Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 29 & 30 - International Translation Day

Well technically today is not International Translation Day as my title might suggest, tomorrow is though, so it is tomorrow I'll talk about for a minute. International Translation Day is celebrated every year on September 30 on the feast day of St. Jerome. St. Jerome translated the Bible and is considered the patron saint of translators. Have no idea how to celebrate International Translation Day, not to worry, I have a great suggestion for you. Start learning a new language, and what better way to start, then typing in funny words, sayings or sentences and have international language translators spew the equivalent in another language back at you. Come use one of our FREE computers at the Library or if you prefer to go the old fashioned way, we have these things called books that help you to learn different languages and tell you lots of interesting things about other languages and cultures. Check out google translate for a free online translation tool. We'd love to see what creative and funny translations you can come up with, feel free to share them below.

Tomorrow is also Ask A Stupid Question Day, I don't believe there is such a thing as a stupid question and here at the Library we will answer, to the best of our knowledge and that of the books around us, any question you bring to us. Come on down and challenge us tomorrow, bring your best and/or toughest question and see how we do. Remember, there is no stupid questions!!

Word of the Day

Today's word is:

Betwixt: between

Can you use it in a clever proper sentence. Show us in the comments section.

Books and Movies: The Goods.

If your looking for some good reads, check out the New York Times Best Sellers list ending October 6th. Publishers weekly also has a weekly best sellers list.

Check out the Kirkus book review for Levels of Life by Julian Barnes.

Coming up on October 3 Gravity and Runner Runner come out in theaters.
Check out the movie listings for Red Deer and Sylvan Lake.

Joke of the Day

"I've just had the most awful time," said a boy to his friends. "First I got angina pectoris, then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering, I got psoriasis. They gave me hypodermics, and to top it all, tonsillitis was followed by appendectomy."

"Wow! How did you pull through?" sympathized his friends.

"I don't know," the boy replied. "Toughest spelling test I ever had."

Stay tuned for our next, "On This Day in History"!

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