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Banned Books Week, September 26 - October 2, 2021

Humans have always valued books and the stories and knowledge they embody. The high regard we have for them is rooted in the distant past when they were rare, expensive, […]

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I ran into a former colleague of mine at a store not too long ago. We exchanged the usual pleasantries and asked each other what the other was reading. I […]

Title page of The Spanish Tragedy (1615)

April is Poetry Month, and specifically on the 23rd of this month is Shakespeare Day when we celebrate the life and works of the Bard whose poetry and plays have […]

Image of Rose Parade band in street with people lined up on both sides, 1926

It was sometime in 1889 during a meeting of the Valley Hunt Club that a distinguished professor by the name of Dr. Charles F. Holder shared an idea he had […]

Local and family history research - six online resources you can use from home

Do you like local history or learning about your family‚Äôs history? Research of this kind often requires a visit to the library to browse through city directories, photos, genealogical records, […]

Celebrating Shakespeare in April

Tradition has it that William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, based on baptismal records we have. April 23 also happens to be the date that he died in […]