July 16, 2018 – Lifelong learners are invited to explore something new and unusual this fall with CLASS, Salina Public Library’s Community Learning and Skill Sharing program. This fall proves to be one of CLASS’ largest semesters with more than 90 unique and affordable courses.  Thanks to volunteer instructors, the CLASS Advisory board and community partnerships the fall semester comprises of 50 new course offerings. CLASS catalogs will be available beginning July 16 at Salina Public Library, McKenzie Center or online at www.salinapubliclibrary.org. Registration for fall 2018 courses will begin Aug. 14 at salina.coursestorm.com.

During this jam-packed semester, new courses include Chinese Language and culture classes, Hiking Kansas, Indian Kitchen Spices, Slow Cooker Freezer Meals, Video Production 101, Spanish Conversation Club and more. Practical courses on finance, organization and cooking incorporate new offerings alongside old favorites. Guided crafts, jewelry making and sewing courses offer students social opportunities to create together with family and friends this semester. Self-care classes include essential oil favorites and natural health topics from pain management to energy medicine. A brand-new category of courses, “Tell Your Story,” includes writing classes that focus on family memoir, strategies for publishing in journals and writing a novel in 30 days, all taught by experienced instructors.

CLASS was founded by Salina community members eager to provide learning exchanges between adults and local field experts. Adopted by Salina Public Library in fall 2005, the CLASS program has grown into a thriving community learning program providing an educational access point for more than 1,500 Salina and regional students annually during spring and fall semesters.

For more information, contact Kaitlyn Schneweis, Community Learning Coordinator, at class@salpublib.org, call 785-825-4624, ext. 218, or visit the McKenzie Center at 308 W. Elm.