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How Your Library Can Help You in the New Year

Carlsbad City Library has a wealth of free resources to help make 2013 a standout year.

Whether you plan to commit to New Year’s resolutions or not, Carlsbad City Library is ready to help you make 2013 a year to remember. Here are some of the ways your local library can help you become smarter and healthier in the new year.

Learn a new language: Mango is a Web-based language learning program perfect for students, travelers, business people and ESL students. Designed to make learning a new language convenient, Mango also offers a free app for learning on the go. Available languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese and more.

Exercise and nutrition: The library has hundreds of books, eBooks and DVDs covering exercise and nutrition. Check out our yoga DVDs or learn about stand-up paddle boarding with the book The Art of Stand Up Paddling: A Complete Guide to SUP on Lakes, Rivers and Oceans. Check out cookbooks such as Healthy Cooking: At Home with the Culinary Institute of America or Good Housekeeping Light and Healthy Cooking: 250 Delicious, Satisfying, Guilt-free Recipes.

Get ahead at school or work: Need to prepare for an exam or job? Learning Express Library has popular software tutorials for programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator and more. Check out info on  licensing and certification for careers from culinary arts to nursing. For students, there’s SAT, AP and ACT prep.

Find money for college: Tuition Funding Sources is available to help students find scholarships, with more than $41 billion in scholarship awards, along with detailed college and career information and a career personality test.

To access Mango Languages, Learning Express Library and Tuition Funding Sources, visit the eResearch page of the library’s website, select the resource and enter your library card number when prompted. Don’t have a library card? Getting one is free. Need more information? Text us at 760-354-9423, email librarian@carlsbadca.gov or call 602-2038 or 434-2871. 

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