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How to build your own gaming PC
Fenil Patel

How to build your own gaming PC

After falling in love with personal computers, I built my first one in 2013. Now, working on PCs is my career. With this resource list, you can learn to build your own PC.
Discovering a love of Mexican cooking
Humberto Delgado

Discovering a love of Mexican cooking

Food is my passion, in no small part because it is a great way to connect with my own history. No matter where your family comes from, I bet you’ll enjoy making many of the same wonderful dishes that I do.
Discerning fact from misinformation online
Sara Maloney

Discerning fact from misinformation online

Thanks to the Internet, many of us now have easy access to a lot of information. Working at the public library, I often answer questions about how to spot misinformation online.
Finding new work during COVID-19
Tom Primrose

Finding new work during COVID-19

I know how challenging and dispiriting it can be if you’re unemployed. But as someone who has spent decades helping those who are out of work land a new job, I also know that there are many excellent resources to assist you in finding employment. Here are some that are particularly effective.
Voting as an informed citizen
Lisa Plencner

Voting as an informed citizen

As someone who is passionate about encouraging as many people as possible to participate in elections, I’m delighted to share a set of resources that will help you be more knowledgeable when you vote and give you other ways to engage in the democratic process.
How to start making films on a budget
Chuck Fry

How to start making films on a budget

I spent some time in California, but then I came back to South Bend to make films—and you can learn to make them, too.
Finding resilience in the face of adversity
Fred Teague

Finding resilience in the face of adversity

My whole life has been about overcoming the worst a person can endure, and yet I am proud to stand today as an example of resilience. It is a skill that I learned and worked hard to cultivate.
How to start your houseplant collection
Sarah Richards

How to start your houseplant collection

I thought my friend’s plants were wonderful, and so I started to grow my own.
Where to find artistic inspiration
Alex Ann Allen

Where to find artistic inspiration

A year ago, I left my job installing windows to become a full-time artist in South Bend. Here are some resources I use to get my creative juices flowing.

Live & Learn

Live & Learn

Komonique Thomas, a Group Violence Intervention coordinator at Goodwill Industries of Michiana, helps people recently out of prison adjust to their new lives, get online and find work. She loves Bendable for offering what she calls a “one-stop shop,” which allows those she’s assisting to see what they need to learn to qualify for the most in-demand jobs in South Bend. “I hope that every client I work with will take the opportunity to work with Bendable,” she says. “I’m so impressed with how far this has come.”

Resilience in the face of crisis

Here are some learning resources to help you navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll find more in the "Explore" tab.

Spotlight on: Supporting learning at home

Here are some great ways to learn about this featured topic.

Staff picks + More clicks

Here are some upcoming learning events and other resources from the St. Joseph County Public Library. You can see related courses by clicking at the bottom of each card or swiping right!

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Here are the most viewed learning resources in South Bend.

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