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Library Matters is a podcast by Montgomery County Public Libraries exploring the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning.
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Library Matters is a podcast of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) in Montgomery County, MD. Each episode we explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Library Matters is hosted by Julie Dina, Outreach Associate, Lauren Martino, Children's Librarian at our Silver Spring branch, and David Payne, Branch Manager of our Davis branch and Acting Branch Manager of our Potomac branch.  

Jan 30, 2018

Episode Summary: Hosts Julie Dina, Lauren Martino, and David Payne talk about New Years resolutions. Are they helpful? What are some strategies for keeping them? How can MCPL help you make a change?

Recording Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hosts: Julie Dina, Lauren Martino, and David Payne

Featured MCPL Resource: February is Library Lovers Month. The Library Lovers Month Kickoff event will take place at Aspen Hill Library, February 3, 2018 at 11 AM. It will feature an interactive STEM show and a hands-on booth “Bubbling Potions and Explosions” by the Science Guys of Baltimore. Here are some other fun events to help you express your love for libraries

What Our Hosts Are Reading:

Julie Dina: Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi

Lauren Martino: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, whose other well known books include Gone Crazy in Alabama and One Crazy Summer

David Payne: A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré, who also wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Books and other MCPL Resources Mentioned During this Episode:

Artist Works: Unlimited access to beginning through advanced, self-paced video lessons for instruments, voice and physical art. NOTE: Our subscription to Artist Works does not currently include quizzes. 

Broke Millenial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry

Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, who also wrote Being Mortal

Gale Courses: High-quality, free courses and career training programs offered entirely online. 

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Learning Express: Offers online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to improve job search and workplace skills; reading, writing, math, and basic science comprehension; and career certification, licensure and education testing skills. 

Lynda.com: Learn new skills online! Lynda.com offers over 6,000 courses in business, technology, and creative endeavors taught by industry experts. 

The 21 Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom by Michelle Singletary

Other Items of Interest:

Habitica: App mentioned by host Lauren Martino that turns adopting good habits and avoiding bad ones into a game. 

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