Constitution Day 2014

Constitution Day may be one of our least celebrated Federal Holidays, but not one of our least important. Today celebrates the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. It is a good time to stop and reflect on the importance of the Constitution to our way of life as well as how important a role libraries play in keeping information accessible to the public.

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Save the Date … and Your White Shoes!

October 18, 2014 – Be There! And bring your White Shoes!

SJCPL Open Book : A Celebration of Words in Music and Stories takes place at the Main Library, downtown South Bend, from 10 – 3. Meet your favorite storybook characters with a special appearance by Pete the Cat.

Eric Litwin (AKA Mr. Eric) is a New York Times best-selling author of Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes published by Harper Collins.” Mr. Eric, author of the first four Pete the Cat picture books, is giving two presentations during the event and signing books. Enjoy his performance, meet Pete the Cat and find out about his new book, Bedtime at the Nut House.


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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!

Smokey Bear turns 70 today! Smokey’s Journey shows the evolution of Smokey Bear and how he has changed over the years. Take a few minutes to explore his site and wish one of our national icons a Happy Birthday!Smokey3

“Smokey3″ by Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council – Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons –

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