April is a great time to head outside with a blanket and a book. Maybe that’s why April is designated as School Library Month and National Library Week falls April 8-14. You already know your library is a great place for free books, DVDs and music, but there may be more freebies for you to check out than you realize.
Free Language Conversation Practice Want to work on your Spanish? Is English your second language? Rather than fork over funds for a pricey tutor, check out what your library has to offer. Many libraries, including those in Arlington, Virginia, offer free conversation practice groups.
Free Book Clubs
Book clubs are a fun way to share your passion for reading with others. Lots of libraries offer free book clubs for anyone with a library card. For instance, in Memphis every branch has at least one book club and meeting times vary so there’s a good chance one will fit with your schedule.
Free Resume Help
Millions of Americans are on the hunt for a job. If your resume is rusty find free feedback and guidance at your local library. In Virginia drop-ins are welcome and a library employee will sit at the computer with you and guide you through creating a resume.
Free Chess Classes
Want to learn the difference between a Pawn and a Rook? Your local library may have the answer and you won’t have to pay anyone to learn. In San Jose, California kids are invited to a six-week summer course to learn about Chess. In DC there are Chess classes all week long for players of all ages.
Free Computer Classes
If the computer still maintains a sense of mystery, head to your library to learn skills including how to start a blog, manage your Facebook page or use Excel. Local libraries across the country offer classes like these free of charge. For instance, in Austin, Texas you can sign up for a 90 minute course on how to create and customize blog. These are all great skills to have, especially if you can learn them for free.
Free Air Conditioning
The library is a cool place to spend a hot day. If you don’t feel like turning your own air conditioning on yet, head to the library where it’s always comfortable and cool. You’ll save on energy costs by spending the heat of the day in the climate controlled environment of the library.
By Alison Storm
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Military service members and their families make tremendous sacrifices while protecting and serving our country. And although one day of honoring this service is in no way enough, we'd like to take this time to say "thank you" for all you do or did by gathering a collection of Memorial Day Freebies & Deals all in one place to make them easy to take advantage of. And again, thank you!
Applebees - Military members get $5 meals with military ID all day on 05/25/2015. Alternately, save 15% off an entire food purchase. Offers not combinable.
Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission to military members & dependents through 05/25/2015.
Home Depot - Veterans and active duty military receive 10% off through 05/25/2015. ID required.
Hooters - Military personnel, veterans & spouces can get 10 free boneless wings on Memorial Day w/ID.
Kings Island - Free admission for all military members and the ability to purchase up to six tickets for friends and family for just $29.99 at the front gate. Valid until 05/25/2015 and 07/03/2015 - and 07/05/2015.
Knott's Berry Farm - Free admission for all service members and up to six discounted tickets through 05/25/2015.
Lowe's - 10% off for military, their families & all veteras w/ID.
Red Robin - All veterans, retired, active duty & military spouses get free appetizer w/any $10 or more purchase through 05/25/2015. Must be a Red Robin Royalty member - join now, it's free.
Rack Room Shoes - 10% off purchases for mlitary members 7 dependents on 05/25/2015.
Sam's Club - Free $15 gift card & 3 free products (rotisserie chicken, Five Chees Macaroni & cookies) for active and retired military w/a Sam's Club membership or renewal. Offer good through 05/31/2015.
Shoney's - Free All-American burgers to active duty & military veterans on 05/25/2015. ID required.
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