Learning

Partiicpants of the Memoir Writing ClassThe New Rochelle Public Library has vast resources for life-long learning, extending far beyond our expansive collection in the stacks. Our patrons have free access to a large collection of online learning tools such as Lynda.com. Many of these tools would otherwise require a paid subscription. Additionally, the Library offers free computer classes, ESL classes, and a variety of workshops and seminars throughout the year. 

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA

Orientation Sessions

Trained instructors explain the options available for getting a high school equivalency diploma and prepare adult learners to reach their goals.  Referral to local programs, as well as assessment to identify starting points, and free one-to-one tutoring are among the next steps.  If you cannot attend an orientation at this location, please call (914) 231-3264, ext. 3, for additional options.
Drop in. 2nd Floor Meeting Room.
Second Saturday of each month, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

One-on-One Assistance

A librarian is in the Help & Learning Center on the 2nd Floor, ready to help you with completing online applications, finding social services, setting up an email account, connecting to community resources, and much more. Free. Drop-in.
Drop-in. 2nd Floor HELP Center. 
Please check our online calendar here for the One-on-One Assistance schedule. 
FINANCIAL LITERACY

Ten Free Online Financial Literacy Resources

These websites teach about money and personal finances through games, videos, or text. Some require registration. They are all good, so pick one that teaches the way you like to learn. Most of them teach strategies to meet financial goals, particularly saving and budgeting. Some also teach about borrowing and investing.

Money Smart
8 game-based lessons for young adults or 11 lesson for adults, in English or Spanish. Podcast lessons are also offered. 

Money Matters
Learn all about budgeting, planning, saving, and building credit. 

Gen i Revolution
A financial simulation game for teens. The game includes sixteen missions in which students learn about investing and other financial topics by helping people in financial trouble. 

Moneytopia
A detailed financial simulation game geared toward adults, but teens could play, too. There are also video tutorials on different financial topics.

Don’t Get Debt Slapped
20 short video lessons to help high school students wisely finance college education and learn about credit and loans. These are good lessons for anyone who will need to borrow to pay for college.

Money Sense, from the same organization as Debt Slapped, offers 10 chapters of video financial lessons for adults.

Practical Money Skills for Life
Financial information and games (Financial Football and Financial Soccer) to test financial knowledge. They are testing games, not teaching games, so learn before playing.

FinAid!
Lots of information about applying for and understanding financial aid for college.
COMPUTER CLASSES
Click here to find full details on the free computer classes offered at the Library.
ONLINE LEARNING

Online Learning

Lynda.com

A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals through a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Mango Languages

PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in 12 languages, including English for Spanish speakers. (NRPL library card required.)

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Permit Practice Tests

In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Westchester Library System is proud to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.

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University of Fashion

Brings together the best fashion industry professionals to create lessons that inspire and educate students, teachers, home sewers and the fashion curious.

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Rocket Languages

With Rocket Languages’ comprehensive multi-media packages you will be speaking and improving your language skills with every lesson by taking part in the modern, everyday conversations that make up our Interactive Audio Course.

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Learning Express Library 3.0

Touch up your Microsoft Office skills. Learn Dreamweaver. Prepare for exams ranging from the TASC (which replaced the GED in New York), to Civil Service, to the MCAT and more.

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First Find

Has basic information on easy to read websites, including help to get your GED/TASC qualifications and basic computer tutorials.

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Westchester Library System

Log on to the WLS site and find more options for online learning.

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