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November 25, 2015


Adults : Classes & Learning for Adults

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Adults Calendar of Events - Author readings, classes, programs & special events for adults.

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 26

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.

Classes & Learning for Adults

Adult Classes

The Library offers FREE classes for adults, teens, ESL learners and Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian speakers at many Library locations. A Library card is not needed unless noted below.


Classes for Adults


Computer Classes - Learn basic computer skills, how to use the Web, sign up for email, and more.

Special Classes - Learn more about using the Library's online resources to research topics such as genealogy. See what we offer!



Online Learning


Computer Skills - Learn how to use a mouse, type on a keyboard, use email, and use software applications such as Word and Excel.

"How-to" Videos - Learn how to use the Library catalog, find a job, download digital books, movies and music, do research, and more!


Mango Languages(Opens a new window) - Learn a language or improve your English. Online language learning for over 20 world languages plus English (ESL) instruction in 15 languages. Requires a Library card and PIN.

Transparent Language Online(Opens a new window) - An online language learning program in over 70 languages including English as a Second Language. Requires a Library card and PIN.

LearningExpress(Opens a new window) - Take a practice test for the civil service, firefighters, law enforcement, military, nurses, real estate, teachers and more. Requires a Library card and PIN.


Universal Class(Opens a new window) - Over 500 continuing education (non-credit) courses online. Lessons available 24/7. Communicate with real instructors via e-mail.



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