Celebrate women’s myriad of contributions to history with resources from NOBLE’s Women’s History Month page.
The annual celebration of Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” begins on March 4th. Mardi Gras marks the beginning of the Lenten season, which culminates with Easter. If you can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, visit our page of links for ways that you can celebrate.
George Washington’s Birthday — America’s first President, George Washington, was born on February 22, 1732. As a young man, Washington fought in the French and Indian War before returning home to manage his plantation. In 1775 he was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army which he led to victory in the Revolutionary War against Britain. Washington was elected President in 1787 and re-elected in 1791. Washington died on December 14, 1799.
We know that many of you are using the NOBLE OverDrive Library to borrow ebooks and audiobooks for yourself and members of your family. We now have a special versions of the site that only includes the children’s books. This should help make it easier for children, parents and adults get directly to right books.
You’ll find all kinds of books good for kids from preschool through the elementary grades, including picture books, easy readers, novels, mysteries, popular series, and nonfiction about science, history, geography, and much more. Most ebook titles can be read right in the browser on almost any device, downloaded to a tablet or other mobile device using the OverDrive app, or transferred to Kindle. Most audiobooks are in the MP3 format and can be downloaded to your computer and transferred to an MP3 player, or downloaded directly to a tablet or smartphone using the OverDrive app.
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday — Our sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln, was born on February 12, 1809. He lead the country through the crisis of the Civil War, but just as the war was ending, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
Saint Valentine’s Day was established in 496 AD to honor one or more early Christian saints named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages, and by the fifteenth century, it had become a day in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, notes or other symbols of devotion.
Today Valentine’s Day celebrates all types of love and friendship, and cards and gifts are exchanged by people of all ages. Symbols of Valentine’s Day include hearts, cupids, flowers (especially roses) and the colors red and pink.
Valentine’s Day — Here’s a page of links to sites with more information and ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day.