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Happy New Year  

Ring in the new year with unique ideas for celebrating, party planning tips, cooking ideas, interesting reading material, guidance on how to make changes that will last and more!
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Books for Adults

Click on a book for more information. The link will bring you to the library catalog and you can request the book with your library card.          

No library card?  Stop in at any public library - it's free!   

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The Gratitude Diaries - Janice Kaplan
ISBN: 9780525955061
Publication Date: 2015-08-18
On New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade editor in chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next months will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective.


Juvenile Books


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Happy New Year, Everywhere - Arlene Erlbach; Sharon Lane Holm (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0761317074
Publication Date: 2000-07-29
Describes New Year greetings and customs from twenty countries and includes games, recipes, and craft projects.

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Happy New Year! Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'Ai! - Demi
ISBN: 0517709570
Publication Date: 1997-12-29
Examines the customs, traditions, foods, and lore associated with the celebration of Chinese New Year.

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The New Year's Party - R. L. Stine
ISBN: 0671894250
Publication Date: 1995-12-01


Picture Books

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Happy New Year! - Amy Ackelsberg
ISBN: 9780448482484
Publication Date: 2014-10-16

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Happy New Year, Corduroy - Don Freeman; Lisa McCue (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670063437
Publication Date: 2008-10-30

New Year's Eve - Times Square in NYC


Making New Year's Resolutions and Other Changes

Explore these links about some easy ways to make a big impact in your life and how to keep those resolutions! 


Check out these books about New Year's resolutions available at the library:

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52 Small Changes - Brett Blumenthal
ISBN: 9781612181394
Publication Date: 2012-01-03
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.

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Change Anything - Kerry Patterson; Joseph Grenny; David Maxfield; Ron McMillan; Al Switzler
ISBN: 9780446573917
Publication Date: 2011-04-11
A new approach to how individuals can change their lives for the better...


Party Planning

Check out these party planning books at the library:

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You're So Invited - Cheryl Najafi
ISBN: 9781250011992
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
Shares a wealth of ideas for first-time home entertainers, outlining 10 fully photographed party plans for a variety of events while providing strategic listings for food and drink preparations, decorating and having fun while hosting.

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Accessory Parties - Jen Jones
ISBN: 9781476540092
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
"Lots of kids love parties, and this series will help them add to their fun. With plenty of inspiration and information, Perfect Parties includes creative themes, decorating ideas, and party planning tips."



Use library resources to help plan a special meal:

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Paula Deen Celebrates! - Paula Deen; Martha Nesbit (As told to)
ISBN: 9780743278119
Publication Date: 2006-10-10
Contents include New Year's Eve Brunch and a New Year's Day good luck meal!

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The Healthy Home Cookbook: Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for Holidays, Parties, and Everyday Celebration - Barbara Seelig-Brown
ISBN: 9781580405157
Publication Date: 2013-11-26
"The days of separate foods for partygoers are a thing of the past. Now anyone looking to entertain can feature a full spread with dishes that everyone can enjoy guilt-free."





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Carrie Pilby - Caren Lissner
ISBN: 9781426859960
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Teen Genius (and Hermit) Carrie Pilby's To-Do List:
1. List 10 things you love (and DO THEM!)
2. Join a club (and TALK TO PEOPLE!)
3. Go on a date (with someone you actually LIKE!)
4. Tell someone you care (your therapist DOESN'T COUNT!)
5. Celebrate New Year's (with OTHER PEOPLE!) Seriously?

Movies available at the Library

You can request this video with your library card!

    Just click on a video and it will bring you to the library catalog.



 A stellar ensemble cast celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances
and fresh starts, in intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.



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    At the Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
    ISBN: 9781101889381
    Publication Date: 2015-01-01
    After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son's inability to serve in the war.

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    You Know Who Killed Me - Loren D. Estleman; Mel Foster (Read by)
    ISBN: 9781480507104
    Publication Date: 2014-12-09
    Detroit private detective Amos Walker, just released from a rehab clinic, must help solve the murder of ordinary suburbanite Donald Gates, who was found shot to death in his basement on New Year's Eve.


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