Online programs & info from South Plainfield Library

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Visit our website for a regularly updated schedule of all our programs!
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For your convenience, we’ve compiled links to essential COVID-19 resources on our website. Just go to our homepage at http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/ and click on COVID-19.

Classic movie list

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movie reelHere’s the complete list of freely available classic movies, shorts/cartoons, and movie intros by Mr Ken (who also selects the movies) that we’ve been posting every week on our Facebook page since April 2020. Links to new movies are added here weekly. Enjoy!
…CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOVIE LINKS!

BBB Scam Alert: How to spot a parking ticket scam

“Watch out for this new twist on an old scam. Scammers are using new technology to create fake parking tickets that look surprisingly official. It could be a scam if you receive a parking ticket and are confident that you parked legally…”
https://www.bbb.org/article/scams/28052-bbb-scam-alert-how-to-spot-a-parking-ticket-scam

Webfinder: Learning Disabilities

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Accessible Educational Materials – Resources to help you get started using accessible materials and technologies.

Additude Magazine – Information and practical advice for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. (WebMD LLC; site includes advertisements)

Disability Discrimination: Frequently Asked Questions – Explains federal laws Section 504 …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

New Year’s Resolutions

Information iconRELATED LIBRARY MATERIALS: Health!
RELATED LIBRARY MATERIALS: Happiness!
RELATED LIBRARY MATERIALS: Prosperity!

If you are making New Year’s Resolutions, the links below might help you with some of them:
Be a better parent
Help others: find volunteer opportunities …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Merry Christmas!

https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/christmasday.pdf
https://web.extension.illinois.edu/trees/
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/holidayfun/dec.html
http://bookdb.nextgoodbook.com/booklist/w/a766f9d4b53cef2071389c94bbbdd56a/l/242032
https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/occasions/christmas/nations-top-30-christmas-carols/
https://santa-claus.procon.org/history-of-santa-claus/
https://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/exhibits/christmas-around-the-world/trees-and-traditions/assyria-to-denmark/
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/6_simple_practices_to_handle_holiday_stress

Webfinder: Automobiles

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Battery Maintenance – Explains how to perform routine maintenance on your car battery, with clear illustrations. See also Troubleshooting a Car That Won’t Start and other car repair & maintenance how-tos (from the publishers of the For Dummies books; site includes advertisements). Got a dead battery? Car Talk provides a printable illustrated guide to Jump-Starting Your Car (NPR; site includes advertisements).

Car Care Tips  – Advice on keeping your vehicle in top condition, along with DIY tips, and more (Car Care Council / Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association). See also NIASE blog.

Car Repair & Maintenance For Dummies – A library of free, well-illustrated how-to articles …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Needlework

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Stitch Guide (Annie’s Crafts) – Online lessons in knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, beading, and more, plus A-Z stitch guides.

Craft Yarn Council Learning Center – Lessons in the basics of crochet and knitting.

Knitty.com – Free knitting patterns and instructions for sweaters, hats, scarves, accessories, and more. …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Grief & the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenge for those who are grieving. For helpful advice on coping, see:
https://americanhospice.org/working-through-grief/coping-with-holidays-and-family-celebrations/
https://www.rememberingalife.com/pages/grief-and-the-holidays
==> More grief resources: http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/useful/health.htm#grief

Webfinder: Meditation & Stress Reduction

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NOTE: Relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people, but those with serious physical or mental health problems should discuss relaxation techniques with their health care providers. (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

Relaxation Techniques for Health: What You Need To Know – Reviews the scientific evidence for the effectiveness – or ineffectiveness – of relaxation techniques in managing a variety of health problems.  (2021, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

6 Mindfulness Exercises That Each Take Less Than 1 Minute – Quick & easy mindfulness exercises for people who don’t want to do …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS POST!