Lifelong Learning – Great Courses from Fitness to Fine Arts

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GreatCoursesLogoPlymouth Public Library is now offering an expanded selection of over 60 titles from The Great Courses series. Produced with the goal of creating engaging, immersive learning experiences for lifelong learners, these courses are available either in audio format on CDs or as DVDs. Subjects range from history to science, “better living”, fine arts & music, and literature.  Available courses include such titles as “Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals” , “Great American Music: Broadway Musicals”, “Our Night Sky”, and “Fundamentals of Sustainable Living.”  Click here to see all of the titles and course descriptions.

All of The Great Courses are meticulously produced following the vision of the company’s founder, Tim Rollins. As he puts it, his idea in founding the company was to “record lectures by the greatest professors in America – professors who were not just experts in their field but who were also passionate and truly gifted communicators – so anyone could enjoy learning from them, without the pressure of homework or exams.” The company conducts a painstaking search for the best professors in each subject:

“Of the more than 500,000 college professors in the world, only the top 1% are selected to teach one of The Great Courses. Our esteemed faculty includes award-winning experts and professors from the most respected institutions in the world, selected by our customers exclusively for their ability to teach.”

The Great Courses titles are now available at the Main Library in the Reference Department shelved in the computer room.  They can be checked out for 14 days and can be renewed, provided they are not on reserve for another patron.

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