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Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

In 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

On May 5, 1862, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of …

Billboard Music Awards Winners

Last night, the billboard Music Awards were broadcast on TV, In case you missed it, here are the winners:

Top Artist:     Adele
Top New Artist:     Wiz Khalifa
Top Male Artist:    Lil Wayne
Top Female Artist:      Adele
Top Duo/Group:  LMFAO
Top Billboard 200 Artist:  Adele
Top Hot 100 Artist:   Adele
Top Digital Songs Artist:   Adele
Top Radio Songs Artist: Adele
Top Touring Artist:   U2
Top Social Artist:   Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist:  Rihanna
Top Digital Media Artist:  Adele
Top Pop Artist:  Adele
Top R&B Artist:  Chris Brown
Top Rap Artist:   Lil Wayne
Top Country Artist:  Lady Antebellum
Top Rock Artist:   Coldplay
Top Alternative Artist:   Coldplay
Top Latin Artist:   Shakira
Top Dance Artist:   Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns

Top Billboard 200 Album:   Adele "21"
Top Pop Album:   Adele "21"
Top R&B Album:   Beyonce "4"
Top Rap Album:   Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV"
Top Country Album:   Jason Aldean "My Kin…

Candy Sushi Program

On May 15, we ran a Candy Sushi program at the library. Here are some pictures of the event:

MTV Movie Award Nominees

The 2012 MTV Movie Award Nominees were recently released. Here they are:
Movie of the Year
» "Bridesmaids"
» "The Hunger Games"
» "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» "The Help"
» "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"
Best Male Performance 
» Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» Ryan Gosling, "Drive"
» Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"
» Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games"
» Channing Tatum, "The Vow"
Best Female Performance
» Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games"
» Kristin Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
» Emma Stone, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
» Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
» Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Best Comedic Performance
» Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"
» Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
» Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover Part II"
» Jonah Hill, &quo…