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Posted January 01, 2014 in Community Featured, 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, DVDs, online sites and more.

Resolution No, 1: Exercise. Add some variety into your workout routine with some new exercise DVDs and books. Here are just a few to help you flex your muscles: “Witness to Fitness: Pumped Up, Powered Up, All Things Are Possible!” by Donna R. Joyner; “Ballet Body: Upper Body Workout: DVD; “ Discover Tai Chi for Fitness” DVD; and “Jumpstart to Skinny” by Bob Harper.

Resolution  No. 2: Eat healthy. We have a bounty of healthy-eating cookbooks to help you add variety and health to your family’s menu. Don’t forget to try out Zinio for free online subscriptions to some of your favorite food magazines. Here is a sampling: “What Doctors Eat: Tips, Recipes and the Ultimate Eating Plan” by Tasneem Bhatia; “Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods” by Julie Morris; “The Omni Diet” by Tana Amen; and “Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health” by Brendan Brazier.

Resolution  No. 3: Learn a new language. Let us help you learn with Mango Languages, our online database available for Johnston cardholders for free through our website at While you’re at it, don’t forget to try out Muzzy Online, a language learning tool for kids, also available at Stop in and speak to a reference librarian to have your questions about Mango and Muzzy answered.

Resolution No. 4: Get finances in order. 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; “Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending” by Elizabeth Dunn; “Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security” by Jean Sherman Chatzky; and “The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom” by Carol Pepper.

Resolution No. 5: Enjoy life. Enrich your life with the latest James Patterson thriller or the newest biography. We have fiction, nonfiction, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, online magazines, graphic novels, cake pans, puppets and much more.

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6700 Merle Hay Road
(515) 278-5233
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