Thursday, March 6, 2008


As I look out of my office window, I can see a beautiful pink azalea in bloom. At home I have many azaleas and a dogwood tree, and camellias are still in flower. As you drive around the area, spring is everywhere, in the lovely plants in bloom.

In our area of north Florida, it seems as though it is spring even though it is not 'officially' spring on the calendar. That official first day of spring is March 20.

March is a month of many happenings....daylight savings time starts on March 9 and St. Patrick's Day, when almost everyone is Irish enough to wear green, comes around on March 17.

Do you remember the Ides of March? It is the that day Julius Caesar was assassinated and recalled from the reading of that play in high school. Beware the Ides of March!

And of course, Easter, this year on March 23. Easter is a movable feast, observed on the Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the vernal equinox (the first day of Spring.)

Your library has many books on spring holidays and occasions for children and adults. Just ask library staff for help in finding some.