Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 21, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
Books on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Holiday Magic Show featuring a Christmas Elf at Bradford Co. PL
Tuesday, December 13, 6-7:30pm
A family program.
Toys for Fines December 12-17
at Union Co. PL ONLY
Bring unwrapped new toys to the library and receive up to $12 forgiven in overdue fines.
For each new toy donated, up to $3 in fines will be forgiven.
Your toys will be gifted to The Big Red Christmas Drive.
The grand finale of summer is approaching. The calendar says summer doesn’t end until Sept. 22, but North America calls it quits on September 5.
In the 1880s, the originators of Labor Day made a good point. They said working people needed an extra day of rest between the 4th of July and Thanksgiving. The idea caught on, and Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894.
At the time, people often worked a six-day week and did mostly physical labor. They used picks and shovels, drove horses, or worked long hours over a set of books. No factory equipment, front loaders or computers were there to help out. Modern equipment and computers have made work less of a physical activity today. But it’s still work.
But now we have the whole Labor Day Weekend to enjoy and even get some rest at the same time.
One thing we always hope to see: everyone coming back from their adventures safe and unscathed.
All libraries and bookmobiles will be closed from Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
>All libraries and bookmobiles will be closed on December 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holidays. Libraries will reopen on Monday, December 28 with regular hours.
>Libraries and bookmobiles will be closed on December 24 through Dec 28, 2008. Regular hours will resume on Monday, December 29.
Libraries and bookmobiles are also closed on January 1, 2009.
You can renew books online and online information is always available.
>In these days of shrinking budgets and more care with our money, it is a good time to turn to your library for information on a simpler holiday season.
System wide there are over 1500 items with the subject Christmas. Items range from music, video, fiction for adults and children, and non fiction such as crafts you and your children can make.
Look for displays in the library on Christmas books or ask a staff member to help you locate what you are looking for.
>Do you know Plimoth Plantation? And why is it spelled Plimoth and not Plymouth as we are familiar with?
Plimoth Plantation’s web page is filled with interesting information, pictures and video on Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts. You can travel and visit this restored village to see what life was like for our early settlers, or go online for another rich web page filled with information.
And of course the libraries have many books on Thanksgiving, this unique American holiday. From cooking and baking, to crafts, history, and children’s stories…there are over 250 books system wide on this topic. Look for a display in your library or ask any staff member for assistance.
July 4, or Independence Day, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.
The Revolutionary War was fought to cement this declaration. Led by George Washington, the war against the British went on until 1783.
In the United States, July 4 is a federal holiday. Americans celebrate our nation’s birthday with parades, picnics, fireworks and patriotic displays.
Books on the history of the United States can be found in the 973 non-fiction section.
>April 1st: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three-hundred and sixty-four.” — Mark Twain
April 1–a day for silly jokes. It’s not really a holiday. The history and origin of the day are nebulous.
Many examples of jokes and pranks can be found, such as the time that Taco Bell ‘bought’ the Liberty Bell and renamed it the Taco Liberty Bell. April Fool!