A New You for the New Year With Universal Class

Universal Class logoI hate New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps my dislike is a result of typical resolutions being motivated by guilt or regret. I’ve gained ten pounds since the summer and resolve to lose weight. I indulged in too much egg nog and sugar cookies over the holidays and therefore resolve to join a gym. If, like me, you would like to choose a more positive project for the new year, how about deciding to learn something new courtesy of Universal Class? Classes are free for DBRL patrons – all you need is your library card and some time.

Universal Class offers hundreds of online, self-paced courses taught by actual instructors who communicate with you via email and evaluate your progress. These aren’t simply online tutorials or videos – they are much richer continuing education courses in everything from accounting and real estate to cooking and crafting. Resolve to learn something new in the New Year:

  • Digital photography
  • How to create web pages
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Meditation 101
  • Dog training (because Fido needs some self-improvement, too!)
  • Soap making
  • Music appreciation
  • Feng shui
  • And much more!

If you feel you absolutely must focus on fitness, there are even offerings on weight training, yoga and weight loss management. As for me, I think I’ll perfect my pie baking! That’s a sweet resolution I can live with.

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Mama, book maven, geek. Now reading "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel.
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