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April Fool’s Day – April 1

“I sometimes wonder if the manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.”
– Alan Coren

“The trouble with practical jokes is that they very often get elected.”
– Will Rogers

“Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.”
– Sacha Guitry

International Children’s Day – April 2

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
– Stacia Tauscher

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
– L.R. Knost

U.S. Enters WWI – April 6, 1917

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
– George Santayana, 1922

“This is a war to end all wars.”
– Woodrow Wilson, 1917

National Library Week Second week of April

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.”
– Sidney Sheldon

“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.”
– Laura Bush

“The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff.”
– Timothy Healy

Encourage a Young Writer Day – April 10

“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
– Octavia E. Butler

“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.”
– Orson Scott

President Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act – April 11, 1964

“O, let America be America again –
The land that never has been yet –
And yet must be – the land where every man is free.” 
– Langston Hughes

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
– Frederick Douglass

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Webster’s Dictionary first published – April 14, 1828

“Always remember that striving and struggling precede success, even in the dictionary.
– Sarah Ban Breathmach

Coffee –[kof-ee] noun – a hot drink made from the roasted and ground bean-like seeds of a tropical shrub; a magical substance that turns “Leave me alone or die” into “Good morning, honey.”
– Pinterest

“Proofreading –(v.) We do it best after we’ve hit ‘send’.”
– Pinterest

Pet Owners Day – April 18

“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.”
– Elayne Boosler

“Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.”
– Paul Shaffer

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.”
– Bill Dana

“Dogs come when they’re called. Cats take a message and get back to you later.”
– Mary Bly

Humorous Day – April 19

“Life is so much easier with a sense of humor.”

“This sentence contains exactly three erors.”

Funny signage –

  • “Just sold my homing pigeon on eBay for the 22nd time.”
  • “The inventor of autocorrect died. The funnel will be held tomato.”
  • Sign on a veterinary clinic- “Dogs will prepare you for babies. Cats will prepare you for teenagers.”
  • Sign at the opening of a corn maze – “Attention! If you become lost or confused in the corn maze, stay calm! Don’t panic; help is on the way. Every Thursday morning, we send in a rescue team into the maze to bring out everyone left from the previous weekend. They are highly trained and can usually locate over two-thirds of those left behind.”

Earth Day – April 22

“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
– Carl Sagan

“It looks big, Earth. But there are lots of us on here (8,000,000,000 and counting) so be kind.” 
– Oliver Jeffers

Arbor Day – April 28

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.”
– Thomas Fuller

“We make an immense mistake when we think of trees as solely an aesthetic member of a community. They cut pollution, they cool the air, they prevent erosion, they muffle sound, they produce oxygen. Then, after all that, they look good.”
– Dr. Richard Leakey

National Garden Month

“We may think that we are nurturing our garden, but, of course, it’s our garden that is nurturing us.”
– Jenny Uglow

“I garden in the nude. It’s a lot cheaper than a scarecrow.”

Math Education Month

“Math is all about becoming a creative thinker, not a calculator.”

“A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.”
– Karl Weierstrass

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