Library Dates of Interest

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Read an Almanac Month

E. B. White’s Birthday – July 11

E.B. White joined The New Yorker magazine as writer and contributing editor, a position he would hold for the rest of his career. He wrote three books for children, including Stuart Little (1945) and Charlotte’s Web (1952). In 1959 he revised The Elements of Style by the late William Strunk Jr., which became a standard style manual for writers. White, who earned a Pulitzer Prize special citation in 1978, passed away at his home in Maine in 1985. –

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. – E. B. White

World Emoji Day – July 17

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World Emoji Day is an annual unofficial holiday occurring on 17 July, intended to celebrate emoji; in the years since the earliest observance, it has become a popular date to make product or other announcements and releases relating to emoji.

Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday– July 21

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.

Hemingway Days – July 20-25

To learn more about Hemingway Days, which is held annually in Key West, check out this article: Heming Way Days

Paperback Book Day – July 30

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Learn more about the history of Paperback day and how we got our modern-day paperbacks here: Paperback Book Day

J. K. Rowling’s Birthday – July 31

J.K. Rowling, best known for authoring the Harry Potter books celebrates her 56th birthday this day.