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

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.
Olivia Critchlow

How to become a better leader

In my job at Leadership SBM, I help to cultivate civic leaders across the area. What I’ve learned in this role is that leadership is not about power or the size of your paycheck. It is about being authentic and taking action. Anyone can become a leader—and these resources, which I’ve used in my own life, will help to show you how.
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 get your security deposit back from your landlord
James Brogdon

How to get your security deposit back from your landlord

As a longtime landlord here in South Bend, I can help you learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
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 market your small business
Ben Bulgrien

How to market your small business

As a customer experience specialist for J2 Marketing here in South Bend, I work with all sorts of smaller firms, helping them to build their brand and sharpen their value proposition. These learning resources are ones that I’ve come to lean on.
LeRoy King

Understanding structural discrimination

The first step to building more diverse and inclusive spaces is recognizing the systemic barriers in our society that get in the way. I’ve been helping communities and organizations see them—and learn to dismantle them—for more than 15 years.
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.

Live & Learn

Live & Learn

Learning is hard. That’s why at Dismas House, which provides housing for people who’ve recently been released from prison, Kahmiil Middleton works on a program to pair residents with student volunteers from Notre Dame to provide guidance for using Bendable. The aim is to help residents make a new start, whether it’s by acquiring work skills or finishing a degree. “We want our residents to know that they can accomplish whatever they want,” said Kahmiil. “Bendable will really help them do that for themselves.” That is, for themselves—with a hand from others in the community.

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: Learning in Spanish

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 over the past couple of weeks.

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