Author Archives: Robin Bernstein

National Novel Writing Month

Who knew that it was National Novel Writing Month?  Certainly not this blogger.  However, as a writer, it is great to see that there are initiatives continuing to encourage writing.  This internet-based project, often shortened to “NaNoWriMo” takes place during the entire month of November.  Continue reading

International Artist Day

Do you have an appreciation for art?  Are you interested in art?  Do you want to learn more about art?  If the answer to any or all three questions is “yes,” then today is your day.  International Artist day began in 2004 to recognize artists and the contributions they make.  This day inspires communities to promote their local artists own ideas and celebrate the influences they have on American and world culture.  October 25th is the chosen date because it is Pablo Picasso’s birthday; however, any day is appropriate for hosting an International Artist Day event. Continue reading

Remembering 9/11

9 11Where were you September 11, 2001?  Bet you will never forget, and as a result of that fateful day, every September 11th Americans observe this day as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.  The more common name is “Patriot Day,” not to be confused with Patriot’s Day, which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, held the third Monday of April.  Continue reading

Women’s Equality Day

Womens equalityWHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, as a symbol for the continued fight for equal rights.  We recognize the day as “Women’s Equality Day.” Continue reading

Nelson Mandela International Day

Mandela“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Those true words were uttered by the human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, Nelson Mandela.  The UN General Assembly asks individuals around the world to make a difference in their communities to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy on the day he was born, today, July 18th. Continue reading

Observing National Higher Education Day

national higher edu dayToday we are highlighting a day that represents all that a library stands for—educating and inspiring students.  National Higher Education Day is fairly new, having started in February, 2015, by Izamar Olaguez and Marcie Hronis; however, the registrar at National Day Calendar declared it to be observed annually on June 6th.  The original purpose of the day was to provide and communicate funding opportunities, such as financial aid and scholarships, to students who thought obtaining a college degree was not possible. Continue reading

Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American HeritageMay is Jewish American Heritage Month, officially recognized by President George W. Bush on April 20, 2006.  Each year this proclamation is renewed by the current president to recognize and celebrate Jewish American culture, achievements and contributions since they first arrived in New Amsterdam, the southern tip of Manhattan Island, in 1654.  Continue reading

Need a Good Laugh???

Humor MonthHave you ever heard the phrase “Laughter is the Best Medicine?”  Well, according to some studies, laughter produces chemicals in our bodies that relieve stress and enhance one’s physical and mental health and that positive thinking can help people heal from illnesses.  If that holds true, then laughter is a good thing and what better way to recognize it then with a month to celebrate humor. Continue reading

Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of InformationOn March 16th, Law colleges and other institutions celebrate the rights and freedoms provided as a result of the “Freedom of Information Act.”  Why do we celebrate on this particular day when the “Freedom of Information Act” was enacted on July 4, 1966?  Well, on March 16, 1751, the “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison Jr. was born.  He earned that title for drafting the Constitution of the United States and the U.S. Bill of RightsContinue reading

Are You Wearing Red Today?

wear red day 2017Are you wearing red today?  If not, maybe you should and join the thousands of people around the country celebrating “National Wear Red Day ®” to raise awareness against women’s heart disease.  This is a day of national public recognition observed the first Friday in February, which started in 2004.  Heart disease is the number one killer of women affecting 1 in 3 every year; therefore, the American Heart Association created a campaign called “Go Red For Women,” designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.  Strokes and cardiac-related issues can be prevented with education and action. Continue reading