29 Apr

May 2019 Events!

Maypoles honestly confuse the bejeezus out of me. I don't understand how they work, even though it seems like it must be very simple...

Hey guys! Happy May! This month is full to bursting with all kinds of awesome events and celebrations! Click READ MORE to find out what will be going on at Kards Unlimited!

May is Get Caught Reading Month! All throughout May take your books/periodicals/ereaders/tarot cards to all kinds of illicit places and try to Get Caught Reading!

This is Fred Weasley. He is a hefty boy. But v. sweet.

First and foremost, the first week of May will make up the bulk of Children's Book Week! It's the 100th Anniversary of the event, so we are going ham. All throughout the week, we'll have a photobooth set up so you can come in and have your picture taken with your favorite kids book! Also, on Sunday 5/5 we'll have story time with Blair and Fred Weasley (the dog, not the wizard)!

Also in the first week of May we'll be celebrating May Day and Mother Goose Day (5/1); Battle of Hogwarts/International Harry Potter Day and the National Day of Reason (5/2); National Wordsmith Day, National Public Radio Day, Paranormal Day, No Pants Day, and International Space Day (deep breath) (5/3); May the Fourth (i.e. Star Wars Day), Cinco de Cuatro, World Naked Gardening Day, and the Kentucky Derby (5/4); Cinco de Mayo, World Laughter Day, the Pittsburgh Marathon, and the beginning of Ramadan (5/5); Nurse's Day and the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week (5/6-5/10) (5/6); and International Tell Your Crush Day (5/7)!

Frederiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. So cute.

Birthdays in the first week of May include author Joseph Heller (5/1); Alice Liddell (aka Alice in Wonderland) (5/4); children's author Leo Lionni (5/6); and the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (5/7)!

May's second week will start with National Teacher Day (5/8); then comes Moscato Day (5/9); Trust Your Intuition Day, as well as the release of Detective Pikachu and Tolkien (5/10); International Migratory Bird Day, National Miniature Golf Day, and National Eat What You Want Day (5/11); Limerick Day and MOTHER'S DAY IS MAY 12 Y'ALL (5/12); American Craft Beer Week (5/13-5/18) starts (5/13); and finally there's National Dance Like a Chicken Day (5/14)!

Guys, American Grafitti is kind of an amazing movie. If you haven't seen it, you really should.

Birthdays in May's second week will include everyone's favorite Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen as well as authors Peter Benchley and Thomas Pynchon (5/8); Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, Kermit the Frog, and Lisa Simpson (5/9); author and owner of one of history's best names Daphne du Maurier, Stephen Colbert, and actor Robert Pattinson (5/13); and acclaimed director of such films as THX 1138 and American Grafitti, George Lucas (5/14)!

Don't be mean, Squidward. That's uncalled for.

Next on the docket, we'll celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and Dinosaurs Day (5/15); Mimosa Day, National Barbecue Day, and National Sea Monkey Day (5/16); National Mushroom Hunting Day, National Pizza Party Day, and Endangered Species Day (5/17); World Whisky Day (5/18); Malcolm X Day and the KU Book Club Meeting (5/19) (also National Send a Nude Day and World Baking Day); Eliza Doolittle Day (5/20); and National Waiters & Waitresses Day (5/21)!

Oh, Tina. Never change.

May's third week has some great birthdays, including our very own boss, who shares her birthday with one of her favorite authors, L. Frank Baum (5/15)! Also Tina Fey (5/18)!

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Finally to close May out we'll celebrate Sherlock Holmes Day and Harvey Milk Day (5/22); Asparagus Day (yum!) (5/24); the Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival (5/24-5/26); Geek Pride Day and Towel Day (5/25); Memorial Day (5/27); and National Macaroon Day, Speak in Complete Sentences Day, and the release of the Good Omens Miniseries (5/31)!

Big. Mood.

And May's birthdays will wrap up with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes (5/22); beloved author of Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell (5/23); Cookie Monster (5/25); author Dashiell Hammett (5/27); James Bond creator Ian Fleming (5/28); and the voice of the Looney Tunes, Mel Blanc (5/30)!

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