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All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and remain closed Nov. 27 and 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. Although the physical libraries will be closed, customers can still use the library online, 24/7, here on Metrolibrary.org to find their next read, download eBooks, audiobooks, MP3s, and digital magazines, or access one of the research databases.
November 13 is more than Kindness Day, it’s a Kindness Movement. Being kind is universal, spanning across cultures, ages and genders. While I was researching this ‘holiday’, I wondered if people are inherently kind or is it something we learn. I searched the library’s EBSCOhost database to find some scientific evidence to answer that question.
Time for tricking and treating, candy overload, and ghouls of all ages. Halloween time is finally here!
Celebrate Halloween with songs from our Freegal playlist. All of these songs are available to you for FREE with your library card. Use your library card to download any five songs.
National Candy Corn Day- yes it is a thing! A de facto National Candy Corn Day is October 30, conveniently scheduled right before the crescendo of candy consumption. I am almost positive this day was created by someone who wanted to sell a lot of candy corn.
You can make a day for pretty much anything. Or, most likely, there is a day already for pretty much anything. Look it up! I dare you!
You might think a dictionary is a dusty, boring, useless book…until you are playing Scrabble with your brother who totally makes up words and you need one to prove your case! But did you know there was such a thing as National Dictionary Day?
The Metropolitan Library System libraries will be closed for one day, Monday, Oct. 13, so employees can attend MLS’s annual Staff Development Day. Libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
October 3 is World Smile Day. Started by Harvey Ball, the creator of “The Smiley Face” (ubiquitous symbol of joviality), this day promotes doing an act of random kindness in order to make somebody smile.
September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day! Apples have never been my favorite fruit; strawberries hold that honor. (Orange you glad I didn't say banana?!) Johnny Appleseed, however, was a childhood favorite, the story of an odd yet lovable seed sower, walking barefoot across the frontier, planting orchards of lush red apples for westward journeying pioneers.
Happy Mayflower Day! On this day in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, carrying the first Pilgrims to the New World. Two months later they arrived in America, got off the ship and...celebrated Thanksgiving, possibly? No, wait, first they planted corn. Or they planted fish. Hang on, that can’t be right.