Events

Falling Back into Standard Time…One Last Time?

The Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 would extend daylight saving time as a permanent fixture in the United States for the entire year, and not just from the usual March to November period. If it becomes law, it means the clocks will not change after the “spring forward” from standard time in March 2023. For now, daylight saving time remains, but could this be the very last time we set our clocks back? Only time will tell!

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Walsh25: Walsh Library Turns 25

This year marks a monumental milestone for the William D. Walsh Family Library, as it has been one quarter of a century since the building first opened its doors in the Fall of 1997. There is no better way to commemorate this historic birthday of our beloved building than by launching the library-wide campaign – Walsh25!

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Commemorating Juneteenth

Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 when Union Army General Granger issued General Order No. 3, relaying the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. This announcement came more than a month after the official end of the Civil War and over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

To commemorate Juneteenth, this post features a selection of resources highlighting music, first-person accounts from former enslaved individuals, and the gradual abolition of slavery in New York State.

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