Classes & Continuing Education

Classes & Continuing Education

PTPL/WAGGIN Resources

Gale Courses

Gale Courses

Whether you’re looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week, instructor-led, courses are the perfect way to learn new skills or enhance existing ones.  New sessions start every month. To access, create an account with your WAGGIN library card number.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango is a language-learning system teaching conversation skills for over 70 languages. You’ll learn more than grammar and vocabulary, you’ll learn how to communicate. Create an account OR login as a Guest with your Peters Township library card number. Also available as an app.

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***Don't forget to check out Mango's new Language Learning Resources page for useful phrases, downloadables, videos, and other useful resources!

Niche Academy Tutorials for Google and Microsoft Office


Google Tutorials:
Gmail Tutorial
Google Docs Tutorial
Google Drive
Google Forms
Google Sheets
Google Slides

Microsoft Tutorials:
Microsoft Excel Tutorial
Microsoft Outlook Tutorial
Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorial
Microsoft Publisher Tutorial
Microsoft Word Tutorial 1
Microsoft Word Tutorial 2

Provided by Niche Academy, these quick tutorials can help you perfect your office skills.  If you need additional help, please check out Gale Courses, which is located a few items up in this section.

PA DOT Practice Tests

PA DOT Practice Tests

With free PA DMV practice tests from Driving-Tests.org, you can take a variety of tests based specifically on Pennsylvania’s DMV materials.  Driver’s handbooks are also available for download or online reading, covering standard, motorcycle or commercial licenses.

POWER Library Resources

Educator’s Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete provides access to 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.

Gale Special Topics - Information Science

Information Science

Provides access to periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Gale Special Topics - Leadership & Management

Leadership and Management

Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering professional development topics as diverse as 21st century skills, learning disorders, standardized testing, and home schooling.

LISTA - Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts

LISTA - Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a full-text, indexed  database for library and information science studies and related subjects.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center

A research database specifically for teachers, the Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.

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GCF Learn Free

GCF Learn Free

GCF Learn Free, an initiative of the Goodwill Community Foundation, provides free online tutorials for a variety of technology and core education topics. Lessons include a mixture of written materials, pictures, and videos to help with any learning style.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Khan Academy's mission is "to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere."  Courses include topics in math, science, history, computing, and economics, as well as test preparation for exams such as the SAT, GMAT, NCLEX-RN, and college and career skills.

POWER Library and its databases are made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.