Sunday, August 31, 2008
Labor Day is a holiday honoring working people. It is observed as a legal holiday on the first Monday in September throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Labor organizations sponsor various celebrations, but for most people it is a day of rest and recreation. The holiday also has become a symbol of the end of summer. In Australia, Labor Day is called Eight Hour Day, and it commemorates the successful struggle for a shorter working day. In Europe, Labor Day is observed on May 1.
Two men have been credited with suggesting a holiday to honor working people in the United States—Matthew Maguire, a machinist from Paterson, New Jersey, and Peter J. McGuire, a New York City carpenter who helped found the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Both men played an important part in staging the first Labor Day parade in New York City in September 1882. In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day a legal holiday. President Grover Cleveland signed a bill in 1894 making Labor Day a national holiday.
Enjoy your day off!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
As fall approaches, new programs will be offered here at Lovettsville, which will alter the time of one of our storytimes. Here is the new schedule:
Monday @ 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (no change)
Monday @ 11:30 a.m. Music Storytime (45 min. long and requires registration)
Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. Born to Read Storytime (no change)
Wednesday @ 11:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime (previously on Monday afternoons)
The 11:30 storytimes are perfect for those attending the Community Center school in the morning. And be sure to register early for the Music Storytime. Space is limited! Click here to register, starting August 25th!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Sign-up today for Teen Wii Day!! Join us at the library for an afternoon of the Nintendo Wii, including Wii Sports, Wii Play, Mario Party 8 and more. Refreshments will be provided.
Advance registration is required. Click here to sign-up.
Limited to 15
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sign up today for the new Virginia Readers'Choice High School Book Club! Our first book will be The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson, which is a forensic mystery similar to CSI.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Here are the events for the last week of SRP:
Storytime @ 10:30 a.m. - Ages 2-3. No registration required.
Storytime @ 1:30 p.m. - Ages 3-5. No registration required.
Mysterious Reptiles with Reptiles Alive @ 7 p.m. - All ages. Tickets will be passed out 30 minutes prior to the program.
Born to Read Storytime @ 10:30 a.m. - Ages 0-24 mos. No registration required.
Scrapbooking Your Summer Memories @ 3 p.m. - Ages 12-18. Registration required. Click here to register.
Tiny Treasures Plaque @ 3 p.m. - Ages 12-18. Registration required. Click here to register.
Remember to visit the library and the treasure chest for your weekly treat!