Category Archives: Holidays & Observances

Happy Halloween (Samhain)!

Many of our holidays have origins in Pagan traditions. Halloween is no different. This particular event is the modern version of the three-day Celtic festival, known as Samhain. This is a Gaelic word, pronounced ‘sah-win’ or ‘sow-win’, which means ‘summer’s end’. This was the Celt’s New Year, marking the end of both summer and the harvest while heralding the long winter ahead. As winter

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#BooksForTheHoliday – National Read a Book Day!

Though we celebrate National Book Lovers Day on August 9th, we observe National Read A Book Day on September 6th each year.  It is meant to not only encourage a love and enjoyment of literature, but also to bring awareness to the health benefits of reading. Learn more ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITSand find great BOOK SUGGESTIONS:

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

You know how I love reading, libraries, and encourage literacy, so you know I am all in on this month’s celebration of all those things. Being a theatre kid and a singer, I am extra tickled with this year’s theme: LET YOUR IMAGINATION SINGAT THE LIBRARY! “A library card can be a rite of passage for your child, giving them

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September Is Disease Literacy Month

Knowledge is power and understanding about one’s chronic illness is vital. More so, it is an important aspect of the overall patient care. If you don’t know what’s happening with your body, you may not know the right things to tell your medical staff or what treatment options you have available or should attempt. September’s a time to encourage people

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Readers, Today’s National V-J Day

Though August 15, 1945 is when the officials announced the surrender of Japan, ending the second world war, they didn’t actually sign their surrender until September 2, 1945. We remember this important day because it brought peace after six horrific years of hellish conditions, which irrevocably altered our world forever. You can learn more as well as find GREAT BOOKS

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NATIONAL AVIATION WEEK (& DAY)

Read these posts to learn more about National Aviation week and National Aviation Day as well as find great BOOK SUGGESTIONS: Aviation has always been very important to me. I formally studied it in college and even began training as a pilot. I served in the United States Air Force. You can bet I am jazzed about National Aviation Week

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