There's plenty to do in March. We change time zones, celebrate 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 - Check out a book or video about music
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: smarmy: Behaving in a way that seems polite, kind, or pleasing but is not genuine or believable. Janet wanted to buy a necklace for her mother, but the salesman was so smarmy she decided to shop elsewhere.
1 The Iditarod Sled Dog Race begins in Anchorage, Alaska.
2 Read Across America Day.
3 It's Newspapers in Education Week. Visit the Newseum to read a newspaper from somewhere else in the world!
4 Today is Fat Tuesday, better known as Mardi Gras! Check out this National Geographic Kids History video about this modern holiday with Christian roots.
5 It's Mem Fox's Birthday. Hear her read a book on her own website! The hula hoop was patented on this day in 1963!
7 Alexander Graham Bell was awarded a patent for the telephone on this day in 1876.
9 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.
Q: Can February March?
A: No, but April May!