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Ernest Hemingway Writing at Campsite in Kenya
Keith Chaffee, July 17, 2018

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899. Hemingway was one of the great novelists of the 20th century, and his terse style has been imitated for decades.

Collage of Linda Ronstadt's album covers
Keith Chaffee, July 16, 2018

Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946. Ronstadt was one of the major pop/rock singers of the 1970s and 1980s, who explored a wide range of styles and genres, almost always to critical acclaim.

man and two dogs in a car
Eileen Ybarra, July 12, 2018

Summer is in full swing and I know I like to visit friends and family during this time of year by taking long road trips up and down the California coast.

Collage of books by neurologist and author Oliver Sacks
Keith Chaffee, July 10, 2018

Oliver Sacks was born on July 9, 1933. Sacks was a neurologist and author whose case studies of patients with unusual disorders became best-sellers.

Bela Fleck playing his banjo and collage of his album covers
Keith Chaffee, July 09, 2018

Béla Fleck was born on July 10, 1958. Fleck is a virtuoso banjo player who has taken the instrument far beyond the expected bluegrass and folk music.

women reading magazine on the beach
Eileen Ybarra, July 07, 2018

With summer finally here, now is a great time to catch up on some fun and breezy reading. Overdrive has recently added a number of digital magazine titles that can be downloaded to any electronic device including smartphones and tablets.

Movie posters
Elizabeth Graney, July 05, 2018

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.

Events that occurred on Fourth of July and American flag
Keith Chaffee, July 03, 2018

The Fourth of July is this week, and it's the 242 year anniversary of American independence!

Leoš Janáček and his hand drawn composition
Keith Chaffee, July 02, 2018

Leoš Janáček was born on July 3, 1854. Janáček began composing in his late teens, but most of his major works were composed in the last decade of his life.