April is flushed with cultural activities in the U.S!
Did you know that libraries and library workers in the U.S. are honored in April?National Library Week is April 7 – 13, and this year’s theme is Strong Communities. Our BNCs show various types of support for the work of libraries, ranging from dedicated flexible spaces for a host of activities to shelves for browsing and EducationUSA collections. Libraries represent core values of democracy, such as my favorite librarianship value—intellectual freedom.
Historically, the U.S. Government has been celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month overseas for years. For 2019, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has posters and ideas for teachers on jazz appreciation with UNESCO capping off the month with International Jazz Day, a live concert you can stream at your BNCs all the way from Australia.
Earth Day on April 22 is surely a day that all of our BNCs will celebrate with positive actions. As you round out the month of April, don’t forget it’s also National Poetry Month. You can recognize poetry at your BNCs with a poetry slam, memorizing a poem, and writing poetry.