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RACINE — The Racine Public Library offers Gale courses on various topic, all free with a library card.

Participants may select from hundreds of personal and professional development courses covering a variety of topics:

Business, including human resources, management and marketing

Computer and technology (beginner to advanced)

Life skills, from personal finance to parenting

Health and wellness

Continuing education credits

While the sessions are six weeks long, the lessons are released twice each week so those interested may keep up or catch up. A new round of courses starts every month. To learn when the next enrollment of Gale Courses is, go to


SOMERS — Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL), an organization of mostly retired people ages 55 and older, offers lectures on various topics.

The next free lecture, “Weeding Out Fake News,” will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, in the UW-Parkside Student Center, 900 Wood Road.

Jennie Callas is the head of reference and instruction at Parkside with a Master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland and served at the Rudolph-Macon College in Virginia before relocating to Parkside in 2013.

Laura Briskie is a new reference and instruction librarian, coming to Parkside after having earned her Master’s degree in library and information science from UW-Milwaukee in 2017. She has worked in the UW system since 2010.

Suggested parking is at Tallent Hall (east side of Wood Road) and using shuttle service transport to the front of the Student Center. A $4 parking pass (all parking lots) is required and available at Tallent Hall and the Student Center Concierge desk. For more information, call the ALL office at 262-595-2793 or go to (keyword ALL).

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