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Check it out @ the Library January 17th

Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim. The Courage to Rise by Liz Arch. Transparent Language Online. RB Digital.

Check it out @ The Library

New Year, New You!  Check out some books to help with those resolutions.

Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim.  Zen Buddhist monk and author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Haemin Sunim turns his unique perspective and wisdom towards the necessity of self-care.  Haemin asserts that one must come to accept themselves and their flaws, as the flaws make us who and what we are.  If you can come to love yourself, it becomes that much easier to care for the people around us.  Using the example of airplane emergencies, just as one must secure their own oxygen first, we must be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world at large. 

The Courage to Rise by Liz Arch.  Following her own traumatic experiences, Liz Arch found herself searching for a path to mental and physical wellbeing.  Looking at the effects of trauma and stress on the brain and body, Arch created a program to bring together the mind and the body to heal the whole person.  With a focus on movement, mindfulness, and nutrition, Arch asserts that both mental and physical health are improved at the same time.  Outlined in the body portion are twelve primal yoga movement sequences.  For the brain, meditations and mindfulness exercises designed to set new, healthier patterns of behavior.  Finishing with the gut, there are thirty recipes to fuel the body and promote an improved lifestyle. 

If part of your resolution involves learning a new language or brushing up on one you may already know, check our Transparent Language Online, easily accessible through our website.  There are over 100 languages available with more added regularly, and an extensive collection of English as a second language options.  Transparent Language can be used on any internet-connected computer as well as on Android and iOS with the Transparent app.  Learn the alphabet, build core skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and put them all together through learning activities designed to reinforce the lessons and build familiarity with the language.  New to Transparent Language Online, in conjunction with the ESL section is an American Citizenship test prep course. 

RB Digital has an online magazine collection spanning subjects from cooking to crafts and home décor to DIY.  With no checkout limit or due-dates, the magazines are yours for as long as needed.  RB Digital has apps for Android, iOS, and kindle fire as well as desktop apps for Windows and Mac.  With some titles, if you check out every issue as it comes out you can set up an automatic checkout whenever a new issue becomes available.  There are back issues of many magazines available and your checkouts sync across devices when you create your account.  RB Digital also offers audiobooks in a variety of genres and subjects. 

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