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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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It’s Groundhog Day!

Picture taken by: Reinhard Kraasch Find out if Punxsutawney Phil (the world’s most famous groundhog) saw his shadow today: http://groundhog.org/ Learn more about groundhogs: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/groundhog/ Looking for more local information?  Read about Jabari, the hedgehog, who lives at the Portland zoo: http://www.oregonzoo.org/Newsroom/2011releases/HedgehogDay11.pdf

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For information about Veterans Day and its history, please visit this site. For Veterans Day events in Washington, please visit this site. For Veterans Day events in Oregon, please visit this site. The Cannell Library will be CLOSED Thursday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

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Library resources on the life of George Washington, the first U.S. President: –   books in the Cannell Library –  article in the Encyclopedia Britannica –  article in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences –  websites recommended by the Library of Congress

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The Cannell Library will be CLOSED on Sunday & Monday, February 14 & 15. We will be OPEN on Saturday, February 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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