The Newport Beach Public Library offers a vast array of resources to water the mind. Recently added are two new databases, Universal Class and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Universal Class is a Web-based service that offers more than 500 online, non-college credit Continuing Education courses. These courses are provided for your personal enrichment. Subjects include accounting and bookkeeping, business, parenting, cooking, crafts and hobbies, computer applications (such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word), pet and animal care, and so much more.
All you need to do is create an account and have a valid e-mail address to sign up for the courses. You can enroll in up to five courses and have six months to complete each course. Access is available 24/7 through the Internet, so you attend the class and do the assignments on your schedule.