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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Last Day of Spring

It has been quite an interesting spring this year. Rain, rain, and more rain. Chilly temperatures. A heat wave! It's all about to switch. Today's the last day of spring and the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will be at 12:24 AM tonight.

Despite the rather odd fluctuations in temperatures, it has been a marvelous spring for flowers. People have been reporting an abundance of blooms on their flowering shrubs. Our burgundy-hued rhododendrons were magnificent, although this photo is too bright to show them at their best.

America's Stonehenge, right in Salem, NH, is celebrating the solstice tomorrow with a lesson on archaeoastronomy at 1:00 pm, and a solstice ritual start beginning at 2:00 PM.

Although no special events seem to be scheduled for the summer solstice, it still might be fun to visit the McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center this week and discover what is going on with the sun, moon, and stars at this time of year. The Friends of the Library has purchased a library pass for our users, click here to get started booking it.

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