Grammar Day



National Grammar Day is observed across the United States each year on March 4th.

According to Global Language Monitor, the estimated number of words in the English language is 1,025,109.  There is some controversy to that number, but it’s safe to say it is over a million.

Language is something to celebrate.  Some people might suggest that grammar is a set of rules for language, but really it is a system for understanding a language; how the words are structured.   Understanding the system and the structure helps us to better understand the language, and can help us to learn new languages.

There are some hard and fast rules in grammar, though.  Even some of those come up for debate from time to time.  Have you ever heard of the Oxford comma?



Do your best to use proper grammar and use #NationalGrammarDay to post on social media.



Martha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, designated National Grammar Day in 2008.

As the National Grammar Day website states, “Language is something to be celebrated, and March 4 is the perfect day to do it. It’s not only a date, it’s an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!”

For more information and ideas on ways to celebrate National Grammar Day, visit the website at:


Doesn’t this sound neat?

At The Open Book, in Wigtown, Scotland, you can fulfill your dream of running a bookstore. The unique Airbnb flat costs just 57 USD a night, but it comes with a stipulation: renters also work at the bookshop on the first floor, doing everything that a regular bookshop owner might do in a regular, 40-hour work-week.

Source: Travellers Staying At This Place In Scotland Take Turns Running The Bookshop Downstairs | Bored Panda

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!



We’re having a huge wind advisory today, with lots of nearby power outages, so we can’t have a Dr. Seuss party  in the Little Free Library this year.

Meanwhile, though…



Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, where I also grew up and went to High School.

The Springfield Library Quadrangle has been home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden since 2002.

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Mystery Author Extravaganza! Saturday at 1 PM – 3 PM


It’s a Mystery Author Extravaganza! On Saturday, December 2nd, eighteen authors from the Sisters in Crime Chessie Chapter will appear at the Reston, Virginia, library, speaking about their new books and short stories published this year. If you live in Northern Virginia, DC, or the nearby Maryland burbs, this event is for you.

The following authors will be appearing: Donna Andrews, E.A. Aymar, Karen Cantwell, Mary Ann Corrigan (Maya Corrigan), Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Tara Laskowski, Alan Orloff, Kathryn O’Sullivan, Susan Reiss, KM Rockwood, Verena Rose, Harriette Sackler, Laura Ellen Scott, Colleen Shogan, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Art Taylor, and Robin Templeton.

Booksellers from Kathy Harig’s Mystery Loves Company bookshop will be on hand to sell books. The authors will be happy to sign them. It will be a great way to take care of your holiday book shopping. Books make great gifts for yourself and others. Book sales begin around 12:30. Speakers start at 1 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA 20190