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Special Days in March

There's plenty to do in March. We change time zones, celebrate Easter and spring, plus there's always something happening at the Library!

American Red Cross Month - Say thank you to a relief worker for national and international disasters!

Music in Our Schools Month - Celebrate with a Family Day of Music at the Music Institute of Chicago on Saturday, March 16

National Women's History Month - Read a book about famous women in history.

National Craft Month - Check out this list of family craft how-tos at About.com and try out a new hobby today!

Youth Art Month - Check out the Indiana Youth Art Month movement and see what Hoosier artists from across the state are doing!

Word of the month: Chivalry: The qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor and gallantry toward women. When Bill opened the door for his neighbor, she told him he was a chivalrous young man.

2 Read Across America Day. Also, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race begins in Anchorage, Alaska.

4 It's Newspapers in Education Week. Visit the Newseum to read a newspaper from somewhere else in the world!

5 It's Mem Fox's Birthday. Hear her read a book on her own website!  The hula hoop turns 50 today!

7 Alexander Graham Bell was awarded a patent for the telephone on this day in 1876.

10 Daylight Saving Time begins, set your clocks ahead one hour! (And get woken up with bacon!)

13 It's Ellen Raskin's birthday. Solve a mystery this month at the library.

15 Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day in 44 BC, a day known as the Ides of March.

17 Celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Learn to make a leprechaun trap!

18 It's Douglas Florian's Birthday.

20 Spring Begins!  It's Lois Lowry's birthday.

24 It's Harry Houdini's Birthday. Read a book about performing magic!

25 It's Kate DiCamillo's Birthday.

27 It's Dick King-Smith's Birthday. The Algonquian Indians call this Full Moon the Full Worm Moon.

30 Today is Easter Sunday.


Q. What do polite lambs say to their mothers?

A. Thank ewe!