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  • Dictionary Day
    Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

    You might think a dictionary is a dusty, boring, useless book…until you are playing Scrabble with your brother who totally makes up words and you need one to prove your case! But did you know there was such a thing as National Dictionary Day?

  • Posted on: Thursday, October 09, 2014

    The Metropolitan Library System libraries will be closed for one day, Monday, Oct. 13, so employees can attend MLS’s annual Staff Development Day. Libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

  • Posted on: Friday, October 03, 2014

    Smile = Sonrisa = Tabasumu. The word for “smile” in any language is fun, fun, fun!

    October 3 is World Smile Day. Started by Harvey Ball, the creator of “The Smiley Face” (ubiquitous symbol of joviality), this day promotes doing an act of random kindness in order to make somebody smile.

  • Johnny Appleseed Day
    Posted on: Friday, September 26, 2014

    September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day! Apples have never been my favorite fruit; strawberries hold that honor. (Orange you glad I didn't say banana?!) Johnny Appleseed, however, was a childhood favorite, the story of an odd yet lovable seed sower, walking barefoot across the frontier, planting orchards of lush red apples for westward journeying pioneers.

  • Mayflower Day
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Happy Mayflower Day! On this day in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, carrying the first Pilgrims to the New World. Two months later they arrived in America, got off the ship and...celebrated Thanksgiving, possibly? No, wait, first they planted corn. Or they planted fish. Hang on, that can’t be right.

  • Posted on: Sunday, December 01, 2013

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