In honor of the Presidents' Day Holiday Weekend, Davis Library at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College will be CLOSED:
- Saturday, February 13th;
- Sunday, February 14th; and
- Monday, February 15th.
Regular hours will resume Tuesday, February 16, 2016. We’ll be open from 8 AM to 10 PM that day.
|American History - February Birthdays Book Display|
Also in honor of both Presidents’ Day and Black History Month, Davis Library is celebrating three February birthdays this month! Come check out our small book display important figures in American History:
George Washington – February 22, 1732
[Julian Calendar: February 11, 1731]
“Father of Our Country”—1st President of the United States and Leader of the Continental Army (American Revolutionary War)
Abraham Lincoln – February 12, 1809
16th President of the United States who also lead the United States through Civil War—preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the Federal government and modernized the U.S. economy
Frederick Douglass – c. February, 1818
[Exact Date Unknown: Recognized as Valentine’s Day/February 14th]
Former slave who became a national leader in United States’ abolitionist movement during and prior to the Civil War. Writer, orator and statesman, Douglass was an important activist for civil rights seeking equality for all Americans—men, women, black, white, Native American, and immigrants
The ideals these men fought for during their lifetimes have played a significant role in how libraries in the United States were founded and how they continue to operate today. Libraries strive to serve as the cornerstones of democracy—preserving the freedoms of our First Amendment Rights.
Enjoy a happy and safe holiday weekend!
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