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February 21 is Presidents' Day!
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!
American President 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

This DVD is available on our bookmobile! The call number is VAN DVD F A511.98

red white and royal blue
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

This book is available on the second floor in the Adult Fiction Collection! The call number is F MCQ, C

dolley and james
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

Ages 4-8

This book is available on the first floor in the Junior Explorer Nonfiction Collection! The call number is J 973.5 A237p

presidents
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.

This book is available on the first floor in the Junior Explorer Nonfiction Collection! The call number is J 973.099 PRE

you never forget your first
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!

The call number is 923.1 W318c



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!

carter harding
grover roosevelt


CREATE
stean No one creates like STEAM Team!

STEAM Team meets every Tuesday at 4:15 PM on the 3rd floor. 


Join us for a variety of science, math, engineering, arts, and math activities.

On February 22, come visit us as we build with LEGOs and ignite our creativity with free constructive play.

Check out all of our amazing programs we have this month on our calendar.


CONNECT
the days of abandoment Second Look Book Club

March 7, 2022

Join us every 1st Monday in the Board Room on the 3rd floor as we read books that were best-sellers when first released. These books were so good, they are worth a second look.

This month, we are reading The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante.

hippolytus The Great Books Club

March 14, 2022

The Great Books Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room on the 3rd floor of the Library. Great Books focuses on short readings by historians and philosophers of Western civilization. Copies of the stories are provided to members.

This month, we are reading Hippolytus by Euripides

hunger artist Short Story Reading Group

March 21, 2022

The Short Story Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room on the 3rd floor of the Library.  The club reads short story selections by well-known authors. Copies of the stories are provided to members.

This month, we are reading A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka



For more events, be sure to visit our events page HERE or download a copy of our current calendar HERE.

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