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Notable dates for the week of April 24 to April 30

April 24 Alejandro Fernandez turns 41 years old

April 25 Red Hat Society Day. Those ladies know how to have a good time.

April 26 Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day!

April 27 Babe Ruth Day

April 28 Save the Frogs Day

April 29 Pinhole Photography Day

April 30 Beltane

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Notable dates for the week of April 17 to April 23

April 17
National Haiku
day is all about counting
syllables Basho.

April 18 Conan O’Brien’s 49th birthday

April 19 High Five Day. Practice new moves to impress your friends.

April 20 Joan Miro was born 119 years ago

April 21 Record Store Day

April 22 Earth Day!

April 23 Movie Theatre Day

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Notable dates for the week of April 10 to April 16

April 10 National Library Workers Day. We like Yellow Roses, Lilies of the Valley, and Orchids. Joking, of course.

April 11 Barbershop Quartet Day. Grab three of your friends and take your song to the streets.

April 12 Support Teen Literature Day

April 13 Thomas Jefferson Day

April 14 International Moment of Laughter Day

April 15 Take a wild guess day

April 16 Odysseus returned from the Trojan War 3,190 years ago (according to historians' calculations)

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Notable dates for the week of April 3 to April 9

April 3 April is both Emotional Overeating Awareness Month and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month

April 4 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day. Many of the employees at the library are considered paraprofessionals.

April 5 National Fun At Work Day. Go on, get that extra shot of espresso in your coffee this morning.

April 6 Good Friday and Passover fall on the same day

April 7 1,561 years ago today Attila the Hun sacked Metz as well as the surrounding villages.

April 8 Bat Appreciation Week kicks off today and runs through April 14th

April 9 The Kamikaze landed in London 75 years ago. It was the first Japanese-built airplane to fly across Europe.

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Notable dates for the week of March 27 to April 2

March 27 World Theatre Day

March 28 Serf Liberation day is celebrated in Tibet

March 29 Youth Day is celebrated in Taiwan

March 30 Eric Clapton’s 67th birthday

March 31 Earth Hour takes place at 8:30 pm

April 1 April Fool’s Day. Not!

April 2 Tater Day (only sweet potatoes are celebrated)

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Notable dates for the week of March 20 to March 26

March 20 It’s the First Day of Spring! Ostara is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere while Mabon is celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere.

March 21 World Poetry Day

March 22 World Water Day

March 23 National Puppy Day. Every puppy needs a home!

March 24 Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army 54 years ago

March 25 Våffeldagen is celebrated in Sweden

March 26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

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Notable dates for the week of March 13 to March 19

March 13 L. Ron Hubbard Day

March 14 Pi Day Today

March 15 Beware the Ides of March

March 16 Freedom of Information Day

March 17 Saint Patrick’s Day

March 18 Queen Latifah celebrates her 42 birthday

March 19 Gambling was legalized in Nevada 81 years ago

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Notable dates for the week of March 6 to March 12

March 6 March is Women’s History Month

March 7 Learn What Your Name Means Day

March 8 Purim!

March 9 Panic Day!

March 10 International Day of Awesomeness

March 11 Daylight Savings Time: Remember to Spring Forward

March 12 100th Anniversary of the founding of the GIrl Scouts

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Notable dates for the week of February 28 to March 5

February 28 Floral Design Day

February 29 Leap Year!

March 1 Irish-American Heritage Month Kicks Off

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 National Anthem Day

March 4 Iditarod

March 5 Saint Piran’s Day. A note on the Saint’s name: In the 13th century Saint Piran became identified as Saint Ciaran of Saighir. This was due to the linguistic ability of the Celtic letter 'P' to transform into the Celtic and/or Gaelic letter ‘C’. March fifth is the traditional feast day of both Saint Ciarán of Saighir and Saint Piran, assuming they were the same person or were at least very similar people.

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Notable dates for the week of February 21 to February 27

February 21 Sprengidagur (Bursting Day) is celebrated in Iceland.

February 22 Lent runs from February 22 to April 7

February 23 W. E. B. Du Bois was born 144 years ago

February 24 Elton John was knighted fourteen years ago.

February 25 International Sword Swallowers Day

February 26 Academy Awards Night

February 27 Actress Joanne Woodward was born on this day in 1930, making this her 82nd birthday!

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