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Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy “YOU” Year! Want to achieve some of your New Year’s resolutions? Start at the Islip Library! Yes, we can help you!

We have books and ebooks on money & investing
​We also have plenty of books on health and nutrition
  • Eat smarter and healthier: Attend our Eating for Energy Nutrition Program on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm with holistic health counselor Ann Monaco.
  • Get fit and have fun in our all new 6 week Zumba Gold fitness program on Friday mornings at 9:30 am starting on January 27th with licensed Zumba Gold instructor Joy Walker.
Can’t attend our fitness class? Try some of these fitness DVDs at home
  • Manage some of your chronic pain: Try out the MELT Method® exercise program on Saturday mornings from February 11 - March 4 at 10:30 am with Ellen Chiappetta, a certified personal trainer and trained MELT instructor.
  •  Learn a new language: Our free database available through Live-brary.com called Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.
  • Tackle a home improvement project: Our free database, available through Live-brary.com called Home Improvement Reference Center includes magazine articles and reference content as well as videos and images designed to help homeowners tackle home repairs safely. This database provides the latest step-by-step information along with background information and basic tips on topics including electrical, plumbing, woodworking, outdoor projects, maintenance and decorating.
  • Sleep better: Check out some eBooks or Audiobooks on Sleeping available through our Live-brary free downloads service.
  • Online learning: Take an online learning course available for free through Live-brary.com. Course are taught by a variety of professors from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, MIT and many more! There are many courses to choose from.
  • Adopt a pet: A feline friend can’t wait to meet you from the Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Inc., who will be at the library on Saturday, January 14th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. No registration required.
  • Is traveling on your bucket list for 2017? Joan Manahan, a travel consultant for 30 years, will discuss hassle-free and no-fee planning for your dream trip in a two-part workshop on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm & Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm. Attend one or both of the presentations!
  • Donate to a charity: There are many charities out there looking for your money and other household items, but how can you find out which ones are legitimate and gather more information about them? Before deciding which charity to donate to, take a look at this website: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity
  • Volunteer: There are many organizations in the area looking for volunteers. Save the date: Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4-7 pm we are having our Second Annual Volunteer Fair. Many local organizations will be on hand looking for volunteers. If your organization would like to have a recruitment table at our Volunteer Fair, please click here to fill out an online application.
Laurie Aitken

Laurie Aitken

Laurie Aitken has been a librarian at the Islip Public Library since 1997. She is the programming librarian and books almost all of our adult programs. Laurie lives with her husband, two sons, and four chihuahuas. Her interests include reading (mostly nonfiction about dogs and about Christianity), going to the gym, and volunteering at her church. Click here to subscribe to Laurie Aitken's blog posts!

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