Learn more about National Poetry Month at poets.org.
Search for poetry in the library catalog.
Or enjoy one of our librarian’s favorite poems below:
This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Come check out the mental health books on display at Reeves. Or ask a librarian to show you how to find more.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features “National Women’s History Month dates back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month.” Click the link to find more interesting facts about the 157.2 million women in the United States.
This year the lunar calendar starts on February 10, which marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Snake. Learn more about the sign of the snake in Chinese Horoscopes. Curious about the animal sign for the year you were born, check the Chinese New Year Calendar. Have a wonderful new year!
If you’re a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth cycle books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, then you may have already started celebrating Hobbit Day! September 22nd officially commemorates the birthdays of Tolkien’s well-known characters Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. So, here’s your excuse to have a celebration. If these books have been on your “must-read” list, now is the time to stop by the library and check them out. They can be found on the main level, in the literature section (PR6039.O32). If you’d rather make a movie night out of it, DVDs based on the books can be found in the film collection (PN1995 .L62) also on the main level. Let the festivities begin!
Hurray, we get an extra day this year. February 29th occurs every four years, with the exception of years ending with “00” that are not divisible by 400. The year in which this occurs, is called a Leap Year.
The earth rotates around the sun once every 365 and about 1/4 days. So, by adding an extra day every four years, we get close to keeping the calendar consistent with the earth’s annual trip around the sun.
So, celebrate Leap Day doing something creative, productive, and maybe even fun!