2018 is coming to a close! New Year’s Day is just a few days away, and it’s time to think about the coming year. Do you make any New Year’s resolutions? A lot of us do; among the top resolutions set are losing weight, eating better, and learning new skills.
The most successful resolutions involve a concrete goal, planning, and measurable steps. The library has plenty of resources, both physical and digital, to help you reach your goals, no matter what they might be. Let’s look at some goals and how you can achieve them using library materials.
Learn a New Language
If learning a new language is one of your goals, try Mango Languages or Duolingo. Benefits of learning a second language include enhanced memory, a boost in cognitive function, and increase problem solving abilities. You may even stave off dementia or Alzheimer’s disease! Both Mango Languages and Duolingo are free to use; Mango Languages requires a library card for access.
Eating healthier is a popular resolution, and our catalog has a wide variety of cookbooks to help you get started. 100 Days of Real Food features family-friendly recipes made with unprocessed foods, and Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal examines how what we eat affects our bodies. Cooking Season by Season will teach you to make the most out of seasonal vegetables and if you’re having a hard time giving up restaurant meals, Cook This, Not That will help you recreate your favorite meals at home, with far fewer calories.
Declutter and Get Organized
Getting organized and reducing clutter is a popular New Year’s resolution and the library catalog has books available that cover several methods. Perhaps you’re ready to try Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up or her follow-up book Spark Joy; maybe you’d like to read one of organizing guru Peter Walsh’s many books on decluttering and organizing. The library’s catalog has all of them and more, and as a bonus, since you’re borrowing books from the library, you won’t have to tidy and organize them later!
Be More Active
Did you know that the library was a wide range of workout DVDs? You can view a list of DVDs on a variety of exercises and at any experience level here. If you want to exercise but don’t want to go it alone, click here to visit Green Tree Borough’s website for a list of upcoming exercise classes.
Are you making any New Year’s resolutions? Let us know in the comments!