Sunday, January 14, 2018


The Humboldt County Library Kiosk has a new display featuring books about dogs. 2018 begins the Chinese zodiac Year of the Dog, so we celebrate our "best friends" with this display. The Dog symbol is 11th in the 12 year cycle of animals in the Chinese calendar. According to information from Wikipedia, the Dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility. Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.

The Years of the Dog include: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030. The Year of the dog runs from February 16, 2018 - February 4, 2019.

Many thanks to Lynne G for her time spent decorating the kiosk. Since she will now be working on the newsletter, Dianne B will take over the kiosk position.

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