holidays

May is National Hamburger Month

Well, it’s that time of year again. Everyone is cleaning off their grills and getting ready for the “grilling season.” And, hamburgers are one of the most popular things that people grill during the summer months.  

If you want to try something new or just spice up your burger, the Library has many books pertaining to hamburgers. Who knows, maybe you will find a recipe to the “perfect” burger!

A Shout Out to Pachyderms

September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day, and it's been celebrated since 1996. Wayne Hepburn founded Elephant Appreciation Day after receiving a paperweight of elephants on parade from his daughter as a gift. He became so captivated by them that his love of elephants led to the creation of this day. Elephants are intriguing animals and deserve to be appreciated as examples of bravery, strength, persistence, and power.

Here are some interesting facts about elephants:

Sensible Seasons

I was researching some information for science class on timeanddate.com and came across their list of American holidays and national observances. It was interesting to note that there are 200 national, state, or religious observances each year. Between Halloween and New Year’s Day alone, Americans celebrate 16 holidays. Sports fans would add a few more to the list. Our family has five birthdays to fit into the month of December, too! Yikes! Is anyone else out there feeling like their treadmill is starting to speed up?!  

Those Cringe-Worthy Christmas Tunes

The Real Holiday Gifts

The holidays can be a great time to reconnect with family. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Sure, all the accoutrements of the season, the tree, the gifts, and the amazing food and treats can be filled with enjoyment, but what would all that be without the togetherness the season brings as well?

March Into Health

March is National Nutrition Month, so why not use the Library as a resource to get healthy? The goal of National Nutrition Month is to encourage everyone to eat healthy and get active.   

Rather than making drastic changes, some people are more successful if they make changes in small, manageable steps. Little things like reducing your portion size or adding an extra serving of vegetables size to your day can really make a difference. 

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Fiction

Each month, the Collection Development Department alerts you to new and forthcoming materials. Place your holds now!

Sometimes, the best way to learn about history is through fiction. The authors have used their imaginations to depict the lives of girls and women from the past, but the settings (and sometimes the people) are very much real.

For Adults

Everybody's a Poet

“April is the cruelest month [sic]”, says T.S. Elliot in his poem "The Wasteland". April is also National Poetry Month. I suppose you could celebrate by writing your own poems, if you are so inclined. Or maybe you could read poems by well-known poets like Dickinson, Keats, or Browning. Celebrities occasionally try their hand at writing poetry (Suzanne Somers, Jimmy Stewart, Jewel and Charlie Sheen, to name a few) though not always to critical acclaim.

National Librarian Day

Some of us may not even realize that there is a National Librarian Day.

Libraries have changed so much over the years. I remember going to the library; you had to be very quiet. The librarian was very serious all the time and stared at you with her glasses at the end of her nose! Times have changed, and it is funny that people still think libraries are that way when they first come in. When you see a new person come into the library for the first time, they look like a grade school kid in the principal’s office.

Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephant Appreciation Day is September 22. Your library is a great place to begin your appreciation of these magnificent creatures. Here are some things you might not know about elephants: