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Celebrating motherhood at the library

Many years ago in England, Mother’s Day was observed and named Mothering Sunday. In 1872 Julia Ward Howe, author of the “Battle Hymn Of The Republic,” designated the day of June 2 as a day dedicated to Mothers and to Peace. In 1904, Anna Jarvis campaigned to establish Mother’s Day as the second Sunday in May. National recognition was finally achieved in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a resolution that Congress and all the Executive Departments observe this day on the second Sunday of each May as Mother’s Day. In 1915 it was proclaimed a National Holiday. It was Anna Jarvis who wanted this holiday to accomplish significant goals. She wanted this day to be a heartfelt tribute to Mothers and mothering. John Wanamaker’s, a famous and successfully established clothing store in Philadelphia, ensured this success by their endorsement of Mother’s Day and the many elegant gifts they suggested as the perfect present for the Mother in your life.

In the United States Mother’s Day is celebrated by gifts of flowers and wearing colored carnations, if the Mom still is living or white carnations, if the Mom is deceased. Greeting cards, phone calls, and dining at restaurants are also popular. Church attendance always increases on Mother’s Day.

At the library we have many interesting biographies and heartwarming stories about and by noteworthy mothers. Stop by and check one out.

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Precious Things: A Mother’s Empty Arms, A Daughter’s Empty Heart by Andrea Boeshaar

Her Mother’s Shadow by Diane Chamberlain

A Mother’s Secret by Amy Clipston

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay And A Mother’s Will To Survive by Stephanie Land

Come Be My Light by Mother Teresa

One Day At A Time by Danielle Steel

All Gone: A Memoir Of My Mother’s Dementia by Alex Witchel

Chicken Soup For The Mothers Of Preschoolers

New materials at the Library

Adult Fiction

Kremlin Strike by Dale Brown

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich

The Refuge by Ann H. Gabhart

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel

Light From Other Stars by Erika Swyler

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

Billy Love’s Secret Crusaders by Jean Wolf

Adult nonfiction

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Crushing by T.D. Jakes

My Online Privacy for Seniors by Jason R. Rich

The New Rules of Pregnancy by Adrienne L. Simone

The Wahls Protocol Cooking For Life by Terry Wahls

D & D Player’s Handbook

Juvenile Fiction

100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

The Chestnut King by N.D. Wilson

Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson