Across the nation today (and tomorrow) people will be celebrating Singles Awareness Day or S.A.D. The alternative holiday for anyone not in the mood for Valentine's.
We here at Carnegie-Stout have put together a display of books and movies for S.A.D. (and a romantic display too) Unfortunately that display doesn't include 6-time Grammy winner Adele's wonderful break up CD, 21, but you can place a hold in the catalog. I also recommend Sara Bareilles' Kaleidoscope Heart for some great post-breakup music. You can also check out the catalog for our collection of blues music.
What gifts are appropriate for S.A.D.? Popular options include treating yourself to some fancy chocolate, or going out for a nice dinner with friends. But I think the Bronx Zoo's holiday fundraiser might be a nice fit. This year you can give the gift of naming one of their Madagascar hissing cockroaches after the person of your choice: www.bronxzoo.com/roach
I'll leave you with this link to Boing Boing and a vintage book advertisement: "Why is it more interesting to spend an evening with this book than a beautiful woman?"