September is perhaps my favorite month. It’s still warm enough to have summery, hot days, but by this point I’m getting ready to transition back to my 7 months out of the year wardrobe: boots, tights, sweaters, and layers. Boots and tights! Plus, my birthday is at the end of the month and a lot of other interesting and historical things happened. Need more convincing? Here’s a list:
1. Football season is back and bringing with it the chance of more buttfumbles. To the end of my days, I will never cease to be amused by this:
2. School is back in session which is great for me in libraryland, and maybe also for you parents. Kids, sorry! Or just learn to like school already.
3. Even though peaches are the best fruit ever (so say I; so say we all), apples make for delicious crumbles, custard pies, and donuts. September kicks of apple season.
4. Again: Boots and tights.
5. It’s National LIbrary Card sign up month. If you don’t have a library card, just go get one now so we can continue to be friends. If you don’t have a library card and you complain to me how expensive books and movies are to buy, just don’t even talk to me. The library is free! If you live in Massachusetts, your card works anywhere in the state and you can get a Boston Public Library card – that means access to all of their glorious resources – if you live here, work here, own a house here, go to school here, or live here temporarily. It’s a great deal, and again, free.
6. Banned Book Week is at the end of September which is perhaps my favorite of all themed library weeks. To me, it epitomizes everything that the library stands for: access to materials no matter the content, awareness of attempts to curb your reading rights, and creativity. Some of the coolest displays and activities I’ve seen floating around the interweb and in libraries are for Banned Book Week. (Also if you make it into abbreviation it’s “BBW” which can also mean “Big Beautiful Woman” in dating-speak, which makes me giggle because the ALA probably has no idea. Or perhaps they do and that’s why no one abbreviates it!)
7. Did I mention my it’s birthday?
8. I’m going on vacation back to Chicago in a few weeks to see family and that is always a great time.
Ok, that’s only eight reasons, and not all of them apply to you, dear Readers, but they are still really good reasons.
What are you looking forward to this September and this fall? Good books coming out? Those beautiful New England leaves just starting to turn towards the end of the month?