New Year, New Vision
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New Year, New Vision

Do you have a vision for the new year? Are you living that vision? Come declare it boldly with a vision board! At this goalsetting event, you’ll create a visualization of your goals, meet new friends and build a community.

Vision Boards are a great way to create ways to achieve your latest goals. Come into Schimelpfenig Library on Dec. 14 at 7 pm for Vision Board Party to meet new friends and get creative. We will tackle goals through visual representations and reminders. You can place your vision board somewhere you can look at often to keep you focused and on track.

In addition to the library resource listed below, Development Coordinator Kristin Linscott talks about vision and goal setting in the third episode of the Plano Library Speaks podcast. Listen here on the blog or wherever you get your podcasts.

Library Resources


100 techniques: master a lifetime of cooking skills, from basic to bucket list by America’s Test Kitchen: This book is a great way to look through recipes from the simple to the incredible. If your New Year resolution is to be a better cook, this might be the place to start looking for inspiration. |Print|

Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval: Fueled by a vision for distinctive design, stunning photography, and unexpected narratives, Accidentally Wes Anderson is a passport to inspiration and adventure. Perfect for modern travelers and fans of Wes Anderson’s distinctive aesthetic, this is an invitation to look at your world through a different lens. |Print|

Atlas Obscura: an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders by Joshua Foer: Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders– the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan’s 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell and so much more! |Print|

The big bucket list book: 133 experiences of a lifetime by Gin Sander: The Big Bucket List Book will transform the way you look at the world and the power you have to achieve your dreams. In this charming and practical collection, Gin Sander offers over 130 fresh ideas for infusing your life with a bit of glamor, adventure, and style for every budget and adventure level. |Print|

Hard goals: the secret to getting from where you are to where you want to be by Mark Murphy: In Hard Goals, Mark Murphy, the acclaimed author of Hundred Percenters, explains the science behind getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career, business, and life. |Print|

Lagom; Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life by Niki Brantmark: Deeply ingrained in the Swedish psyche, lagom is about enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food and everything in between. |Audiobook|

Life is a wheel: love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America by Bruce Weber: Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. |Print|

The Road to Character by David Brooks: In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. |eBook| Audiobook|

Ultimate travel: our list of the 500 best places to see… ranked by Karyn Noble: This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet’s global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you’ll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list. |Print|

What do you want to do before you die? by Ben Nemtin: An illustrated selection of answers to the title’s question, submitted online and collected by Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn, collectively known as The Buried Life and featured in the MTV reality television series of the same name. Some answers include essays relating how the online submissions were accomplished. Also included are brief essays on how the four young men accomplished some of their lists’ tasks and their experiences helping others complete their lists. |Print|


200 Scrapbooking Ideas: Scrapbooking magazine with some great ideas and fun projects. |Magazine|

Collage Unleashed by Traci Bautista: With projects from art books and fabric journals to mixed-media paintings, this book showcases three popular trends in papercrafting – collage, altered fabric and journaling. It features a range of techniques for crafters at every level, including crayon transfers, and funky embroidery. |Print|

Creative collage: making memories in mixed media by Marie Browning: This book has paper projects from simple to extensive. It’s a great resource to look for inspiration for you next project! |Print|

Linkedin Learning: Use your library card and browse through some online classes on how to create goals and achieve them.

Make your own ideabook: create handmade art journals and bound keepsakes to store inspiration and memories by Arne Nerjordet: A keepsake; a treasure trove; a work of art. A source of inspiration; a method of organization; a peek inside the chaos and creativity of our own minds. An ideabook can be any one of these, or all of them, or something else entirely: a collection of memories, a way to store recipes or patterns, a genealogical journal, a planner for a wedding or renovation or garden … The sky is the limit! |Print|

Scrapbook to cards by Stacy Croninger: This colorful guide helps you adapt your scrapbook themes, color schemes, words, and techniques to your cards and includes tips on how to use your prized photos for innovative cards as well as how to maximize your supplies. |Print|

Make Anything Happen; A Creative Guide to Vision Boards, Goal Setting, and Achieving the Life of Your Dreams by Carrie Lindsey: Everyone wants to accomplish their goals and live the life of which they dream. But in today’s busy age, how do we make that happen? This interactive book helps readers live an intentional life by determining their priorities and tapping into their creativity to create beautiful and functional vision boards and manageable action plans to achieve their goals. |eBook|

Other Goal Setting Techniques

The 8-minute organizer: easy solutions to simplify your life in your spare time by Regina Leeds: Setting aside a weekend– or a whole vacation– to tackle your disarray can seem overwhelming. Leeds shows you how to streamline your life in quick sessions, so you can take your home from chaos to sanctuary. |Print|

The 365 Bullet Guide; Organize Your Life Creatively, One Day at a Time by Zennor Compton: Meet the bullet system: a revolutionary organization method that will increase both your efficiency and your creativity. The bullet method will provide you with a to-do list that is so foolproof that you will never miss a task or appointment again. When you learn the basic principles of the method, you can delve deeper into the process and allow it to help you organize your daily life, take note of past accomplishments, and plan your future. |Print|

Dot Journaling—A Practical Guide by Rachel Wilkerson Miller: Organize your life, record what matters, and get stuff done! What the heck is a dot journal? It’s a planner, to-do list, and diary for every aspect of your life: work, home, relationships, hobbies, everything. |eBook|

No opportunity wasted: 8 ways to create a list for the life you want by Phil Keoghan: What is no opportunity wasted? — First step : getting rid of excuses — Face your fear — Get lost — Test your limits — Take a leap of faith — Rediscover your childhood — Shed your inhibitions / Express yourself — Break new ground — Aim for the heart — The dreamers all around us — Live life N.O.W.! |Print|

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