Check it Out! Sedona Public Library Autumn 2015 | Page 4

Participants report being motivated to change their lifestyles after they were screened—some were even made aware of serious health issues by taking part in the program. Regardless of your approach to healthcare, whether you favor conventional, alternative, or complementary remedies, you’ll find a book, newsletter, or magazine to guide you. The Library adds the latest diet, exercise, and health books every month—and if you don’t find what you need, a reference librarian can help you locate it. Connecting You to Lifelong Learning Whether you want to take up knitting, learn a new language, or acquire accounting skills, the Library has what you need to make your goals a reality in a format that suits your learning style. Exercise your brain with one of the many continuing education opportunities available online from the Library. Universal Class, LearningExpress, and Mango Languages offer courses for your personal enrichment or professional advancement. There are dozens of classes to pick from—visit our website or talk to a librarian to find the right course for you. Enjoy live presentations? Attend the Library’s popular Arizona Humanities speaker events and learn about history, archaeology, music, food, culture, and more. In response to community demand, we’ve doubled the number of Arizona Humanities programs offered, from six to twelve per year. Connecting You to Financial Security No matter what your financial or career status, the Library can connect you to resources to help you with money matters and employment. We offer a public computer dedicated to job-seekers that provides Internet access, word processing software, free printing, and special features for job applicants. Over the years, library reference staff have helped many individuals apply for and secure local jobs. You might know someone who started their career at the Library! Every year, the Library cooperates with the AARP Foundation to offer tax help. AARP Tax-Aide provides free tax help for taxpayers, with special attention to those who are 60 and older. From February through April, trained volunteers are available to prepare returns and answer questions in the Library’s community room. Connecting You to Technology Technology and the digital landscape are changing every day, and the Library enables you to stay connected to the latest innovations. Library patrons and visitors have access to Internet computers, Wi-Fi, and printing, scanning, and faxing services. Free classes and workshops help you keep up-to-date with mobile devices and personal computers. Want to explore the world of ereaders and e-books? Check out one of our pre-loaded Nooks or download ebooks to your own e-reader through the Library’s OverDrive digital collection. As you can see, the Library connects our community in so many ways. Come to the Library and tap into knowledge and information, recreation and clubs, art and culture, computers and technology, and so much more. At Sedona Public Library, the possibilities are endless, so dream big! A new and modern choice for eyecare in Sedona, Village of Oak Creek and the Verde Valley 928-239-9901 4 check it out >