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Its Not The End Of The World

EVERYBODY DOING ALL RIGHTTONIGHTé ME TOO, I GOT TO SAY I'MFEELING LUCKY AND GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. I'M COUNTING MY BLESSINGS. I'M UP TO FOUR AND A THUMB. BUT YOU KNOW WHO REALLY HADA ROUGH DAYé THOSE FOLKS OVER AT EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP. THEY'RE A CHURCH GROUP INPENNSYLVANIA THAT PREDICTS

THE END OF THE WORLD AND NOTAS THEIR NAME WOULD SUGGEST A BOOK CLUB THAT READS THEBIBLE ONLY ON KINDLE. THESE FOLKS GOT FAMOUS A FEWYEARS BACK FOR PREDICTING THAT JUDGEMENT DAY WOULDFALL ON MAY 21st, 201 YOU PROBABLY SAW THOSE SAVE THEDATE BILLBOARDS. I RSVPED IMMEDIATELY ANDREQUESTED THE VEGETARIAN OPTION AT THE APOCALYPSE. WELL, IT TUSHES OUT THEIRMATH WAS A LITTLE OFF.

I THINK THEY FORGOT TO CARRYONE OF THE HEARSTMEN. BUT THEY TOOK ANOTHER LOOKAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION RECENTLY, CRUNCHED THENUMBERS THROUGH THEIR JESUS CALL COUP LATER ANDDISCOVERED THAT IN FACT THE PLANET WAS SUPPOSED TO BEPERMANENTLY DESTROYED YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 7th. AND SPOILER ALERT,(LAUGHTER) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ANYWAY, I HAVE SOME SYMPATHY

FOR THOSE GUYS. I'M SURE THEY FEEL TERRIBLETODAY. PROBABLY FOR A LOT OFREASONS. CUZ YOU KNOW THAT ONE THINGYOU SAID YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DO IF THE WORLDWAS GOING TO COME TO AN ENDé THEY PROBABLY DID THAT LASTNIGHT. IT'S GOING TO BE AWKWARD ATWORK TODAY. HEY, BRENDA.

SO I'M SENDING THE FOLKS ATEBIBLE FELLOWSHIP THIS SYMPATHY CARD. IT SAYS MY DEEPESTCONDOLENCES FOR EVERYTHING STILL EXISTING. BUT YOU DID BELIEVE EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP YOU CAN'T BE TOO SURPRISED. THOUGH THEIR PAMPHLET SAYSTHAT OCTOBER 7th, 2015 WILL BE THE END.

WORLD, THEY HEDGE THEIR BETBY ADDING THERE IS A STRONG LIKELIHOOD. STRONG LIKELY HOOD T MIGHTHAPPEN. BUT IF IT DOESN'T, IT IS NOTLIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD.

The Month Ahead December 2012

Month Ahead: December 2012 Here's a look at the month ahead for December2012. Get into the holiday spirit on Sunday, December9th with the singing quartet, Route 66. Enjoy contemporary holiday music and traditionalcarols. calendar.dppl evancedlibeventsignup.aspéID=17278 Prevent holiday shopping disasters beforethey happen. Read Consumer Report reviews from home with your library card. You canfind the link to Consumer Reports in the Reference section of our website.Tymd5r

Celebrate the release of a new book aboutDes Plaines on December 14th. Images of America: Des Plaines is a pictorial guide to Des Plaines'history, written by library staff member David Whittingham with the Des Plaines History Center.calendar.dppl evancedlibeventsignup.aspéID=19226 There's plenty for kids and families todo this holiday season at the library. Kids in grades 5 to 8 can come to Art Attackon December 4th and learn how to make these festive pinecone decorations.calendar.dppl evancedlibeventsignup.aspéID=19214 Bring the whole family to Frosty's WinterWonderland on December 16th, a fun musical performance features marionettes.calendar.dppl evancedlibeventsignup.aspéID=18752

Finally, the library will be closed on December24th, 25th and the 31st for the holidays. We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxingholiday season. For more information about the month ahead,check out our website at dppl .

Why Are There So Many Different Calendars

On December 21st 2012, the world was supposedto end. Many believed that the Mayan calendar would be ending, and so would all life onearth. Of course, most of us don't use the ancient Mayan calendar, and the world didn'tend. So we wanted to know, why are there so many different calendarsé Well, nearly all calendars fall under threetypes: lunar, solar, and lunisolar. There are actually dozens of different calendars,many of which build off each other and are incredibly similar. The most widely recognized nonreligious calendarin the Western World is the Gregorian calendar.

In 46 BC, Roman Emperor Julius Caesar institutedthe Julian Calendar, which was almost identical to the one we use today. It had 12 months,and a year was defined as 365.25 days. A millenia and a half later in 1582, Pope Gregory the13th introduced the Gregorian calendar, named after himself. It tackled the problem of certainreligious celebrations falling on a slightly different day every year. It changed the rulessurrounding leap years so that dates remained relatively consistent with the holidays . TheGregorian is solarbased, meaning that one year equals to one full rotation of the eartharound the sun. There are also lunar calendars, which measuremonths based on cycles of the moon. This usually

correlates as a new moon signifying a newmonth. The most well known lunar calendar is the Islamic calendar, also called the Hijricalendar, named for a journey by the Prophet Muhammad in the year 622. The Hijri calendarmarks this event as it's quote “year zero�, similar to the Christian system of AD andBC, setting the life of Jesus Christ as a neutral point. Additionally, because thereare more than 12 lunar cycles in one solar cycle, the Hijri calendar is only 354 dayslong, and it is currently considered the year 1437 AH. Finally, there are calendars which use bothlunar and solar systems. These are lunisolar,

and are the best of both worlds, using thesun to mark the year, and moon cycles to mark the seasons. Occasionally, to fix the discrepancyof the shorter lunar month, there is a thirteenth “leap month� added every two to threeyears. The Chinese calendar is a famous example of a lunisolar calendar. Rather than markyears chronologically, the Chinese calendar names its years, with the first componentdenoting an element like metal, fire or earth, and the second an animal. For example, 2016is the Red Fire Monkey. This type of calendar is also used by Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, anda number of Asian countries. There are a lot of ways to keep track of time,and luckily we've all mostly agreed on the

Gregorian civil calendar. So while the NewYear may come on January first for any Solar or Lunisolar cultures, you'll have to waituntil October of 2016 if you're following the purely lunar Hijri calendar. For a deeper look into the origins of theGregorian Calendar, check out this tutorial by DNews. Thanks for checking us out! Be sureto subscribe to TestTube News for more tutorials.

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