The Year of the Rabbit

The Year of the Rabbit: The Lunar calendar and chinese zodiac

Even if you only celebrate the New Year on January 1st, you may be familiar with the Chinese New Year. In the U.S. even those who don’t celebrate the lunar new year know about Chinese zodiac signs tied to it: the rat, the ox, the tiger…and the rabbit! This lunar year, January 22nd, 2023, will start the year of the rabbit, and there’s a lot to learn about the new year and the symbols attached!

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The Power of Gratitude

Wolcott Public Library, The Power of Gratitude, and starting a gratitude practice

What would happen if we took time out of our days to really reflect on the things we are grateful for? As it turns out, there are a lot of amazing, proven benefits to doing just that.

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The History of Christmas Trees

Wolcott Public Library The History of Christmas Trees And their ornaments

Every year many of us haul a whole tree into our homes: pretty wild when you think about it! But do you know where the tradition got started?

Evergreens are just that, ever-green. And while we were shivering in the dark and cold, they were thriving just as well as they did all year round. More, by comparison! This has made these plants signify power and life to humans for a long time. These trees have long been thought to have the power to ward off evil spirits, demons, and other supernatural threats.

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