Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you will ever have is your mind and what you put into it.

Albert Einstein

It happens every year. The days get shorter, the nights get a little cooler, the school year begins and the world slides into fall. Education seems to be on everyone’s mind in September but it doesn’t need to be the start of a new school year or change of season to embark upon or continue a learning adventure. Lifelong learning, an ongoing, voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge, aims at improving a person’s knowledge. Learning is not restricted to childhood or the classroom but occurs throughout life and in various situations. Lifelong learning promotes social inclusion, active citizenship, personal growth, self-sufficiency, competitiveness and employability.

Orem Public Library provides you with many databases to help in your quest to be a learner for life. Here are a few highlights:

Artist Works

Have you longed to learn to play piano? Want to brush up your guitar skills? Artist Works lets you take free music lessons from master musicians! Whether you are just starting out or interested in improving your skills, you’ll get the help you need with step-by-step instruction. Piano, guitar, mandolin, saxophone, harmonica, percussion and more! Discover Artist Works in the Libby app, under Extras! Once you login, you will have access to an entire library of lessons for 30 days. 

Learning Express Library

The Learning Express Library offers a highly-acclaimed e-learning and test preparation solution for students and professionals. It offers personalized learning and individualized study plans. Organized into targeted learning centers, Learning Express Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more. 

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning can Inspire anyone to learn the latest software, creative, and business skills. Choose bite-size tutorials or comprehensive courses on hundreds of topics taught by expert instructors. Learning experiences are personalized and self-paced. LinkedIn Learning helps you to keep up to date with technology, build career-boosting business know-how and explore hundreds of topics in management, leadership, and marketing.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages provides language courses with adaptive learning technology centered around you. Mango provides over 70 world languages, more than 20 English courses, specialty courses that cover a range of culturally specific topics, downloadable lessons for offline access, hands free learning, study reminders to keep you on track and family profiles to facilitate group learning!  Use online or via the free mobile app. International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th! Create an account and begin your Pirate language lessons today!

Find more opportunities for lifelong learning through the Orem Public Library’s Digital Library. There is something for everyone!

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Written by Julie H. (Cataloging & Digital Services)