Holidays, birthdays, historic events...

April 24

  • Solitary tree on a hillside National Arbor Day

    Arbor day is an annual celebration of trees and a day set aside for the planting of trees.

April 30

  • Poem in Your Pocket Poem in Your Pocket Day

    Celebrate your favorite poem by carrying it around in you pocket and sharing it with others.

May 9

May 13

  • Lewis and Clark in Oregon Lewis & Clark Expedition

    The first U.S. government-funded exploration of the western wilderness – primarily covering the area added to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase.

May 18

  • Mount St. Helens erupts Mount St. Helens erupts

    Mount St. Helens is an active volcano in the Cascade Mountains of the Washington state in the northwestern United States. It erupted early in the morning on May 18, 1980.

May 19

  • Pioneer homestead Homestead Act is passed by U.S. Congress

    The Homestead Act encouraged settlement of the western half of the United States by providing a low cost way for families to acquire land for small farms.

May 22

May 23

June 2

  • Paul Galdone Paul Galdone

    Author/illustrator Paul Galdone is perhaps best known for his retellings of traditional folk and fairy tales.

June 6

  • D-day landing D-Day Invasion of Europe

    D-Day is a term used to designate the planned launch of a military operation. In modern history, it is often used to mark the start of the Allied invasion of Europe near the end of World War II.

June 18

  • Pat Hutchins Pat Hutchins

    Pat Hutchins began her career as an author and illustrator with the wonderful Rosie’s Walk. Like most of her picture books, this first one featured simple text and bright, uncluttered illustrations that added a level of humor to the story.