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Presidents' Day - February 21, 2022

Presidents’ Day, a Federal holiday which is celebrated this year on February 21, was originally established in 1885 to honor the February 22 birthday of first president, George Washington.  Over time it also became associated with the February 12 birthday of 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.  Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which created additional three day weekends for the country’s workers, the holiday will always fall on the third Monday of February but, ironically, never on the actual birth

Celebrate Black History Month February 2022

February is Black History Month, an annual tribute to generations of African Americans whose invaluable contributions to this country were achieved in the face of tremendous adversity.  Originally a week-long observance created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the event was celebrated in February to acknowledge the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  In 1976, the celebration was expanded to a month by President Gerald R.

What's something imaginary you wish were real?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the eighth installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest question for you is: What's something imaginary you wish were real?

Here's what you wrote:

  • Love
  • Magic
  • Telekinesis
  • A place to nap

Our next Post-it Prompt will be posted the week of February 7, 2022.

This project is brought to you by the Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department & Teen Advisory Board.

What's an opinion you have that not many people share?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the seventh installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest question for you is: What's an opinion you have that not many people share?

Here's what you wrote:

  • Studying is interesting.
  • Talking to people who think differently than me helps me learn :)
  • Political parties bring more chaos and bad to America than good.

Our next Post-it Prompt will be posted the week of January 15, 2022.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and visionary civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died on April 4, 1968, but it took 32 years for a holiday honoring him to be recognized by all fifty states.  Dr. King’s birthday was signed into law as a federal holiday in 1983 and took effect three years later on January 20, 1986. However, it was not until 2000 that  all fifty states officially observed the holiday.

Scarsdale Reads: Most Checked Out Adult Books of 2021

Our community is composed of avid readers. In 2021, however, reading became more of a passion than a pursuit, an escape from an unexpectedly tumultuous year.  Reading is a subjective experience but inspiration can be derived from the choices of others. Have you ever been curious about the books your neighbors have selected this past year? Listed below are some of the titles of the books that have flown off our shelves most frequently.  Click on the book jacket to be taken to the link.

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” Fran Lebowitz

Warm & Cozy Family Reads

The holidays are over and we're left with a lot of mostly cold, mostly gray weather... the perfect weather for snuggling inside with a good book! So heat up some hot chocolate, put on your coziest slippers, and curl up with one of these wonderful, wintery reads. 

A New Year, A New You

Inherent in every ending is  a beginning; in December, we reflect back on the past year while in January we anticipate the future with cautious optimism. In the spirit of a new year, who  has not committed to resolutions for a better life, a better self, a better world?