Each year, CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps work to raise awareness of chimney safety. Annually, the week prior to National Fire Prevention Week. Click here for a list of Certified Chimney Sweeps in your state.
To view the library's holdings on materials about home maintenance click here.
Today marks the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands that Americans enjoy. Each year volunteers participate in National Public Lands Day in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and other US territories. They build trails and bridges, plant trees and greenery, remove trash and invasive species and restore historic sites. Annually, this event occurs on the last Saturday in September.
Click here for books on nature conservation in the U.S. and here for materials on our national parks and reserves. For information about this special day, including local places to volunteer, please visit: www.publiclandsday.org
On this day in 1774, John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was believed to have been born at Leominster, Massachusetts. Planter of orchards and friend of wild animals, he was regarded as a great medicine man by the Indians. He died at Allen County, Indiana on March 11, 1845.
Click here to view a list of materials that the library holds about Johnny Appleseed.
Request: "Recommending ProstAbulo de la palabra by Benito Pastoriza Iyodo. Seen at the Elizabeth Public Library, Saint Peter's University Library and WorldCat. Reason for recommendation: important US Latino author. Book is in bilingual format. By the same author, I recommend: September Elegies, A Matter of Men, El agua del paraiso, Cuestion de hombres and Nena, nena de mi co.
Response: Since all of these titles are from previous years and are available through Jersey Cat, we will not be ordering them, but would be happy to submit interlibrary loan requests for up to four books at one time per patron.
Today marks the 12th annual event to promote the value of health and fitness for women of all ages. More than 1,000 local women's health events will be held across the country on the same day.
Click here to view the library's holdings of materials on physical fitness for women. The library also has a vast collection on exercise, health and fitness in general, as well as DVDs on cardiovascular fitness. There's no excuse not to start your fitness routine today if you don't already have one!
For more information about this Fitness Day and others, click here.
American singer-songwriter and musician Bruce Springsteen, nicknamed "The Boss," turns 64 today! Springsteen is known for his energetic stage performances with the E Street Band and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey.
Click here for the library's holdings of his music and books about him.
On this day in 1866, Herbert George Wells was born at Bromley, Kent, England. This English novelist and historian wrote many well-known works such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds and The Outline of History. He died at London, England on August 13, 1946.
Click here for materials in our collection by and about H.G. Wells. If you'd like to read or listen to his works online, visit Project Gutenberg.
On this day, people everywhere are encouraged to swash their buckles and add a touch of larceny to their dialogue by talking like pirates. Celebrated annually on September 19th by millions on all seven continents. Arr!
Click here to view the library's vast holdings on pirate-related materials for both children and adults. For ideas on how to celebrate this special day, click here to visit the Web site created for this purpose.
On this day in 1913, James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens, American athlete and winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games, was born at Oakville, Alabama. Owens set 11 world records in track and field. During one track meet, at Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 23, 1935, Owens, representing Ohio State University, broke three world records and tied a fourth in the space of 45 minutes. He died at Tucson, Arizona on March 31, 1980.
Click here for materials in our collection about Jesse Owens.
On December 18, 2001, a joint resolution of Congress amended Title 36, Chapter 1, Sec. 144 of the US Code to permit the president to declare September 11th of each year as Patriot Day, in commemoration of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The resolution requests that all state and local governments observe this day "with appropriate programs and activities," that the flag be displayed at half-staff from sunrise till sundown and that a moment of silence be observed in honor of those who lost their lives in the attacks.
Click here for materials in our collection about this somber day.
Mark your calendar for: Monday, September 16 from 7-9 p.m., Library's Meeting Room
Life Coach, Anne Greco, will be offering the first of three engaging sessions on September 16, followed by two subsequent sessions on September 23 and September 30.
On September 16, attendees will learn ways to live their very own delicious life by following eight fun steps that Anne equates to diner dining in a session entitled, "Eight Steps to Dish Up the Life You Want - Loosely Based on the Tried and True Methods of Diner Dining."
On September 23, Anne will help attendees take inventory of what's cluttering their physical spaces and emotional lives. She will give helpful tips to physically de-clutter and cleanse our working spaces. In this workshop, entitled "De-Cluttering Your Calendar, Your Physical Space, and Your Life - Energy Management 101," those attending will explore ways to say "no" without feeling guilty and undoubtedly experience newfound energy and happiness.
On September 30, Anne will be focusing on having attendees step into the life that best suits each one. In "Step Into Your Life," Anne will facilitate having each person find and "wear" the life that is truly theirs instead of having each live "on the fringes of ... life, taking a backseat to other people or other things."
These sessions are free, but space is limited, so please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to reserve your spot for one, two, or all three to unveil your very own "delicious" life.
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. With Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Edmund Gwenn and Maureen O'Sullivan. A literate, entertaining adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about five sisters searching for husbands in early 19th century England. Screenplay writers include the author Aldous Huxley. (116 minutes.)
Born on this day in 1860 at Greenwich, New York, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as "Grandma Moses," was a renowned American folk artist who started painting at the age of 78. Her 100th birthday was proclaimed "Grandma Moses Day" in New York State. She died at Hoosick Falls, New York on December 13, 1961.
Click here to view books in our collection about Grandma
Moses and her works.