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Winter Solstice 2018 -- December 21

The 2018 December solstice takes place on Friday, December 21 at 22:23 UTC (December 21 at 4:28 p.m. CST). No matter where you live on Earth’s globe, a solstice is your signal to celebrate.  What is a solstice? The earliest people on Earth knew that the sun’s path across the sky, the length of daylight, and the location of the sunrise and sunset all shifted in a regular way throughout the year. They built monuments such as Stonehenge in England – or, for example, at Machu Picchu in Peru – to follow the sun’s yearly progress. But we today see the solstice differently. We can picture it from the vantage point of space. Today, we know that the solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis, and its motion in orbit around the sun.  To read more of this article from EarthSky follow:  Solstice


 FOR SALE:  Glennie Cook Books & Glennie Pictorial History Books

Need a unique Christmas gift??  Don't forget the library has 2 self-published books for sale this Holiday season.  A reprint of the Glennie Bicentennial Cookbook  ($10) or Glennie: A Pictorial History ($25)


Michigan Events Calender

Find world-class events to small-town festivals – and everything in between. Pure Michigan has put together a detailed calender of Michigan events:  Michigan Events Calendar


 



Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.  We invite you to participate! For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 17-20, 2017, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish!  For more information click on:  Birds

 
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