Today is the International day of Human Space Flight, celebrating the anniversary of the very first space flight made by a human being. This day of celebration was created by the United Nations in 2011, to acknowledge the start of the space era for humankind. However, it has been celebrated by the Russian people as a national day since 1962, where it was called Cosmonautics day.
Today is World Theatre day, a celebration of art within the theatre, exploring the value and importance of this artistic expression. Initiated by the International Theatre Institute in 1961, it has been celebrated ever since through the organisation, but also a wide variety of outside people and establishments including actors, directors, theatres, universities and schools.
The International Day of Happiness was created in 2013 as a way of reminding people of the importance of looking after ourselves and being happy.
Happiness is a great contributor to our overall well-being and can give us an overall feeling of contentment with life. It brings us joy, makes us smile and enables us to enjoy the things that are going on around us.
We can also bring happiness to others by looking out for, caring for and helping them in times of need; but don’t think this is the only time happiness counts, if you can bring happiness to someone during any time in their life, then it will have a benefit, to them and to you.
To coincide with 24/7 opening at Augustine House library, as part of the exam & assessment period, we are bringing stressless back for another year. This session will run from the 18th March 2019 through to the 18th May 2019.
The holidays will soon be upon us and we hope you enjoy the winter break. However, you might be thinking about studying and borrowing items over the holidays, here’s what you need to know.
“Librarians took me in. They gave me stories. I discovered Mirkwood and climbed an Oak Tree with Bilbo Baggins and saw an armada of black butterflies fluttering above the tree tops. I went in search of more” – Chris Riddell, from “Life Changing Books or Librarians I Have Loved…a Love Letter”.
Welcome to Canterbury Public Library. We offer free access to books and computers, hire of music, audiobooks and films.
Below you can read a typical day in the life of me, a customer service assistant, so you can get a feel for the type of things we do. For the full immersive experience, imagine wearing an orange T-Shirt (It’s Orange Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays and Mondays and Tuesdays for us…but it’s good, because you know where we are if you need us).