Top 10 Things to Do in January
Not only is it a new month, it’s a whole new year. There’s a lot of pressure to recreate yourself and become a “new you,” but what if you don’t become new, what if you just become a slightly better version of the you that you already are? Here are just a few things you can do this month with CALS that can set you on a new path in 2024 (or at the very least, get you out of the house).
- Learn a new language
- With Mango Languages, you can dive into a new language; the learning is divided into chapters that get increasingly challenging. Choose from over 60 languages. Sign up here.
- Get Organized
- Made in Arkansas Film Festival – Reel Realities: A Night of Documentary Shorts (Jan. 11, 7 p.m.)
- This event will occur monthly, so plan accordingly. The first month kicks off with seven short documentaries plus a Q&A session with filmmakers. Buy tickets here.
- Get to know Kanopy
- With your CALS card you get 30 credits each month (most movies “cost” 3 credits). Watch TV series, short films, and new releases from A24, BBC, PBS and more. Log in here.
- Expand your skills with LinkedIn Learning
- With over 16,000 videos, there’s something new to learn with LinkedIn Learning. Expert-led training in an on-demand format allows you to work at your own pace. Choose from a variety of business, creative, and technology skills. Get started today.
- Start a book club
- And let CALS help! Book club kits are an easy way to manage your book club; simply reserve your title and pick up 10 copies all at once. Kits book out early, so plan your whole year now. Learn more about CALS book club kits here.
- Volunteer with CALS
- Start the year off by giving back to your community through CALS. If you have a knack for math, CountUP could use your help as a tutor. If your skills are a little more general, sign up to be a volunteer with CALS. They help throughout the system with day-to-day activities but also help with specific things like the CALS Used Book Sale and the Six Bridges Book Festival.
- Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing – Exhibition on Screen (Jan 13, 4 p.m.)
- If you enjoyed the screening of “Klimt and the Kiss,” then you need to carve out the time to experience this exhibition on screen. Buy tickets here.
- Digitize your Business Series (Jan 29-Feb 2)
- If starting your own business is on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, then look no further. The Digital Services team has created a week-long series that will help you design, budget and email your way to a lucrative side hustle. Register for all five events or only the ones you need help with.
- Find out more about your family
- You’ve done the 23 and Me, so you know who your family is, but do you really know who they were? With the help of Roberts Library you can dive into a variety of local and national resources. Dig through the resources here and stay up to date on events to help you become a genealogy sleuth.