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Cheer up, me mateys. Talk Like a Pirate Day is arrr-ound the corner

Ahoy Mates! It would be terrible if you missed this month’s treasure, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is celebrated September 19.

A whole day for pirates, you say? Shiver me timbers!

Keep left and carry on, in the style of British WWII propaganda posters

Left-handers have their day!

How about a shout out for the lefties?  They have their own day to celebrate their gift of being left handed.

Graphic showing the elements of Science, Tech, Electronics, Art and Math.

Grant from Jasper Newton Foundation provides funding for purchase of circulating STEAM Kits!

We’re sure by now, many of you have heard of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

NASA graphic of planned technology going to Mars

Purdue celebrates Neil Armstrong as Moon walk turns 50

Mars could be the next “giant leap for mankind”

Graphic of an ereader, books with headphones and a pink heart.

A few important words about ebooks and eaudio

We love ebooks, and we know our users do too. Our ebook and eaudio downloads are on the rise, whether readers are using OverDrive, its companion app Libby, or Hoopla, our newest econtent platform.

Photo of brown hummingbird feeding on sage flowers.

Come get the buzz about hummingbirds, or anything else you like @ the library

I’m not entirely convinced that we’ve actually had Spring here locally, but I’m ready to call it Summer.  Besides, the hummingbirds are back, which I always personally associate with summer. So far only one little fellow, or gal, has dined at my feeder, but I’m certain more will follow. After all, if you feed them, they will come.

Image of the front page of the New York Times from May 8 1945.

May is a month for remembering

Most Americans know that May is the month of Memorial Day, but they may not realize there is another May holiday, once celebrated the world over, that has been widely forgotten on this side of the ocean.

Autism puzzle piece ribbon

Get inspired this month by an autism tale

My sister-in-law is a Special Needs Teacher, so I was intrigued to view the movie Temple Grandin.

U.S. Census 2020 logo over antique-looking map of the United States

Jobs and money - what the Census can do for you

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has been an important tool in helping shape government services and policy at the federal level.

Photo of tulips and a hand-written sign reading 'hello spring'

Think Spring with a little help from your library!

All month long the sentiment around me has been “I’m so done with winter.” That’s all well and good, but is winter done with us?

I join in with the sentiment, and would love to simply jump forward to sometime in June.  Since time travel has not yet been perfected, (Or has it? There are books...) it might be best to simply plan ahead for better days.

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