January is the beginning of the new year in the Gregorian calendar. It's the month of promises kept and promises broken, the month of new resolutions and remembrances.
The month of January was named after the Roman God, Janus, God of gates and doors, which is very appropriate for the beginning (gate) to a new year.
There are lots of fun days to celebrate in January, including, of course, the first day of the year. We have several national celebrations in January too. Did you know January is Book Blitz Month? How about National Oatmeal Month? Or these two national celebrations that I really could stand to celebrate, Get Organized and Clean Your Computer month.
I was watching the "Today" show and a woman was on television talking about how a cluttered work area and cluttered house showed a cluttered mind. I would have liked to ask her then if a super clean house is a sign of a super clean (empty) mind.
If I ever make a New Year's resolution about keeping my house cleaner I think I would need an army to help me get started decluttering. There are four people in my house and all four of us are packrats.
Of course, when I make the valiant effort to clean my desk I can never find anything later. I'm sure that everyone in the library is happy that I have walls around my desk.
I hope everyone had a great New Year. Make one of your resolutions to come into the library and see your great new library.
We will be having crafts this month on Monday, we will be making winter crafts, and on Jan. 28 we will be making pinecone bird feeders.
We will still have our Tuesday night P.J. storytimes at 7 p.m. and our Wednesday and Thursday morning storytimes at 11 a.m. Come join our fun.