Notable Dates for your Noggin: September 2015

Calendar BannerEach month we’ll bring you a compiled list of fun national holidays, birthdays of authors, and publication dates of favorite books.  You can use these for your own personal use or for some library inspiration!

September is Courtesy Month, Library Card Sign-up Month, and Classical Music Month!

Other things to celebrate in September. . .

1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling) published in 1998 (US)
National No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
5 Tomi dePaola’s Birthday (1934)
6 Read a Book Day
10 Swap Ideas Day
13 Roald Dahl Day [his birthday] (1916)
15 Agatha Christie’s Birthday (1890)
16 Anne Bradstreet Day
19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 Stephen King’s Birthday (1947)
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) published 1937
22 Hobbit Day
24 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday (1896)
National Punctuation Day
25 Shel Silverstein’s Birthday (1930)
William Faulkner’s Birthday (1897)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote) published 1965
26 Pancake Day
29 National Coffee Day
30 Truman Capote’s Birthday (1924)
Hatchet (Gary Paulsen) published 1987

Did we miss anything?  Let us know if we did!

For our calendar of library events, including conferences and library days, check out our Events/Initiatives page.

And for more Notable Dates for Your Noggin, check out our Notable Dates page.