- A skein of worsted weight wool (yes, wool). Suggested places to purchase are Peace Fleece, Bartlett Yarns, or Lamb's Pride.
- A pair of size 6/7 circular needles to knit.
- A set of double-pointed needles to finish.
Professor Jerry’s schedule has opened up and chess clubs will be moving back to their old 5:00-7:00 time slot on Tuesday evenings. Also, the chess club will be watching Searching for Bobby Fischer next Tuesday (Jan. 23).
Become a foster parent and make a difference in someone’s life! On Wednesday, 1/31/2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, stop by an information session with staff from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to learn what it takes to become a foster parent.
If you’ve ever thought about opening your home to a child in need, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more. Foster parents are vital to our efforts to provide a supportive, healing environment for children who have been abused, neglected, or removed from their homes due to unsafe or dangerous conditions. DCF is currently seeking foster parents from every city and town across the state so that children can receive care in the communities where they live and go to school.
The library will be closed on January 4th due to the snowstorm.
Thanks to a grant from the YMCA Family & Community Partnership, our Music, Movement, and Storytime program is going to be expanded from 30 minutes to 45 minutes from January 2 to February 6! During that six week period, the program will be Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:45. Afterwards, it will go back to being a 30 minute session.
The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of our country to protect us from those who would see our freedom to read and say what we wish diminished.
Did you know that the Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day? World War I ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. President Woodrow Wilson declared Armistice Day on the same day in 1919 to commemorate the nation’s “solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service.”
In 1926, Congress asked President Calvin Coolidge to issue a proclamation every year to observe November 11 as a day of commemoration. It wasn’t until 1938 that Armistice Day was was codified by Congress into a national holiday.
The next big change to the holiday came in 1945, when a WWII veteran named Raymond Weeks, together with General Dwight Eisenhower, expended the celebration to include all veterans of all wars–living or dead. This was codified by Congress in 1954. Armistice Day was officially renamed Veterans Day.
From 1971-1977, Veterans Day didn’t actually fall on November 11 due to an initiative to make all national holidays fall on Mondays. It ended up in October during those years, until it was moved back to its proper place (11-11) once more.
One more fun fact: there is no apostrophe in Veterans Day. That’s official!
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