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What’s Your Resolution?

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
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January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them.

Resolution is defined as a firm decision to do, or not to do something, the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. It means having resolve, determination, perseverance, tenacity, strength, fortitude.

Is that what we are doing when we make our New Year's resolutions? Resolving? Is it like a bucket list? Are we bucketing?

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Crossing Wheel of Fortune off my bucket list

The bucket list is defined as a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have, or accomplish before they croak. A resolution is usually something you want to start or stop within the month or year, not a lifetime... though that can be something to aspire to.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. According to Pew research and other statistical data sites, the top resolutions on people’s lists are getting healthy/losing weight, spending less/saving more, getting organized, taking up new hobbies, living life to the fullest and to this librarian's relief, reading more.

The Los Angeles Public Library can help you with not just reading more, but all the things!

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So, whether it's learning a new language, new computer program, or new career, we've got you covered.

Below is a small list of some new titles to help you with your resolutions, and your bucket list too.