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Let’s Get Wordy with National Dictionary Day

Let’s Get Wordy with National Dictionary Day

We invite you to celebrate National Dictionary Day with us. National Dictionary Day is held on October 16th in honor of Noah Webster’s (1758-1843) birthday.  Webster was a spelling reformer that believed that English spelling rules were unnecessarily complex.  He spent 27 years compiling 70,000 words for his dictionary.  In his publication, he introduced new,

Celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s Birthday with Us

Celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s Birthday with Us

We invite you to join us in learning more about Great Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Today marks Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s (1925-2013) birthday.  Thatcher was Britain’s Conservative Party leader and, when she was elected in 1979, she became the first female Prime Minister in Britain’s history.  Let’s honor this female pioneer with

Let’s Wish Eleanor Roosevelt “Happy Birthday” Today!

Let’s Wish Eleanor Roosevelt “Happy Birthday” Today!

Today is Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday; let’s all remember this truly remarkable woman. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and gave birth to six children.  However, she was never content to simply play the role of wife and mother.  Instead, she revolutionized the role of First Lady by working as an

Today is the International Day of Non-Violence; Let’s Learn More About this Day

Today is the International Day of Non-Violence; Let’s Learn More About this Day

October 2nd is recognized as the International Day of Non-Violence.  Let’s find out how we can honor this day. The International Day of Non-Violence is held on October 2nd in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.  Gandhi is recognized as a leader of the Indian independence movement and a staunch supporter of the strategy of non-violence. 

Let’s Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Let’s Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic history and culture during this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from September 15- October 15.  During this month, the United States recognizes the many contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans throughout history.   Spend this National Hispanic Heritage Month learning about Hispanic American heroes and

Let’s Celebrate 100 Years of Pulitzer Prizes as We Learn About Its History

Let’s Get Reading! It’s National Book Month

We’d like to invite you to join us in learning about the history of the Pulitzer Prize. Written words are a cornerstone of communication in our society. From newspapers to magazines to literature to musical composition, these publications serve to convey all sorts of information to those of us who are fortunate enough to have

It’s Time for the Kentucky Derby – Join Us in Learning About Its History

It’s Time for the Kentucky Derby – Join Us in Learning About Its History

Here are some facts about the Kentucky Derby for those of us who may be interested. Today marks one of the greatest horse races in history. This year’s Kentucky Derby is set to take place May 5 & 6, 2017. Please join us in learning a bit about the history of the race. History of