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APL Gale courses offered for community education

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Library is excited to announce the addition of Gale Courses. Through this unique program, Ascension parish residents can access instructor-led, online courses through the Ascension Parish Library website.

Part of our mission at Ascension Parish Library is to inspire and engage life-long learning in our community,” said Angelle Deshautelles, Library Director. “With Gale Courses, Ascension parish residents will be able to enroll in courses covering all types of topics and subjects. Whether someone wants to improve their job skills or is interested in digital photography, the course catalog offers something for everyone.”

Gale Courses, developed as a result of Gale’s unique position within the library, classroom, and adult learning markets, offer patrons access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Gale Courses are developed by expert instructors, many of whom are currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates.

Patrons can enroll at no cost. Courses run for six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly (for a total of 12), and new sessions beginning every month. The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor coordinates every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Ascension parish residents can enroll and participate in courses from library computers or remotely from home computers. For more information about the catalog of courses offered or to enroll in a course, residents should visit the Ascension Parish Library website:

Patrons in need of assistance with accessing Gale Courses should call the library in Donaldsonville at 225-473-8052, in Dutchtown at 225-673-8699, in Galvez at 225-622-3339, or Gonzales at 225-647-3955.

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