Happy National Puzzle Day! It is also Kansas Day. Kansas was admitted as the 34th U.S. State on January 29, 1861. For those of you more interested in Puzzle Day than Kansas day, check out the info below about Family Game Day.
Some of the writers who were born on January 29 include:
Anton Chekhov (1860), Romain Rolland (1866), Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867), Muna Lee (1895), Peter von Zahn (1913), Paddy Chayefsky (1923), Edward Abbey (1927), Branko Miljković (1934), Germaine Greer (1939), Miklós Vámos (1950), Grazyna Miller (1957), Matt Brandstein (1972), and Brian Wood (1972).
Also born today, in 1737, was the English-born American patriot Thomas Paine. He died in 1809. He is best known for his book “Common Sense” which is a short book. He shares his birthday with the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, who was born in 1843.
Today is Oprah Winfrey‘s 59th birthday.
The first successful gasoline-driven automobile was patented by Karl Benz on January 29, 1886.
The British writers M.M. Kaye passed away 9 years ago today. She was 95 years old at the time of her passing.
The American writer Margaret Truman passed away five years ago today. She was the daughter of Harry S. Truman but made a name for herself.
This event is FREE to the public courtesy of the GPL Friends Foundation
Family Game Day
Saturday, February 2, 1:00 to 8:00 pm
Glendora Public Library, Bidwell Forum
140 S. Glendora Ave., Glendora CA
(626) 852-4891 www.glendoralibrary.org
_ Test your skills with over 100 brain teasers and puzzles. They range
from simple to fiendishly difficult; how many can YOU solve?
_ Learn how to play a variety of board games you haven’t seen before or
bring you own to share.
_ Drop in anytime and stay as long as you like.
Open to all ages!
There will be some different and fun games from Blue Orange available for sale to benefit the library.
Today’s highlighted title is “Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories” by Herman Melville. This classic is available from us as a paperback for only $2.99. This book is a classic and Amazon gives the following short description: