CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY NOVEMBER 11th
Veterans Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who served this country. They fought to keep our country safe and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time and risked their lives, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice.
This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veterans Day, in honor of those who served in all wars.
On November 11th at 11:11 a.m., 1921, the United States of America, France, and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of all those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was chosen because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11th at 11:11 a.m. In keeping with this tradition, stop on this day and time for a moment of silence, to remember all those who have served their country.
Check out A Wall of Names: the Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Judy Donnelly (J959.704 D685) for some information about a special group of veterans.
Before November arrives, don't miss the
Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm
for Kids of All Ages
Come in costume and enjoy some cool crafts, a cookie to decorate,
Sponsored by the Friends of Jay County Public Library
AMERICA RECYCLES DAY IS NOVEMBER 15
Check out the following website for information about what is going on for America Recycles Day in various areas around the county. http://americarecyclesday.org/
You can print out a recycling decoder, get a recipe for recycling pumpkin seeds, and play a the Super Sorter Game! Use this special day to create awareness of the importance of recycling, and to increase recycling. The world will thank you for it.
Even if you practice recycling today, there is probably more you can do. We encourage you to look around at home, at work, or in school, to identify ways your can practice recycling. Take an active role in encouraging others to recycle, too.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Programs @ your library
What are you doing after school ...?
AFTER SCHOOL MAKER SPECIAL
Friday, November 14 2:45 - 4:00
Grades K - 5 Limit 20 kids
Come and see what challenges will be offered.
Story Times are held for preschool age children every Wednesday at 11:30 am.
Mother Goose & Me
A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
See her November 7, 14 & 21
Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Those under 7 years of age should be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years of age.
Legos will be available, though can also bring your own project to work on. Duplo bricks will be available too, as well as very large Mega blocks.
DID YOU KNOW?
After School Special
November Special Days
PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS MONTH
1 - National Author's Day
1 - Day of the Dead, Mexico
2 - Cookie Monster's Birthday
2 - Birthday of Daniel Boone in 1734
3 - Sandwich Day
4 - National Candy Day
5 - National Donut Day
6 - Young Readers Day
7 - Hug a Bear Day
8 - Parents as Teachers Day
8 - X-ray Day
11 - Veterans Day
17 - American Recycles Day
17 - World Peace Day
17 - Homemade Bread Day
18 - Birthday of Mickey Mouse in 1928
19 - Gettysburg Address delivered in 1863
20 - Universal Children's Day
21 - World Hello Day
26 - Birthday of Charles Schulz in 1922
26 - National Cake Day
29 - Birthdays of Louisa May Alcott, Madeline L'Engle and C. S. Lewis
30 - Birthday of Mark Twain in 1835