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Library Programs to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 2, 2014 | Winona | Comments (0)

Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? The library can help you keep them. We have lots of fun and free programs to help you stay on track and achieve your goals for the new year. Here's what's coming up for adults of all ages at Albert Campbell branch: 

To register for any of our programs, visit the branch or call 416-396-8890.



Resolve to...exercise and relax!

Yoga and Meditation
- Relieve your stress and anxiety and restore your sense of well-being and calm. Learn basic methods of meditation and tension-relieving stretches from a yoga instructor. Saturdays, January 18, February 15, March 22, April 26, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.


Resolve to...get out, socialize, and enjoy life more!


People-41467_640Knitting Circle - Whether you're a beginner or a pro, drop in and spend some time with fellow crafters. Fridays, January 10, February 14, March 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 

Mandarin Book Club - Share the joy of reading Chinese books. Mondays, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Adult Book Club - Join us for a lively group discussion of a specific book at each monthly meeting. Wednesdays, January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Afternoon Book Club - Open to all interested book lovers in the community. Fridays, January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Afternoon at the Movies - Enjoy classics, new releases, and movies of the season. Fridays, January 17 (Casablanca), February 21 (Quartet), March 21 (North by Northwest), 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Resolve to...fix your finances!



Effective Tax Strategies - Presented by a representative from Chartered Professional Accountants Canada. Tuesday February 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tax Tips for 2013 and 2014 - Presented by Brian Quinlan, chartered accountant and co-author of 78 Tax Tips for Canadians for Dummies. Tuesday February 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Resolve to...find a great job!

Access 80-90% of Hidden Jobs - Learn how to access jobs that are never advertised. Wednesday January 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Resume Review - Come in for one-on-one resume review. Wednesday January 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Interview Fundamentals - Prepare for job interviews and the interviewing process. Wednesday February 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Discover the Right Career - Learn how to use websites to find information about different careers, including job duties, salaries, and career paths. Wednesday Feburary 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

How to Find Jobs in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries - Topics will include background information on these industries, how to find the hidden jobs, what skills are required, key words to include on your resume, and how to prepare for your interview. Wednesday February 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Resumes That Get Results - Learn how to create effective resumes and cover letters. Bring your resume and/or cover letter for feedback and tips for improvement. Wednesay March 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Social Media Networking - Learn how to use social media to find job-related information. Wednesday March 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Resolve to...learn something new!


Computer and Library Training - We offer a variety hands-on computer classes every month. Gain basic mouse and keyboard skills, explore the internet, learn how to open an email account, create a document, edit a slide presentation, design a newsletter, and more. Classes are held on Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m. and every other Saturday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Call the branch or visit us for more information and to register.

Book a Librarian - Meet one-on-one with a librarian for 30 minutes to help find job search information, create an email account, navigate the library's website, download eBooks to your mobile device, find a good book to read, learn how to research a topic, and more. Call the branch or visit us for more information and to register.



Happy New Year, and see you at the library!



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