Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

Friday, March 12, 2021

Daylight Savings Time this weekend.

 It seems that the discussion around having daylight savings time has been around for a minute or two. ;)

Daylight Savings Time March 14, 2021 at 2 am
Benjamin Franklin, American politician and scientist, wrote an essay
entitled "An Economic Project" in 1784 that pointed out money would be saved on the cost of candles if people (Parisians, specifically) would wake up at sunrise and go to bed at sunset.

It didn't catch on.

In 1895, George Vernon Hudson- a entomologist from New Zealand - wrote a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society suggesting a two hour shift in time. This shift would go forward in October and backward in March. This was criticized and rejected rather quickly.

Daylight Savings Time was determined to happen though. In 1916 during the First World War it was implemented. Germany decided it would be good to make use of the natural light and save fuel for the war effort. (Germany was one of the most powerful countries at the time.) Many other European countries followed suit as well.

President Woodrow Wilson signed and approved the idea of DST March 8, 1918 after Robert Garland introduced it following a trip to the UK. It didn't last long though. The time change was repealed at the end of the war. Although there was a return for the Second World War.

After the war, not everybody removed daylight savings time and that caused quite a bit of confusion for those that had interaction in different areas. Picture maybe Nashville/Davidson County decided to have DST and Dickson County didn't. That would cause some serious issues for people.

In 1966 the United States Congress passed the Uniform Time Act of 1966. The US Department of Transportation oversees the time zones and the implementation of daylight saving time. Since then the Act has been amended so that the start date is in March by advancing an hour at 2 am on designated Sunday and then ending in November at 2 am by reversing an hour. There are some states that opted out of DST.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Sunshine Protection Act to make DST permanent. Tennessee is one of the states that has joined Florida in wanting to make DST permanent. The bill is in the beginning stages in the 117th Congress. (more info here)

Below is information from the Florida version of the Sunshine Protection Act.

Sunshine Protection Act - Florida


Monday, November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving Week Information!

 There are a lot of things going on this year that was unexpected. Rather than focus on that, let's focus on the positive!

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are - Mason Cooley

We are thankful for our patrons. While the coming and going traffic may look a bit different than before, we are still seeing most of our community. And we are glad.

We are thankful that our community has helped us with reaching our patrons. We now have our online catalog and our website that is accessible. We could not have done that without donations and support.

We are thankful for our parents and grandparents that come in and not only get the Take and Make crafts for the kids, they also are encouraging the children to read. We are bias, but we feel that literacy is very important for all people.

We are thankful we have been able to continue adding books to our collection.

We are thankful that we celebrated our 11th anniversary this year.

Plenty to be thankful for!

What are you thankful for? Tell us in the comments!

This week (November 23-28) we are closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday so that our staff and volunteers can catch up on their reading lists. (*wink*)

We can take reserve requests Monday and Tuesday for Wednesday pickup. (Have your library card and check out our online library cat.jwlwhitebluff.com)

We also have a few of the Take and Make crafts left.

Thanksgiving week hours of operation. We are closed November 26,27, & 28


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veterans Day

Please note that in observance of Veterans Day, the Jennie Woodworth Library is closed.

In the United States of America, Veterans Day is observed on November 11th. This day is held to honor military veterans that have served specifically in the United States Armed Forces.

Honoring all who have served this Veteran's Day

Veterans Day coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. Armistice Day is  to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of the remembrance poppy) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It was inaugurated by King George V in 1919.

Once we see that November 11th is a honored day and why, we can understand why many of the observances are for all military active, inactive, or no longer with us.

Reading List

Don't forget you can view our entire library catalog at cat.jwlwhitebluff.com