The new year is a time to reflect and renew, to take stock of where we are and where we’d like to go. Colorado libraries offer a multitude of ways throughout the year to help community members achieve their New Year’s goals. Below are just a few examples—you can add your library’s event or program by emailing Amy Hitchner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energize Your Body
Pine River Library wants to help you get healthier in 2017 by reducing your sugar intake. Breaking Up with Sugar, led by dietitian and nutritionist Fran Sutherlin, on January 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, will provide information about the effects of sugar on the body and offer some low-sugar recipes.
East Morgan County Library is launching a health series titled New Year, New You. More information will be posted soon on their website. Until then, here are the scheduled sessions:
- January 10, 6:00 pm: Healthy Eating
- January 17, 6:00 pm: Staying Healthy with Exercise
- January 24, 6:00 pm: Get Organized!
Wilkinson Public Library has a new “spin” on exercise: Hooping! You probably remember hula hoops from childhood, but did you know that you can use hoops for exercise and artistic expression? On January 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm patrons can learn basic hoop techniques and even create their own hoops using materials supplied by the library.
Expand Your Mind
Language learners know that practice is essential for fluency. French Chat is a chance for patrons at Pitkin County Library to practice their French. The group meets every Monday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.
Dolores Public Library has announced their Adult Book Club selections for 2017. On January 12, 2017 at 9:00 am the book club will discuss Isabelle Allende’s The Infinite Plan. Check out the other titles they have chosen for the year.
Vail Public Library is announcing the 2017 One Book One Valley title at their Kickoff Party on January 23, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Bookworm of Edwards. Come learn what the Vail Valley community will be reading and discussing this year!
Poudre River Public Library District wants to help you build reading into your daily routine. Their GenreLand Challenge introduces one new genre each month; readers can choose books within each genre and track them on a downloadable game board. At the end of the year, you’ll have read at least 12 new books, several of them outside your comfort zone. Visit the PRPLD website to download your game board and get started!
Ignite Your Creativity
Ignacio Community Library is launching new art classes in 2017, starting with Beginning Drawing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in January. Sign up at the library service desk or call them at 970-563-9287 to reserve your place.
Denver Public Library invites you to make something at one of their ideaLABs at the Central Library or the Montebello Branch Library. They have the technology and experts to help you produce a video, create a videogame, make music, or learn about electronics.
Manage Your Money
Mesa County Libraries reminds their patrons that many of the titles listed in Forbes Magazine’s best business books of 2016 are available for checkout.
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library is offering Financial Downsizing, a class to help retirees manage their income. It will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register online or contact the library with questions, 720-887-2350.
Join Vail Public Library throughout January for free financial literacy seminars from Common Cents for Colorado. Each week’s seminar is on a different topic:
- January 5: Goal Setting and Financial Planning
- January 12: Key Investment Concepts
- January 19: Retirement Savings Vehicles
- January 26: Common Investment Types
- February 2: Making Money During Retirement
All seminars are from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Vail Library Community Room. Visit their website for more details.
This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. How is your library supporting New Year’s resolutions? We’d love to hear about it! Email Amy Hitcher, email@example.com. On Twitter follow @hitchlib and use the hashtag #spotlightonsharing.