January 2013

What’s New · New Year, New You!

A new year, a clean slate, and endless possibilities! Whatever your New Year's resolutions are, the Library can help. Make 2013 your best year ever by taking advantage of our outstanding online resources and services!

Learn a new language

The Mango Languages language instruction program is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Transparent Language Online uses flashcards to help you memorize words and phrases in a new language. It also includes individual progress reports, proficiency tests, and specialized tools to help perfect your pronunciation skills.

Signing Savvy is a unique online resource and reference tool that can help increase your vocabulary or improve your everyday American Sign Language signing skills.

Our downloadable audiobook collection includes titles from the Pimsleur Language Instruction series.

Find some new books to read

Books and Authors Books and Authors

Browse Books & Authors by title, author, or genre; look through hundreds of booklists in the Expert Picks section; or use the "Who?What?When?Where?" feature to specify the character type, location, subject, or time period of the book you'd like to read.

NoveList Plus covers both fiction and nonfiction and offers lots of great features for readers such as plot summaries, book reviews, author readalikes, book discussion guides, and series information.

Download an Ebook or Audiobook

Our Downloadables Collection includes thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from bestselling authors that can be downloaded to a wide variety of tablets (iPad, Nexus, etc.), ereaders (Kindle, Nook, etc.), and smartphones. Need some help getting started? Make plans to attend an upcoming "Introduction to Ebooks" program.

Manage Your money

The Morningstar Investment Research Center puts a wealth of financial info at your fingertips: research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds; build and analyze an investment portfolio; learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.

Download Music Download Music

Freshen up your music library

Use our Download Music service from Freegal to download up to five MP3 songs per week from Sony Music’s extensive catalog. Hundreds of thousands of songs in over 100 genres of music are available to download. All the music is free and can be kept forever!

Explore your family history

Ancestry Library Edition contains Federal Census records (1790-1940); birth, marriage, and death records; passenger and immigration lists; and city directories.This resource is only available in library agencies.

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives includes over 50 million pages of historical documents; census records from 1860 and 1930; documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII; historical newspapers; and naturalization documents.

Discover a new career

Use JobNow to work with live, expert job coaches on every phase of the job search process--from career coaching to resume assistance to interview tips.

Career Transitions is a self-paced resource designed to help you identify career interests and new career paths based on past experience. You'll also finds tips and advice about writing resumes and cover letters and prepping for job interviews.

Universal Class Universal Class

Learn a new skill

Take your computer skills to the next level with the interactive courses in Learning Express Library. Topics include: Adobe Dreamweaver/Flash/Illustrator, Micosoft Access/Excel/PowerPoint/Publisher, and Windows/Mac Operating Systems. Videos and screencasts make learning easy while quizzes help assess your progress.

Universal Class contains over 500 online continuing education classes on many subjects, including: arts and photography, cooking, crafts and hobbies, financial management, office skills, and career training. The self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who provide continuous feedback on your progress.

Last but not least...

Most of these resources can be accessed from the comfort of home 24/7! The only thing you'll need is your library card and PIN. Don't have a library card? Use our online application to sign up for one today!