Lets give a shout-out to all the single working mothers whom manage to be the sole provider for their children and still be a loving and caring mother. Congrats to you wonderful ladies, we have just the thing for you- library programming. Check us out for some fun summer and year-round activities for your kids, bring them down and enjoy some quiet reading time amongst our stacks of book while we entertain your young-lings.
Today is also, making me quite hungry and, Lasagna Day, National Chicken Wing Day and Rain Day (that last one not so much hunger as a brooding-in-doors kinda feeling). Here are 5 great recipes for Lasagna today from the LA Times.
Rain day started in 1874 in Waynesburg, PA by Byron Daly who bet the local drug store owner that it would rain on July 29, Byron's birthday. The bet, a hat, was easily won by Daly who had been keeping records of his rainy birthdays throughout the years. Today the tradition continues on with many a memorable hat being won, take a look here for the Rainy Day Festival history.
Today in history.
-1108 King Philip I, King of the Franks 1059, 1060-1108), dies at 56.
-1565 Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.
-1567 James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling.
-1655 Biggest town hall in the world opens in Amsterdam.
-1783 Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000.
-1856 Robert A Schumann, German pianist/composer (Humoresque), dies at 46.
-1883 Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Forli Kingdom of Italy, Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43) born.
-1890 Vincent Van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France.
-1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
-1932 Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
-1949 BBC radio begins broadcasting.
-1953 Geddy Lee, Toronto Canada, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer) born.
-1966 Martina McBride, country singer born.
-1971 The Oland family presented the Bluenose II to the province of Nova Scotia as a floating maritime museum.
-1972 Wil Wheaton, CA, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me) born.
-1981 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer at St Pauls' Cathedral, London.
-2006 Robyn Denise Moore divorces Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson (55) due to irreconcilable differences after 31 years of marriage.
Books and Movies: The Goods.
If your looking for some good reads, the New York Times Best Sellers list ending August 4th can be found here publishers weekly also has a best sellers list found here
Check out the Kirkus book review for Two Fronts by Harry Turtledove here
Movies that have been released in theaters recently are: The Wolverine
Check out the movie listings for Red Deer and Sylvan Lake.
Joke of the Day
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: James T. Kirk: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Mr. Scott: 'Cos ma wee transporter beam was na functioning properly. Ah canna work miracles, Captain. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Dr. McCoy: Dammit Jim!! I'm a doctor not an farmer! Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Mr. Spock: Obviously, it was the logical thing to do. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Mr. Data: Why is a barn yard fowl crossing a thoroughfare humorous? Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Mr. Worf: For the honor of all chickens. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Counsilor Troi: I knew it was going to happen. I could sense it. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Computer: Insufficient information.
Stay tuned for our next, "On This Day in History"!