On Jan. 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration station in New York harbor. Approximately 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. In 1965, Ellis Island, together with the Statue of Liberty, became part of the National Park System. Petworth Library has a display of books about Ellis Island, including:
Come one, come all and hail to the chief! Dress to impress and join us on Jan. 16th at 6 p.m. in our lower level meeting room for family photos, music, snacks, inauguration-themed readings, trivia, word puzzles and crafts. Especially appropriate for families with children aged 4 and older. Special recognition will be given to trivia champs and those with the most patriotic outfits!
The Petworth Library cordially invites you to the Winter Wonderland Book Sale sponsored by the Friends at the Petworth Library on Dec. 15 in the lower level Meeting Room. Join in the fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when you'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section.
The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Mass. in December 1891. The first baskets had bottoms, and so, after every basket, the ball had to be retrieved with a ladder.Naismith later went on to coach basketball at the University of Kansas; Senda Berenson Abbott introduced basketball to women at Smith College in 1892. Petworth Library currently has a display of books about basketball, including: