Keep learning for life with "The Great Courses" through the North Las Vegas Library District

Ready to set new educational goals for the new year? Let the North Las Vegas Library District help! Through BingePass, a new product from hoopla, library card holders have unlimited streaming access to "The Great Courses" Library Collection. Start your journey of lifelong learning taught by the top 1 percent of university professors and experts from Ivy League and other renowned schools and institutions. 

Some of the topics and titles offered through the collection include:


"Understanding the Quantum World" taught by Erica W. Carlson, professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University; "Fundamentals of Sustainable Living" taught by Professor Lonnie A. Gamble, founding faculty member and co-director of the Sustainable Living program at Maharishi University of Management; and "Introduction to Astrophysics" taught by Dr. Joshua N. Winn, professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University.

Hobby & Leisure 

"Dog Training 101" taught by Jean Donaldson is the founder and principal instructor of the Academy for Dog Trainers; "How to Paint" taught by Ricky Allman, professor of painting and drawing at the University of Missouri–Kansas City; and "Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos" taught by Professor Colin McAllister, Music Program Director at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Health and Mindfulness

"Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong" taught by international Tai Chi instructor David-Dorian Ross; "The Mayor Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss" taught by Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic and Director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program; and "Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body" taught Dr. Heidi E. Sormaz who earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University.

"The Great Courses" can be streamed on hoopla, which can be accessed from the Library District's home page at

With hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more, "The Great Courses" has courses on how to do it, how to learn it, or how it happened. No matter what you are interested in, you'll find your favorite subject and you can watch as many times as you want for 7 days, using one borrow! 

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The North Las Vegas Library District has three branches in North Las Vegas. In our city of many neighborhoods, we are the people and places that provide the educational resources to support students, grow careers and enrich lives. For more information, call 702-839-2980 or visit