As August hits its stride, and we start preparing for going back to school, the Dog Days of Summer are upon us. The expression comes from the fact that the Dog Star, Sirius, part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog, is in the same area of the sky as the Sun during this time of the summer, and rises and sets with the Sun. Sirius is a very bright star, visible from all over the Earth. Because the star is so bright, early stargazers believed it added to the Sun’s warmth, creating the long hot days of summer. They referred to this time as “dog days.”
Whether you’re spending the “dog days” stargazing, playing with your pup, or preparing for school, the library is here for you - with books and resources to help you enjoy the rest of summer and beyond!
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