Let Carlsbad City Library Help You in 2014

A reader at Carlsbad City Library. Photo: Sam Wells.
A reader at Carlsbad City Library. Photo: Sam Wells.

Carlsbad City Library is here to help you thrive in 2014. Here are some of the ways your local library can help you manage stress, reach professional goals and become healthier in the new year.  

Business success: Attend one of the library’s free business workshops. The four-workshop series kicks off on Jan. 28 with “Building Business on Facebook” and continues on Feb. 25 with business financing, March 25 with business plans, and April 22 with “Doing Business in Carlsbad.” Looking for a book to boost your professional success? Check out The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen Covey.

Learn a new language: The library now has two online language learning systems, Mango Languages and Pronunciator. They’re free to use with your library card, and they even offer free apps for learning on the go. Available languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, German and more.

Exercise and nutrition: The library has hundreds of books, eBooks and DVDs to help you meet your health and fitness goals. Check out our yoga DVDs or learn about stand-up paddleboarding with the book The Art of Stand Up Paddling: A Complete Guide to SUP on Lakes, Rivers and Oceans. Check out cookbooks such as Good Housekeeping Light and Healthy Cooking: 250 Delicious, Satisfying, Guilt-Free Recipes. New to cooking? Try Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes by Sam Zien.

Stress management: The library has hundreds of books and eBooks covering stress management. A couple recommended by our librarians: How to Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson and The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown.

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, Pronunciator 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 760-602-2038 or 760-434-2871.


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