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Tackle Your New Year’s Resolutions at Johnston Public Library

Posted January 09, 2013 in Community Blogs, Johnston

New year. New Year’s resolutions. Let the Johnston Public Library help you fulfill your New Year’s resolutions with some of our great resources including books, magazines, DVD’s, online sites and more.

Resolution #1: Exercise. We all know we should be exercising, so why not make it fun? Add some variety into your workout routine with some new exercise DVD’s and books. Here are just a few to help you flex your muscles:
Functional Fitness: Younger in 30 Days DVD
Fit Family Fun Circuit DVD
Women’s Health Big Book of 15 Minute Workouts
by Selene Yeager

Resolution #2: Eat healthy. We have a multitude of tasty, healthy-eating cookbooks to help you add spice, variety and health to your family’s menu. Check out some of these great cookbooks in our nonfiction section, and don’t forget to try out Zinio for free online subscriptions to some of your favorite food magazines. Here is a sampling:
Eat This, Not That! 2013: The No Diet Weight Loss Solution by David Zinczenko
True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure by Andrew Weil
The Cleaner Plate Club by Beth Bader
Everyday Food Magazine from Zinio
Food Network Magazine from Zinio

Resolution #3: Learn a new language. This is your year to learn a new language. Let us help you do it with Mango Languages, our new online database available for free for Johnston cardholders through our website at This online language learning tool combines everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity. It’s engaging, easy to use and it works. Stop in and speak to a Reference Librarian to have your questions about Mango answered.

Resolution #4: Get finances in order. It’s personal finance made easy. Check out some of these informative financial planning books from the leading experts in the field:
All The Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending by Laura Vanderkam
Securing Your Financial Future by Chris Smith
The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom by Carol Pepper

Resolution #5: Enjoy life.
The library is your one-stop culture shop. Enrich your life with the latest James Patterson thriller or the newest biography that everyone is talking about. We have fiction, nonfiction, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, online magazines, graphic novels, cake pans, puppets, DVD’s blu-rays, cd books, portabooks, cd’s and so much more.

Can’t wait to see you at the Johnston Public Library in 2013.

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