Learning circles bring people with common interests together to learn online, in person.
Learning circles are a model of blended learning designed to support participants in completing high-quality online resources. A unique feature of learning circles is the peer-to-peer support that participants experience in working together and sharing ideas. With the help of a facilitator, the group engages in discussion of learning goals, course content, and application of knowledge and skills. Members of a learning circle meet weekly for two hours for six to eight weeks to work on their course online, in person. Computers are provided if you don’t have one.
Announcing a new Learning Circle — Self-Publishing!
Interested in learning together to get your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children’s book & more into eBook and print-ready formats?
Beginning November 7, join our newest Learning Circle to get started on your journey to self-publishing! No prior knowledge creating an ebook is required, but learners should be comfortable using Microsoft Word or similar word processing program.
Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 PM | PPL Ship Room
NOTE: Participants need a current PPL library card to use the self-publishing tool.
Free Adult Learning Opportunities at PPL — YOUR input is needed to determine future Learning Circle topics!
PPL is planning a series of learning circles and we would like your input using the survey link below. From the topics here, choose the ones that interest you (or suggest others) and the time of day you can meet. New Learning Circles schedules will be announced.
Computer Basics: Learn keyboarding skills, navigate the Internet, keep your data private and secure, evaluate online resources and use email.
Public Speaking: Learn how to present yourself and speak confidently at a meeting, a job interview, or in front of a larger audience including webinars and in-person presentations.
Self-Publishing: Have you written the next great American novel or collection of poetry or short stories but need help getting it ready for publishing? Learn how to use Pressbooks, the Library’s FREE publishing tool, and get your creative work ready for submission to the Kindle, Nook or Google Book stores. We will also introduce you to Self-e, a growing online community platform for self-published authors around the U.S.
Learn Chinese: Learn Chinese for business or pleasure. This online course will teach language syntax and basic expressions for simple conversations.