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November 2014 KIDSHEET

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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

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm

for Kids of All Ages

Come in costume and enjoy some cool crafts, a cookie to decorate,
and a haunted maze to crawl through.
 

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.
Try out some turkeys, tubes, and some tough trials! Snacks and fun, all in one.

 

 

 

Story Times

Story Times are held for preschool age children every Wednesday at 11:30 am. 
No registration is required.  An adult must stay with each child.

November 5, 12 & 19

 

 

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

 

 

 


LEGO CLUB

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?
Blocks build up methodical thinking, logic, and creativity as well as physical coordination in kids.

 

 

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

 


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