Wonder Woman is a Wonder

collage of three Wonder Woman images, one the cover of the Wonder Woman 75 celebration, one an illustration from a book, and one a screenshot from the new movie.

Did you know that this year marks the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman’s comics debut? Seems like the perfect time to release a brand new movie (the first feature-length live-action cinematic release, even!) featuring the brave Amazon herself. And it rocks, of course. What do you know about Wonder Woman? Here’s the rundown: She’s an […]

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The Legend of Arthur: Then and Now

image of illuminated manuscript featuring knights of the round table beside the poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

How many versions of the legend of King Arthur have you seen, read, or heard in your lifetime? If you’re like me, it’s a lot. You might have started out with The Sword in the Stone. Or you might have first read Le Morte D'Arthur. Some people probably saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail and […]

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OverDrive is changing for the better!

Starting today, for the next two weeks, you’ll start seeing a bar at the bottom of the screen when you're on the OverDrive site on your computer. It will tell you that the “new” OverDrive is coming, and give you the chance to try it out.  We recommend trying it out right away to get used […]

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Boost your Computer Skills with DigitalLearn!

screenshot of a digitallearn tutorial featuring the instruction avatar and a picture of servers.

Do you want to connect more with your friends and family on Facebook, but you have no idea really what it is or how you use it? Did you just get a Mac computer after years of only using PCs? Do you want to learn more about online scams and internet privacy? Do you have […]

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Happy April Birthday! Here’s a Diamond.

photograph of a raw uncut diamond

If you were born in April, the diamond is your birthstone. What do you know about their history? Their industry? Where they come from? Their position as the most precious of precious stones? Let’s talk diamonds! Where do they come from? India used to be the sole producer of diamonds for the people of India […]

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The Kind of Nostalgia that IndieFlix Brings

still from the movie The Student Prince

I was wandering through IndieFlix recently, exploring some of their new features, when I came across the old film poster for a movie I used to watch with my grandmother. I remember how excited she was when it was released on VHS back in the mid ‘90s, as she hadn’t seen it in years. I […]

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March Awareness: Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis

It’s March, and that means lots of things: Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, the Ides of March. It’s also both Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy (also called Static Encephalopathy) is a neuromuscular disease caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly […]

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Pearl Harbor and Japanese-American Internment at TFOB

2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the Bombing at Pearl Harbor, signifying the United States of America’s entry into World War II. Just last month, the USS Arizona Memorial was dedicated on the University of Arizona Mall, commemorating the most devastating casualty of the attack. With this in mind, the Festival committees have created a […]

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Inauguration in the United States

Black and white photograph of the fourth inaugural speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House.

Every man elected to the office of President of the United States has historically been involved in an inauguration. Sometimes, that merely includes a swearing-in, in which the incoming President and Vice President are given the Oath of Office by a judicial officer. This happens most often when a Vice President must be sworn in […]

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Stephen Foster: America’s First Man of Music

January 13th is Stephen Foster Day! Stephen Collins Foster was literally born on the Fourth of July (in 1826), which makes him a perfect representation of America in song (though that would later be taken over by George M. Cohan, himself also born on July 4—he even wrote a song about it). Chances are, you’ve […]

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