Five Things to Know Today, April 10

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Welcome to Tuesday, a good place to be. Here are some things to know today.

The weather: A pleasant and sunny 76 will be the high today, but we may have a little wind. The low tonight will be around 42 degrees.

Gas prices: The good news is that the lowest price reported for Lilburn to www.georgiagasprices.com as of Monday evening was one cent lower than on Sunday ($3.79 at Texaco, 4785 Lawrenceville Hwy, and at two other places). The bad is that the highest price is a cent higher ($3.86 at Citgo, 4967 Lawrenceville Hwy).

All creatures: The country’s first animal welfare organization, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was founded on this day in 1866. Henry Bergh, the son of a shipyard owner, started the group after drafting the first animal protection laws in the country and getting them passed by the New York legislature. The ASPCA championed similar laws in many other states and in places was given a charter to enforce them. The organization started shelters and animal hospitals and developed more humane veterinary procedures, including anesthesia for animals going into surgery.    

Resources: It’s National Library Week, a great time to get back to your local branch and check all the resources they have on hand. Books, e-books, computers, data bases, music, movies, smart librarians - that’s just a start. We are lucky to have a great county-wide system in Gwinnett, and they’ve managed to keep all the branches open despite budget cuts. So if you don’t have one, get a (free) library card, check the vast catalog online or in a branch, find some fun or gain some knowledge. It’s all there for you.  

Sun time. Around mid-April, two very different pieces of technology line up once a day: The sun dial marks noon at the same as your clock says noon, local time. After mid-April, the sun dial noon will slip past clock noon a little, but come back to alignment in mid-June. So go stand outside by your garden sundial and see what time it is.

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