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What makes 2012 so special? #51: 2012

Posted in on a + note by Admin on February 6, 2012

I was thinking about 2012 and the big, worldwide events that may impact us and our information desks. Despite the doomsday scenarios and other huge worldwide events, here are some lesser known events to anticipate!

► The United Nations has declared 2012

● the International Year of Cooperatives recognizing their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration

● the International Year of Sustainable Energy


► February 6is Queen Elizabeth ll’s Diamond Jubilee and will include an amazing photo display by Cecil Beaton at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

► In March, the Brooklyn Museum is presenting a huge show and series of programs about graffiti artist Keith Haring.

► Remember 1960s TV series Dark Shadows, the gothic-horror tale about vampire Barnabas Collins? Well, in May, it’s back starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, thanks to Director Tim Burton.

► May 12 through August 12 is the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, South Korea.

► London’s Summer Olympics, happening July 27 through August 12, also will include a series of high profile, much anticipated cultural events and shows.

► NASA’s Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on Mars in August.

► October will see the publishing of the letters of John Lennon.

► 2012 is a leap year and has three Friday the 13ths (January, April, and July).
There you have it…a few unusual, interesting, and slightly obscure events to watch!

Kitty Pope                                                                                         #52 February 2012 kpope@library.guelph.on.ca


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