Maricopa County Library District offers over 300+ classes for free online if you have a library card.
Go here to enroll. Click on the "learning" tab and "Ed2Go: 300+ courses".
I live in Yavapaii county, so I couldn't test it out but it looks like a great idea.
We got an e-mail about it from Melissa saying:
"I got an email from the Maricopa County District libraries this morning saying they are offering FREE online classes through MCC and it's sister schools just for having a library card!! I was looking at these classes just before I got the email and was amazed that we can access them FOR FREE just because we have a library card. There's over 300 classes available and you can start as soon as tomorrow or later (Feb, March and April start dates are also available). It's a 6 week course but so awesome!! Enjoy!"
Now, go learn to play the guitar or take better pictures or medical terminology! So cool!
Update: If you don't get the code, Carla let us know this over on Facebook . . .
I never got the codes the first time I requested them. Then I signed in using the link from confirmation email that I got when I created an account and then requested my passcode and the code came up right away. (Thanks, Carla!)
Update 2: Amy left a comment saying: Thanks so much for the information. I did want to let you know the process of this though. Unfortunately it is not as simple as just living in maricopa County. Living in the county is not enough. :( You have to have a library card with one of the following libraries (taken off the Maricopa County District website). Listed below. I called and spoke to someone with the library who informed me that I would be allowed to get a library card at one of those branches even though I don't live in that specific city because I live in Maricopa County.