New Beginnings

Setting intentions for the new year? OPL can help.

A new year is fast approaching. For many of us, this is often a time for setting intentions and making changes in our lives. Maybe you want to make more home cooked meals or get rid of clutter. Have you been wanting to visit local museums and attractions around the Bay Area? Or maybe you want life to feel a bit less complicated. OPL can help! 

Cooking
These are cookbooks with fairly simple recipes for people with busy lives.

Eat at Home Tonight     Build a Bowl   Bosh!     Ottolenghi Simple


Eat at home tonight : 101 deliciously simple dinner recipes for even the busiest family schedule / Tiffany King

Build-a-bowl : whole grain + vegetable + protein + sauce = meal / Nicki Sizemore

Bosh! : simple recipes, amazing food, all plants / Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

Ottolenghi simple : a cookbook / Yotam Ottolenghi, with Tara Wigley and Esme Howarth ; photographs by Jonathan Lovekin

De-Cluttering and Simple(r) Living
Want to lighten your load? Here are some books that can help.

The Book of Hygge     The Abundance of Less     Simple Rules     Meet the Frugalwoods     

The book of hygge : the Danish art of comfort, coziness, and connection / Louisa Thomsen Brits 

The abundance of less : lessons in simple living from rural Japan / Andy Couturier

Simple rules : how to thrive in a complex world / Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt

Meet the Frugalwoods : achieving financial independence through simple living / Elizabeth Willard Thames

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Exploring Local Museums and Attractions
If you're interested in visting local museums check out Discover and Go for free passes. Your Oakland Public Library card will take you on adventures throughout the Bay Area and beyond! The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, The Oakland Zoo, Habitot Children's Museum and The Lawrence Hall of Science are just a few of the many options available. 

Looking for new authors to read in the new year? Want to start your own business? Whatever your intentions for the new year, OPL is here to help. 

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