February 19, 2006

African-American Tourism

Looking for something other than the usual museums? Look through the
African American Heritage Trail database which has over 200 entries. You are not limited to February.

And even if you think it too cold to leave the house, just browsing through the entries is enlightening. Do you know about the role James Reese Europe played in our musical history? Who owned the land on which Fort Stevens was built? The story of Charlotte Dupuy?

Posted by library at 01:52 PM

February 18, 2006

Feb 20

The library will be closed Monday, February 20th, for Presidents Day.

U.S. presidents and their places of birth (from National Geographic Xpeditions)

  1. George Washington (1789-97) Virginia
  2. John Adams (1797-1801) Massachusetts
  3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-09) Virginia
  4. James Madison (1809-17) Virginia
  5. James Monroe (1817-25) Virginia
  6. John Quincy Adams (1825-29) Massachusetts
  7. Andrew Jackson (1829-37) South Carolina
  8. Martin Van Buren (1837-41) New York
  9. William Henry Harrison (1841) Virginia
  10. John Tyler (1841-45) Virginia
  11. James K. Polk (1845-49) North Carolina
  12. Zachary Taylor (1849-50) Virginia
  13. Millard Fillmore (1850-53) New York
  14. Franklin Pierce (1853-57) New Hampshire
  15. James Buchanan (1857-61) Pennsylvania
  16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-65) Kentucky
  17. Andrew Johnson (1865-69) North Carolina
  18. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-77) Ohio
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-81) Ohio
  20. James A. Garfield (1881) Ohio
  21. Chester A. Arthur (1881-85) Vermont
  22. Grover Cleveland (1885-89) New Jersey
  23. Benjamin Harrison (1889-93) Ohio
  24. Grover Cleveland (1893-97) New Jersey
  25. William McKinley (1897-1901) Ohio
  26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09) New York
  27. William H. Taft (1909-13) Ohio
  28. Woodrow Wilson (1913-21) Virginia
  29. Warren G. Harding (1921-23) Ohio
  30. Calvin Coolidge (1923-29) Vermont
  31. Herbert Hoover (1929-33) Iowa
  32. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-45) New York
  33. Harry S. Truman (1945-53) Missouri
  34. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-61) Texas
  35. John F. Kennedy (1961-63) Massachusetts
  36. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-69) Texas
  37. Richard M. Nixon (1969-74) California
  38. Gerald R. Ford (1974-77) Nebraska
  39. Jimmy Carter (1977-81) Georgia
  40. Ronald Reagan (1981-89) Illinois
  41. George Bush (1989-93) Massachusetts
  42. William J. Clinton (1993-2001) Arkansas
  43. George W. Bush (2001-) Connecticut

Posted by library at 03:28 PM

February 11, 2006

Seed Catalogs

One of the great winter pleasures. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburg maintains a good list of catalog sources.

Please join the local gardening community:
Takoma Horticulture Club
Susan's Blog: Takoma Gardener
And for local gardening information of all sorts: Takoma Garden Net

We have an excellent collection of garden books, many of them thanks to the Takoma Horticulture Club.

Coming soon in our magazine collection: Washington Gardener.

Posted by library at 02:04 PM
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