Archive for September, 2010

(September 25) This week we’re observing . . .  Banned Book Week

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Banned Book Week (Sept 25 – Oct 02, 2010)
A national observation celebrating the freedom to read.

During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

According to the American Library Association, more than 500 books were challenged in 2009. The 10 most challenged titles of 2009 were:

1. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle
2. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. Twilight (series), by Stephanie Meyer
6. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
7. My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
8. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
9. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
10. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier

website: Banned Book Week
American Library Association

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(September 25) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National One-Hit Wonder Day

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

09252007hm.jpgNational One-Hit Wonder Day
Celebrating musical artists and acts who have enjoyed one and only one hit (top 40) record.

Oh Mickey you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind
Hey Mickey…

How many one-hit wonders can you name?

1) Mickey (bonus video after the jump)

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(September 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Punctuation Day

Friday, September 24th, 2010

09272007npd.jpgNational Punctuation Day
Commas, and semi-colons, and explanation marks. Oh my!

A day to appreciate the lowly punctuation mark.

So in honor of the day vow never again to ignore the ” , ” or ” * ” or even the mighty ” . “!

Did You Know? Countdown to Sukkot (09/23)

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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Did You Know?
Sept 23 : Sukkot began last night

It’s Sukkot!!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Sukkot.

Hag Sameach!
Louie and the Holidays Elves


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(September 23) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Sukkot

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010


Sukkot (Jewish)
With the final blowing of the Shofar, The Jewish High Holy Days draw to a close and the focus of the Jewish community shifts from the solemnness of Yom Kippur to the jubilant celebration of the festival of Sukkot.

The festival of Sukkot, also known as Chag’ha Succot, the “Feast of Booths” (or Tabernacles), is named for the huts (sukkah) that Moses and the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before they reached the Promised Land. These huts were made of branches and were easy to assemble, take apart, and carry as the Israelites wandered through the desert.

Join us for our celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot: Sukkot on the Net

The Story of Sukkot
The Holiday and its Meaning

The Sukkah
What is a Sukkah and Why is it Important?

Etrog, Lulav and the Four Species
How Do You Pronounce it? And What do you do with it?

Sukkot Craft Projects
Make a newspaper Lulav
Bulid your own PVC Pipe Sukkah

*Sukkot began last night at sundown

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(September 23) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Libra

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Libra
Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. In astrology, Libra is considered a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign.

(September 22) Tonight we’re celebrating . . .  Sukkot (Jewish)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010


Sukkot (Jewish – begins at sundown)
With the final blowing of the Shofar, The Jewish High Holy Days draw to a close and the focus of the Jewish community shifts from the solemnness of Yom Kippur to the jubilant celebration of the festival of Sukkot.

The festival of Sukkot, also known as Chag’ha Succot, the “Feast of Booths” (or Tabernacles), is named for the huts (sukkah) that Moses and the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before they reached the Promised Land. These huts were made of branches and were easy to assemble, take apart, and carry as the Israelites wandered through the desert.

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