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Spend Your New Year – At the Library

Posted 9 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Business and Investing, Children and Parenting, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Movies and Music, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality

As the New Year approaches, we’d like to extend an invitation to you – Spend the New Year with us! We have the resources, materials and programs to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and so much more. If you're still searching for some focus in 2018, check out our partner blog A Year Of, featuring a list of memoirs from authors who spent a year doing some creative and inspiring things!

At the Library, you can:

- Learn how to save money
- Improve your health and wellness
- Make new friends
- Find a new job
- Learn to use your new device
- Ace the school year
- Discover a new hobby

Save Money

Why pay for monthly video or music streaming services when you can stream them for free using your library card? Access thousands of TV shows, movies, and music through hoopla and Overdrive – You can even download Kindle Books!

Contact our Business, Technology and Sciences Department at 419.259.5209 to learn more about our Living Better Spending Smarter program.

Subscribe to our Read/Watch/Listen list on investing for ongoing book recommendations!
Improve Health & Wellness

Have you resolved to improve your health in 2018? Let’s do it together! We’re offering adult yoga and meditation classes on Jan. 20 and 27, Feb. 3 and 10 and March 10.

Learn about healthy eating at Open Book with Whole30 author Melissa Hartwig on Jan. 9 or join us at one of our Cooking for 1 or 2 programs on Jan. 23, Feb. 2, and March 6, 14 and  26.  

Subscribe to our many Read/Watch/Listen lists for ongoing book recommendations on topics including cooking, fitness and self-help!
Make New Friends

Start the New Year by making new friends! We are connecting people who share a love of things like reading, cooking, science fiction, crocheting and knitting and more with groups that meet regularly.  

We host regular book groups at our Birmingham, Heatherdowns, Holland, Kent, Maumee, Oregon, Point Place, Reynolds Corners, Sanger, Sylvania (currently at King Road), Waterville and West Toledo Locations.  

Additionally, we offer adult groups on the following topics and locations: baseball (Sanger), cooking (Waterville), crocheting and knitting (West Toledo), English as a second language (King Road), mysteries (Sanger), science fiction (West Toledo) and writing (Point Place). Contact each location for more details.
Find a New Job

Do you want to start the New Year with a new job? We’re a great place to start on your road to looking for a new career. We can help you with email, online job search and application, how to create and update your resume and more.  

At Main Library and Kent Branch, we offer one-on-one meetings to help you get ahead. Our Mobile Technology Center will also provide assistance (by request) at area shopping centers. To make an appointment, call Main Library, Kent Branch or contact Outreach Services at 419.259.5350 for the Mobile Technology Center.
Learn to Use Your New Device

Did you get a new tablet, phone or laptop over the holidays? If you need help learning how to make the most of it, visit our Audio Visual Department at Main Library every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for walk-in device advice!  

We also offer a variety of technology training programs on everything from computer basics for beginners to more specific help sessions on programs like Google Docs.

Visit our events calendar for upcoming programs.
Ace the School Year

Does your student need some help making the grade? Join us at our Homework Help Centers, available at 14 of our 20 locations.

View the schedule on our Education page.  

Our many educational online databases can also provide help with early literacy, homework, language and learning, literature and reading and science and technology.
Discover a New Hobby

Learn a new hobby or craft in 2018! Learn on your own through book tutorials – check out ongoing recommendations found on our Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Read/Watch/Listen list or join us at one or more of the following craft programs:  

Cricut Crafts - Jan. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Oregon Branch  
Yarn-It! - Jan. 19 | 4 p.m. | Oregon Branch  
Cake Decorating Workshop - Jan. 29 | 6 p.m. | Waterville Branch  
Design Basics (business cards) -  Feb. 3 | 2 p.m. | King Road Branch  

We always have new programs popping up, so visit our online events calendar for more future fun!

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