New Great Courses for Curious Polymaths and Autodidacts

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The Community Library has over three hundred college level courses and seminars on audio and DVD.  We’ve just added a dozen new subjects!  Thanks to a generous matching donation by the Director of our Board, Lyman Drake, we have been able to purchase 12 new Great Courses from the Teaching Company.

Patrons can listen to a physics lesson take a course on The Art of Storytelling while on a long vacation drive.  History buffs can dive into the past with DVD series like The African Experience and  Conquest of the Americas,  or listen to audio courses on commute, such as Daily Life in the Ancient World.

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For those interested in life strategy and logic, we have added the audio courses The Art of War and Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making.  Add the tutorial on Effective Communications Skills and bring some new power tools into your long-term career toolkit.

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The lectures on Tocqueville and the American Experiment explore the underpinnings of democracy reverberate in the news today.   Thinking about your rights under the Constitution and how they are changing this Congressional session?  Bundle the Tocqueville course with his seminal work, Democracy in America, or dip into The Skeptic’s Guide to American History.

These courses dovetail very well with the newest books on our stacks, added just in the last few days.  Test drive the DVD documentary Dirty Energy and cruise the New Book Shelf forBending Towards Justice: the Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by Gary May, or Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana.

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Never mind spring showers–new April books, CDs and DVDs are raining down @The Community Library.

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