Thursday, March 11, 2010

Great Courses Now Available in DVD as well as Audiobook

For many people, libraries serve as a center for lifelong learning. To fulfill that mission, the Ridgefield Library is proud to offer the popular Great Courses products from The Teaching Company and the Modern Scholars series distributed by Recorded Books. Both lines feature scholarly lecture courses as delivered by some of the country’s best college professors and are a great way to make good use of commuting time or to exercise your mind along with your body at the gym.

Housed all together in a special section in the Fiction Room, our collection now includes videotaped lectures on DVD as well as audio recordings on CD and cassette. Among these are “America and the New Global Economy” from Professor Timothy Taylor of Macalester College and “American Ideals: Founding a Republic of Virtue” as taught by Daniel Robinson of Oxford and Columbia Universities, donated by the League of Women Voters in memory of a long-term member. Special thanks also to the Friends of the Library for funding the ongoing acquisition of new “Modern Scholars” titles. For more information about this collection or the Library’s tribute gift program, visit our new website at or contact me as below. Happy learning!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great addition to our library! I have heard the tapes on Egypt by Bob Brier and they were great. Hoping that you will obtain the Museum Masterpieces- Metropolitan Museum and National Gallery-London.