Lately, you may have overheard a grownup holler, “The dog days of summer are here!”, highlighting the humid, hot, hazy heat, now, among us…a heat that hastens our search for COOL relief by pond hopping, ocean wave jumping, river wading or sprinkler skipping. The old saying can be traced back, for example, to ancient Roman times when referring to Canis Major (Large Dog), the Dog Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, believing it to be the reason for the intense summer heat. You’ll find out more about the constellation on our non-fiction shelves, J523.8, and specifically for a copy of Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellation Stories by Jacqueline Mitton. Remember hearing about the dog days of summer in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney? Anyway, you’ll have a chance to celebrate your own dog days of summer by bringing your favorite pooch to our children’s dog show event, August 19! Isn’t this a COOL library?