Ah, September, it leads a double life. Some people are CLINGING TO SUMMER FOR DEAR LIFE, while others are counting down the days until pumpkin spice lattes are available and they can begin carving pumpkins. No matter which way you swing, September probably has a holiday you’ll like whether it’s bourbon (Bourbon Heritage Month), Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien (Tolkien Week September 20–26), or coffee (National Coffee Day September 29). Read on to see all of the good stuff we’re crazy about this month! Do it you won’t.
Month-long holidays are the best because you get a whole month to savor them. Bourbon Heritage Month means drinking all the bourbon! Children’s Good Manners Month is a great time to educate the children in your life how to behave. If you don’t have a library card, you’re in luck because September is Library Card Sign-up Month. See also:
The only thing better than honey is National Honey Month! Honey forever. Shameless Promotion Month allows us to say HEY ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON FACEBOOK AND ISNTAGRAM AND TWITTER? WE LOVE YOU. Last but certianly least, September is Pleasure Your Mate Month. Butter them up with a cute card, get some massage oil, light some candles, and hopefully that works out for you. Wink.
INTERNATIONAL ENTHUSIASM WEEK is September 1 through the 7. What do you get enthusiastic about? May we suggest everything this week? GET FIRED UP. Salami Day (September 7) is a good time to get re-acquainted with some salami.
Birthdays this week: Jack Daniels and Werner Herzog both on September 5. Here are Werner Herzog’s hilarious thoughts on chickens.
On September 8, 1966 Star Trek Original Series premiered. So today we are getting all ‘live long and proposer’. Roald Dahl Day is on September 13 and we’re probably going to be eating chocolate, peaches, taking RED WAGONS of books from the library, and so on and so forth. We love Roald Dahl! (You can get the print of the quote below here.)
Birthdays this week: Leo Tolstoy (September 9) and Bella Swan (September 13).
Do you know any greeting card writers? If so, you’re in luck on September 18, because it’s Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day. On Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), drink your grog with your beauty, play your hornpipe, and RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER, you land lubber. Tolkien Week is back (September 20–26) and betta than eva. We’ll have books on tape playing through the store, a Tolkien quiz to take and general enthusiasm all week. National Dog Week (September 20–26) is a great time to sneakily pet other people’s dogs while they’re not looking. And maybe adopt a dog. Or take your own dog for a walk. WhatEVER. DO A THING!
Birthdays this week: Sophie Dahl, Montgomery Burns, and Agatha Christie (September 15), H.A. Rey (September 16), William Golding, Hermione Granger, and Arthur Rackham (September 19), George R.R. Martin and Malcolm Reynolds (September 20), Bill Murray, Stephen King, and H.G. Wells (September 21).
Dear Diary Day (September 22) is a great time to get back to journaling. And don’t hold back. For example, “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. Gretchen my friend, got her period. I’m so jealous, God.” #JudyBlume. MOVING RIGHT ALONG. Hobbit Day (September 22) means throwing a Bilbo Baggins birthday party! Yay! Celebrate Bisexuality Day (September 23) is a holiday close to our hearts. No matter who you’re into, we love you just the way you are. On Punctuation Day (September 24), you can finish every sentence with an exclamation point! And double question marks after all questions. National One Hit Wonder Day (September 25) you can pore over this list and reminisce. On Love Note Day (September 26), write someone you love a love note. And yes, it can be your pet. KU Book Club meets on September 27 at 6 PM to discuss Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked this way Comes. Bring your book and a friend! Banned Books Week (September 27 — October 3) IS OUR FAVORITE! Come on in to see the banned books we sell, because damn the man! Get ready for Ask A Stupid Question Day (September 29). While you either believe in stupid questions or you don’t, you’re bound to get asked one today. On what is likely the most productive day of the calendar year, National Coffee Day (September 29) is a great excuse to pound that coffee! Caffiene forevar. Blasphemy Day (September 30) encourages individuals and groups to openly express criticism of religion and blasphemy laws. So get to gettin.
Birthdays this week: Frodo and Bilbo Baggins (September 22), Arthur Guinness, Jim Henson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24), Mark Hamill and Shel Silverstein (September 25), Johnny Appleseed (September 26), T.S. Eliot and Scott Pilgrim (September 27), Truman Capote (September 30).
Well folks, we’re into the last third of summer. Summer technically ends on September 23, but we all know that summer really ends when Labor Day weekend ends. So, with that in mind, let’s all appreciate the CRAP out of the next month. August is full of fun reasons to celebrate, starting with goat cheese and ending with More Herbs, Less Salt Day! Click through to see ‘em all! Read more »
Oh, July, you are the delicious epitome of summer. Hot days, hot dogs, corn on the cob, air conditioning, ice cream, french fries, Independence Day… July makes me nostalgic for those sticky ice pops with the plastic that will cut your lip, the pool, and sunshine. Mmm. Click through to see all of our wonderful reasons to celebrate this month!
Welcome summer! June is an exciting twelfth of the year. It’s full of things we love – gay pride, iced tea, Richard Scarry, gay pride, doughnuts, juggling, sunshine, gay pride… Do we have your attention? I thought we might. Click through to see all of the reasons you should be celebrating this fine June!
Hurray! It’s May! May is really great, you guys. Everything’s all spring-y, the flowers are out in force, the outdoors are constantly beckoning. Basically it rocks. KU has everything you need to make your spring (and summer!) awesome, so come on down and stock up on fun! Click READ MORE to find out what all is happening in the wide world this month!
Oh man, April. You are so cute! April is like, the cutest month, you guys. Because it’s all, like, trying to be so spring-y and verdant and flowerful, but it’s mostly just a ton of rain forever and ever. Like, I just imagine April standing somewhere, dripping wet, like, “hey guys! What’s up?” So cute. ANYway and as usual, there’s a ton of fun happening at KU this month, so click READ MORE to find out what’s on our agenda!
It’s March again, friends! Winter will be over soon and we’ll all be happy and cavorting around in the lovely warm weather! Hurray! Until then, there’s still plenty of time to drink all the hot chocolate and sit in front of all the fires your little heart could desire. Here’s what’s happening at KU this March! (In addition to hot chocolate and snuggling, obviously.)
Ah February! The perfect month to cuddle up indoors and sip on a hot beverage in front of a roaring fire! The perfect month to consult an over-sized rodent about the weather! The perfect month to shop at KU! For all the deets about our upcoming plans and dates to remember (including Valentine’s Day (on 2/14 as always!)), click READ MORE!