Have you made a New Year's resolution for 2021? Are you looking for ideas about changes you'd like to make to have your best year yet, or do you need more help on how to make your goals your reality? Check out these blog posts for tips and inspiration!

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: January

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses: 

The nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

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Thursday, January 28 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online

October 11, 2020 is National Coming Out Day. Whether you're already out, considering coming out, or an ally, consider these titles of LGBTQ+ folx.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: December

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses our favorite books of the year as well as:

The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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A fable about undauntingly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being

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Are you hoping to finance college, pay off your debt, or retire? Or maybe you'd just like to be able to afford an occasional treat. Or, perhaps, you're living paycheck to paycheck. These books and a variety of other books on finance will meet you where you are on the financial spectrum, and help you find more financial stability through earning more, budgeting better, investing smartly, and paying off debt. 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -- Not Aristotle, but still an excellent sentiment.

Whether we realize it or not, habits make up our lives. Whether it's how we study, what we eat for dinner, if we work out or sit in front of the television, or even just the order in which we get ready in the morning, habits guide our choices. Habits are those things we do without having to think about them, like breathing or brushing your teeth. Building habits, though, requires some thought in the beginning, like getting yourself to floss. Breaking habits, too, requires a lot of work. 

These titles study the science and psychology behind habit building and breaking, simplifying tough behavioral concepts and giving you clear steps to take to help you find your best self. 

"Reading more" often tops the list of new year's resolutions, school year resolutions, summer vacation resolutions, weekend resolutions... but how best to do it? For some people, they want to read a book a week or a book a month; others want to build a habit of reading for a certain amount of time each day. In this post, we'll look at a few apps and solutions that might get you reading more. 

Making it a habit

The most surefire way to get yourself reading more books is to make regular reading a habit. Check out our post all about habit-building.

Every year the first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness week. This year, Mental Illness Awareness week is October 4 - October 10. The National Institute of Mental Illness (NAMI) and partners hold Mental Illness Awareness Week to fight stigma, educate people, and offer support. Mental Illness Awareness Week culminates on October 10, which is World Mental Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization will hold an online special event on World Mental Health Day.

This year's theme is "What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know." Learn about issues of mental illness from the people who deal with it every day with one of these engaging memoirs. 

Lost soul, be at peace by Maggie Thrash

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: October

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses:

Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years--due largely to initial audiences' rejection of its strong black female protagonist--Hurston's classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.​

This book is immediately available on Hoopla in e-book and e-audiobook formats. If you have registered for the program and would like to reserve a print copy, please call 734-397-0999 and select option 4.

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

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Mindfulness with Reset Brain and Body

woman meditating

Mindfulness is the idea of focusing your awareness on the present moment. It affords many health benefits, stress reduction, and increases your gratitude of everyday moments.

On August 20, join us for a virtual day of mindfulness with Reset Brain and Body, based out of Plymouth.

At 2pm, Bridget will teach kids and families mindfulness.

At 6pm, Holly will lead adults in how to start a mindfulness practice. 

Participants will receive a code to access Mindfulness 101, an e-book created by Reset Brain and Body. 

This program will take place virtually over Zoom. Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the day before the program starts (on August 19). Registration is required, and begins on August 6. 

If you are registering for the 2pm session, please register just one of your family members, and include the age(s) of your family members who will be attending, so we can best tailor the program to you!

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