The US New Year happens this year on Saturday January 1, 2011 (Count it down!) not to be confused with the Chinese New Year which falls on Thursday February 3, 2011.
What are you looking forward to or hoping for the New Year (2011)? Are you hoping for a job (new or a promotion), better luck, improvement in school, waiting to see what movies and shows (new and old) are going to be out, heading to college or waiting for a surprise of some sort?
Also, how do you spend your New Year’s Day? Do you spend it with family and friends, watching Football Games or Parades, or just chilling out by playing games or with your Christmas presents and toys?
Why not share your own ideas and traditions on the Teen Scene Blog? But to get you started here are a few items for you to view.
The New Year’s Eve Compendium: Toasts, Tips, Trivia, And Tidbits For Bringing In The New Year by Todd Lyon 394.2614
The New Year’s Quilt : An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini FIC CHI
Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories Teen FIC MIS
Scenes From A Holiday FIC SCE
Martha’s New Year’s Celebration DVD 641.568 Mar
New Year on Wikipedia
Okay, the New Year is upon us. Every year, along with millions of others, you make those same old resolutions, only to find yourself breaking them only days or weeks into the New Year. By the end of January, most of us are back into the same old bad habits.
Well, this year can be different. When you make your resolutions, you can turn to the Library for help to keep your resolutions alive and well until they become a part of your new life! Here are a few ideas to get you started…
Volunteering: the Ultimate Teenage Guide by Kathlyn Gay 361.37 GAY
Teenage Fitness: Get Fit, Look Good and Feel Great! by Kathy Kaelher TEEN 613.7043 K117t
Study hard (or at least a little harder)
How to Ace Any Test Beverly Chin, consultant TEEN 371.26 H8473w
Way to Be!: Nine Ways to Be Happy and Make Something of Your Life by Gordon Hinckley TEEN 248.83 H659w
Be a better friend
30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs: A Friendship Field Guide by Clea Hantman TEEN 158.25 HAN
Finally, think about this resolution: Visit the Library more often! We’ve got programming for teens ranging from book clubs to poetry slams to live mysteries to pizza parties to… well, you get the idea.
See you at the Library!