We're Still Celebrating Our 90th Anniversary!
Our year-long 90th anniversary celebration comes to a close this month. To celebrate we are imitating Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which by the way turned 50 this year!) and have created 90 “Golden Tickets”. Beginning October 1, these tickets will be hidden throughout the library. Find a ticket and you can redeem it at the circulation desk. There are many prizes, most of which are library related. Tickets expire December 31, 2014, so keep your eyes open. That item you borrow might just have a golden ticket inside!
Each month, we'll celebrate a decade we've seen together.
Check our Events page for more details.
Here is an overview:
|January||1920s||The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
|February||1930s||The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
|March||1940s||The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
by E.B. White
|May||1960s||In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
|June||1970s||Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach
|July||1980s||Bonfire of the Vanities
by Tom Wolfe
|August||(break)||(Psst! Summer reading!)|
|September||1990s||Nightmares and Dreamscapes
by Stephen King (short stories)
|October||2000s||The Kite Runner
by Khalid Hosseini
September celebrates the 00s!
- The world celebrates the turn of the millenium
- Personal home computers break the 1GHz barrier
- Sydney hosts the Olympic Games
- Wikipedia is launched
- The world's first space tourist
- Apple launches the iPod
- The world's first cyborg
- The dwarf planet Quaoar is discovered
- The Human Genome project is completed
- MySpace is launched
- The first recorded hurricane in the South Atlantic
- Mars exploration rovers
- Facebook is launched
- World's first 1 gigabyte SD card
- Youtube is launched
- USB flash drives replace floppy disks
- Hurricane Katrina floods New Orleans
- Twitter is launched
- Pluto is demoted to "dwarf planet" status
- Global economic downturn
- Apple debuts the iPhone
- Arctic Sea ice hits a record low
- Amazon releases the Kindle
- Google street view is launched
- Scientists extract images directly from the brain
- Major breakthrough in cancer research
- Water is discovered on the moon
- Mind control headsets enter the video games market
Check out these awesome products with our hand-doodled anniversary logo on them!
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