Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lifelong Learning = Modern Scholar Series by Recorded Books available HERE!

Recorded Books, which is the Mercedes Benz of the audiobook industry,
has a remarkable series of college level courses presented on various topics. Each course is taught in a format of 14 lectures of 35 minutes each on CDs by some of our nation's most respected professors and scholars.

Each course includes a detailed, full-color course guide. The course guide includes not only the professor's outline and lecture notes, but numerous resources and options for further study.

And if that is not enough, you'll be given access to an expansive website with further information, supplemental materials, links to related websites, and a final exam to test your comprehension of the subject.

Currently we have 97 titles available throughout our county library system. Here are just a few of them to give you an idea of what this series has to offer:

  • Walt Whitman and the Birth of American Modern Poetry
  • Astronomy Earth, Sky and Planets
  • From Jesus to Christianity a History of the Early Church
  • How to Listen to and Appreciate Jazz
  • Understanding the Holocaust
  • Waking Dragon the Emerging Chinese Economy and its Impact on the World
  • The Building Blocks of Human Life Understanding Mature Cells and Stem Cells
  • Communication Matters with Deborah Tannen
  • Rings, Swords and Monsters Exploring Fantasy Literature
  • Rethinking Our Past Recognizing Facts, Fictions, and Lies in American History
This would be an excellent resource for home-schoolers or anyone with a desire to exercise their brain cells.

Miss Bun loved the course on Walt Whitman because she thinks he's the bees knees! (But you didn't hear that from me!)

To take a look at titles in this series in our card catalog click here:
Lebanon County Libraries Card Catalog (use the search term "modern scholar")

If you have a Lebanon County Library Card you can log in and reserve one for yourself. (Be sure to select the library you want to pick it up at.)

1 comment:

  1. Recorded Books' lectures are great but their website is a headache