Sunday, March 6, 2011

Celebrations for the week of March 6-12, 2011

This week - March 6th to 12th, 2011 - we honor Celebrate Your Name Week, Read an E-Book Week, Return the Borrowed Books Week, Teen Tech Week, National Consumer Protection Week, Save Your Vision Week, Words Matter Week, National School Social Work Week, Women in Construction Week, Professional Pet Sitters Week, World Glaucoma Week, and Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Celebrate Your Name Week features a different celebration each day. Subscribe to The Holiday Whiz for daily updates. NamesUniverse says, "Celebrate Your Name Week is about not neglecting your name. CYNW is about making sure your name is a celebrated part of your personhood."

The Read an E-Book Week website states that this is the 40th anniversary of the e-book. Amazing. The first e-book was a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Now that you're reading e-books, you can deal with Return the Borrowed Books Week. Physical books are so last century.

But you may want to go back to the library, even though books are passé, to celebrate Teen Tech Week. This day is sponsored by YALSA,  the Young Adult Library Services Association.

National Consumer Protection Week is an example of government actually working for us: protecting us from fraud and scams; helping us manage privacy, money, credit, and debt; and shedding light on deceptive advertising.

By Presidential Proclamation, March 6-12, 2011 is Save Your Vision Week. President Obama "invite[s] eye care professionals, teachers, members of the media, and all organizations dedicated to preserving eyesight to join in activities that will raise awareness of eye and vision health."

Words Matter Week is sponsored by the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors. If you blog, enter their Blog Challenge this week.

National School Social Work Week is a great time to thank a professional who helped you or your child deal with a problem at school.

Women in Construction Week is a time to appreciate hard-working, strong women who are willing to pursue their passion.

Professional Pet Sitters Week honors those who care for our furry friends while we are away. In many cases, better than a kennel or a friend's house.

World Glaucoma Week has been expanded from the former World Glaucoma Day. Regular eye exams can protect you and your loved ones from the "sneak thief of sight."

National Patient Safety Awareness Week, celebrated since 2002, advocates for us, our friends, and our families, at a vulnerable time.

A separate post will feature the week which runs from March 7th to 13th, 2011.

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