December 4, 2008
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NY Times 100 Notable Books of 2008

Drum roll, please……………….. The New York Times has issued their 100 Notable Books List for 2008. The Library owns a large number of these books and especially recommends: Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen (Location – New Books  –  PS3607 .A4116 A94 2008) Indignation … Continue reading

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November 21, 2008
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Google & Life Magazine Image Collaboration

Google has teamed up with the iconic Life Magazine to share over 10 million photographs with the public from Life’s massive archives. The first batch uploaded this week (about 10%) giving users access to over a million images. The photos … Continue reading

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November 20, 2008
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Historic American Newspapers (1880-1910)

Visit the Library of Congress  web page at http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/ to explore one of their newest projects Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.This digitized collection has over 500,000 newspapers pages from selected states from 1880-1910 with a strong focus on the 1900’s.  

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November 11, 2008
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Miriam Makeba, singer & human rights activist (1932 – 2008)

Preston, Neal, (Photographer), Miram Makeba, Photograph, London, England, UK, CORBIS.     The world grew quiet overnight when Miriam Makeba, singer and human rights activist died unexpectedly at the age of 76. Although her career spanned over five decades, Makeba’s … Continue reading

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