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How many of you are going to make New Year's resolutions? Are you able to keep them for more than a few weeks? If you do, that's great.
The notion of making New Year's resolutions began with the ancient Roman god Janus. He was the god of new beginnings. He is a two-faced god, with one face looking in reflection to the past and the other face looking to the future. The Romans would make resolutions as an offering of a new beginning at the start of each year. In the beginning, their resolutions had a mostly "moral" theme: generally, to be good to others.
Our modern-day resolutions are a little different from ancient traditions. The most popular resolutions center around losing weight, exercising more and quitting smoking or another bad habit. Finance and debt management and spending more time with family are popular as well.
The library can support you with some of your resolutions.
While you are at the library and tossing out a bad habit, why not enjoy a new habit like discovering all the services our libraries offer. Ask about our databases , e-books , or how to set up your library account so you can access our catalog from home . Pick up our new newsletter  with all our upcoming programs listed. The USA.gov website has a great listing  of New Year resolutions and related government resources to help you meet your goals.
The library is the perfect place to find information to help you start off 2014 on the right foot.
Mary Jo Berkes is branch manager of the Hilton Head Island library.