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Beverly Hills Public Library eLearning Classes Available

“I never expected such mass participation during the pilot ranging from high schoolers all the way up to individuals in their 70s,” said Bradley Cook, chair of the Next Beverly Hills Coding Bootcamp.

Beverly Hills Public Library eLearning Classes Available
BY Bianca Heyward December 5, 2020

The Beverly Hills Public Library is offering free eLearning tools to those seeking a safe route to education, personal and professional development during the pandemic. The library offers thousands of free courses via online learning platforms, suitable for users of all ages from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond. To access these services, all that is required is a Beverly Hills Public Library card.

The course offerings include everything from reading strategy courses for young learners, creative classes and homework help for youth and teens, personal development for adults, entrepreneurial courses like designing effective websites, creating mobile apps with HTLM5 and coding bootcamp, or Python (2.5 or 3.0) Programming, and more!

Next Beverly Hills, a committee of next generation leaders chartered by the Mayor and the City, has partnered with the Beverly Hills Public Library to offer its members the Coding Bootcamp through the Library’s Gale eLearning services.   

“I never expected such mass participation during the pilot ranging from high schoolers all the way up to individuals in their 70s,” said Bradley Cook, chair of the Next Beverly Hills Coding Bootcamp. “While individuals are at home, this has been an opportunity to learn new skills that they may not have had time for previously.”

In the Coding Bootcamp Class, or Python 3.0 Programming, students learn the coding language Python-3 during a 6-week beginner course taught online by a professor who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is current faculty at the University of Tennessee.  “We want people to know how valuable and accessible the free, online courses are through the Library’s eLearning, and the amazing instruction that is provided,” Cook said.

Other topics available through Beverly Hills Public Library’s eLearning include accounting and finance, business, college prep, design, healthcare, languages, law, teaching and education, technology, writing and more.

To get a library card and access online learning, visit www.bhpl.org. For ques-tions or more information, call 310-288-2244.

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