It’s Wright Brothers Day!

December 17 is Wright Brothers Day! We owe a lot to those fellows, so let’s take a minute to celebrate their achievements. Wright Brothers Day “commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.” It was […]

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Explore Ancestry at Your Library

Did you know you can use Ancestry for free at any library? broke boundaries decades ago as the premier for-profit resource for genealogy and family history. Now, it’s the go-to place when you’re looking to compile government and business records, personal histories, newspapers, and anything else you might come across related to a family’s […]

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Google Your Ebooks

Did you know there was a new way to find ebooks at the library? Yes! Besides Library Extension on Chrome (which I talked about here), you can now find out if the library has an ebook right in your Google search! OverDrive and Google have partnered to make our lives just a little easier (well, […]

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It’s Classical Music Month!

September was dedicated Classical Music Month in 1994, during a period where orchestras and opera companies were shuttering and music education was seen as a useless part of the school day in some areas. The past decade or so has seen a reinvigoration of organizations that teach and perform classical music, though, and we’re all […]

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‘Pushy Parent’ Seeks 4th Grade Reads

Send your book question to What Do I Read Next? our new personalized advice column for book lovers. Let the Ravenous Readers—our readers' advisory professionals—send some reading love your way! We’ll personally respond to each question we receive. And, every Friday, we’ll pick one question we’ve had more than the usual amount of fun answering and publish it […]

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