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a graphic with several Laura Ingalls Wilder book covers
Keith Chaffee, February 06, 2018

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867. Wilder is best known for the Little House on the Prairie series, nine books published between 1932 and 1971 in which she tells a fictionalized version of her childhood life.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.
Elizabeth Graney, February 03, 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.


cartoon clouds in the sky, raining graphic
Keith Chaffee, January 30, 2018

On February 5, 1745, John Jeffries was born. Jeffries was one of the first systematic observers of weather in the American colonies, making daily measurements of the Boston weather beginning in 1774. In his honor, his birthday is celebrated as National Weatherperson's Day.


a graphic with the text, National Pie Day with photographs of seven different kinds of pie
Keith Chaffee, January 23, 2018

January 23 is National Pie Day, a celebration of one of the oldest forms of baked goods. A pie is made of pastry dough that covers or encases some sort of filling, which can be either sweet or savory.


image of Paddington book covers and photo of Michael Bond holding a Paddington stuffed doll
Keith Chaffee, January 09, 2018

Michael Bond was born on January 13, 1926. He is best known as the creator of Paddington Bear.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.
Elizabeth Graney, January 04, 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.


a graphic with multiple circular photographs of birds, with the overlayed text, National Bird Day
Keith Chaffee, January 02, 2018

January 5 is National Bird Day, and the last day of the annual Christmas Bird Count. For three weeks, birders gather to count number of birds and bird species in their area.


golden globe awards banner anniversary for this 75th annual event
Eileen Ybarra, December 30, 2017

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards will soon be upon us, set to air on January 7, 2018. Many of the nominations were based on works that were once only books. These books below, have all inspired 2017 Golden Globe nominated movies and TV shows.


a colorful cartoon graphic portrait of Stan Lee
Keith Chaffee, December 26, 2017

On December 28, 1922, Stan Lee was born. Lee is a comic book writer and editor, best known for his long career at Marvel Comics, where he helped to innovate and revitalize the superhero genre in the 1960s.


a photograph of the Earth from the surface of the Moon
Keith Chaffee, December 19, 2017

On December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 – Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders – became the first people to orbit the Moon. This was an important step along the way to actually landing on the Moon in the Apollo 11 mission, seven months later.


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