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Downton Daze

Sunday, March 6, 2016 was a dark day.  No, you are not forgetting a natural disaster.  You are just not remembering what happened at 8 p.m. CST on PBS. Let me refresh your memory.  It was the premiere airing of the final episode of the television show (phenomenon!) Downton Abbey. Not exactly a “day of […]

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Vietnam Voices

Memories of the Vietnam War are still seared in the minds of Americans who witnessed it firsthand, lost friends or family or from watching and reading forty years of reporting. The PBS  series that started on September 17  is becoming an epiphany of what was really going on in the military and the governing bodies […]

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The Wonder of Will: 400 Years of Shakespeare

April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.  To commemorate this, the Folger Shakespeare Library has many special events and programs throughout this year. On Saturday, April 23rd, the Folger will host The Wonder of Will Live! on C-SPAN2 Book TV from 10:45am to 12pm.  This international live streaming event […]

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Our Librarians Recommend These Fantasy Books

Review of The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose This book is fantasy fiction with elements of historical fiction and romance. It is the story of Sandrine Solomon who leaves her abusive husband in New York and goes to Paris to stay with her grandmother. Her grandmother is a courtesan, something Sandrine had […]

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