Although we closed early a couple of days last week because of the weather, we opened at the usual times every day.
This week we will be closed two entire days. Today, Monday the 19th for Presidents Day AKA Presidents' Day ... Washington's Birthday for the Feds.
Friday the 23rd for an "employee appreciation day." This means some City staff members will be going bowling. Others will be here, but not enough to keep the library open and working properly.
Lincoln's birthday? Last week on the 12th. Some songs.
The Martyr of Liberty. In Memory of President Lincoln. Poetry and music by James G. Clark
He's gone from the strife to the home of the weary;
They've borne him away to his own western bowers,
Where the bird and the bee and the rose of the prairie
May remember his grave in the bright summer hours;
He had lived for a world, and a race bowed in sorrow;
And a wail for the dead filled the halls of the free,
But the voice of a world gathered might on the morrow,
And arose like the sound of the sea.
Columbia, come forth from the dark vale of Edom,
All red with the gore of the brave,
Columbia, come forth with thy deep song of Freedom,
Unmar'd by the moan of a slave.
...Posted by library at February 19, 2007 02:53 PM