WHAT UP SEPTEMBER?! We don't know who let summer end so soon but that's okay. We'll recover just in time for all of the great things to celebrate this month! Like Pleasure Your Mate Month, Eat an Extra Dessert Day, Wonderful Weirdos Day, TOLKIEN WEEK, and Celebrate Bisexuality Day (to name a few!) Read on to see all of the amazing things we're jumping into leaf piles for! 

September is full of month long celebrations! We have Bourbon Heritage Month, Children's Good Manners Month, Library Card Sign-up Month, National Honey Month, Shameless Promotion Month, and Pleasure Your Mate Month.

Okay September, we're ready for your closeup. First, we'll see if the curtains match the erm, drapes, because it's International Redhead Day (September 1). Next up we have National Beheading Day (September 2)! Wow, how unfun. We'll rebound from that with International Enthusiasm Week (September 3-9) and Skyscraper Day  (September 3). Go find the tallest building you can and see if you can guess how many floors it has from the ground. On September 4, get some extra dessert and cellllllebrate the day off, because it's Eat an Extra Dessert Day and Labor Day. If you're not feeling the workweek on Tuesday, that's okay because it's Be Late For Something Day (September 5). No judgment here. September 7 is National Beer Lover's Day, Salami Day, and National Buy a Book Day. SO. Get a beer, have some damn salami, and come buy a book from us!

Birthdays this week:
Beyonce (4), Jack Daniels and Werner Herzog (5).

On September 8 it will be 51 years since Star Trek Original Series Premiered. HOW COOL IS THAT?! Who knew it would still be so *hip* all these years later. September 9 is Wonderful Weirdos Day, meaning a day to celebrate each and every one of us at KU. Next up is Swap Ideas Day (September 10), followed by "I'm on Top of It" Day (September 11). Get some ideas, swap em, and GET ON TOP OF IT. Roald Dahl Day is September 13, and the week ends with National Coloring Day. Did we mention we have the new Broad City coloring book? YAH.

Birthdays this week:
Leo Tolstoy (9) and Bella Swan (13).

This week is light on the holidays and HEAVY on the birthdays. Why are things so heavy this week? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?? Anywho. First up this week is TOLKIEN WEEK (September 17-23). What whaaaaaat?! Get your audiobooks out, read your Tolkien, and we can debate about which hobbit is better. Next up is Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day (September 18) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19). Aye, matey.

Birthdays this week:
Sophie Dahl, Montgomery Burns, and Agatha Christie (15), H.A. Rey (16), William Golding, Hermione Granger, and Arthur Rackham (19), George R.R. Martin and Malcolm Reynolds (20), Bill Murray, Stephen King, and H.G. Wells (21).

This week starts with a bang! And by bang we mean the Autumn Equinox/first day of Fall, Hobbit Day, Dear Diary Day, and Love Note Day (September 22). Who's writing love notes to their fave hobbit?! Next up is the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games and Celebrate Bisexuality Day (September 23). Now that could make for an interesting combination *thinking emoji*. September 24 marks the beginning of National Dog Week and Banned Books Week (September 24-30), and punctuation day! Exclamation point! Pump up the beats on September 25 for National One Hit Wonder Day! What's your favorite one hit wonder? The month rounds out with Ask A Stupid Question Day (September 28), National Coffee Day (September 29), and Blasphemy Day (September 30). You can go ahead and ask a stupid question, like, "Where does coffee come from?" ANSWER: COFFEE TREE, DUH.

Birthdays this week:
Frodo Baggins and Bilbo Baggins (22), Arthur Guinness, Jim Henson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald (24), Mark Hamill and Shel Silverstein (25), Johnny Appleseed (26), T.S. Eliot and Scott Pilgrim (27), and Truman Capote (30).

So, what do you think?