I am a handsome yellow cat, and I am the Library’s mascot! The library staff found me trapped under the library during the Hurricane of 2011! I was very hungry and a little sick , but I am better now. I spend most of my time at Mrs. Sunny’s house with all my animal friends, but I “work” at the library on Wednesdays from 10-6 and on Saturdays from 10 – 2. Be sure to stop by for all the fun activities going on this month!
Melvil in Action, Christmas Photo Op, and Valentines Day.
DID YOU KNOW?
Legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married. With this thought in mind he outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger military base. Supposedly, Valentine, decided this decree just wasn’t fair and chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine’s actions he had him put to death.
Another legend has it that Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with his jailor’s daughter. Before he was put to death he sent the first ‘valentine’ himself when he wrote her a letter and signed it ‘Your Valentine’, words still used on cards today.