Next Sunday, September 21, is a different kind of international event: U.N. International Day of Peace. In the library we read many books recognizing and honoring the men and women who serve in the military; and we also use readalouds, historical fiction, and our nonfiction collection to study how conflicts have influenced history. This week, however, we will be focusing on peace. Grades 4 and 5 will be hearing aloud a new book, on loan from the County of Los Angeles Public Library, about one man's giant musical event--the National Jubilee for Peace, created and organized by Patrick Gilmore, in 1869. It's inspiring to read about his almost unbelievably huge dream and how he made it real. As The Dot urges us to do, Patrick Gilmore sure "made his mark."