4 New Year’s Resolutions that Caledon Public Library Can Help You Keep!

January is resolution time. Everywhere you turn you’ll find tips and tricks for making — and keeping –resolutions to make you your best self ever. With the right motivation and tools you can do it and Caledon Public Library (CPL) is here to help with these 4 popular resolutions!

  1. Be healthier.
  • Bring your favourite books with you when you exercise. You can download ebooks and audiobooks to your phone using the Libby
  • Find healthy recipes in your favourite magazines, like Eating Well, Weight Watchers or Dr. Oz: the Good Life in the library or online using RDigital or Flipster.
  • The library is full of cookbooks for even the pickiest eater! Curious about keto and want to know more? We have some great resources to discover what this new trend is all about.
  • Meditation helps to relieve and reduce stress so why not sign up for our Mindful Meditation course offered this January.
  • Take the Certificate in Mindfulness or Certificate in Meditation online classes from Gale Courses. You don’t even have to change out of your jammies.
  • Check out a digital copy of Men’s Health or Women’s Health available anytime on your phone or tablet from our RDigital online resource.
  1. Start a new hobby.
  • From beekeeping to finger painting, adult crafts to raising chickens in your backyard, CPL has a busy calendar of events planned every month.
  • Book clubs are still around and thriving with 12 adult book clubs offered at different times and locations throughout the month so there is sure to be one to fit your schedule.
  • For something different, why not join us for Beers & Books at Stratenger’s Restaurant in Bolton on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to chat about your favourite books and perhaps enjoy a pint.
  • Perhaps you are more adventurous and this is your year to see the world. Our A to Z World Travel digital resource covers a multitude of topics that are of interest to those planning an international travel destination. Topics include pre-trip planning, points of interest, excursions, neighborhoods, restaurants, nightlife, as well as health and safety.

  • Check out our newest digital resource Creativebug that offers thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Or drop into one of our Craft Clubs for Adults.
  • CPL now offers 4 flocks of Knit & Knatter. This adult program is dedicated to providing space for fellow needlers to come together, share tips, discuss projects and enjoy the company of those that share the love of yarn. All knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, needle-workers welcome.
  • Of course, the library’s shelves are stocked with “how-to” books of every kind. Car repair! Decoupage! Solar gardening! You can even use your library card to check out passes to TRCA and CVC parks or packets of seeds from our seed library (I’m serious!)…but maybe in the spring.
  • Discover your secret musical talent and borrow one of our new acoustic guitars or ukuleles.
  1. Write a novel
  • Surrounded by thousands of books and words, the library is the perfect place to find that literary inspiration. Consider joining one of our chapters of Writers’ Ink, a welcoming space for writers of all abilities to gather, discuss, critique and socialize about writing. CPL offers 3 chapters so there is sure to be one that’s “write” for you.
  • Computers and printers are available, so you can type your ideas out even if you don’t have a device of your own.
  • Write Fiction Like a Pro. OR Write Your Life Story. how about How to Make Money From Your Writing. These are all free online classes you can take anytime with Gale Courses.

  1. Save your money.
  • I know we’ve already talked about Gale Courses, but you won’t want to miss the Personal Finance
  • If you use the library, you’re already succeeding on this resolution. The value of a CPL membership is $519 per year.  Just by using our resources, attending our programs and borrowing materials, rather than buying them, you are saving money. Download the CPL app today and watch your savings grow!