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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>Do your 2010 New Year&rsquo;s resolutions include a commitment to &ldquo;go green?&rdquo; Or is this the year you&rsquo;ll learn Spanish? Ready to embrace technology?<br /> <br /> The Springfield-Greene County Library District has books, audiobooks, videos, Web-based tools, classes and resident experts to help you start fulfilling the resolutions you make this year.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Here&rsquo;s a sample of what you can do, and how we can help.</p> <ul> <li>Stretch your entertainment dollars. Check out books, movies, music and audiobooks, or download them on your portable device at <a href="http://thelibrary.org/">thelibrary.org</a>, Download Zone.</li> <li>Learn Excel, Internet basics and other computer skills to land a new job or just for fun. EDGE Community Technology Center at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library offers basic and advanced computer classes and self-directed tutorials for adults and senior citizens. See the EDGE schedule at <a href="http://thelibrary.org/edge/">thelibrary.org/edge</a>, get an EDGE catalog at any branch or call 837-5011.</li> <li>Get a new job. From the Web site &ldquo;Research&rdquo; tab, go to Find A Job, then <a href="http://0-www.brainfuse.com.www.coolcat.org/login/csl.asp?a_id=6BEC5FEE">JobNow</a>*, offering live tutors to help with resume writing, job skill and interview preparation. LearningExpress Library has online help for academic and job test preparation.</li> <li>Strike out on your own this year. Prepare with &ldquo;Independent Living for Young Adults,&rdquo; and related titles.</li> <li>Learn a foreign language with audio materials.</li> <li>Plan for retirement in this changed world. Check out titles like &ldquo;<a href="http://www.coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=0137029004&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=41&amp;Submit.y=15">Save Your Retirement: What to do if You Haven&rsquo;t Saved Enough or if Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown</a>.&rdquo;</li> <li>Help your child read. Let him listen to a favorite book being read aloud while following along on the screen. Take thelibrary.org to KidSpace, click <a href="http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp">Tumblebook Library</a>.</li> <li>Downsize and simplify. Check out &ldquo;<a href="http://www.coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=0821258133&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=41&amp;Submit.y=15">Rightsizing Your Life</a>,&rdquo; and other titles to de-clutter and create stylish storage.</li> <li>Get a better night&rsquo;s sleep. Try the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=0525949798&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=41&amp;Submit.y=15">Good Night: The Sleep Doctor&rsquo;s 4-Four-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health</a>,&rdquo; and other titles.</li> <li>Go green. Start with &ldquo;<a href="http://www.coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=1594867925&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=41&amp;Submit.y=15">Easy Green Living</a>,&rdquo; learn to plant a backyard or container garden, then consult our cookbooks to turn your bounty into meals.</li> <li>Fix that clunker in the driveway. Consult the vast reference collection of <a href="http://thelibrary.org/research/automotive.cfm?lid=44">repair manuals</a>.</li> </ul> <p>Whether 2010 will see you get married, get fit or start a business and you need a little nudge, do what we do &ndash; <a href="http://thelibrary.org/contact.cfm">ask a librarian</a>.</p> <p>Kathleen O&rsquo;Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library. She can be reached at <a href="mailto:kathleeno@thelibrary.org">kathleeno@thelibrary.org</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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Get Help Keeping 2010 Goals at the Library

Do your 2010 New Year’s resolutions include a commitment to “go green?” Or is this the year you’ll learn Spanish? Ready to embrace technology?

The Springfield-Greene County Library District has books, audiobooks, videos, Web-based tools, classes and resident experts to help you start fulfilling the resolutions you make this year.
 
Here’s a sample of what you can do, and how we can help.

  • Stretch your entertainment dollars. Check out books, movies, music and audiobooks, or download them on your portable device at thelibrary.org, Download Zone.
  • Learn Excel, Internet basics and other computer skills to land a new job or just for fun. EDGE Community Technology Center at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library offers basic and advanced computer classes and self-directed tutorials for adults and senior citizens. See the EDGE schedule at thelibrary.org/edge, get an EDGE catalog at any branch or call 837-5011.
  • Get a new job. From the Web site “Research” tab, go to Find A Job, then JobNow*, offering live tutors to help with resume writing, job skill and interview preparation. LearningExpress Library has online help for academic and job test preparation.
  • Strike out on your own this year. Prepare with “Independent Living for Young Adults,” and related titles.
  • Learn a foreign language with audio materials.
  • Plan for retirement in this changed world. Check out titles like “Save Your Retirement: What to do if You Haven’t Saved Enough or if Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown.”
  • Help your child read. Let him listen to a favorite book being read aloud while following along on the screen. Take thelibrary.org to KidSpace, click Tumblebook Library.
  • Downsize and simplify. Check out “Rightsizing Your Life,” and other titles to de-clutter and create stylish storage.
  • Get a better night’s sleep. Try the “Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Four-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health,” and other titles.
  • Go green. Start with “Easy Green Living,” learn to plant a backyard or container garden, then consult our cookbooks to turn your bounty into meals.
  • Fix that clunker in the driveway. Consult the vast reference collection of repair manuals.

Whether 2010 will see you get married, get fit or start a business and you need a little nudge, do what we do – ask a librarian.

Kathleen O’Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.
 


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