In 2012, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 to be the International Day of Happiness – a day when the world celebrates happiness as a fundamental human right and goal for all of humanity. The UN resolution was initiated by Bhutan, a country that measures wellbeing not by Gross Domestic Product but rather by Gross National Happiness.  Although the day is about increasing world happiness through equity, poverty eradication, and sustainable economic growth, it is also about developing joy and happiness in ourselves.

     If you would like to participate in this year’s celebration, the library has options for you:

The art of happiness : a handbook for living by 1935- Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Also available in: e-book