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Ah yes, the timeless tradition of the New Year’s resolution. The holidays are passed, the slate is clean, and your resolution has been pronounced to everyone you know. You are determined. No sooner do you get started when … it all falls apart. Fear not, this year will be different. This year you exercise the power of your library card to guide your resolution to reality. Here are a few ways your card can jump-start your resolve in 2017.

  • Learn a New Language: Full access to Rosetta Stone online, the world’s leading language learning tool, free with your library card.
  • Get Your Dream Job:  With JobNow, you get free online career preparation assistance with your library card. Includes live interview coaching, resume assistance and career guidance.
  • Travel More: An up-to-date selection of inspirational travel books, guides and DVDs await you. Explore your dream destinations and start planning (and packing).
  • Build Your Family Tree: With access to Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, exploring your family story has never been easier. Discover your roots and see what surprises await.
  • Lose Weight, Start Your Own Business, Become an Artist, Learn Something New: Gale Courses are interactive, online, instructor-led courses. Normally $99…they’re absolutely free with your library card. From digital photography to human anatomy, there are more than 300 to choose from. Change your life while learning at your own pace, on your own time.

And that is just the beginning; find out what your library can do for you. Any resident of Waukesha County can get a card. For help accessing the online tools mentioned above, visit the Elm Grove Library or call 262-782-6717.

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