Do you want to lose weight? Learn how to draw or play chess? Want to take better photos or cook more exciting meals?
We can help with all of that.
You can stream classes from the Great Courses series on dozens of topics—everything from philosophy to photography to math—taught by the world’s most respected college professors.
And it’s all free with our digital service, Hoopla, and your Mentor Public Library card.
Here are just 10 resolutions we can help you achieve:
Hoopla has not just one but several classes on cooking you can watch for free. (You could even say it’s a 4-course meal of Great Courses.) Check out:
- Rediscover the lost art of cooking
- Baking pastries and desserts
- Essential secrets of spices in cooking
- The everyday guide to wine
Hoopla also offers Great Courses series on changing body composition through diet and exercise and staying fit as you age.
You’ve finally finished your manuscript and now it’s time to get published. This course leads you through the query-agent-publisher gauntlet and suggests when you should or should not consider self-publishing.
Get a free introduction to Spanish—30 classes that take you from a beginner’s vocabulary to the more nuanced parts of the language like commands, reflexive verbs, and irregular conjugations.
(You can also learn Ancient Greek, if you’re so inclined.)
OK, maybe not a grandmaster, but you’ll roast everyone else in your chess club with the tactics you’ll learn from this course.
You’re not stupid. But your intelligence might not work the same as someone else’s. This course is filled with advice on how to tailor your education to your strengths. Learn your best way to learn.
Yes, computer programming is a different language. But it’s a language you can learn, just like any other. Start programming from the very first session, and by the end of the course you’ll have learned a marketable skill.
Just because everyone has a camera doesn’t mean everyone’s a photographer. Fortunately, you can learn the photography from the professionals at National Geographic. Begin with the fundamentals of understanding your camera, progress to more advanced set-ups, and enjoy special lessons gleaned from decades of professional experience.
They even have a course that specializes in travel photography, in case your resolution is to travel more.