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Keeping those New Year's resolutions

So have you made any resolutions for this New Year?

A few of the most popular ones are listed on the website, including: Drink Less Alcohol; Eat Healthy Food; Get a Better Education; Get a Better Job; Get Fit; Lose Weight; Manage Debt; Manage Stress; Quit Smoking; Reduce, Reuse & Recycle; Save Money; Take a Trip; and Volunteer to Help Others.

Your local library can help you to make -- and keep -- those resolutions with some of the resources shown below.

"52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You" by Brett Blumenthal.

Whether as New Year's resolutions, birthday wishes, or daily promises, most everyone vows at some point to make a major life change.

But change is easier said than done, especially when it comes to better managing our wellness amidst the chaos of everyday living.

Fortunately, wellness coach and award-winning writer Brett Blumenthal has devised a way to inspire and motivate her readers to live healthier and make positive changes in their lives.

Although Blumenthal's method is not a quick fix, it is a surprisingly simple one: make one small change per week, for fifty-two weeks, and at the end of a year, you'll be happier and healthier. After all, it is the small changes that are the most realistic, instead of trying to overhaul your lifestyle all at once.

"Squirrel's New Year's Resolution," by Pat Miller.

"Do you know how to make a resolution?" Squirrel asked Bear. "Is it like making a snack?"

Bear laughed. "Resolutions are more important than snacks."

"More important than snacks?" said Squirrel. "What is a resolution?"

Squirrel knows that New Year's Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway?

As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year's resolutions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she could think of a resolution of her very own.

DL Library Happenings

• Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Thursday, Feb. 28: Hot Reads for Cold Nights.

Snuggle up with a few good books this winter and participate in our adult winter reading program! Finish four books, eBooks or Audiobooks for a chance to win "hot" prizes!

The more you read, the better your chances of winning!

• Thursday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 5: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Library Hours

Regular hours for the Detroit Lakes Library are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at The Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.