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A Week to Remember: Arthur C. Clarke

December 12, 2017

On December 16, 1917, Arthur C. Clarke was born. Clarke was a science and science fiction writer, perhaps best remembered as the co-writer of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.


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Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Dionne Warwick!

December 11, 2017

On December 12, 1940, Dionne Warwick was born. Warwick has been one of the most popular singers of the last fifty years, with 69 singles making the pop charts. Aretha Franklin is the only woman with more hits.


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A Week To Remember: National Brownie Day

December 05, 2017

December 8 is National Brownie Day.


a photograph of Sara Bareilles

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Sara Bareilles!

December 04, 2017

Sara Bareilles was born on December 4, 1979.


Photograph of Michael Jackson reclining looking at the camera. From the early 80s

Music Monday: Thriller Turns 35

November 27, 2017

On November 30, 1982, Michael Jackson's sixth album, Thriller, was released. Within a year, it became the best-selling album in history, and nothing has ever topped it.


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Music Monday: Benjamin Britten

November 20, 2017

Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913. Britten was among the major composers of the mid-20th century, and the most important British composer of opera since Henry Purcell, 300 years earlier.


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A Week to Remember: Happy 50th, Rolling Stone!

November 07, 2017

On November 9, 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published. The magazine was devoted to popular culture, with an emphasis of pop and rock music.


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Music Monday: The CMA Awards

November 06, 2017

On November 8, the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards will be held, honoring the year's outstanding performers and recordings. Most of the nominees are available for streaming or download in our collection.


Madeleine L'Engle

A Week to Remember: Madeleine L'Engle

November 28, 2017

Madeleine L'Engle was born on November 29, 1918.


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A Week to Remember: Scary Movies for Halloween

October 31, 2017

It's Halloween, and what better time for a marathon of horror movies?


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