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women with a black cat slung over her shoulders
Daniel Tures, November 13, 2020

The ill-omened day is at hand! Or is it? In Spanish and Greek culture, Tuesday the 13th is the ill-omened day, and in Italy, it’s Friday the 17th. Well, at least we can agree that the number 13 is ill-omened? Or Friday? Although for those who live for the weekend, Friday is propitious.


Collage of LGBTQIA feature films
Sheryn Morris, June 27, 2020

Over the years there have been many LGBTQIA feature films, such as My Beautiful Laundrette,


Heavy metal rock concert at the Coliseum
Salvadora Sosa Prieto, June 23, 2020

The library is home to many resources, even heavy metal music. We make it possible to indulge people on a headbanging journey on demand through resources such as hoopla and Freegal.


Recommended young adults ebooks
Llyr Heller, May 21, 2020

While we’re all sheltering at home, the library’s e-media offerings have gotten even better! One of the providers offering an extensive digital collection, brought to you by the library, is hoopla!


Collage of television adaptations of books
Elizabeth Graney, May 15, 2020

A common complaint leveled against film adaptations is that they often cut too much of the original material to fit their run time. This is where miniseries and television shows can really shine. With more time to tell the story, they can often provide a more faithful adaptation.


Keith Jarrett on The Köln Concert album
Keith Chaffee, May 08, 2020

On May 8, 1945, Keith Jarrett was born. Jarrett is best known as a jazz pianist, but he’s also recorded a significant amount of classical music.


Recommended audiobooks for your telecommute
Michael Lander, April 30, 2020

The coffee is brewing; you’ve managed to take a quick shower and get the kids settled into their Zoom school classrooms; and you finally take a breath and sit at the kitchen table with your laptop to begin your day at the computer reading emails. But something doesn’t quite feel right.


e-books "Deliver Later" convenience graphic
Eileen Ybarra, April 29, 2020

One of the most attractive features of e-books and audiobooks is the ease of downloading them. The large collection of e-books and audiobooks provided by the library makes choosing enjoyable too.


Film adaptations of Shakespeare's works
Elizabeth Graney, April 23, 2020

Did you know that scholars are uncertain as to Shakespeare’s actual birthday? We have a record of his baptism on April 26, 1564 and a burial marker that states he was 52 when he passed, but no more physical evidence to go on.


Recommended best artsy books and films
Mary McCoy, April 17, 2020

Sometimes it’s hard to get past the home page when you’re browsing streaming content. Staff in the Art, Music, & Recreation Department are here to help you make a deep dive into the best artsy books and films available on the library’s streaming platforms like hoopla, Kanopy, and OverDrive.


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