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Universal Class Free from the Meade County Public Library

By Brenna Cooper, Meade County Public Library  While we are staying ‘Healthy at Home’, sometimes it can be hard finding something to do other than watching TV. The Library has a program for you! Universal Class is a free resource available to anyone with a MCPL card. Universal Class offers over 500 different classes, some instructor led, some self-paced. The topics range through 31 different categories, such as job training, DIY projects and hobbies, parenting and family, pet care, and much more. You can enroll in up to five classes at a time; as soon as you finish one class, you can enroll in another. You can take classes to enhance your resume with employer-sought skills (for example, you can learn to use MS Excel), for personal development (how to bake), or just to learn something fun (Dream Interpretation, anyone?). Some of the course may even count as Professional Development (you will need to check with your employer to see if it is applicable to you and your position). Certified instructors are available to help you and give you feedback, while you can also connect with your fellow students in some classes. The classes are clear, concise, and a great way to learn productively.  To start using Universal Class, go to our website, meadereads.org, and click on the ‘Universal Classes’ button under the ‘Homework Help/Research’ button in the top ribbon. Underneath the Universal Class logo are two links: select the one for ‘New User’. You will be asked to provide your MCPL card number as well as an email address. You will then be prompted to create a password for the site. Once you have your account set up, you are ready to learn! You can register for a class or begin one right away. Don’t have a library card? You can get a digital one through our website under the ‘About the Library’ tab (please be patient while waiting for your card: we are working as quickly as we can). If you need WiFi, ours is on and accessible from anywhere in the parking lot. Remember to practice social distancing and to drive carefully around the construction area. If you have any issues logging in, or have questions, you can call us at 270-422-2094, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. -3 p.m. The Library might be closed, but we are still here to help in any way that we can!

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