New Year’s Resolution: Learn Something New

Submitted by CCCL_RobynB

Are you making any resolutions for 2022? If one of your resolutions is to learn a new skill, or brush up on an old one, the library can help you out. Here are five fun things to learn this year: 

  1. Pick up a new instrument. Did you know that we have ukuleles you can check out? And don’t forget a book to learn some chords.
  2. Get on the gardening trend. We’ve got tons of great gardening content, from basics to advanced tips. Check out the Master Gardener webinars on everything from seed saving to garden pests. Several library branches also feature seed libraries, where you can pick up seeds to plant for free. I hope to plant a small herb garden this year! 
  3. Become a history buff. If you want to sharpen your Jeopardy skills, there are a lot of resources to help you. Yes, we’ve got books, but we also have a large selection of online resources that you can access from anywhere with your library card. This year I’ll be diving deeper into Black history with Black Life in America and Black Freedom Struggle, resources that include photos, articles, and primary sources. 
  4. Learn how to code. Raspberry Pi might sound like a delicious dessert, but it’s actually a small computer system that you can learn programming and coding with. Check one out today. 
  5. Refresh your language skills. You have free access to Rosetta Stone with your library card and you can choose from 30 languages to learn. There are many skill levels, so it’s perfect for both beginners and those who are more advanced. I’m going to try my hand at Italian!