Monday this week was the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day, held on the first Monday in September, is an American holiday that honors working people. According to the online database World Book Online (for which Pennekamp has a subscription), the first Labor Day parade was in New York in 1882. President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day an official national holiday in 1894. In recognition of the day, on display in the library this week are books about a wide variety of occupations.
The week's readalouds can be viewed on the Weekly Readalouds page of this website. Mostly we are hearing books about libraries, or about occupations, or both! Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, by Jan Pinborough, is a charming book about Anne Carroll Moore, who first welcomed children into the New York public libraries--back when others felt children should not be allowed in libraries and certainly couldn't be trusted with library books. Thank goodness Miss Moore thought otherwise!
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, has a new series of middle-grade mystery/adventure books coauthored with Gregory Mone, a journalist. The two authors will be speaking at Mira Costa on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. I believe all tickets have been distributed, but interested folks can add their names to a ticket waitlist. This event is sponsored by Pages, our local independent bookstore.