New Year, New You?

Last year I swore it would be a New Year, New Me type of attitude. Well at least when it came to my eating habits. I had informed everyone in my family and my fiancé that 2017 would be the year I would start watching what I ate and start to eat healthier and exercise. Well as we already know, changing a lifestyle of eating habits overnight is no walk on the park.

It’s been a whole year now and I have changed a couple of things in my eating habits. I eat less candy, no chocolate, and a little bit of chips but not too often. But, the most important thing is I’ve been getting ingredients that are low sodium or reduced fat. However, that still isn’t enough. I need to do more so I can feel more energetic and just overall start on a cleaner diet. Luckily, Fountaindale has many useful databases that can help.

I decided to try Gale Courses. I searched cooking and looked through the many results it gave me. I then looked at the start dates and selected one that I found worked with my work schedule and clicked, “enroll now.” I then, selected my course start date, clicked “continue”, and created a free Gale Courses account with my library card. After I registered to the course, I received an email with a confirmation number. The class I signed up for was, Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals to teach me how to eat better.

Start Course dates are:

  • January 17, 2018
  • February 14, 2018
  • March 14, 2018
  • April 11, 2018

Before starting a course, it gives you all the information you need. It provides the syllabus that contains all the information you need to know and what the next 6 weeks will be like. It also provides the requirements that will be needed in order to complete this course, which in this case is only an email and internet. I believe this is a fun class to take and to learn more about cooking. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to bring up the flavor and start eating healthier this New Year join me. Or sign up for another class. Better late than never, I say. Let the lessons begin!

food blog -DR

 

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Free PlayStation Plus Games in January 2018

Are you ready PlayStation Plus Subscribers? This January Sony is offering up a couple games for free. All PlayStation + subscribers who have either PS4, PS3, or PS Vista need to get ready to play because its game time.

= Owned by Fountaindale Public Library

(Along are also included OpenCritic scores)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

PS4: 

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (82% on OpenCritic)  √
  • Batman: the Telltale Series (71% on OpenCritic)

PS3: 

  • Sacred 3 (55% on OpenCritic)  √
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales (73% on OpenCritic)

PS Vita / Crossbuy PS4 :

  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory (77% on OpenCritic)
  • Uncanny Valley (62% on OpenCritic)

PS VR (Jan. – March 6)

  • Starblood Arena (68% on OpenCritic)

Pretty exciting games coming up this new year, but don’t forget about the free games still available this December.

PS4: 

  • Darksiders II: Deathfinitive Edition
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends  

PS3: 

  • Syberia Collection
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories

PS Vita :

  • Forma.8 (crossbuy)
  • Wanted Corp

Don’t forget to check our library’s catalog at http://fountaindale.org or call at 630-759-2102 to see if the video game is available or place a hold. If you don’t have a library card just give us a call or check out the library’s website to see what forms are accepted.  http://fountaindale.org/about/faq

-DR

Top New Artist of 2017

Here are Billboards year end charts:

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  1. Lil Uzi Vert

 

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2. Khalid

 

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3. Niall Horan

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4. Kodak Black

 

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5. 21 Savage

 

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6. James Arthur

 

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7. Cardi B

 

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8. XXXTentacion

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9. Harry Styles

 

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10. Brett Young

Check out our catalog at http://fountaindale.org or give us a call at 630-759-2102 and see what albums of these artist albums are available or place a hold.

-DR