The Library will be open on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.
Most people associate Presidents’ Day with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, since Lincoln’s birthday is in February also (February 12).
The Library has several books on both of these presidents. Check out the titles below if you wish to learn more about these two presidents.
Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington, a biography (7 vol. set)
Marshall, John et al, The Life of George Washington (1838) Online Library of Liberty
Thomas, Benjamin Platt, Abraham Lincoln: a biography
Hubbard, Charles M., Lincoln, the law and presidential leadership (E-book)