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Never stop learning

​Take an online course, learn a new language or just find a new book you’ll love with databases from the Dakota County Library.

Take a class
Choose from more than 500 non-credit online classes with UniversalClass™, a free service at the Dakota County Library.

Learn how to create a budget; align your chakras; can, freeze, dry and preserve food; or advocate for your elderly friends. Courses are available in more than 40 different categories.

Speak a different language
The Library has two different options to learn a foreign language.

Mango Languages is self-paced online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for many different languages including English.

Transparent Language is a powerful and personalized language-learning system. It locks foreign language words and phrases into your memory so that you can recall them perfectly and remember them forever.

Find a good book
Novelist Plus, a readers' advisory tool, helps you find new books based on other books you've enjoyed or topics in which you're interested. It now includes nonfiction. This database is also available when you browse through the catalog. When clicking on a book record in the catalog, look at the bottom drop-down menu to access the Novelist content.