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June 14 is known as Flag Day for many who live in the United States, but did you know that each year the President of the United States designates a National Flag Week through a Presidential Proclamation? This Thursday, June 14, you can celebrate Flag Day at Fort Vancouver by attending their Flag Day event. […]

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February 29: Leap day

February 29, also known as leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date occurring in most years evenly divisible by 4 (2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016). Years evenly divisible by 100 don’t contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day. Therefore […]

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Cannell Library will be CLOSED Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 for the President’s Day holiday. Cannell Library will be OPEN on Sunday, February 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, February 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

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  Cannell Library will be closed for the President’s Day holiday on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th. We will reopen for our regular hours at 1pm on Sunday, February 19th. If you need assistance during the closure, you can chat with a reference librarian 24/7 or send us an email. Renewals and requests […]

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The 5th of November may not be a special date for most Americans, but in Great Britain this day is set aside to remember an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. As described in the first paragraph from Holidays Symbols and Customs, This day commemorates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when a group […]

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Memorial Day Weekend

Cannell Library will be open on Saturday, May 27, 2011 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Cannell Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 29-30, 2011 in honor of Memorial Day. We will open at our normal time of 7:00 am on Tuesday May 31, 2011.

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April 22 is Earth Day!    For more information about Earth Day and how you can help to keep our Earth green, visit the Earth Day Network website.

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Pi Day – March 14

Yes, today, March 14, is a celebration of all things Pi.  I’m not writing about the kind of pie you eat, no sir.  I’m talking about mathematical Pi. You know the one.  It never ends: 3.141592…  Anyway, because March 14 looks like 3.14 when you write it out, Pi day is…, today! In celebration of […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day – do you know how this holiday started?  Find out here: http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day For many, Valentine’s Day = Chocolate. Interested in learning more about chocolate and how it’s made? Check out this link: http://exhibits.mannlib.cornell.edu/chocolate/

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Photo from Wikimedia. Credit: Photohound Today starts the Year of the Rabbit according to the Spring Festival, or as it is more often referred to, the Chinese New Year.  If you want to learn more about this celebration we have many resources to recommend. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, edited by Edward L. Davis, […]

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