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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.


Summer 2014

Portrait of Copernicus  

From Copernicus to Newton: the Origins of Modern Science

Tuesdays, July 22 - August 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Main Library

This new six-week Short Course explores the modern foundations of astronomy, physics, chemistry, and biology from 1500-1800, and the ways in which new discoveries in science affected how we saw the world around us.

The course will be led by Dr. William C. Schrader, a retired professor of history and current teacher for Bellarmine University’s Veritas Program.

From Copernicus to Newton: the Origins of Modern Science is free and open to the public. Call (502) 574-1635 to register.

Portrait of Newton

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Last Updated: 6/16/14