Seymour Library is introducing a new service this month that offers online classes of all kinds, from office skills and career training to performing arts and crafts. It’s called Universal Class, and all of the classes are available, free of charge, right here on our website – you’ll see the link on the right. All you need is your Seymour Library card. There are more than 500 courses in the Universal Class catalog, with everything from accounting, technical writing and computer skills to cake decorating, flower arranging and soap making. Universal Class provides instructors who guide the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests and certificates of achievement. Some classes offer continuing education units, a recognized measure of training or experience in a specific subject area. Universal Class offers classes to the public for $20 to $150 per class - $45 to $175 per class with certificates and continuing education units – but we are able to provide it free to our cardholders, thanks to funding from the Friends of Seymour Library.