New Year, New You (12.30.2021)
As we enter 2022, you might be thinking of resolutions, or just ways to keep boredom at bay during the winter. Luckily, the library has plenty of material to keep you entertained and engaged, no matter where your interests lie!
Creativity doesn’t just keep your hands busy. Creativity improves brain function, brain health, and mental health. Knitting, drawing, and photography are just some ways to express your inner creativity:
- How to Rule at Drawing: 50 Tips and Tricks for Sketching and Doodling
- Knit Step by Step: Techniques, Stitches and Patterns Made Easy by Vikki Haffenden
- National Geographic Complete Photo Guide: How to Take Better Pictures by Heather Perry
Health and Fitness
Keeping healthy and active during the winter months can be tricky during the best of times. Try these books for tips on keeping healthy this winter:
- Fitness Hacks for Over 50: 300 Easy Ways to Incorporate Exercise Into Your Life by Aleisha K. Fetters
- The Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds & Flu: How to Prevent and Treat Colds, Flu, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Strep Throat, and Pneumonia at Any Age by Neil Schachter
- The Micro-Workout Plan: Get the Body You Want Without the Gym in 15 Minutes or Less a Day by Tom Holland
Did your New Year’s resolution include getting fit – physically and mentally? Check out these resources to get moving, or learn how to improve both your physical and mental health. Resources on self-help are also available.
No one likes to think about crisis hitting his or her families, but it is best to be prepared rather than having to think about organizing during a difficult time. These books won’t solve every problem, but they can make tough times a little easier to get through:
- It’s Your Funeral! Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime–Before It’s Too Late by Kathy Benjamin
- What to Do With Your Money When Crisis Hits: A Survival Guide by Michelle Singletary
- In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now For When You’re Not Around Later by Abby Schneiderman
Foods and Cultures
Travel through the world of books this winter! Learning about other cultures’ foods and traditions is a great way to prepare for international travel and to get new perspectives:
- The Adventurous Foodie: 700 Foods You Should Try From Around the World by Alexandre Stern
- Culture Smart! series (includes Culture Smart! Iceland, Culture Smart! India, Culture Smart! Ghana, and others)
- Lonely Planet Food series (includes Eat Italy! The Complete Companion to Italy’s Cuisine and Food Culture, Eat Vietnam, and Eat Japan).
Have a safe and happy New Year!