Library: Free Gale Courses available online

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If you have ever wanted to take a class for fun, to learn something new, or get a little extra training to help you move up in the company you work for, I invite you to check out the new Gale Courses we are now offering online through our website, www.bossierlibrary.org.  Under the Research & Homework menu click on Gale Courses where you will find free courses for just about everyone.   

Gale Courses are accessible online, 24/7.  The lessons are well-crafted, with expert online instruction, and interaction with other students taking the classes.  With six-week courses, you can join programs year-round.  All you need is your library card to sign up and log in.

VickieHardinCertificates of completion will be issued to those who complete a course and pass the final exam.  Here is a sample of what classes are available:

  • Career & Professional Development: Many courses are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations. Examples include: Accounting, Resume Writing, Business and Management, Grant Writing and Nonprofit, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Sales and Marketing
  • Computers & Technology: Courses cover all skill levels from beginner to advanced, even focusing on specific software applications. Examples include: Introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite, Database Management, Graphic and Multimedia Design, and The Internet
  • Personal Enrichment: A wide array of courses truly offers the opportunity to transform lives, whether related to hobbies, education, or life resources. Examples include: Children, Parents, & Family, Digital Photography, Health &Wellness, and Test Prep

Our Library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.

Make a note for November:

Benton Library (318) 965-2751

  • Saturday, the 22nd at 11a.m., Super Saturday Kids’ Program:  Disney Birthday Bash Movie Day.  “Maleficent” rated PG.  Only 30 seats available.  Registration is required.  (318) 965-2751.

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • Saturday, the 8th at 2:30p.m.: Movie Day at
  • Tuesday, the 18th at 11a.m., Book Club

Haughton Library (318) 949-0196

  • Tuesdays Lapsit Program at 10a.m. for ages 0-3 years.

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org