Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in April or May. In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 12. It is a day to make your mom feel special. We live in a world where we tend to forget the value of motherhood. It is time people realize that this day is more special than bestowing her with a few materialistic gifts.Take time out of your day and make something truly from the heart this year. Gifts could rage from a card, hand-made crafts (flower pot, vase, basket, etc.), a poem, or a custom-made rings. There are so many creative ideas that would make a wonderful gift. Check out some of the arts and crafts books at your local library for more ideas and remember .... make it special!
The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library will present a brief history about jazz with important facts about D.C.'s own Duke Ellington and how he was a major influence for jazz music.Then we will take a little time to "Jazz" along to some of the Duke's music! On Wednesday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m.For ages 7-10.
Spring is slowing approaching and Winter will be leaving us soon. Use this time to enjoy the rest of the Winter with a classic book. Parents can share an exciting book right next to the fireplace with their little ones. Stop past your local library to pick up some of these items!
What Are Some Goals You Want To Accomplish This Year?
So, 2012 is finally over and it's time to say goodbye!This is the right time to look back at 2012 and learn from all the mistakes we made, and to come up with a list of goals for 2013.According to USA.gov, here is the top list of goals people make:
Researching your family history can be an enlightening and rewarding experience. The DC Public Library has a wealth of resources to assist you in your family history project. Whether you’re a beginner or a novice, the library can play an effective role in helping you discover your family roots.