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Tell a Fairy Tale Day

 Remember all the fairy tales you heard and read as a kid? What was your favorite? Tell a Fairy Tale Day on Tuesday, February 26,  is a perfect time to revisit favorite fairy tales or discover tales you didn’t know. You can read with a friend, a child, or a class of kids, too. Maybe you’ll even try […]

Presidents’ Day

  Presidents Day was originally Washington’s Birthday, celebrated on our first president’s birthday, February 22. The federal government still refers to this day as Washington’s Birthday, although the holiday is now celebrated on the third Monday in February. Most people now refer to the holiday as “Presidents Day” and see it as a day to […]

Digital Learning Day

February 6, 2013, will mark the second annual Digital Learning Day, which is being sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education. This day celebrates digital learning and technology in education and encourages teachers to find innovative and creative ways to engage their students. The first Digital Learning Day was a success, with many states and school districts […]

Today is A. A. Milne’s Birthday

   Celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh and honor A. A. Milne on the 131st anniversary of his birth.  We have a nice collection of Milne related books.  Some Milne quotes to enjoy: “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”  Winnie-the-Pooh […]

Happy Holidays from the CRC!

     Whether you celebrated Hanukkah or are looking forward to Christmas, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s Eve, here’s hoping that your holiday season is bright and happy! We’ll see you in 2013.      

Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 17, is Father’s Day for 2012. This celebration occurs on the third Sunday in June. Fathers and father figures are celebrated for the contributions they make to children’s lives. Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910 and was recognized as a holiday (but not a national holiday) by President Nixon in 1972.

World Music Day

  World Music Day, or Fete de la Musique, was first celebrated in France in 1982. It is celebrated at or near the summer solstice. This year, with the solstice on Wednesday, June 20, World Music Day will be celebrated in some places on June 17 (a weekend day near the summer solstice). The event usually consists of free music performances […]

Flag Day

June 14 is celebrated as Flag Day each year. This day was chosen to commemorate adoption of  the “Stars and Stripes” as the United States flag in 1777. Although it had been celebrated in various locales for a number of years, the holiday wasn’t recognized as the National Flag Day until President Harry S Truman signed […]

World Environment Day

     June 5 is World Environment Day. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began on this day in 1972. The commemoration of WED began on the first Wednesday in June, 1973. The 2012 theme is:        Green Economy: Does It Include You? Check the World Environment Day web site to see what is happening […]

Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author and Illustrator Extraordinaire

  Today we learned of the passing of Maurice Sendak, at age 83.  He is best loved for his picture book Where the Wild Things Are published in 1963.  His books have been made into movies and operas and for the most part have never been out of print.  We will miss Mr. Sendak.

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