Podcasts For Learning

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Podcasts are audio or video episodes available for free online.  They usually are one hour-long and come out about once a week.  You can subscribe to a podcast or download individual episodes to your computer, tablet or other mobile device.

Podcasts cover an incredible range of topics including science, arts, culture, history, language, news and much more.  These broadcasts present material in an entertaining, easy-to-learn format, that makes learning fun and enjoyable.  If you are short on time, these podcasts will expand your knowledge and add more productive hours to your day.

The next time you are doing your laundry, walking to class or working out at the gym, try listening to a podcast.  You might just find that you’ve learned something while you were being entertained.

Here’s a list of favorites for you to check out:

Good Job, Brain

A History of the World in 100 Objects

How Stuff Works

RadioLab

The Skeptics Guide To The Universe

StarTalk Radio

Stuff You Should Know

TedTalks

Now, what are some of your favorite podcasts?  Let us know in the comments below.

Registration Open For July 2015 Computer Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the July 2015 Classes.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

To register for a class: ((Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration)

  1. Complete name, address and phone information. PLEASE PRINT.
  2. Place a check mark in the check box next to the class(es) you would like to attend.
  3. Return the entire form to a staff person in the Public Computer Services department.
  4. You may also send an email to cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or use the online form to register.

July 2015 Classes

Registration Open For June Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the June 2015 Classes.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

To register for a class: ((Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration)

  1. Complete name, address and phone information. PLEASE PRINT.
  2. Place a check mark in the check box next to the class(es) you would like to attend.
  3. Return the entire form to a staff person in the Public Computer Services department.
  4. You may also send an email to cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or use the online form to register.

June 2015 Classes