Author Archives: Diane Osborne

Money, Money, Money!

April has been recognized as Financial Literacy Month since 2003.  In 2000, The National Endowment for Financial Education introduced Youth Financial Literacy Day and turned it over to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy so that the event would not promote any one organization and instead focus on financial literacy as a whole. The Jump$tart Coalition and its approximately 150 partners expanded the event to a month.

In 2003, the United States Senate designated April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month. In March 2004 the Senate passed Resolution 316 that officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month.

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March is National Crochet Month!

Explore your creative side and learn how to master the ancient (and simple) craft of crochet. From lacey doilies, to amigurumi, to more practical items such as hats and scarves, crochet has been around since the 1800s. This fun and relaxing hobby is simple to learn on your own, or from an experienced loved one. Continue reading

Plant Seeds of Greatness

February is Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month, a campaign designed to encourage everyone to take steps to “remove barriers and make a change in your life for the better.”  Reflect on how you can make a difference for yourself, your family, your business, or your community. Then acquire the tools and skills you need to act on your ideas and dreams.   Continue reading

No More Bound Journals

In the summer of 2015, the library began one of our first of three major weeding or removal projects, which was the microform collection. In the midst of that, we were getting ready for our next big weeding project, the bound journals. Bound journals are issues of a periodical or magazine that are held together and covered with a particular type of material. Journals are easier to store when the issues are bound but they take up a lot of room. Now that many journals are stored electronically in databases, we decided that there were better things that we could use the bound journal space for. Continue reading

Get Inspired!

National Motivation & Inspiration Day© was passed by The United States Congress on 12/18/2001 after the tragic events of 9-11-01. H. Res 308 is the resolution that was passed declaring January 2nd National Motivation & Inspiration Day©.

In having the day passed, Kevin L. McCrudden became the ONLY motivational and leadership speaker to ever have such a day passed by Congress, acknowledging the importance of “motivation” and “inspiration” in our daily lives. In addition, a resolution was passed by New York State and Suffolk County, NY also acknowledging January 2nd as Motivation & Inspiration Day, and January is officially “Motivation & Inspiration Month” in New York State.  Continue reading

Meaning of a Christmas Card

The custom of sending Christmas cards started in 1843 in the UK by Sir Henry Cole.  He was a government worker who had helped to set up the new “Public Record Office” (Post Office) where he was an Assistant Keeper.  He looked for a way that the office could be used more by ordinary people.

 

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Giving Thanks

Every year at Thanksgiving many begin their traditional meal by going around the table and asking everyone what they are thankful for this year. It’s a sweet little ritual and forces everyone to focus on what is positive in their lives. And then we eat. And nothing changes. Continue reading

October is Crime Prevention Month

Crime PreventionIn 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October as Crime Prevention Month.  October has become the official month for recognizing and celebrating the practice of crime prevention, while promoting awareness of important issues such as victimization, volunteerism, and creating safer, more caring communities. Continue reading