Veterans Day is an official U.S. holiday observed annually on November 11 to honor veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service. Our own Mr. David Long in fourth grade is a veteran of the United States Navy!
–From “Veteran’s Day.” Wikipedia. N.p., 28 July 2015. Web. 22 Oct. 2015. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day>.
In the Lindsey Commons, we have put out books on all of the branches of the service and Veteran’s Day so you can learn more!
- Veterans Day Holidays at History Channel
- Veterans Day at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the history of the day
- Veteran’s Day Poster Contest Scroll down and click on “Poster Gallery”
Celebrate with us the heritage of the indigenous peoples of America, the Native Americans, during the month of November.
We pay tribute to the rich history and traditions to the tribes of the Native Americans. You can read fiction and non-fiction books about Native Americans in our special collection between the windows, and you can also watch a video about the month long celebration here:
And learn about NASA workers that are Native Americans here:
Visit Native American Heritage Month sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian online to learn more.
Visit our Halloween display this month! It’s full of spooooooky books!
On August 21, 2017, millions of viewers across the United States will see a total eclipse of the Sun. The Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a twilight, and the Sun’s rays shimmer in the darkened sky. Here are resources to help you prepare for and view this celestial event.
- Cobb County School District Eclipse 2017 Parent Information
- Eclipse 2017 at NASA
- Solar Eclipse at the National Weather Service
- The Solar Eclipse @ the Cobb County Public Library
- Total Solar Eclipse 2017 NASA Resources for Informal Education– comprehensive list
- The Great American Eclipse website
See it Safely
Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm Countdown
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm
We realized too late that the Cobb County Library was not handing out paper logs for summer reading. If you are having a hard time logging into the Scholastic Summer Reading website to log your hours, print out this form instead and start listing your titles. You can return it to us the first week of school and still get recognized for participating! Also don’t forget to check the Summer Reading Program 2017 page for lots more information!