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Whether you have been out of school for a while and miss the learning experience, or you’re thinking of starting college – or returning to finish your degree – LFPL's MyLibraryUniversity wants to connect YOU to new, free learning opportunities.

Free online college courses  

Hundreds of thousands of people are now taking online courses -- not for college credit, but simply for their own enlightenment. These massive open online courses (MOOCs), from first-rate institutions like MIT, Stanford, and Harvard, are drawing students and adult learners globally. Click here to learn more.

Find online learning intimidating? Or maybe you're just not sure where to begin? Then we have a class is for you. LFPL's "My Library University" class will walk you through the ins and outs of free online learning. For a schedule of upcoming classes, search "My Library University" in the online calendar.

For a printable version of the class handout - click here.

Short Courses at the Library  

LFPL's Short Courses are taught like real college courses by professors and experts in their fields. Some will require reading and encourage field trips.  All will be free and open to anyone with no academic background required. This is a chance to stretch your mind in new directions.


Fall 2014

The Evolution of U.S. Architecture from the 19th to 21st Century




Building America: The Evolution of U.S. Architecture from the 19th to 21st Century

Thursdays, October 9 - November 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library

This six-week short course will explore how economic, social, and political events—as well as innovation and the development of building technology—have shaped architecture in America. The class will be led by Ron C. Stiller, a local AIA architect who formerly taught at Ball State University’s College of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning. This course includes a special guided field trip to Columbus, Indiana, on Saturday, November 8. 

Building America is free and open to the public. Call (502) 574-1635 to register.




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Last Updated: 8/26/14