Reading Readiness Program
If you have a preschool child interested in reading, bring them to the library’s reading readiness program each Thursday morning from 9:30 – 10:30. Most young readers enjoy the format of playing with the toys we keep there. Once everyone is there, we proceed to a story, a small craft and a snack. This is great social-emotional development time too. Meet other mothers in the community and network with them while the little ones are playing and listening to a story. Borrow books for all of you, bring them back the next week, and everyone goes away with a smile!
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – December 7th
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day seeks to honor the victims of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, an American Naval Station. The attack is often cited as the catalyst for American involvement in the Second World War, given that President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan the following day.
At 8am on December 7th, 1941, without prior warning, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked a Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, located on Oahu, Hawaii. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes. In total, 2,403 people perished, another 1,178 were injured, four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk and 188 aircrafts were destroyed. The aim of the attack was to immobilize the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which would allow Japan to advance into Malaya and Dutch East Indies. On August 23, 1994, the United States Congress passed Public Law 103-308 to designate December 7 of each year as the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
It’s Time to Start Knitting Again!
With summer behind us, the knitting group starts meeting again this Saturday, October 8th. If you have an interest in knitting, the library is the place to be. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the craft or if you’ve been doing it for years, everyone is welcome to join. If you want to learn how, someone will be there to get you started. If you have some experience, please bring your current project. The knitting group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday at the library beginning at 10:30.
Did you know?
The first country to declare war on Japan in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor was Canada. The United States declared war the next day.
Quote of the Month
“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol