How to be a Lifelong Learner

Now that September is here again, are you feeling nostalgic for your school days? Wishing for new pencils and notebooks, new backpacks and new ideas?

Don’t worry:  your learning days are far from over! The library has so many resources that can help you be a lifelong student; here are just a few…

Mango Languages

Quiere aprender español? Voulez-vous apprendre à parler français? Mango Languages is a simple, free tool that can help you learn more than 50 languages! If you’d like more language-learning resources, you can order helpful audiobooks, DVDs, and books through the library catalog. Click here to access Mango Languages. Click here to access the library catalog


Maybe one of the things you miss most about school is the discussion you had with your classmates. You may already be familiar with TED Talks – those informative, entertaining, and inspiring presentations on every topic imaginable – but we’re offering an opportunity to appreciate them on a new level. Come to one of our TEDx events where we’ll watch a few prerecorded TED Talks together and then enjoy a discussion over tea and coffee! Our first event is scheduled for Monday, Sep. 19th at 6:30pm. The second event will be Monday, October 17th at 6:30pm. Click here to register for September’s event

Borrow a Telescope

What’s in the sky above your house at this time of year? Borrow our telescope for a week and find out! The telescope can be checked out at our circulation desk by RI library patrons ages 18+. Click here for more information

Get Discounted Museum Admission

Have you been to all of the incredible museums, zoos, aquariums, and other learning centers in RI and MA? If not, take a look at our long list of museum passes and start exploring! Go to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Salem Witch Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, the Blithewold Mansion, and more all at a discount! Click here to see the list of passes we offer

Take a Class Online for Free

If you have a RI library card, you have free access to Universal Class! Universal Class offers online courses in everything from Alternative Medicine to Web Development! This fall, take a course in accounting, prepare for a test, learn about real estate, or brush up on your creative writing skills. Click here to see the many courses available at Universal Class

There are so many other library resources we could highlight – more online tools, more circulating items, more events – so explore our website and visit the library to discover them all!

How will you keep learning this fall?

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