Learn Something New in 2022

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what you have achieved and set new goals for the months to come. While a lot of resolutions center around letting go of bad habits, others can set you on the path of learning new things. Is there a language you’ve always wanted to learn? Or, maybe, you want to master graphic design? This is the time to set achievable learning resolutions that will actually benefit you in the long run. Not sure where to start? Here are some options you can explore with your Markham Public Library card:

  1. Learn a New Language

While travel plans may seem far, far away, it is always a good time to learn a new language! With Mango Languages, you can learn conversational skills in over XX languages! Try to set aside at least 15 minutes a day to complete the lessons, after all, that’s over 90 hours of language learning each year.

  1. Master Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

In today’s world, graphic design touches all aspects of our lives. Whether you want to impress your boss with a unique visual presentation, or you want to make custom family greeting cards, Adobe Photoshop and Abode Illustrator are a great place to start. Checkout our LearningExpress courses on Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to get started.

  1. Discover Genealogy with Ancestry

Your library card gives you free access to Ancestry.com Library Edition, where you can discover billions of historical documents and photos from the 1500s to the 2000s. Records, like census data, marriage licenses, immigration documents, and more, give you the unique opportunity to learn more about the past. Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can get started with Ancestry.

  1. Up Your Social Media Game

Did you know that in Canada alone, there were 31.76 million social media users in 2021? The current population of Canada sits just over 38 million, meaning that about 84% of Canadians utilize social networks on a regular basis. Are you behind on all the latest social media apps? With your library card, you can access quick tutorials for all of the popular platforms. Learn how to set up your profile, protect your privacy, and more.

  1. Improve Your Cooking Skills

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that you must know how to cook in order to survive a lockdown. Your library card gives you access to dozens of cooking and baking courses that teach you the 101 around the kitchen. Discover cooking courses with Universal Class. You can also practice your skills by exploring our collection of cookbooks. Here’s a great place to start:

The Best Food e-Books of 2021

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Here are our top picks for this year's most mouth-watering titles.






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