Earth Day will be celebrated at the Takoma Junction TPSS Co-op on Saturday April 24th and will include food and live music. Library staff will participate by reading stories at various times during the day.
As with Arbor Day, various communities celebrate Earth Day on different days.
Earth Day Resources: Envirolink has a national list of Earth Day activities for this year and a history of Earth Day. The federal government has put up an Earth Day page and is also compiling a nation-wide list of activities. The North American Association for Environmental Education maintains a huge list of links to sites concerned with the environment.
Did you know that the US Army celebrates Earth Day?
The definitive list of holidays, festivals, and celebrations is Chase's Calendar of Events. We subscribe and so always have the current copy, which you can find in the reference room at R 394.26.
What does Chase's Calendar contain? For today, Friday April 16th, information about 30 events (with associated web links). About 24,000 people will be attending the Mennonite Relief Sale in in Hutchinson Kansas.
For May 1st, Chase's lists 117 events including our own Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at the the Howard County Fairgrounds. It is an easy trip up 97 (which starts as Georgia Avenue) and includes sheep dog trials, very good food, breed parades and competitions, shearing, weaving, shepherding, vendors selling everything from spinning wheels and raw fleeces to lamb sausage.
Come in and browse through Chase's. It is one of many reference books that are reading pleasures, not just information sources.Posted by library at April 16, 2004 11:35 AM