We're about to embark on a new year, and even if you're not a New Year's Resolution person, you might view this time of year - and the turning of the calendar - as a chance to evaluate goals for the next 12 months. No matter how large or small your vision may be, the Free Library is here to help! Here are a few ideas to get you started as we head into 2023:
Learn a New Skill
A Free Library card opens up a whole new world of digital learning with access to LinkedIn Learning, an online training and learning tool for business, software, technology, creative skills, and more. Offering thousands of training and development courses taught by industry experts, LinkedIn Learning offers tutorials in five languages. You will find courses and training videos on everything from web design to media production, management to entrepreneurship, Photoshop to guitar playing!
Focus on Wellness
Did you know the Free Library offers fitness classes? It's true! Around our system we host programs designed to help you get moving and take care of your body, with offerings including yoga, meditation, and even walking groups! But if you'd rather work out in the comfort and privacy of your own home, don’t fret! A library card gives you access to a plethora of books and DVDs to borrow—just browse our catalog!
Learn a New Language
Whether you’re aiming to learn a new language or brush up on one you already know, you can add a foreign language to your repertoire using Mango Languages! We also offer language learning classes, supporting the individual literacy and learning goals of all Philadelphians through our Languages and Learning Center.
Play a Musical Instrument
By checking out an instrument from our Musical Instrument Collection, you have many notes at your fingertips—and not just musical notes! The Music Department within Parkway Central Library offers support from librarians, sheet music, instructional guides, and of course, free concerts that can inspire you as you make progress on your own. This very special collection recently celebrated its sixth birthday, and we can't wait to keep bringing the gift of music to our city for many more years!
Drowning in junk? Take charge and get organized with these books and resources on clutter, organization, time management, and what to do with unwanted possessions.
Do you have a New Year's Resolution or a goal, hope, or dream for 2023? Maybe it's as simple as reading more books—you know we can help with that! Or maybe, deservedly so, it's to focus on self-care! Whatever you decide on, we wish you a very happy and healthy new year and can't wait to join you for the ride!