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Let’s Learn More About Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday

Let’s Learn More About Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday

May we invite you to join us as we learn about the history of Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday? Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” refers to the celebration leading up to Ash Wednesday.  Mardi Gras got its name from the practice of eating rich, fatty foods before the traditional fasting associated with Ash

Learn More About “Little Christmas”

Learn More About “Little Christmas”

Learn more about the holiday called Epiphany or “Little Christmas.” Epiphany is a Christian feast day that is celebrated on January 6th every year.  For most Western Christian denominations, this holiday commemorates two Biblical events: the Three Wise Men’s visit to baby Jesus and Jesus’ baptism.  But why is this holiday held on January 6th

Let’s Learn More About the Civil Rights Hero on Rosa Parks Day

Let’s Learn More About a Civil Rights Hero on Rosa Parks Day

Join us as we celebrate the amazing life of civil rights leader Rosa Parks. On December 1st, many states will celebrate Rosa Parks Day.  Held in honor of the historic day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, this historic event remembers the bravery of civil rights leaders

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

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

This October, we invite you to get involved with National Book Month. Every October, National Book Month encourages the public to celebrate their love of books and reading.  This month, let’s use some of these ideas to recognize this occasion with our families and friends. – Hold a literature family game night.  For a fun

Celebrate International Literacy Day With Us

Celebrate International Literacy Day With Us (Sept. 8)

Learn how we can support the efforts to raise literacy rates on International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day is observed on September 8th.  The purpose behind this day is to celebrate and honor the international efforts and progress made to increase global literacy rates.  International Literacy Day also looks to address current challenges to literacy

Let’s Get Reading! Celebrate National Read a Book Day With Us

Let’s Get Reading! Celebrate National Read a Book Day With Us

National Read a Book Day is September 6th.  Check out these suggestions for celebrating. On September 6th, National Read a Book Day encourages all of us to grab a book and get reading.  Follow these tips for sharing National Read a Book Day with your friends and family. -Host a Book Club.  Assign a book

Get Ready—It’s National Preparedness Month

Get Ready—It’s National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month.  How shall we do s0? This month is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual initiative sponsored by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency).  Every September, FEMA encourages Americans to develop an emergency action plan for their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities.  We’d like to invite you to read further to learn