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Your Library: The Place for Mental & Social Well-Being this Winter

Keep Your Mind and Social Calendar Active This Winter

There’s no better time to read than on cold winter days. Enter to win prizes for reading any format or genre now through March 4. Visit your library and enter your titles to win a Cozy Reading prize bundle, featuring a custom fleece blanket, mug with hot cocoa and more!

Keep book club going year-round with Book Club Bags. Get ten copies of popular titles with discussion questions, curated by Readers Advisory Librarian, Mary Olson. “It’s my job to know what groups want to read, which books will challenge them, and the titles that will create great discussion among them.” says Olson. Order yours at, then pick up at your nearest library. Audiobooks and eBooks are available too.

Snowed in? Don’t worry. Access reading and entertainment with free library apps on your device or TV.

  • The Libby app features eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.
  • Kanopy is a film streaming service with thousands of award-winning, indie, and documentary films.
  • Hoopla offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, TV shows and now offers MasterClass online courses in hundreds of topics taught by the best in the business. Explore cooking with Gordon Ramsay, work on your tennis swing with Serena Williams, or perfect your photography skills with Annie Leibovitz. It’s an exciting way to learn new skills and hobbies during the winter so you are ready to impress in the spring.

Health & Wellness Events

Lunch & Learn

Lodi Library - Thurs., Jan. 26, 12:00 pm

Learn how to stay fit while you sit. Lunch provided.

Salsa Dance Class

Buckeye Library - Thurs., Jan. 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

LeSalsa Cleveland Dance Studio teaches this energetic Latin dance. Then taste test salsa samples. Register with a partner required.

Food Habits for a Healthy Heart

Brunswick Library - Tues., Feb. 21, 6:30 pm

Learn which foods support heart cardiovascular health. Recipes and samples provided.

Register at

  • Mary Olsen