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

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.
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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.
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How to take advantage of free resources at Notre Dame
Dustin Mix

How to take advantage of free resources at Notre Dame

Sure, a Notre Dame football ticket could easily set you back $150 or more. But did you realize that there’s a ton of cool stuff you can do at the university that won’t cost you a penny?
8 Resources
How to market your small business
Ben Bulgrien

How to market your small business

As a customer experience specialist for J2 Marketing here in South Bend, I work with all sorts of smaller firms, helping them to build their brand and sharpen their value proposition. These learning resources are ones that I’ve come to lean on.
10 Resources
How to start your houseplant collection
Sarah Richards

How to start your houseplant collection

I thought my friend’s plants were wonderful, and so I started to grow my own.
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Getting back on your feet after hard times
Komonique Thomas

Getting back on your feet after hard times

I truly believe that while some individuals have had a difficult past, with empathy, support and investment they can have a brighter future. I have spent my career providing services to overlooked and underserved members of our community, and I hope that learning about these resources can benefit you, as well.
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Learning to have better conversations with the help of restorative justice
Derrick Perry

Learning to have better conversations with the help of restorative justice

You don’t have to be involved with the criminal justice system to gain important insights from a practice that replaces doling out punishment with repairing harm.
8 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.
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Live & Learn

Learning is essential for people of all ages, from young children to the workers who care for them. For Emily Rupchock, Bendable is the perfect bridge. She’s creating a new program at United Way of St. Joseph County to help childcare professionals obtain a Child Development Associate certificate, in which she’ll use Bendable to offer supplemental courses on conflict resolution, teamwork and stress management. “There’s not a clear pathway for professionals to navigate finding the right information,” Emily said. “There’s a force behind Bendable that makes that possible.”

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: Making social change

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!

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

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