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What's Happening in October 2016?

Celebrate Great Books Week October 2-8
Celebrate Great Books Week October 2-8
Flower: Calendula or Cosmos
Birthstone: Opal or Tourmaline

Month-long Commemorations

Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Month
Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month (Titles for Spanish, French, and Chinese instruction)
Children's Magazine Month (Find children's magazines in one of the OSLIS databases aimed at K-5)
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Global ADHD Awareness Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Halloween Safety Month
Health Literacy Month (Titles from Human Relations Media, a top-notch producer of health education media)
International Walk to School Month
LGBT History Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Go on a Field Trip Month (Recent article from Education World about virtual field trips) 
National Popcorn Poppin' Month 
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month 
Right Brainers Rule! Month 
Squirrel Awareness Month

Special Weeks

Great Books Week (10/2-10/8)
Mystery Series Week (10/2-10/8)
Financial Planning Week (10/3-10/9)
UN: World Space Week (10/4-10/10)
National Storytelling Weekend (10/7-10/9)
Earth Science Week (10/9-10/15)
National School Lunch Week (10/10-10/14)
World Rainforest Week (10/10-10/16)
Freedom From Bullies Week (10/16-10/22)
National Chemistry Week (10/16-10/22) 
National Friends of Library Week (10/16-10/22)
National Food Bank Week (10/16-10/22) 
Teen Read Week (10/16-10/22)
National Teen Drivers Safety Week (10/16-10/22)
Freedom of Speech Week (10/17-10/21)
National Health Education Week (10/17-10/21) 
National School Bus Safety Week (10/17-10/21)
World Origami Days (10/24-11/11)
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week (10/26-10/29)

Special Days

UN International Day of Older Persons (10/1) 
World Vegetarian Day (10/1) 
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950 (10/2)
National Custodial Worker Day (10/2) 
Islamic New Year (10/2)
Rosh Hashanah (10/2)
Child Health Day (10/3)
First Compact Disc and Player released by Sony in 1982 (Billy Joel '52nd Street') (10/4)
National Taco Day (10/4)
National Ship in a Bottle Day (10/4)
World Animal Day (10/4)
World Teachers Day (10/5)
National Kale Day (10/5)
Ray Kroc born, 1902 (Mastermind of McDonald's franchise) (10/5)
American Libraries Day (10/6)
National Diversity Day (10/7)
World Smile Day (10/7)
Rose designated as the U.S. National Flower (1986) (10/7)
Fall Astronomy Day (10/8) (Find Starlab portable planetariums in the media catalog) 
The Great Chicago Fire started (1871) (10/8)
World Octopus Day (10/8)
National Chess Day (10/9)
Iceland: Leif Ericson Day (10/9)
Native American Day (10/10)
World Homeless Day (10/10)
Columbus Day (10/10)
International Day of the Girl (10/11)
National Coming Out Day (10/11)
National Face Your Fears Day (10/11) 
Dia de la Raza (Mexico) (10/12)
Spanish Language Day
First Aerial Photo in US Taken from a balloon in Boston in 1860 (10/13)
International Day for Failure (10/13)
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day (10/13)
Grover's Birthday(Sesame Street Character) (10/14)
National Grouch Day (10/15)
National Cake Decorating Day (10/15)
Dictionary Day (10/16)
Boss's Day (10/17)
Black Poetry Day (10/17) 
Wear Something Gaudy Day (10/17) 
UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (10/17) 
Information Overload Day (10/19)
Star Spangled Banner First Sung In 1814. (10/19)
Thomas Edison Demonstrated Electric Light Successfully in 1879  (10/19)
Smart is Cool Day (10/22)
Pablo Picasso Born in Spain in 1881 (10/25)
Howl at the Moon Night (10/26)
Bill Gates born, 1955 10/28)
National Cat Day (10/29)
Stock Market Crash - 1929 (10/29)
Diwali (10/30-11/3)
Books for Treats Day (10/31)
Halloween (10/31)

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