Author Archives: Diane Osborne

Did You Know? Fall 2018 Edition

 

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:

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Apples are Amazing

October is National Apple Month. It was originally a one week celebration, National Apple Week created by the U.S. Apple Association in 1904.  In 1996, they expanded to National Apple Month.  It is easy to see why when you read on and find out why apples are amazing! Continue reading

International Cat Day

International Cat Day, also known as World Cat Day, is a holiday which was created in 2002 and is used to not only celebrate the friendship that humans and cats share but also to promote the safety and well-being of cats. This holiday is celebrated annually on August 8th. Continue reading

World Emoji Day

July 17th is World Emoji Day.  Emoji, a Japanese expression, roughly means “picture word” and was developed in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita. While working for NTT Docomo, a Japanese telecom company, Kurita design these picture words as a feature on their pagers to make them more appealing to teens.  Continue reading

How to Survive the Summer

One hot summer day I was contemplating why is it that some people love the winter and some love summer?  And when you think about it, many people love summer a lot more than those who hate it.  “They bask in the bright sun, revel in the heat, and don’t especially mind the sand-in-the-bathing-suit/ sunscreen-in-your-eye sensations of July and August; the moment Memorial Day weekend rolls into sight, it’s constant watermelon, sailboats, and beach barbeques.” Continue reading

June is Professional Wellness Month

June is the time to celebrate health and wellness.  It is a time for employers to showcase how they help create healthier, happier employees. It serves as a reminder of how organizations that invest in the well-being of their employees benefit from a more productive, engaged workforce and a captivating company culture that drives recruitment and retention. Continue reading

National Etiquette Week

 

May I please have your attention?

How are you today?

These are just some common courtesy or etiquette questions to kick off National Etiquette Week.

It starts Monday, the 14th of May, and goes until the 18th.  Continue reading