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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Calendars and the New Year

The new year has arrived! The time has come to throw out the old calendar, hang up the new one and prepare for exciting adventures the new year will bring. But speaking of calendars, the calendars used by specific groups of people in the world to keep track of dates vary widely and have changed through time.

A new calendar having 364 days instead of 365 with no leap year, but with an extra week every 5 or 6 years has been proposed by Hanke and Henry to replace the Gregorian calendar we use today. If adopted, will Hanke and Henrys' calendar take as long to attain widespread use as the Gregorian calendar did when it replaced the Julian calendar? Will people who use other types of calendars embrace the idea? Check out Calendars and their History on the web for some interesting facts.

While all Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed Sunday, January 1 and 2, 2012 to celebrate the new year, be sure to visit your local library on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Find a good book or movie to enhance your day. Ask for a copy of “What’s Happening at Sno-Isle Libraries”. Take the brochure home, mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of the wonderful Sno-Isle programs and events beginning in 2012, and kick back for an exciting journey through the year. May the best of everything come your way in 2012.

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