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Mother’s Day is the day we honor our mothers and/or mother figures, and celebrate their contributions to our lives.  The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia.  Ms. Jarvis soon began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a national holiday, and later an international one.  On May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

To find books in the library on “mothers” type the following terms into the Classic Catalog as subject headings: Mothers, and Motherhood.  If you type Mothers and Motherhood into the search box of the Encore Catalog you’ll get slightly different results.  You can also find books on Mother’s Day by using either catalog.

 discovering motherhood     Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness     The lost daughter

 thirty-one women on the gifts that mattered most      my mother, Schiaparelli, and me     The mothers

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Tami is a librarian at the Corte Madera Library.

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