Archive for October 17th, 2010

Holiday Reminder: Halloween

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Holiday Reminder: Halloween will be celebrated in 2 weeks on Sunday October 31st, 2010!

The year’s most ghoulish holiday is upon us and we are delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Halloween.

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/17)

Sunday, October 17th, 2010


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 17 : 02 weeks till Halloween

Did you know that the origins of Halloween are rooted in an ancient festival honoring the dead, known as Samhain (pronounced “Sow-ween”)?

The Celtic people, who lived 2,000 years ago in the United Kingdom and northern France, believed that during Samhain, the veil between this world and the spirit world was at its thinnest.

The holiday of Halloween dates back to the Dark Ages. Once truly spooky traditions have morphed over the years into much more light-hearted (but still mischievous) celebrations. Here is a fun look at some of the facts and folklore that describe how All Hallows Eve came to be celebrated as Halloween. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Halloween.

Halloween will be celebrated on Sunday October 31st.

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(October 17) This week we’re celebrating . . .  Teen Read Week

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Teen Read Week
During this week dedicated to teen reading, educators, students and parents are encouraged to remember that reading is a lifelong gift — not just a dreary homework assignment. Encourage adolescents to read for the fun of it and help parents reconnect with their teens through literature.

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