KC Public Library Blog
Every year on February 14, millions of people across the world present their loved ones with flowers, chocolates, and many other lovely gifts.
Valentine’s Day has taken place for over a thousand years and is named after Saint Valentine.
The origins of Valentine’s Day are uncertain, legends credit Saint Valentine for holding secret marriage ceremonies for Roman soldiers in opposition to Emperor Claudius II, who believed marriage made soldiers weaker. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius I proclaimed February 14 to be the feast day in honor of Saint Valentine.
Thanks to a grant from The Shumaker Family Foundation and the PNC Foundation, the Kansas City Public Library will be offering a new discovery club called KC Kids Create. They will be hosted at four locations: Bluford, Central, Plaza, and Trails West.
Some couples in young adult novels seem so real that it is like you know them. The best pairs are those where two people are individuals who discover more about themselves because of their interactions with each other. Notice how I kept love triangles and werewolves out of that definition? I kept them out of the ten example couples that I share here, too.