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Want to become proficient in a new language? Or maybe just learn the basics for an upcoming trip. Do you want to learn a new programming language or how to use your new digital camera? Maybe you need help with your geometry homework or you’re reentering the workforce and need someone to review your resume.

For any of these needs the Akron-Summit County Public Library has an online resource that can help you. They can all be accessed with your library card either in the building or remotely using any internet enabled device.

Lynda.com is an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. It features over 6,000 online courses and more than 250,000 video tutorials teaching business, software, technology and creative skills. Courses include digital photography, game design, infographics and business marketing. All classes can be done at your own pace and when you finish you receive a certificate of completion.

Akron-Summit County Public Library has an online resource that can help you.

Mango is an online learning resource to learn over 70 foreign languages and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.

Tutor.com provides access to live online tutoring from 3pm to 11pm daily. Students (and parents!) can get help for any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies and writing. The tutors work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and even AP level class work and intro-level college coursework. In addition, tutor.com offers job seekers live, one-to-one help from professional career tutors online. Job seekers work one-to-one with professional tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment for help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation and much more.