At Your Library: By the numbers — presidential Libraries

643

The number of hours of recorded telephone conversations the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum has collected. The conversation topics range from the assassination of JFK to dealing with the USSR.

26 million

The number of pages of historical records and papers preserved in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. These documents provide insight into the Cold War and the creation of the Interstate Highway System.

1939

The year the Presidential Library system began. Franklin D. Roosevelt donated his presidential and personal documents to the federal government.

One

The number of presidential libraries housed in a public library. The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum is located in the Forbes Public Library in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Compiled by the American Libraries Magazine.

On the shelves now, just in time for cozy winter reading: 

  • The Bones of Paradise: A Novel by Jonis Agee
  • Way of the Reaper:  My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper by Nicholas Irving
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The Cordova Public Library is open:

Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. -8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.

Join us for our after school activities at your library. 

Pokemon Club

4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Board Game Palooza

3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Wednesdays

After School Art 

For ages Pre-K to 3rd grade

3 p.m.-4 p.m. Fridays

Seniors, Coffee and Books

Must be 50 or older!

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Last Tuesday of the month (December 27)

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Cathy Sherman is the museum director for the Cordova Historical Museum. She can be reached at ACM@cityofcordova.net.