It’s not always easy, but as the saying goes:
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
This saying, first coined by writer Elbert Hubbard in 1915, was popularized by author Dale Carnegie in his 1945 book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. (Look for an updated copy soon on our shelves!)
Some would argue that the year 2020 was, in many ways, a great big LEMON! How can we make something positive from that?
Visit the library to see some pretty snowflakes made straight from the pages of 2020 (or it’s calendars, at least!). Can you find the new year (’21) in the two snowflakes above?
And, speaking of making things, check out a new children’s book recently donated to the library.
Colten’s Eggs, was written by Mark & Colten Miller. It shows how 12 year old Colten turned his old swing set into a quarantined chicken coop.
When asked about the book, Colten said: “What inspired me to write this book is that I have always wanted to raise chickens. Building the chicken coop and raising chickens gave me something to do while in quarantine. I enjoy them.”
He added, “It was really my dad that wanted to do the book. I was not thrilled at first, but in the end I’m glad that we wrote the book and experienced it together.” 🙂
To learn more about Colten’s Eggs, check out the Facebook page, Colten’s Eggs. Or email @: firstname.lastname@example.org
And, don’t forget to update your library card and pick a free book (ends January 30)! We’ll be packing the book sale deals away before the end of the month, as well.
Make some lemonade today! Or lemon poppyseed bread, or snowflakes, or a chicken coop (you get the idea!)….
Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous, well-read 2021!