I thought it would be fun this year to ask the North Oak staff what New Year's resolutions they've made. We have a brand new year stretching out before us, and here are the goals that we have in mind for the year ahead.
Did you know your that local Mid-Continent Public branch is a storehouse of recipes? We are a little like the shelf in Mom's kitchen where the recipes are kept. Remember, it has the Betty Crocker cookbooks and the box with recipes clipped from the newspaper with Mom's favorites?
The winter season is upon you. Your somewhat warm days curdle into long cold evenings. A persistent iciness seeps into your home and steels its very warmth, giving you in return an aloofness for this unpleasant season.
The #1 most aggressive dog is a dachshund. The #1 bestselling novel is J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with 210,000,000 copies sold. The #1 album of all time worldwide is Thriller by Michael Jackson with 100,000,000 copies sold. The #1 world internet retailer is Amazon.com Inc. with $20,807,800,000 in sales in 2009. The oldest person - Jeanne Calment of France, lived to be 122 years 5 months and 14 days old.
The question I have heard more than once this week is "Do you make New Year's resolutions?" To answer their question, yes I do. My biggest goal of 2011? I have been considering this for several months, and now I'm going to do it. Monday, January 3rd, I'm turning off my cable TV. Now, the goal - keeping it turned off until July 2012 when my favorite city in the world, London, hosts the Summer Olympics.
Book Clubs are popping up all around us. Did you know that the Liberty Branch offers a Book Club that meets at the library the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm? There is a variety of people of all ages reading the monthly book selection and joining staff member Trini O. in the book discussion.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Did you know that the celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays? It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In 2000 BC the New Year was celebrated after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring). Spring was the season of rebirth. January 1 has been celebrated as a holiday by western nations for only about 400 years.