Through OneClickdigital patrons of the Wellington Public Library now have access to over 3,200 downloadable audio books. These audio books can be loaded on to most reasonably new MP3 players, iPods, smart phones as well as computers.

Visit the library’s web catalog at www.aspencat.info and click on the link to OneClickdigital to get started. Patrons use their library card number to set up an account and then download the OneClickdigital Media Manager software. The library has tutorial sheets to help you get started downloading from OneClickdigital.

By Gene Ann Trant, Director

The OneClickdigital Audiobook collection, provided by Recorded Books, offers both fiction and nonfiction titles and includes current, popular authors like J.D. Robb, Umberto Eco and Janet Evanovich. Browse, check out, download and listen through your computer or transfer to a portable device. Use the Advanced Search or find titles by browsing the Newly Added, Featured, or What’s Popular sections. You can save your book searches, rate titles and share what you’re listening to through Facebook and Twitter.

Wellington is a member of the AspenCat Union Catalog, managed by the Colorado Library Consortium. CLiC arranged for this cooperative purchase of downloadable audiobooks for all AspenCat library patrons. AspenCat has almost 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs and other items from 30 different libraries in Colorado in its catalog.

Since 1963, to encourage Americans to join the battle against cardiovascular diseases, Congress proclaims February as “American Heart Month.” Cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart disease, is the number one health problem and causes more deaths than any other disease in the United States.

The Wellington Public Library has many books and DVDs to help you develop a healthier lifestyle that will aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. To get you started on the path to a healthier lifestyle, here are just a few of the titles that the library has available: “Complete Guide to Women’s Heart Health” from the American Heart Association; “Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure” by Dr. Aggie Casey; “Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol” by Dr. Mason Freeman; “Healthy Heart, Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook” by Dr. Bonnie Polin; “Take It to Heart, the Real Deal on Women and Heart Disease” by Pamela Serure; “Seven Steps to Stop a Heart Attack” by Dr. Bob Arnot; “Get Moving for Weight Loss” DVD; “Yoga Weight-Loss Workout for Dummies” DVD.

You can also check out the American Heart Association website for tips on living a healthier lifestyle. Just go to www.americanheart.org.

February is also Black History Month. The library has books and videos for both adults and children on Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, other civil-rights leaders, and the civil-rights movement. An excellent website for Black History Month and the civil-rights movement is www.infoplease.com/spot/bhm1.html

Do you and your preschooler need an opportunity to get out of the house during the cold days of winter? Give yourself a break and come to story and craft time at the library. The February preschool story and craft times are Feb. 14 and 28 at 11 a.m.

The next meeting of the book discussion group is on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the library. We are discussing “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Foer. Contact the library if you would like a copy.

You can now find the Wellington Public Library on Facebook. Some of the things we are posting include reminders of programs and events, announcements, and new books arriving at the library. Check us out and become a fan.

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