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With more than 3,600 Courses and new ones being added every week, you could learn something new every day for the next several years from the comfort of your own living room!
These courses and video tutorials are all FREE through your metro public library's website. Have your library card barcode handy and click on your library.

Anoka County Library 

Carver County Library

Dakota County Library

Hennepin County Library

Ramsey County Library­

Saint Paul Public Library

Scott County Library

Washington County Library


Lynda at your library
Thinking about New Year’s resolutions?  Maybe the same resolutions show up on your list every year or maybe you’re ready to make some new ones.  Either way, your metro public libraries have lots of FREE resources available to help you achieve your goals and dreams.   

One of those free resources is the Lynda.com video library of engaging courses taught by recognized industry experts.  You can access it anywhere you have Wi-Fi.  Use your library card bar code to set up a Lynda account and browse the many learning paths put together by Lynda.  Or check out some of the ideas below, assembled by your friendly librarians.


So you want to be a rock and roll star


Getting Your Balance


All About the Benjamins (Personal Finance)


Memories…
Photos on your phone-shooting basics, editing, storing

20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting

An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz (Series)

Beat Making with MASCHINE

Blogging Strategies for Musicians and Bands

Concert Motion Graphics with Ghost Town Media

Creating a Guitar Body with RhinoCAM

Designing a CD Cover

Designing a Poster

The Dos and Don'ts of Songwriting Collaboration

Drum Mixing Techniques

Drum Programming and Sampling with BATTERY

Drum Recording Session with Josh Freese

Drum Setup and Mic'ing in the Studio

Facebook for Musicians and Bands

Final Cut Pro (Various)

Garage Band (Various)

The Gigging Musician: Songwriting on the Road

Kickstarter Crowdfunding Essential Training

Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush

Mailing List Management for Musicians and Bands

Music Law: Copyrighting a Song

Music Law: Managing a Band's Business

Music Law: Recording, Management, Rights, and Performance Contracts

Music Production Secrets

Music Studio Setup and Acoustics

Music Taxes and Accounting

Music Theory for Songwriters: Harmony

Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals

Piano Lessons with Hugh Sung: 1 Fundamentals

Pro Tools (Various)

Selling Music Merchandise

Selling Music: MP3s, Streams, and CDs

Social Media Basics for Musicians and Bands

Super Fans: The Future of the Music Industry

Synth Programming Basics

Synth Programming: Beyond the Basics

Twitter for Musicians and Bands

Up and Running with Universal Audio UAD-2/Apollo

Vocal Production Techniques

Website Management for Musicians and Bands

Write, Think, and Act Like a Professional Songwriter

YouTube for Musicians and Bands

 

5 Ways to Control Your Time

Balancing Work and Life

Breaking Out of a Rut

Building Resilience

Building Self-Confidence

Building Trust

Creating an Amazing Life

Finding Work-Life Fit

Improving Your Conflict Competence

Improving Your Judgment

Improving Your Memory

Making Decisions

Managing Stress

Managing To-Do Lists

Managing Your Time

Time Management Fundamentals

Time Management Tips

 

5 Personal Finance Tips

5 Tips for Building Your Financial Life

Finance Essentials for Small Business

Finance Fundamentals

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel

Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel

Financial Analysis: Introduction to Business Performance Analysis

Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reports

Financial Wellness: Managing Personal Cash Flow

Making Investment Decisions

Personal Finance Fundamentals

Personal Finance Tips

Personal Investing Basics

Using the Time Value of Money to Make Financial Decisions

Quickbooks series   

Quicken series

 

Before & After: Cropping Photographs

Creating Photo Composites on Smartphones and Tablets

iPhone Photography, from Shooting to Storytelling

iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 8

iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 9

iPhone and iPad Security Fundamentals

Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos

Organizing and Storing Digital Photos and Videos

Photo Archiving Basics: Preserving Family Memories

Photo Editing Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Best Shots

Photo Tools Weekly

Photography 101

Shooting with the iPhone 5s