Monthly Archives: August 2011

Linked-In Wednesday: brainpickings.org

Google searches can turn up unexpected treasures. I don’t even remember precisely what search terms led me to my first brainpickings.org article, “7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-up Literature“.  James Joyce, Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot are a few of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow seems to relish history in a way that makes it difficult to call him a writer of historical fiction. Ragtime, The March, World’s Fair and on and on, take place in the past but the stories take … Continue reading

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My grandfather served overseas during the Korean War. I’d like to learn more about the war and about his service record, if possible.

Genealogy has access to many resources that can help you find information about your grandfather’s service record in the Korean War., History & Social Sciences – also on the 8th floor – has a good number of books about the … Continue reading

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Linked-In Wednesday: Free entertainment, for life

“Are you a person who loves to read books? If so, you’re set for life.” This is not the usual Linked-In Wednesday post.  A library volunteer brought this article from CNN to our attention and I couldn’t help wanting to … Continue reading

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD—DVD Documentary–2010

We’re all familiar with the concept of the “one-hit wonder,” usually pertaining to music: a singer or group records one gold-record blockbuster, never to be heard from again, and often inspiring derision or condescension from that point on. Does the … Continue reading

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