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Discerning fact from misinformation online
Sara Maloney

Discerning fact from misinformation online

Thanks to the Internet, many of us now have easy access to a lot of information. Working at the public library, I often answer questions about how to spot misinformation online.
How to get your security deposit back from your landlord
James Brogdon

How to get your security deposit back from your landlord

As a longtime landlord here in South Bend, I can help you learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
How to get started with coding
Alex Sejdinaj

How to get started with coding

As cofounder of the South Bend Code School, I love to see the excitement that comes when those with no technical background begin to program their own websites, games and projects.
Finding new work during COVID-19
Tom Primrose

Finding new work during COVID-19

I know how challenging and dispiriting it can be if you’re unemployed. But as someone who has spent decades helping those who are out of work land a new job, I also know that there are many excellent resources to assist you in finding employment. Here are some that are particularly effective.
Voting as an informed citizen
Lisa Plencner

Voting as an informed citizen

As someone who is passionate about encouraging as many people as possible to participate in elections, I’m delighted to share a set of resources that will help you be more knowledgeable when you vote and give you other ways to engage in the democratic process.
Discovering a love of Mexican cooking
Humberto Delgado

Discovering a love of Mexican cooking

Food is my passion, in no small part because it is a great way to connect with my own history. No matter where your family comes from, I bet you’ll enjoy making many of the same wonderful dishes that I do.
Learning to have better conversations with the help of restorative justice
Derrick Perry

Learning to have better conversations with the help of restorative justice

You don’t have to be involved with the criminal justice system to gain important insights from a practice that replaces doling out punishment with repairing harm.
How to start your houseplant collection
Sarah Richards

How to start your houseplant collection

I thought my friend’s plants were wonderful, and so I started to grow my own.
Succeeding as an artist in South Bend
Kay Westhues

Succeeding as an artist in South Bend

As a professional artist for more than three decades, I’ve discovered a number of resources that have made me more creative and effective. They can help you, too.

Live & Learn

Live & Learn

If you’ve been running into Bendable all over the place, that’s no accident. In addition to TV, newspaper and social media ads about the lifelong learning system—as well as a new billboard on Michigan Street, near downtown—more than 100,000 Bendable flyers have gone out in utility bills and food boxes. Common Council Member Sharon McBride has also invited Bendable to have a presence at public events. “Bendable is providing valuable resources to the people of South Bend and saying, ‘We can help you be a better you,’” she remarked. “That is huge.”

Resilience in the face of crisis

Here are some learning resources to help you navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll find more in the "Explore" tab.

Spotlight on: Supporting learning at home

Here are some great ways to learn about this featured topic.

Staff picks + More clicks

Here are some upcoming learning events and other resources from the St. Joseph County Public Library. You can see related courses by clicking at the bottom of each card or swiping right!

Most popular

Here are the most viewed learning resources in South Bend.

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