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What's Happening in September 2015?

What’s Happening in September 2015?

Schedule materials online at or call 541-776-8560.  

Of special interest are titles about wildfire. Here are titles available for elementary and secondary.

If your students are exposed to the news at all, they may be curious about refugees and Syria.  

Syria titles for elementary and secondary

Refugee titles for elementary and secondary


Flower: Aster
Birthstone: Sapphire

Month-long Commemorations
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
Baby Safety Month

Backpack Safety America Month

Childrens' Good Manners Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

College Savings Month

Fall Hat Month

Happy Cat Month

Hunger Action Month  

Library Card Sign-up Month

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

National Chicken Month

National Child Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Head Lice Prevention Month

National Honey Month

National Organic Harvest Month

National Service Dog Month

National Sickle Cell Month  

National Piano Month   

National Preparedness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Rice Month

National Wilderness Month

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Shameless Promotion Month

Update Your Resume Month

Women's Friendship Month

World Alzheimer's Month

World Animal Remembrance Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month


September Weekly Observances

International Enthusiasm Week: 1-7

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week: 7-12

Suicide Prevention Week: 7-15

Play Days: 8-12

Popcorn Days: 10-12

Mushroom Days: 11-13

Child Passenger Safety Week: 13-19

National Environmental Services Week: 13-19

Health Information and Technology Week: 14-18

National Guitar Flat-Picking Days: 16-20

Constitution Week: 17-23

Hummingbird Celebration: 17-20

Deaf Awareness Week: 20-26    

Pollution Prevention Week: 20-26

National Clean Hands Week: 20-26

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week: 20-26

National Dog Week: 20-26   

National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week: 20-26

National Keep Kids Creative Week: 20-26

Remember to Register to Vote Week: 20-26

Sea Otter Awareness Week: 20-26   

Tolkien Week: 20-26

Farm Animal Awareness Week: 21-25   

Fall Astronomy Week: 22-26

Banned Books Week: 27-10/3

World Hearing Aid Awareness Week: 27-10/3      


September Daily Observances

International Day of Awareness for the Dolphins of Taiji: 1

V-J Day: 2

National Wildlife Day:4

Newspaper Carrier Day: 4

Bacon Day: 5

Be Late For Something Day: 5

International Day of Charity: 5

Jury Rights Day: 5  

National Writing Date Day: 5  

Google Commemoration (Founded)   Day: 7

Grandma Moses Day: 7

Labor Day: 7

National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day: 7

International Literacy Day: 8

Pardon Day: 8

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day: 9

Wonderful Weirdoes Day: 9

Swap Ideas Day: 10

(World) Suicide Prevention Day: 10  

Libraries Remember Day: 11

National Day of Service and Remembrance: 11

Patriot Day: 11

Stand Up To Cancer Day: 11

National Hollerin' Day: 12

Video Games Day: 12

Grandparent's Day: 13

International Chocolate Day: 13  

Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day: 13  

National Celiac Awareness Day: 13

National Peanut Day: 13

Roald Dahl Day: 13

National Hug Your Hound Day: 13

National Pet Memorial Day: 13  

Rosh Hashannah: 14-15

8-Track Tape Day: 15 Day: 15

Greenpeace Day: 15

International Day of Democracy: 15

Anne Bradstreet Day: 16

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: 16

Mayflower Day: 16

National Guacamole Day: 16

Play-doh Day: 16

School Backpack Awareness Day: 16  

Stepfamily Day: 16

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day: 16

Citizenship Day: 17

Constitution Day: 17

International Country Music Day: 17

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day: 17

Chiropractic Founders Day: 18

Constitution Day/Pledge Across America: 18

National Cheeseburger Day: 18   

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: 18

National Respect Day: 18

World Water Monitoring Day: 18

Clean Up The World Weekend: 18-20

Big Whopper Liar Day: 19

Boys' and Girls' Club Day for Kids: 19  

Fall Astronomy Day: 19

International Eat An Apple Day: 19

International Coastal Cleanup Day:19  

Talk Like A Pirate Day: 19    

Puppy Mill Awareness Day: 20

Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play: 20  

International Day of Peace: 21

Respect for The Aged Day: 21

Car Free Day: 22

Chainmail Day: 22

Dear Diary Day: 22

Elephant  Appreciation Day: 22

Hobbit Day: 22

Ice Cream Cone Day: 22

National Voter Registration Day: 22

Yom Kippur: 22

Fall (Autumn) Equinox: 23 (4:21 am)

National Rehabilitation Day: 23

National Teach Ag Day: 24  

Punctuation Day: 24

Math Story Telling Day: 25

National One-Hit Wonder Day: 25

Hug A Vegetarian Day: 25   

Save The Koala Day: 25  

Batman Day: 26

Johnny Appleseed Day: 26

Shamu the Whale Day: 26

Family Health and Fitness Day USA: 26

Fish Amnesty Day: 26  

International Lace Day: 26        

International Rabbit Day:26

Kids Day (Kiwanis Clubs): 26

National Museum Day: 26

National Public Lands Day: 26

R.E.A.D. in America Day: 26  

Google's Birthday: 27

Sukkot: 27

Family Day - Be Involved. Stay Involved: 28

National Good Neighbor Day: 28

World Heart Day: 28

World Rabies Day: 28

International Coffee Day: 29

VFW Day: 29

Ask A Stupid Question Day: 30

Banned Websites Awareness Day: 30   
National Women's Health & Fitness Day: 30

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