Updated December 2017
It’s 2018 and you are ready. Ready to make a change, and ready to do your best. While you are still trying to remember to write 2018 instead of 2017, let us be a partner in helping you to achieve your new goals this year!
Whether you have resolved to learn a new language, start a business, learn to code, read more etc., we have the resources you need to succeed. Below are some of the most popular resolutions – and how your local branch can help you stick to it!
Did you know we have a whole slew of amazing computer classes for all levels? Now you do! If you are interested in learning how to use Python or if you think that we’re referring to a snake here – we can help!
Learn a Language:
Bonjourno! Como estas!? Danke! If you are looking to do some traveling this year (also an excellent goal) and you want to pick up some of the phrases we have several options for you. Check out our online language partner, Transparent, focuses on helping you learn a new language through simple phrases. We also have a ton of books on the language of your choice! Several branches have language programs, which are the perfect places to practice your pronunciation – and meet new people! Stay tuned on our Facebook page, or check our calendar of events for current language programs.
Learn Something New/Meet New People:
The Main Library features the Jax Makerspace, a place that has a ton of programming that happens throughout the month. With programs that let you play with 3D printer pens, help you learn how to play the guitar, writing workshops, robot competitions, and varying craft programs you’re sure to find something you’d enjoy learning about. There’s an extra bonus too. When you join us at the Jax Makerspace, you get to meet some like-minded people!
Read More Books:
Whether its audiobooks, ebooks, book clubs or more we can help you achieve your goal for the year! Get personalized recommendations to find your next read, join one of our many book clubs or find out how to access ebooks and audiobooks. Oh, and we beg to differ with all those folks who say that audiobooks don’t “count as real books.” Audiobooks definitely count, you can tell them we said so!
Whether you desire to align your Chakras, want to find out just what a Chakra is, or just want to work on becoming more flexible we’ve got the knowledge to share! Check out Yoga 101 by Lucinda Hawksley or a Yoga For Strength DVD.
Start Your Own Business:
We see you, entrepreneurs! If you’re ready to take the next step for your business or are just starting out we’ve got in person and on shelf resources for you. Get some inspiration with books on savvy entrepreneurs or set up an appointment with a librarian on the 3rd floor of the Main Library in our Small Business Resource Center. If you choose our Book a Librarian service, we’ll walk you through some of the databases you have access through the library. Resources like Reference USA can help you achieve your new business goals like Reference USA. You may also want to make time to check out the North Florida Small Business Resource Center!
Don’t fret if you don’t see your goal listed, there’s still a pretty good chance we can help! Stop in at your local branch and chat with a librarian about how we can help you get on track with your goals!