Whether you’re a big fan of New Year’s resolutions or not, I think most of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year, and looking ahead in January. Technology and resources at Heights Libraries can help you achieve your goals in 2015. Here are some tech related New Year’s resolutions.
1. Master Technology You Already Have or Learn a New skill
The library can help you do this! Have an iPad collecting dust at home? Want to learn basic computer skills? Always wanted to master Microsoft Excel or learn how to make presentations in PowerPoint? Come take free computer classes at the library; we can help you learn new tech skills in 2015!
Winter 2015 computer class schedule: http://bit.ly/14zSJwL
2. Use Technology to Improve Your Health
Mobile apps can help you achieve whatever health goals you have set for 2015. Here are some ideas:
Stress Meditations: Meditation app from the Cleveland Clinic
Argus: Pedometer app also tracks calories, water consumption, heart rate, sleep patterns
Lose It!: Enter food eaten and exercise to track weight loss
Lumen Trails: Everything in one place! Track time, weight, workouts, expenses, to-dos, budget, gifts
Luminosity: Games designed by neuroscientists to enhance memory, attention, other cognitive skills
Wunderlist: To-do lists, reminders, the app that helps you get things done!
3. Spend Less
If spending less or improving finances are goals for 2015, the library is a great resource! Did you know that the library has eBooks, streaming movies, magazines and music available to you anytime, for free?? Instead of buying these items in 2015, come find them at the library.
Freegal Music – Three free song downloads per week
Hoopla Movies, TV Shows and music – Ten album/item downloads per month
OverDrive eBooks, audiobooks and movies – Up to 20 downloads at one time
Zinio Magazines – No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of items you can download!
*Music/books/videos downloaded via Hoopla and OverDrive expire, but the Freegal and Zinio downloads have no expiration period.