Learning Circles: Online Learning with In-Person Guidance

Are you interested in online learning but feel intimidated by the process? Do you want to expand your educational horizons but worry that embarking on coursework independently or online isn’t for you? If so, joining a Learning Circle at Cleveland Public Library can help jump-start your online education.

Cleveland Public Library is partnering with Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to bring Learning Circles to neighborhood branches. Learning Circles are study groups that allow people to take online courses together, in person, with the guidance of an in-class facilitator. This process creates an accessible, low-pressure, community-centered introduction to online learning.

A Cleveland Public Library librarian will not only take the class along with students, but will provide assistance and real-world skills as a course facilitator. All classes and study materials are free.

Cleveland Public Library’s first Learning Circles included Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Start Writing Fiction and Resume Writing.

Upcoming Learning Circles

Puerto Rican History & Culture

Capitol Building of Puerto Rico, in San Juan

Capitol Building of Puerto Rico, in San Juan

Is Puerto Rico a state or U. S. Territory? Are Puerto Ricans U.S. citizens? Do I need a passport to travel there?  Learn the answers to these questions and more in this fun and engaging introduction to Puerto Rican history and culture. A Cleveland Public Library librarian will not only take the class along with students, but will provide assistance and real-world skills as a course facilitator. All classes and study materials are free. Course materials provided by The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College, CUNY.

This Learning Circle will be held at
South Branch
2704 Clark Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44109
on 
Saturdays, March 24 – April 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.