250 N. Fifth Street
Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
A Wealth of Resources, All Free - 20 Dec 2014
free ebooks available on our website. What's that? You're more of a music person? Freegal is a free database that allows you to download three songs per week with your library card. Both ebook and music databases have apps that you can download on your smart phone or tablet, giving you or a loved one a great opportunity for portability during the holiday season or any season. Trust me when I say I could go on and on and if you have seen the lady with the purple hair, you likely have been on the receiving end of one of my long speeches (in case you did not know, we also offer great programs for teens, including Kitchen Sink Crafts and a first ever Count Down to Noon Years). We hope to see your smiling faces soon and while all of our staff is more than happy to assist you, you can always ask for the Teen Librarian. I am the only one and I would be happy to help you.
Evergreen Upgrade and Downtime - 20 Dec 2014
Beginningthe evening of December 23rd the Evergreen Indiana online catalog system will be shut down for maintenance and upgrades; it will be back online on December 28th.
To accommodate our patrons during this downtime, all checked out items will have extended due dates during this period,with nothing due Dec. 24 - Dec. 28! Plus, anything returned during this time will be handled as if it were returned on Dec. 23rd. We do ask that you be patient during that time as it will likely take a little longer than usual to get all items checked in.
This downtime also means that from the evening of the 23rd through the 28thyou will not be able to access your regular library account to place holds, renew items, check due dates, or pay fines.
Regarding your Overdrive account; if you have set up your account prior to the Evergreen system shutting down on the 23rd, you will still be able to access that account to download eBooks and audio books. So, if Santa will be bringing you an e-reader for Christmas and you want to be able to borrow electronic items right away, be sure that you have signed into Overdrive and set up your account before the 23rd. You can sign-in using your library card number and PIN HERE.
Include Fitness in Your Holiday Plans - 18 Dec 2014
The last thing we are apt to think about this time of year is fitness. Then when January comes, we groan and moan about the weight we gained and the energy we lost during the holidays. The November/December issue of "Pilates Style" magazine has some tips for us to maintain our fitness routine during this busy time of year:
Do Some De-Stressing: "Putting your fitness routine first will help you manage all the stress that comes this time of year." What better way to beat stress than yoga?
With all the mindful breathing and slow poses, one of these routines will get you relaxed in no time.
Stay Ahead of the "New Year, New You" Game: "Getting back into shape is so much harder than maintaining your exercise routine." We say to ourselves that we'll get back to it when life slows down. But when does that happen? If walking is your choice, walk with one of these DVDs. We have several choices for you by Leslie Sansone and others. One mile is only 15 minutes. Get the family off the couch and get walking.
Every Good Plan Has a Backup: "Whether you skip class for holiday shopping, eat too much fudge, or snooze through your morning class, don't panic." Just get to your library. One of the most popular classes is Zumba. We have a great option, a 7 DVD set that will keep you dancing all December long. You'll feel great when you say hello to 2015.
And don't worry, if you skip these guidelines from "Pilates Style", we'll still be here in January to help you with those New Years Resolutions!