October is National “fill in the blank” Month

Name a cause. It can be ridiculous, offensive, personally meaningful, or thought provoking. According to wikipedia, October is popular among several causes. In no particular order, October is:

  • National Pizza Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Liver Cancer Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Dr. McGillicuddy Month
  • National Kink Month
  • National CyberSecurity Awareness Month
  • Filipino American History Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Youth Justice Awareness Month
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Pregnancy and Child Loss Awareness Month
  • Dwarfism Awareness Month

A week from today, Manchester District Library is hosting authors Joe Kelley and Nick Rokicki in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. Their special story time visit is October 21, 2013, at 10:30 am. Like all other causes recognized in the month of October, the issue is relevant year round.

A deeply rooted cause celebrated in October is National Family History Month. Online resources are available through the library to beginners and experts when searching genealogy. And did you know MDL is one of the many designated Family History Centers throughout the world? Click here for more information.Claire Reck Local History Room

In addition to making familysearch.org available, Manchester District Library houses the Claire Reck Local History Room, named in honor of a long time advocate of the Manchester Township Library and well loved member of the Manchester community. The local history room is staffed by dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers.

The Family History Guild of Manchester District Library meets in the Claire Reck Local History Room each month to talk about a variety of genealogical topics and assist with and provide inspiration for genealogy buffs. The topic of discussion October 15, 2013, at 7 pm, is Beginning Research on Your German Ancestors. These meetings are free and open to the public.

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