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On Presidents' Day, we honor our past presidents of America. Every month, we celebrate our presidents on the third Monday of February. The first holiday was in observed on George Washington's birthday on February 22, 1800. In the 1960s, the holiday switched to the third Monday to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday as well. By the 1980s, many people knew the holiday as a celebration of all presidents.
The Temple Public Library will be closed on February 21 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Explore Learn more about Presidents' Day with a nice book or movie you can take home from the library!
|The American President
“A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.”—imdb.com
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
“When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse." - Amazon.com
A Picture Book of Dolley and James Madison
“Known as the Father of the Constitution, James Madison served two terms as the fourth president, from 1809 until 1817. When the British set fire to Washington D.C., in 1814, Dolley saved one of our country's greatest treasures, a portrait of George Washington, before fleeing for her life." - Amazon.com
The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia by Philip Parker
Learn about the 46 presidents, first ladies and historical speeches, moments that changed the course of the world- and American history. Geared towards ages 10-12.
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe
”Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. Coe focuses on his activities off the battlefield--like espionage and propaganda.” Found on the second floor in the Adult Nonfiction Collection!
Presidents aren't all work all the time.
Just like everyone else, they like to hang with their friends too. Check out some man's best friend in the form of the cutest dogs!
|No one creates like STEAM Team!
STEAM Team meets every Tuesday at 4:15 PM on the 3rd floor.
Check out all of our amazing programs we have this month on our calendar.
|Second Look Book Club
March 7, 2022
|The Great Books Club
March 14, 2022
|Short Story Reading Group
March 21, 2022
For more events, be sure to visit our events page HERE or download a copy of our current calendar HERE.