A limited number of free annual memberships to MasterClass is available to cardholders thanks to a grant received by the Prairie Lakes Library System. This no-cost nembership provides access to the entire MasterClass platform for one year (a $180 value). Use your mobile, desktop, or smart TV to access online classes taught by the best in arts and entertainment, writing, business, food, home and lifestyle, music, sports and gaming, and more.

With an annual membership, members get unlimited access to all 100+ instructors across 11 categories, downloadable instructor guides, and a member community group that you can use to exchange feedback and discuss the lessons. Subscriptions are available on a first-come, first-served basis to library cardholders within the Prairie Lakes Library System (including Beloit Public Library), and only while supplies last. Request access here: Google Form. You will receive an email to claim your free membership. This email will come from Once you receive it, please follow the instructions to activate your membership. Subscription activation is expected to begin in mid- to late January.

Launched in 2015, MasterClass is the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best. With an annual membership, subscribers get unlimited access to 100+ instructors and classes across a wide range of subjects, including Arts & Entertainment, Business, Design & Style, Sports & Gaming, Writing and more. Step into Kelly Wearstler’s design studio, Ron Finley’s garden, and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Get inspired by RuPaul, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and discover your inner negotiator with Chris Voss. Each class features about 20 video lessons, at an average of 10 minutes per lesson. You can learn on your own terms—in bite-size pieces or in a single binge. Cinematic visuals and close-up, hands-on demonstrations make you feel like you’re one-on-one with the instructors, while the downloadable instructor guides help reinforce your learning.

Learn more about MasterClass here.

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