Electrify Your Winter 2

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Spring is here! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the end of the school year is in sight-but it's no time to stop learning. The Engage Your Brain Experience To Go Kit offers myriad ways to grow and stretch that space between your ears, to learn new things, and keep your mind sharp so you can live your best life. Try seven days of brain teasers, or a stimulating game of Set, or a well-crafted musical composition to promote brain health and keep you sharp. 

If you're looking for a more social way to sharpen your wits, please join us for Trivia Night at the Library! Bring a team or make new friends by joining someone else. It's tons of fun, and a great way to put that random knowledge to work in a fun and relaxed environment. 

Feeling impatient for spring to finally arrive? Pick up one of our Calm Your Winter Experience To Go Kits. Learn to meditate and relax through the end of winter with the kit's how-to book on meditation and relaxing music CD. Tired of the gray Michigan skies? The kit also has a coloring book and pencils for you to add a little color to your life. Stay calm--spring is almost here!

By February, New Year's resolutions are notorious for being broken. However, slipping up doesn't mean you should abandon your goals completely. Reboot getting healthier and fit intentions with the Experience to Go Kit, Small Steps: Get Healthy.. Each kit contains a cookbook, music CD, timer and exercise suggestions. It's never too late to start over with a clean slate! 

When the weather outside is frightful, the Library has you covered. Check out entertaining and educational video from the library without leaving the comfort of your home, with streaming video from Kanopy or Hoopla (or both!). These services offer movies and television for all ages, and its content is always available with your CPL card. 

Did you know that Kanopy Kids specializes in curating collections of mindful entertainment for developing minds? Both Kanopy and Hoopla offer a wide assortment of animated children's tales, including classics such as The Snowy Day-one of our favorites! Click here to learn more about Kanopy Kids.  
 

As part of Electrify Your Winter, we are introducing a brand new collection. Experience To Go Kits are designed to help you out when you want to try something new, but don't know quite where to begin. These start-up kits are filled with fun tools, books, music and more to drive away your winter blues. We created a variety of kits to help you jump-start that New Year's resolution, enjoy a family night or simply have a calmer, sunnier week.

From January 2nd until the end of April, we have the following kits:

Come on in and take one home!

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Engage Your Brain Kit is filled with Seven Days of Brain Teasers, a CD of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, a SET card game and a Rubik's cube to help you maximize your brain health, and have fun doing it. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you train your brain:

  • Stream music and create your own playlists with one of our streaming music services, Alexander Street Press.
  • Learn a new language with Mango Languages or Pronunciator; all you need is your library card!
  • Engage your brain at these websites:
    • NeuroNation--The fitness station for your brain.
    • Web Sudoku-- Test your logic skills with these number puzzles.
    • Brain Turk-- Brain training games for all!
  • Download an app to stay sharp on the go:
    • Elevate (Android, iOS): Improve your focus, memory, processing speed and math skills.
    • Brain Dots (Android, iOS): Use two balls, a pencil, and flexible thinking to stay sharp.

 

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Calm Your Winter Kit is filled with a coloring book and pencils (because coloring isn't just for kids anymore), a book on meditation and a relaxing music CD. Come in and check one out!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you to keep calm and color on.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Dance Party Kit includes a disco light, an awesome mixtape CD and dance cards to get you movin' and groovin' with your favorite people. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to get your toes tapping:

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Get Healthy Kit is filled Exercise Choices, Compliments (to keep you motivated), a Mixtape Workout CD and a nutritious cookbook. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you take small steps toward big health changes.

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