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April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ... held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” The Academy also invites young people to participate in a special event.

Despite its plain, utilitarian design and basic functions (mainly stop, go and turn) Henry Ford’s Model T was the first automobile the average American could afford, and as more people became drivers, the romance with the car began.  The steering wheel became a metaphor for independence: choosing one’s own path, one’s own itinerary and ultimately one’s own destiny, and the lure of the open road was irresistible.

¿Sabía usted que cada año aproximadamente 680 mil personas se hacen ciudadanos estadounidenses? Según el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS), éste es el número de inmigrantes provenientes de todo el mundo que se convierten en ciudadanos americanos en ceremonias de naturalización a través de los Estados Unidos cada año.

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Picture a book that can gracefully endure the trials of the centuries – the water, the fire, the sword. What will this book be about? In what language will it be? There is an old legend about an artist-scribe who was being burned along with a precious manuscript. As the fire was consuming them both, his disciples asked, “What do you see?” And he replied, “The manuscript seems to be burning, yet the letters are flying away.”

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