Adorable Friends

If there’s someone who could motivate you to take lifelong learning courses, who will it be?

It would probably be you, or someone you love or admire.  Or one who drives you absolutely crazy!?!  Because motivation can come from many forms!

Do they have wagging tails (or long whiskers or colorful fins), carry on with boundless energy or with pride in their aloofness, and look at you with loving eyes that just melt your heart each and every time they beg for treats or beg for forgiveness, running for cover after doing their thing to your favorite shoes?  Adorable friends!!!

Would you like to learn more, for the sake of you and your adorable friends?

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Universal Class offers a lot of courses on Pet and Animal Care.  Search using the keywords: pet, animal, or something specific like fish, and the search results will include the courses listed above.

Always worrying about what to do when dear Fluffy gets a boo-boo?  Learn more about first aid and great care tips from the Dog & Cat First Aid, Care and Maintenance course from Universal Class.  In this wonderful database of online learning resources, you will also find Cat Care and Training 101, How To Care For House Pets, Dog Grooming 101, Aquariums For Fish, and so much more.

Bracing for bewitching madness from Marley who you think will get the better of you with his or her moves, each and every time you meet?  Understand more about how they think and how to train your dog with courses like Dog Psychology 101, Dog Training 101, and Advanced Dog Training from Universal Class.

If you can’t get enough and are really getting serious, would you like to know more about working with and caring for these incredible beings?  Gale Courses will help you get a better idea with courses like Start a Pet Sitting Business and Become a Veterinary Assistant.

And our online encyclopedia, World Book Online, can tell you more about the things you’d like to learn about your pets, with all content fact-checked by researchers, and written in several age-appropriate levels of learning.  You can also use Reference USA to find businesses in the industry.  Both resources are perfect for those seeking information about their pets of interest!

There’s always something new to learn.  Hope you can gain more knowledge about our pure and adorable friends!

— Janea Agbayani, Adult Services Library Specialist

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Get Busy, But Not Busy

Would you like to get busy, but not really busy?

Our online resources featured here are about the little things in life.  Perfect for the hot summer days of August!  And when mastery comes after much much practice, it can be very rewarding for those who tried and took the first few steps.

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These courses are light and fun.  Great for personal development, and useful for get-togethers, who knows how much joy these skills can bring?!  So, here are some ideas for you:

Can you imagine decorating cakes for the naughty or nice parties, holiday gatherings, casual or milestone celebrations?  Birthday cakes.  Shower cakes.  I Care cakes.  Wedding cakes?!  Try Cake Decorating 101.  Can you imagine the giggles while painting the faces of adorable guests at children’s parties?  There’s Face Painting 101.  Both courses are offered by Universal Class.

Or would you like to knit something for yourself, knit a gift for charity or for someone you care about, or maybe try to learn more for your knitting club?  Knitting is popular these days, combined with social clubs, reading clubs, and the like.  Knitting 101 is waiting for you at Universal Class.

Perhaps music in your ears would hit the right note for you, if you go for some of the Gale CoursesIntroduction to Guitar and Music Made Easy.  These courses have awesome reviews, and like what some of the students wrote, you could be on your way to jam sessions soon!

Or picture this.  Beautiful landscape – or beautiful person – in front of you.  Art materials, or maybe a camera, in your hand.  Drawing, painting, capturing the moment – through lines, colors, light, and whatever moves you.  Improving those stick figure drawings, experimenting with colors, or preventing the photo blahs!  Gale Courses offers Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, and Secrets for Better Photography, while Universal Class offers Acrylic Painting 101.

There is an abundance of similar suggestions from our online learning resources!

Add to those, more visual ideas and interesting articles for crafts, home improvement, self improvement, and more from our digital magazines in RbDigital and voila!  Endless ideas and possibilities for simple busy-ness!

The lovable Winnie the Pooh as always has plenty to teach us, wisely saying that “Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.”

Can you imagine what these little things can bring?

— Janea Agbayani, Adult Services Library Specialist

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