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NEW Creativebug offers thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.  **First time users: Follow the link on the library's website to verify that you are a TRL patron, then create an account at Creativebug with an email and password.  Apps are available via iTunes and Google Play.  Download your preferred app, then login with the email and password you created at the Creativebug website.

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials to improve digital literacy. Courses cover basic skills, such as using a mouse & computer, navigating a web site, creating an email address and searching. Other courses include specific topics like applying for jobs online, using Microsoft Word, searching for quality health information and staying safe online. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long.

Stream over 30,000 indie and classic films. Users are allowed 5 plays per month. **Please note: Per Kanopy's Terms of Service: Users must be 18 years old or over OR have the involvement of their parent or legal guardian to use Kanopy. Set up a personalized PIN to keep your kids inside Kanopy Kids.

Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Lynda.com is provided by the Washington State Library. (Lynda.com Tutorial)  **Please note: If you change your library card number you will lose access to your saved playlists and certificates under your previous library card account.**

The MIA learning site is no longer available. Follow the link to free learning materials from Microsoft covering Microsoft Office applications, computer science, data science and IT infrastructure hosted at the Washington State Library. 

Children's language learning program for Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Chinese, and Korean. 10/26: Muzzy was recently updated to HTML5. The Adobe Flash player is no longer required and Muzzy can be used within a browser on any device, no app required. If you have any issues, please contact asklib@trl.org.

Short video tutorials on online resources offered by Timberland, such as Consumer Reports, Pronunciator, Chilton Automotive Repair, OverDrive, Universal Class and more.  

Personalized courses in any of 160+ languages, instruction in 130+ home languages, ESL courses, an American Sign Language course, and a Mexican Sign Language video course. The Pronunciator app is written in responsive HTML5, and can be used in any browser, even the browser in your mobile device. (Pronunciator Tutorial)

Universal Class online learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. There are over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end. Once enrolled in a course, watch engaging videos, complete assignments, and receive feedback from instructors. For many courses a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate is offered at successful completion. Some courses are also available for video-only auditing. (Universal Class Tutorial)