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Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development

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A Week To Remember: The Many Faces of Jane Eyre

October 17, 2017

On October 16, 1847, Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre was published in London, under the pseudonym "Currer Bell." The first American edition was published a year later.


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Music Monday: Thelonious Monk

October 09, 2017

On October 10, 1917, the jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk was born. Monk is one of the most frequently recorded jazz composers, even though he only wrote about 70 pieces during his career.


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Music Monday: Happy Birthday, John Mayer!

October 16, 2017

Singer-songwriter John Mayer was born 40 years ago today, on October 16, 1977.


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A Week to Remember: Ada Lovelace Day

October 10, 2017

October 10 is Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) The event began in 2009 as a challenge to bloggers to post on the same day about women in STEM, and is now internationally observed.


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