February 28, 2011 by Reader's Connection
This just in from Central Library’s Sherry Utterback:
Psssttt…hey, you! Yeah, you in front of the computer! What are you doing? No, not right this minute, I know that. But later, like in half an hour? Let’s face some facts: its the tail-end of February, too cold to go out much, too early to hope for a permanent warm-up, New Year’s resolutions have mostly come and gone, TV is…well, it’s TV, so what are you doing?
Why not take a college course? I know, they cost too much, nothing is starting right now, nothing you are interested in, and/or you don’t have the time. What if I told you that you can take a college level course for free, starting whenever you want, whatever you are interested in, and you can fit it into your schedule whenever you have the time? The best part is I’m not just talking about the tried and true “in fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue” types either. In addition to traditional courses you can choose from titles such as: He Said/She Said: Women, Men and Language, Big Picture Investing, or Brewmaster’s Art: The History and Science of Beermaking. Yup, all that and more from your friendly Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, all free for the asking. All you need is a Library Card and a CD player or a DVD playerf.
I-MCPL has two series of college courses available on CD, Modern Scholar and Great Courses. Between the two over 700 titles are available to you. These are courses considered to be some of the best of the best from universities like Yale, Cornell, University College London, and Loyola University Chicago. So why not try one of the courses from either Modern Scholar or Great Courses? You may find that learning has never been so enjoyable. To get you started, here are a few titles from each series:
Modern Scholar courses are all on CD.