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Notable Date to Celebrate: March 16th is Freedom of Information Day

You probably already know that at CMLE, we offer a service called “Notable Dates for your Noggin” which feature special holidays and birthdays of authors, as well as publications of well-known books. In an effort to help you get more from this service, we’ve decided to select one “Notable Date” each month to feature. We will include a few fun programming and activity ideas too, all for you to use!

Thursday, March 16th is Freedom of Information Day!

“Freedom of Information (FOI) Day is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and as the foremost advocate for openness in government.”

Make sure to check out all the resources from ALA about this important day. You can sign up for ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom newsletter here, which contains a ton of information including censorship, privacy, academic freedom, and First Amendment issues.

Learn more about the history of Freedom of Information Day and find lessons plans and activities here.

Notable Date to Celebrate: Tell a Fairy Tale Day is Feb. 26th!

You probably already know that at CMLE, we offer a service called “Notable Dates for your Noggin” which feature special holidays and birthdays of authors, as well as publications of well-known books. In an effort to help you get more from this service, we’ve decided to select one “Notable Date” each month to feature. We will include a few fun programming and activity ideas too, all for you to use!

Celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day!

Feb. 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day!

You can celebrate by reading from the classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen or the Brothers Grimm, but why not get a little more creative? Continue reading Notable Date to Celebrate: Tell a Fairy Tale Day is Feb. 26th!

Notable Date to Celebrate: January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day!

You probably already know that at CMLE, we offer a service called “Notable Dates for your Noggin” which feature special holidays and birthdays of authors, as well as publications of well-known books. In an effort to help you get more from this service, we’ve decided to select one “Notable Date” each month to feature. We will include a few fun programming and activity ideas too, all for you to use!

Almost too pretty to eat!

January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day!

The obvious way to celebrate this day, of course, would be to make/share/eat chocolate cake! Encouraging your patrons or students to try different recipes would be festive (and maybe they would share their cake with you!) And recipes are definitely out there in abundance. Try this one-bowl chocolate cake recipe,  or in case you are feeling adventurous, here is one for quinoa chocolate cake. (Please let us know how this turns out if you try it!)

Not in the mood for cake? Read about it instead! Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake looks adorable, or this one based in New Zealand called Chocolate Cake for Breakfast

 

 

You could also indulge in a different way and try this recipe for a chocolate facial! Sounds easy and yummy!

Finally, who could possibly appreciate Chocolate Cake Day more than Bruce Bugtrotter from Matilda? Celebrate the day by re-reading or watching the book or movie!

Notable Date to Celebrate: November 29th is C.S. Lewis' Birthday

You probably already know that at CMLE, we offer a service called “Notable Dates for your Noggin” which feature special holidays and birthdays of authors, as well as publications of well-known books. In an effort to help you get more from this service, we’ve decided to select one “Notable Date” each month to feature. We will include a few fun programming and activity ideas too, all for you to use!

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Happy birthday, C.S. Lewis!

November 29th is C.S. Lewis’ birthday. Lewis is well known for his series The Chronicles of Narnia and also for his many Christian texts. According to Biography.com, even as a very young boy Lewis had an active imagination that contributed to his love of fantasy. 

You can celebrate his birthday by reading these 6 books exploring his life and influence, or by contemplating these famous C.S. Lewis quotes. 

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Looks delicious!

Or bring Narnia to life, by making your own forest of snow globes or test your culinary skills by making some Turkish Delight! And here’s a link to a site that has tons of Narnia-related learning resources, like lesson plans, worksheets, and coloring pages. 

For more on C.S. Lewis, take a look at the official website and blog.