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August, 2013

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Carl Anthony’s biography of Ida Saxton McKinley will be released Nov. 1st!

Available for Pre-Order at our gift shop!
$34.95 – Pre-Order Price
Click here for on-line Gift Shop Link . .

Sunday Tours coming to a close for the summer!
Remember, August is the last month that the National First Ladies’ Library will be open for Sunday afternoon tours till next summer.

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Happy Birthday!
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Edith Roosevelt
August 6, 1861

Florence Harding
August 15, 1860

Rosalynn Carter
August 18, 1927

Lucy Hayes
August 28, 1831

Ellen Arthur
August 30, 1837

New Exhibit Opening!!
The Power of the Press
Tour Times Tues., – Sat.: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm

Click here to view tour brochure . . .

C-SPAN’s First Ladies’ Series
Encore presentations from Season 1
Starting Monday, August 5, C-SPAN began airing encore presentations of Season 1 First Ladies: Influence and Image from Martha Washington through Ida McKinley. These episodes will air weeknights at 9pm ET on C-SPAN.

Season 2 premieres on Monday, September 9, with Edith Roosevelt.

For the August schedule click here

Additionally, on Monday, September 2 there will be a First Ladies: Influence and Image Season 2 preview program. This program will assess what we learned about the first ladies in Season 1 and where the role of the first lady will go as we approach the launch of the modern era in Season 2.

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Congratulations to our 2013 NFLL Scholarship winners!!
Left to Right: Rachel Littler, Brianna Mayle, Rachel Vaught, Kylie Warner, Mary Regula, Elizabeth Haavisto & Megan Smeznik

View a video of the Award Presentation by our Founder, Mary Regula –

2013 National First Ladies Library Scholarship Award Ceremony
2013 National First Ladies Library Scholarship Award Ceremony
Legacy Lecture Series
September 9, 2013
BYOL (Bring your own lunch) 11:00 a.m. @ Education & Research Center, downtown Canton
Stark County Commissioner Janet Creighton

a local woman with an illustrious political career spanning from Canton, Ohio to the Bush White House, discusses the “press experience”.

Free but seating is limited, call for reservations: 330-452-0876 Ext. 307.
Janet Creighton

September 30, 2013
BYOL – (Bring your own Lunch)
11:00 a.m. @ Education & Research Center, downtown Canton

Trevor Dean, former Policy Advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton
Mr. Dean will give an insider’s view of his behind the scenes involvement legislating and campaigning for an unprecedented former First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Trevor Dean

Free, but seating is limited, call for reservations: 330-452-0876 Ext. 307.

Blogging It!
Last month we announced an exciting new addition to our website, a blog written by our historian and author Carl Sferrazza Anthony. Be sure to check out this month’s article “Does the public have a right to know about First Ladies’ medical conditions?”

Click here to access blog

In Step with Our First Lady
Michelle Obama posts birthday message
to her ‘grayer’ husband Barack
Michelle Obama gently poked fun at her husband Barack Obama as he marked his 52nd birthday on Aug. 4th. The First Lady took to her official Twitter account to celebrate the President’s special day in a message sent out to her 450,000 followers.
“Happy birthday Barack!” she wrote. “Your hair’s a little grayer, but I love you more than ever.”
Her tweet was accompanied by a black and white photo of the Obamas as a young couple.

For complete article, click here . . . .

Michelle Obama releasing ‘Let’s Move!’ hip-hop album
Michelle Obama is teaming up with some big names in hip-hop to release a rap album promoting her “Let’s Move!” campaign, which fights childhood obesity.
click here for more info and preview

How well do you know our First Lady?
Follow this link and take a quiz covering some interesting facts and trivia about Michelle Obama . . .
Click here for Quiz . . .

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