I do like a library. This amazing reading room in Melbourne is flooded with natural daylight from its dome, five storeys above the desks. From the day it was built the dome leaked, leading to its being covered over, but recent heritage restoration work has seen it restored.
Looking for older courses from me? Look under 'Random Archaeology' and 'Old WEA Courses'
You can also visit another of my sites for yet more: http://archaeocourses.weebly.com/
In 2013 I led a geology class based at Manchester Museum. What a great bunch of people! We used a google site to back up notes n stuff.
Here it is!
Here's a typical (old and extinct) example of a blog: http://lancashirehags.blogspot.co.uk/
You might want to look at the Friends of Lancashire Archives while you're here - and even join them or give a donation to keep the work of real history going into the future