What’s happening this month?

Each month our library displays a list of “national” events which occur during the month. This list includes monthly recognitions, weekly celebrations, wacky and crazy daily celebrations, as well as the birthdays of famous people and authors/illustrators. For our display, I also include the birthdays of our students and faculty.

Feel free to adapt the list below to meet your needs. If you want to look at other lists, I have used Holiday Insights and National Day Calendar as well as calendars I receive from publishers.

It is always fun to plan special events around some of the crazy/wacky days. I’d love to hear how you celebrate some of these days. Like this post and comment below.

Here is my list for November 2018.


Aviation History Month

Child Safety Protection Month

International Drum Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

National Model Railroad Month

National Novel Writing Month

National Picture Book Month

Native American Heritage Month

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Week Celebrations:

Nov. 11-17 Geography Awareness Week

Nov 18-24 Game and Puzzle Week

November, 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days and author and scientist’s birthdays:

1 Family Literacy Day

Book Lovers Day – first Saturday of the month

Housewife’s Day

Sandwich Day

3 Janelle Cannon, author

King Tut Day

4 Sterling North, author

Gunpowder Day

Saxophone Day

U.S. General Election Day – first Tuesday of the month after first Monday of month

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

7 Marie Curie, scientist

7 Armstrong Sperry, author

8 Edmund Halley, scientist

9 Lois Ehlert, author

10 Forget-Me-Not Day

10 USMC Day

11 Veteran’s Day

13 World Kindness Day

13 Young Readers Day

13 Robert Louis Stevenson, author

14 Astrid Lindgren, author

14 William Steig, author

15 America Recycles Day

15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day

15 National Philanthropy Day

16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day

16 Jean Fritz, author

17 Homemade Bread Day

17 National Adoption Day

17 Take A Hike Day

21 World Hello Day

21 Leo Politi, author

21 Elizabeth George Speare, author

22 Go For a Ride Day

22 Thanksgiving

23 Black Friday

23 Eat a Cranberry Day

23 National Cashew Day

23 Fibonacci Day

23 Marc Simont, author

23 Gloria Whelan, author

24 Carlo Collodi, author

24 Small Business Saturday

25 National Parfait Day

25 Marc Brown, author

25 Crescent Dragonwagon, author

25 P.D. Eastman

26 Charles Schulz, author

27 Kevin Henkes, author

28 French Toast Day

29 Square Dance Day

29 Louisa May Alcott, author

29 Madeleine L’Engle, author

29 C. S. Lewis, author

30 L. M. Montgomery, author

30 Jonathan Swift, author

30 Mark Twain, author

30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day


Sources: http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/november.htm

“Power the World with STEAM” 2018 calendar from DK

“Birthday Calendar” 2016 calendar from Perma-bound