Biblio File: Library News
The Biblio File
September 19, 2022
The Pinawa Public Library will be closed today, in respect and mourning, for the Queen’s funeral.
Exciting news! The library will once again be hosting children’s story time! Join us Wednesday morning (September 21, 2022) at 10:00 for stories, songs, playtime and a snack. Story time will be bi-weekly starting on this date. We look forward to seeing you! Kaci will be welcoming feedback on days/times that work best for families.
The autumnal equinox is Thursday, September 22nd. During the autumnal equinox, the sun shines directly on the equator, and the northern and southern hemispheres get the same amount of rays.
The Earth spins on a tilted axis as the planet orbits the sun. But twice in the course of that yearlong trip around the sun, the Earth is not inclined toward or away from the sun. Each of those instances is an equinox, which is derived from the Latin words for equal (aequus) and night (nox).
After the autumnal equinox, the northern hemisphere of the Earth begins to tilt away from the sun, so nights will get longer and days will grow shorter until the winter solstice, which will be on Dec. 21st.
For ancient societies, the autumnal equinox marked the end of summer and the vernal (or spring) equinox marked the end of winter, which helped people track time-sensitive activity, such as when to plant crops. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the changing colors of the leaves on deciduous trees is actually triggered by the shorter days with reduced amounts of daylight.
Speaking of trees, did you know that September 21st is National Tree day? This is a day to celebrate the many benefits that trees provide – clean air, cooler cites, wildlife habitat and connection to nature. It is celebrated nationally with each province providing a location for a day of tree planting.