President's Day Closure

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Monday, February 18: Branch Libraries are closed for President's Day, but King Library is open.

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About President's Day

Use your library to learn more about this holiday:

President's, Presidents', or Presidents Day?

Have you ever wondered why this holiday gets spelled in different ways? Part of the problem is that people don't know if it's celebrating only George Washington or if it's also supposed to be celebrating Abraham Lincoln since both have birthdays in the month of February.

An article from the Washington Post explains, "Why Presidents' Day is slightly strange".

What's it called in California?

For the record, it's inconclusive on how to spell it in the state of California. In the California government code on holidays, it's only referenced as, "The third Monday in February". In this California education code, it's referenced as follows:

"The third Monday in February, known as 'Washington Day.' On the Friday preceding, all public schools and educational institutions throughout the state shall hold exercises in memory of George Washington."

So maybe we can infer that "President's Day" should be used, unless your local government spells it differently.