Happy First Contact Day
April 04, 2012
There are only so many days in the year that you get to celebrate events that haven’t happened yet, and today is one of them. I’m pleased to announce that today is First Contact Day!
April 5th, 2063 is famed in Star Trek lore as the day that Vulcans first arrived on Earth and spoke to humans. The first words? You guessed it: live long and prosper. In later centuries, this event will be commemorated by children having a holiday from school, and citizens around the world will eat cheese pierogies—the favorite food of Zefram Cochrane.
To brush up on your future history (and general Star Trek awesomeness), don’t forget that the library has loads of Star Trek related material—and I’m not just talking about all of the TV series and the movies. MCPL also has Star Trek novels, graphic novels, and non-fiction works (including the the best technical manual ever). For more information about First Contact Day or other topics, you might want to check the Starfleet databases at StarTrek.com or Memory Alpha.
Maybe we’ll get the day off from school next year, kids. Until then, feel free to leave a comment and let us know how you celebrate the holiday. I’m a Voyager man myself, though there seem to be very few of us, but what’s your favorite Star Trek storyline?
See you out there in the stars …and in the library.
Brian M., 1st Officer