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

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
Velshonna Luckey

How to care for yourself in order to care for others

Learning to care for myself allowed me to care for others on a deeper level. I had to learn that my desire to be a force for good in this world required the ability to commit to facing my own truths first. These are some of the tools that helped me get there.
7 Resources
How to get started with coding
Alex Sejdinaj

How to get started with coding

As cofounder of the South Bend Code School, I love to see the excitement that comes when those with no technical background begin to program their own websites, games and projects.
10 Resources
Succeeding as an artist in South Bend
Kay Westhues

Succeeding as an artist in South Bend

As a professional artist for more than three decades, I’ve discovered a number of resources that have made me more creative and effective. They can help you, too.
10 Resources
Finding resilience in the face of adversity
Fred Teague

Finding resilience in the face of adversity

My whole life has been about overcoming the worst a person can endure, and yet I am proud to stand today as an example of resilience. It is a skill that I learned and worked hard to cultivate.
8 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
Living safely in an old home, especially with kids
Matthew Sisk

Living safely in an old home, especially with kids

South Bend is filled with wonderful historic homes, but they come with certain risks. I learned how to tackle them—and you can, too.
10 Resources
Discerning fact from misinformation online
Sara Maloney

Discerning fact from misinformation online

Thanks to the Internet, many of us now have easy access to a lot of information. Working at the public library, I often answer questions about how to spot misinformation online.
8 Resources
How to start making films on a budget
Chuck Fry

How to start making films on a budget

I spent some time in California, but then I came back to South Bend to make films—and you can learn to make them, too.
9 Resources

Live & Learn

Live & Learn

Clarisse Uwitonze recently took her two young children to Potawatomi Park for a day of fun. But once there, she found something inspiring for herself: Bendable. As part of a series of “Boomer Tour” activities being put on this summer by the library in partnership with South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, librarians are showcasing what Bendable has to offer. For Clarisse, who moved to South Bend six months ago, discovering the lifelong learning platform means that she can now take courses on finance, business and economic development at her own pace. “I’m an economist,” she said. “It would be nice to start to get back into what I do.”

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: Celebrating diversity

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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