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Community Education

Community Education

Community Education at the Idaho Falls Public Library supports the learning and educational needs of our community by teaching digital literacy and workforce development courses and by offering free, professional certification options.


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Is our program right for you?

  • Are you preparing to return to work?
  • Do you need new professional skills?
  • Could industry-recognized certification enhance your resume?
  • Do you need free access to premium resources until you can afford to go back to college?

Community education at the Idaho Falls Public Library is free for library patrons who reside in Idaho Falls and surrounding Bonneville County.

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Learning Options

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Choose from three, flexible learning options designed to meet your time restraints and learning goals.

Classroom

Classroom

Students in our traditional classroom format will learn in-person at the library, then practice at home. We currently offer the following courses in a classroom format:

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Students in our self-paced program will study course materials at home or work, then practice and ask follow up questions at the library. We currently offer the following courses in a self-study format:

Workshops

Workshops

Our workshops cover special topics in a one- or two-night format. This is ideal for those who are familiar with the topic but want to learn more.

  • We don’t currently have workshops scheduled, but are planning several. See upcoming topics.

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Enroll

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Community education classes are open to library patrons*. To take classes, you must first enroll in our program. After you sign up, our staff will talk to you about your learning goals, provide access to course schedules and materials, and help you connect with online learning resources.

We have two, easy options for enrolling. Select an option below for instructions.

In-Person

Enroll In-Person

If you prefer to sign up for classes in-person, please do the following:

Online

Enroll Online

If you prefer to enroll online, we recommend you learn our available courses and learning formats, then use our online enroll form to sign up for classes.

*Basic computer instruction and specific lili.org resources are open to patrons and guests alike.

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Self-Paced Learning Resources

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For patrons interested in self-paced learning, we offer access to the following online tools.*

Lynda.com

Lynda.com Video Library

Premium Online Training

  • Dp you have your library card number?
  • Open our Lynda.com login portal and create an account
  • Complete assigned courses and videos
  • Complete other courses, as desired
  • If certifying, schedule your MOS exam

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

For all Idaho residents

  • Log in with your zip code and city
  • Register or sign into your account
  • Open your learning center of choice:
    • Career Prep
    • High School Equivalency
    • College Admissions
    • K12 Students
    • College Students
    • Adult Students
    • Popular Software Tutorials

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Online Learning Modules

  • Do you have your library card number?
  • Enroll in our program
  • Tell us you are interested in the academy
  • Tell us about your learning goals
  • Create a Microsoft account
  • Watch for an email invitation to join our academy
  • Complete modules in your assigned pathway
  • If certifying, schedule your MOS exam

*Lynda.com and the Microsoft Imagine Academy are restricted to library patrons only. To sign up for a card, visit our library cards webpage. The Learning Express Library is available to all Idaho residents through the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

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Community Education Courses

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Classroom Courses

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Computers for Late Bloomers (Summer 2018)
  • Facebook for Seniors (Summer 2018)
  • Instagram for Newbies (Summer 2018)
  • iPad for Seniors (Summer 2018)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (Fall 2018)
  • Microsoft Outlook (Fall 2018)
  • Google Apps Basics (Fall 2018)
  • Microsoft Access (Winter 2018)

Self-Paced Learning Pathways

Workshops

  • How to use OverDrive and Libby (Summer 2018)
  • How to use EBSCOhost research databases (Summer 2018)
  • Recognize and avoid social engineering attacks (Summer 2018)

To tell us about a class you would like to take, or for more information about current and future courses, visit our computer room or call 208-612-8329.