New Online and In-Person Classes Coming to CHPL This Summer

Written by the Adult Learning Center, Downtown Main Library

Summer is a great time to expand your knowledge and learn new skills. With both virtual classes or in-person sessions, the Adult Learning Center has you covered. From brushing up your resume to stand-up comedy, there's something for everyone.

Career 101

If you're looking to enhance your professional skills, consider joining the virtual Career 101 classes. In early June, July, and August you can learn how to create an impressive resume and write a compelling cover letter. Later in those months, discover strategies for acing interviews and master professional email etiquette.




Computers & Technology

Dive into the world of 3-D printing on Mondays throughout the summer, or explore the basics of technology on selected Wednesdays. These classes will keep you up to date with the latest advancements.

  • 3-D Printing | Mondays, June-August | 4-5 p.m.
  • Tech Basics | Wednesdays, June 21, July 19, and August 16 | 2-3 p.m.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

If English is not your first language, the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses will help you improve your language skills. With different sessions throughout the week, you can find a convenient time to attend. From ESOL for Everyone to English Level 1 and TOEFL/IELTS preparation, there's an option tailored to your needs.

Explore 101 – Art

Art enthusiasts can indulge in the Explore 101 – Art classes. Discover the joys of watercolor painting, delve into printmaking, or join the Arts Collective to explore various artistic mediums.

Explore 101 – Something Different

For those seeking something different, Explore 101 – Something Different classes offer unique experiences. From learning the art of stand-up comedy to exploring helpful resources like Libby and Weiss Financial Ratings, these classes promise exciting adventures.

Life 101

Life 101 courses focus on personal growth. Explore topics such as meal planning and understanding poetry, allowing you to enrich your life beyond the workplace.


Head over to the North Central Branch Library for a free, eight session class to prepare people who want to take the test for US citizenship. Get up to speed on all the topics covered by the test for US citizenship, including civics and American history, and take practice exercises on English reading and written vocabulary.

Don't miss this opportunity to make your summer a season of learning and personal development. Explore all the summer classes hosted by the Adult Learning Center on our website.