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Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM.

The public may attend the next Friends of the Library general meeting at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17, when newly elected Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles, District 3, will be the guest speaker.


Instead of a New Year’s resolution for 2013, maybe we should all consider a “happiness project” this year.

Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun” was published three years ago and is still on the New York Times Book Review’s “Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous” best sellers list.

In it, the author consulted science, ancient wisdom and pop culture in a hunt for happiness.

In her new sequel, “Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life,” Rubin offers “elegant musings about the nature of happiness combined with concrete ways to make the place where we sleep, eat and watch TV truly a home.”

 Sandra Dreaden is the Crestview Public Library’s reference librarian.

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