It's the time of year when people reflect on last year and set goals or resolutions for the coming year. With CCPL, you don't have to go it alone. The library is filled with resources to help you meet your goals to learn new skills, spend more time with family, save money and get better organized in 2015. Check out this list of some common New Year's Resolutions and how the library can help.
Be a smart spender.
Access Consumer Reports magazine and buying guides free online through the MasterFILE Premier* database and get tips that will help you spend and save wisely. Once you’ve logged into MasterFILE Premier, use quote marks around the magazine title to find current and past issues.
Spend more time with family and friends.
Musical performances, plays, operas, movies, art exhibits and storytimes are just some of the approximately 500 free programs offered monthly at a CCPL branch. Check out our Programs and Events listing each month.
Take advantage of Value Line Research Center* and Morningstar Investment Center* to help you make informed investment decisions. Both databases are accessible from CCPL’s Business and Finance webpage.
Thousands of popular books are available to download free to your e-Reader or audio device. Check out our Downloadable Media page, and browse the titles available from OverDrive* and OneClickdigital* (audiobooks) to find the latest hot titles, as well as classics. For even more options, check out our CCPL’s Catalog.
Organize your home.
Magazines like Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV Magazine and Martha Stewart Living are filled with organizational tips. Check out all the magazines available for free download through Zinio* on the library’s Downloadable Media page plus more consumer periodicals are available through MasterFILE Premier*.
Join a book club.
Checkout the list of upcoming book club discussion groups at various branches in the Programs and Events listing each month.
Learn a new language.
More than 60 languages are available through CCPL’s interactive online tool - Mango Languages*. Start now and be fluent by the time you take that summer vacation to a foreign country.
Learn new computer skills.
Brush up on your computer proficiency or learn how to use the latest mobile gadgets through free classes at your library. Check out this month’s list of classes and tech talks on our Computer Classes calendar.
Prepare for a test or a new job.
Boost your educational skills or prepare for a new career with the online LearningExpress Library*. Learn basic skills or take practice tests for high school, college and more than a dozen different career specialties. This is just one professional development resource available online under Careers and Education.
Experience great music.
Check out the hottest new artists, and download five songs free each week from the Freegal* music collection available on our Downloadable Media webpage.
* Requires a library card to access from home or check out.