.
9 Resources
Making learning fun for kids at home
Carly Squadroni

Making learning fun for kids at home

As an educator and a mom of two young children, here are some of the learning resources that I find myself turning to.
10 Resources
LeRoy King

Understanding structural discrimination

The first step to building more diverse and inclusive spaces is recognizing the systemic barriers in our society that get in the way. I’ve been helping communities and organizations see them—and learn to dismantle them—for more than 15 years.
10 Resources
Discovering a love of Mexican cooking
Humberto Delgado

Discovering a love of Mexican cooking

Food is my passion, in no small part because it is a great way to connect with my own history. No matter where your family comes from, I bet you’ll enjoy making many of the same wonderful dishes that I do.
9 Resources
Ben Futa

Getting started as a gardener

I began to garden as a hobby. Now, it’s my profession. But I’ve never lost sight of what it takes for a new gardener to get started successfully, whether you're looking to grow your own food, enhance your surroundings or both.
7 Resources
Creating a beautiful environment for young children to learn and grow
Emily Rupchock

Creating a beautiful environment for young children to learn and grow

I’ve spent my career thinking about how to provide children with spaces that are both practical and inspiring.
8 Resources
Laquisha Jackson

How to start a small business in the food industry

After 19 years in the hospitality industry, I wanted to switch lanes and start my own venture in the food industry. Actually, I wound up starting two—one for-profit and one nonprofit. I hope these resources can help guide you in taking the first steps to start your own food-related enterprise.
8 Resources

Live & Learn

With public school in South Bend set to start on Aug. 11, parents are busy getting their kids ready. So, too, is Bendable. The evening before the first bell rings, the Bendable team will host an event with Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church and other organizations offering free food, haircuts, school supplies, free Internet service for the year—and, of course, assistance for families who want to sign up for learning resources on Bendable. “We love the opportunities that Bendable provides,” said Casandra Teague, leader of the church’s Impact Team, which handles community outreach.

Learning for work

Here are some learning resources to help you grow your career. You’ll find more in the “Explore” tab.

Aprende algo nuevo

Te mostraremos algunas formas excelentes para aprender en español . Encontrarás más cursos en español en la sección “Explorar.”

Spotlight on: Helping your child learn

Here are some great ways to learn about this featured topic.

Staff picks + More clicks

Here are some upcoming learning events and other resources from the St. Joseph County Public Library. You can see related courses by clicking at the bottom of each card or swiping right!

Most popular

Here are the most viewed learning resources in South Bend over the past couple of weeks.

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Click on the Explore icon “Explore” tab at the top of the screen to unlock more than 2,000 learning opportunities—all tailored for South Bend.