Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month
To promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters, the ASPCA sponsors this important observance. “Make Pet Adoption Your First Option” – a message in an effort to end the euthanasia of all adoptable animals. Come check out our library’s various collections on Dogs and their care and possibly make a new friend as well.
National Military Appreciation Month
Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have adopted a resolution calling for Americans to recognize and honor U.S. service members during May’s National Military Appreciation Month.
So with that in mind, the Todd Library is honoring them through our book display and memorabilia. Come join us in a salute to all who have served and defended our great land from before we became a nation to present.
Remember too, on Memorial Day, the one minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time to honor the military’s fallen comrades and to pay tribute to the sacrifices by our nation’s service members and veterans.
California’s most famous Gold Rush dates back to the morning of January 24, 1848, when James Marshall was making his customary inspection of the sawmill he was building for John Sutter. He was more interested in finishing the sawmill than the “shining flecks of metal” found in the running water. His discovery though, set an immediate “rush to the mines” and by the Spring of 1849, the largest gold rush in American History was under way. The people who really benefited from the large influx of people were the shipyard and lumber yard owners, since the population grew from 14,000 in 1848 to 250,000 by 1852. Other gold rushes include the Georgia Rush of 1829, Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 and the Porcupine Gold Rush of 1909. Come in and check out information on this great adventure in our country’s history.
“A date that will live in infamy”
December 7, 1941 at 7:55 am (local time) nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii which was considered the US “Gibraltar of the Pacific”. The raid, that lasted less than an hour, killed nearly 3,000 people. A declaration of war was requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by the Congress on December 8th, which caused the United States to enter into World War II. Come check out our December Memorial Book Display as we explore past and present history books and videos concerning this most important date.