Category Archives: Holiday

March 14 – Pi Day Literature

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (the Greek letter pi), the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated around the world on March 14th since … Continue reading

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February 3 – National Carrot Cake Day

As reported on the very fun website “Today I Found Out,” before the 17th Century, almost all cultivated carrots were purple. It was the Dutch who developed the mutant orange strains of carrots, apparently sweeter and fleshier than the purple … Continue reading

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January 19 – National Popcorn Day

According to The Popcorn Board (an organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn), the actual date of National Popcorn Day is a matter of debate. Some sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes … Continue reading

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December 31, 2016 – We Gain a Leap Second

On this day, a leap second will be added to the clock. Leap seconds have been added every so often since 1972. The last one was June 30, 2015. That means the day and year will officially be one second … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Mundelein, Illinois

Part of the beautiful gingerbread village on display at my local library, Fremont Public Library in Mundelein, IL: Merry Christmas!!

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