new-years-resolutionEven though we are in the middle of the joys (as well as aggravations) of the holiday season, it may be a good time to start thinking about the fact that 2014 is TOMORROW, and with that comes the opportunity to reflect and consider making some new year’s resolutions.  At the Erlanger Branch in January, we’re offering a series of events that aims to help you have fun while improving a variety of aspects of your life.
January 9, 7pm:  Quick & Tasty Soup Making – If your new year’s resolution is to eat better or just make more time for cooking, then look no further.  Learn to make hearty and delicious soups in this class presented by the Kenton County Cooperative Extension.  Samples will be served!
Book Suggestions:
Soup by Vava Berry ; photography by Yuki Sugiura
Call# 641.813 B534s 2010
Love soup : 160 all-new vegetarian recipes from the author of The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas
Call#641.5636 T454L 2009
Cincinnati & soup : recipes from the Queen City and great soup by Cheri Brinkman
Call# K 641.59771 B858c 2010
loose weightJanuary 14, 7pm: Healthy Weight Loss – Join us for an informative class on how to lose weight by improving your health from the inside out and avoid common mistakes and fitness myths.   Presented by the physician-supervised, Figure Weight Loss Clinic.
Book Suggestions:
No-fad diet: a personal plan for healthy weight loss by The American Heart Association
Call# 613.25 N739f 2011
You, losing weight: the owner’s manual to simple and healthy weight loss by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
Call# 613.25 R741yL 2011
What to eat : the ten things you really need to know to eat well and be healthy! By Luise Light
Call# 613.2 L723w 2006
January 21, 6:30pm: Time Management Tips & Tricks – Back by popular demand, this ever-helpful presentation will show you simple but effective ways to organize your work and personal lives in order to make better use of your time.  You’ll be amazed at how fun organizing your schedule and managing your time can be!
Book Suggestions:
The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R. Covey
Call# 158.1 C873s 2004
Lifehacker : the guide to working smarter, faster and better by Adam Pash and Gina Trapani
Call# 004.16 P281L 2011
Organizing your day : time management techniques that will work for you by Sandra Felton and Marsha  Sims.
Call# 650.11 F327o 2009
January 23, 6pm:  Gaining Respect 101 – In this transformative program presented by area life coaches Kimberly Mitchell and Pam Rettig, you will learn about the nature of respect as well as well as techniques to gain respect in all areas of life.
Book Suggestions:
Smile at strangers : and other lessons in the art of living fearlessly by Susan Schorn
Call# 158 S374s 2013
You! : the journey to the center of your worth by Ed Young
Call# 248.4 Y71y 2005
Power thoughts: achieve your true potential through power thinking by Robert Schuller
Call# 248.4857 S3862p
healthy sleepJanuary 28, 7pm:  Improve Your Sleep – Accomplishing these resolutions will be much more difficult if you don’t get a good night’s rest, as healthy sleep affects all other aspects of your well-being.  Join us for a presentation by local clinical psychologist Dr. Emily Sander, that will give you tips and tricks on how to improve your quality of sleep.
Book Suggestions:
Eat move sleep : how small choices lead to big changes by Tom Rath
Call# 613 R234e 2013
Sound sleep, sound mind : 7 keys to sleeping through the night by Barry Krakow
Call# 616.8498 K89s 2007
Healing sleep: for nights when thoughts keep churning

[CD] by Kelly Howell
Call# 613.79 H859h 2006
These programs at the Erlanger Branch aren’t the only thing that can help you keep a New Year’s Resolution.
Are you looking to improve your job skills or find a new job? All three branches offer computer classes like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Mail Merge. The Library also offers job-related workshops like Job Research Skills Workshop, Target Your Resume Workshop and Interviewing Skills Workshop. There will even be a Job Fair at the Covington location on January 30 from noon-4 p.m.
Some people will resolve to learn their family tree. The Library can help with one-on-one genealogy assistance as well as programs. And if you are looking to spend more time as a family, we can help with that too through library storytimes and other family programs.
You can find a full listing of programs at Do you have a resolution or goal for 2014? Share with us!