March 27th is National Joe Day. Now you may think this means we are celebrating all the Joes out there. Well, you are wrong. National Joe day is a day you can be called Joe if you don’t like your own name. It’s a vacation for your name. Now this may seem silly, but days like this just make you smile. I also like the Crush a Can Day on February 19th. It makes me want to crush a can. There's a great science experiment you can look up on the internet. Hug an Australian Day is April 26th. So all you Australians, stop by on that day and get a hug.
From BOO To Beauty - The Library Provides Many Crafty Halloween Choices
Now that it is October, children (and some adults, too!) will begin deciding on costumes for Halloween. Halloween is the night you can be anyone or anything you want to be: movie stars, goblins and ghouls, princesses, and astronauts. If you imagine it – you can be it! But just in case you’re a little stuck looking for an idea, let Mid-Continent help.
Take a look at one of these titles that can aid you in creating the perfect costume, or throwing the ultimate Halloween bash!
Join us for our annual children’s Halloween party. It takes place on October 29th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. We will have stories, songs, a simple craft, games, and face painting. Wear your costume for the costume parade through the library. Don’t forget your camera for some great photo opportunities.
Have a Howling Good Time At the Red Bridge Branch!
Looking for something to do the day before Halloween? Come on by the Red Bridge Branch for our annual Halloween Party! Put on your costume, and spend a hour of fun with Miss Susan! There will be games, treats, and fun times for everyone!
The party starts at two and lasts until three. Still plenty of time afterward to pick up a few books to read on Sunday while you’re waiting for the trick-or-treating to start!
Halloween is almost here. If you’re looking for costume ideas or planning a party, the library has lots of books on the subject that you can check out. To help drivers see children better, have them carry a glow stick or put reflective strips on their costumes.
I loved the holiday seasons growing up. Not just because of the promise of new presents, but also because of all the yummy cookies, candies, and other delectable treats that we got to sample all month long. Then on the big day, trays of cookies, candies, chocolates, and cakes would be placed on the counter for us to graze through for the next week.
Did you know that there is a direct connection between Mary’s little lamb and the national celebration of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November? [No, footballs are made from pigskin.] Both are the work of an amazing "little lady"-- Sarah Josepha Hale.
November 11 is the day we celebrate all military veterans in the United States. This holiday falls on the date of the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. The hostilities between Allied and Central Powers ended at 11:00 a.m. that day. Many other countries also recognize this holiday and call it Armistice Day, and people observe silent memorials at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is one of my favorite family holidays. I have a lot to be thankful for. I have my husband who has put up with me for 37 years, four grown children, a son-in-law, two grandsons, and a granddaughter on the way. Both my husband and I have large extended families to whom we have close ties.