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Here is some learning that we’re really focused on right now.

Learning to have better conversations with the help of restorative justice
Derrick Perry

Learning to have better conversations with the help of restorative justice

You don’t have to be involved with the criminal justice system to gain important insights from a practice that replaces doling out punishment with repairing harm.
Creating a beautiful environment for young children to learn and grow
Emily Rupchock

Creating a beautiful environment for young children to learn and grow

I’ve spent my career thinking about how to provide children with spaces that are both practical and inspiring.
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.
Getting back on your feet after hard times
Komonique Thomas

Getting back on your feet after hard times

I truly believe that while some individuals have had a difficult past, with empathy, support and investment they can have a brighter future. I have spent my career providing services to overlooked and underserved members of our community, and I hope that learning about these resources can benefit you, as well.
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.
Working through stress with dance and movement
Elizabeth Leachman

Working through stress with dance and movement

I began to practice ballet over 15 years ago, sparking a lifelong passion for dance, fitness and teaching. Here are some great ways for you to get moving yourself.
Understanding the basics of public health to be better prepared for the next pandemic
Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

Understanding the basics of public health to be better prepared for the next pandemic

Public health has long been something that many people have taken for granted. It’s time that we all get up to speed.
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.

Live & Learn

Live & Learn

Bendable’s reach is always expanding. To help us better serve South Bend’s Hispanic and Latino populations, we’ve just added hundreds of new Spanish-language learning resources—all of it to be found at the end of the “Explore” page. This “provides more of an equitable model for many folks in our community,” said Juan Constantino, director of development for La Casa de Amistad. “That’s very exciting.” Soon to come will be additional content in Spanish, including courses from La Casa, classes for kids and much more (or we should say, mucho más).

Learning for work

Here are some learning resources to help you grow your career. You’ll find more in the ‘Explore’ tab.

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: Well-Being

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!

Most popular

Here are the most viewed learning resources in South Bend over the past couple of weeks.

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