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Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day was originally established to celebrate the birth of George Washington on February 22nd.  But since the 1960's, this holiday honors all past and present U.S. Presidents on the third Monday in February.  If you would like to learn more about our country's leaders, look for some of these titles the next time you visit the library:

Presidents' Day (J394.261 PRE MAR)

If I were the President (J352.23 TRO)

Who works at the White House? (J975.3 KEN)

If the walls could talk: Family life at the White House (J973 OCO)

George Washington's teeth (J973.4 CHA)

The impossible patriotism project (JP Skeers)

Mr. President goes to school (JP Walton)

Arthur meets the President (JP Brown)

Madame President (JP Smith)

Making History in January

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.  He is known as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or simply Elvis.  This legendary performer became an international sensation in 1956.  Since then, his music has been enjoyed by generations of fans and over one billion of his records have been sold.  Whether you already love Elvis or haven't yet discovered his amazing talent, come to the library and check out these books, cds, and movies:

Elvis Presley (J 920 DOL)

Elvis Presley by Rupert Matthews (JB Presley)

All shook up by Barry Denenberg (JB Presley)

Shake, rattle, and roll by Holly George-Warren (J781.66 GEO)

Ten little Elvi by Laura J. Henson (JP Henson)

Elvis, the great performances (DVD)

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Don't Let the Pigeon in the Library

Wednesday, December 10th @10am

Preschoolers age 3-5 years are invited for a session of sillyness with the pigeon who insists on driving that bus!  Laugh, listen, sing and create along with all of your favorite Mo Willems stories. 

Register in person or by phone:

(845)634-4997 ext. 121

Veteran's Day

CARS

Volunteers Needed!!

Student and adult volunteers are needed to help with the children's Chess Club.  Experienced chess players can volunteer to assist with children ages 7-12 years by providing basic instruction or serving as an opponent.  Meetings are on Fridays 4-5:00pm twice a month.  Students will be compensated with service hours and adults will be showered with gratitude!  Check the library's calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

 

For more information, contact:

Amy Chesman, Children's Librarian

634-4997 ext. 122

achesman@rcls.org

LASSIE

 

LASSIE

September 12th marks the 60th anniversary of Lassie's television debut.  This program was based on the classic chldren's novel Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight.  Who wouldn't love a good story about a beloved Collie described as:  "A champion of selflessness, courage and loyalty, Lassie has been a hero to generations young and old, human and canine alike."  In honor of this day in doggie history, read the original Lassie story or one of these other favorite dog titles:

Louvre Museum

On August 10, 1793, the Louvre Museum opened in Paris, France.  In recognition of this historic day, we invite you to discover the library's art related materials, which include mystery, biography, non-fiction, DVD, and picture book titles.  Some of our children's favorites include:

Chasing Vermeer (J MYSTERY BALLIETT)

Mary Cassatt (JB CASSATT)

A weekend with Degas (JB DEGAS)

The life and work of Jackson Pollock (JB POLLOCK)

Diego Rivera: his world and ours (JB RIVERA)

Masterpieces up close (J 752 COL)

13 painters children should know (J 759 HEI)

Gustav Klimt: a painted fairy tale (J 759.36 KOJ)

Frida (J 759.972 WIN)

Artobet: a magical adventure of artists from A-Z (JDVD 759 ART)

AMELIA EARHART

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.  Amelia was an adventurous and curious child, who enjoyed exploring with her sister.  In 1920, she took an airplane ride at the Long Beach air show and immediately wanted to learn how to fly.  She was the 16th woman to get a pilot's license.  In 1928, she became the first female to fly across the Atlantic.  Amelia soon became a celebrity but didn't stop there.  At the age of 40, "she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator." 

Learn more about this American icon by visiting these websites:

www.ameliaearhart.com

www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org

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