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Mole Day

What Is Mole Day?

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.

(Taken from: National Mole Day Foundation Inc. website)

http://www.moleday.org/

7 October 2013 - 12:00am to 23 October 2013 - 11:00pm
Published by aravenell3 on 08 Oct

Word of the Week: "phenomenal"

Very good or great : unusual in a way that is very impressive

(Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/)

7 October 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 08 Oct
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Library has set up a display in recognition of the event. You may be surprised at what you may learn!

Myth: Women with more than one known risk factor get breast cancer.
Fact: Most women with breast cancer have no known risk factors except being a woman and getting older. All women are at risk.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1490386#ixzz2h96ckKGZ

And remember...men are also at risk for breast cancer.

7 October 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 08 Oct

2012's Top Banned Book: "Captain Underpants"

Yes, believe it or not, , "Captain Underpants is the most challenged book of 2012! It even beat "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Beloved" for the prize.

Why, you might ask? It's just a comic book! However, school officials believe it causes excitability in children. Not excited, as in: "Give me more homework!" They feel that children are influenced to misbehave in class, like the pranksters in the book.

To find out more about other challenged and banned books, follow the link below to CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/24/living/banned-books-week/?hpt=us_c2

23 September 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 24 Sep

Word of the Week: "evolve"

To change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex, or more advanced state : to develop by a process of evolution

(Taken from http://www.merriam-webster.com/)

15 September 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 16 Sep
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Patriot Day

On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact was immense.

The attacks have greatly increased attention to national security in the United States. This has had huge implications for United States national and international politics. This is particularly true for the relationships between the United States and Islamic countries in the Middle East.

(Taken from: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/patriot-day)

9 September 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 10 Sep

Word of the Week: "charlatan"

1. : quack 2
2. : one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability : fraud, faker

8 September 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 09 Sep
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Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787 the Constitution of the United States was signed by our Founding Fathers. This document is now revered all over the world.

In 2004 Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17th as "Constittution Day". The bill also requires that all institutions which receive federal funds must host an educational program to honor the day. To learn more about Constitution Day follow the link below:
http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/

To get your own FREE constitution downloaded to your phone visit this site: https://itunes.apple.com/app/u.s.-constitution-and-facts/id391169491?mt=8

The Daughters of the American Revolution (Mary Tyler Chapter) have created a display on exhibit in the UT Tyler Muntz Library. All are welcome to come view it at their leisure.

4 September 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 05 Sep

Word of the Week: "adversity"

a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune

2 September 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 03 Sep
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5oth Anniversary of "I Have a Dream" Speech

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I was only 4 months old when he delivered the speech, but it seems as if I can remember it crystal clear. Of course I realize it's really because of how often the speech has been played since that day. Dr. King's speech is one of the most memorable speeches in the world. This speech still has impact on us today. We are still waiting for the whole dream to materialize. Dr. King was a man filled with love for humanity and love for freedom and justice. He sacrificed his ALL for a cause which he believed in.

A few years ago, I was honored with an MLK Humanitarian award. I reveal this not to boast, but to share. The award was given to me by the oldest Black Baptist Church in my hometown. I will always cherish it because of what it stands for. I still find it amazing to be considered worthy of being connected to an individual as awe inspiring as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was one of the most humbling experiences of my life.

As you go about your day today, think about persons in your life that are promoting Dr. King's dream. Let them know that you appreciate their concern humanity. Let them know their love is showing. Let them know that they inspire you!

If you would like to revisit the "I Have a Dream" speech, click on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

27 August 2013 (All day) to 30 August 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 28 Aug

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