On October 19, 1931, John le Carré was born. Le Carré is a master of the spy novel, writing stories rooted in his own years as a British intelligence agent.
On October 17, 1941, Jim Seals was born. He was half of Seals & Crofts, a 1970s duo who played amiably breezy pop. He was also part of an extended family of musicians who have been successful in pop and country music over the last half-century.
Natalie Zina Walschots is a writer and game designer whose work includes LARP scripts, heavy metal music journalism, video game lore, and weirder things classified as "interactive experiences." Her writing on the interactive adventure The Aluminum Cat won an IndieCade award, and her poetic explora
Recently, California has suffered extreme heat and forest fires. As of October 5, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) reported that the number of acres burned during the 2020 fire season has exceeded 4 million. Unfortunately, fire season is far from over.
Financial literacy in the 21st Century is critical for all to learn. There is no better way to learn these essential skills, than first-hand experiences with earning and managing money. It’s empowering for kids not only to see their personal allowance accumulate but also money earned.
October 14 is National Dessert Day, an opportunity to celebrate the wide array of sweets with which we traditionally end a meal. To mark the date, we’re going to take a rapid-fire look at just a few of the dessert cookbooks available for download at OverDrive.
On October 13, 1941, Paul Simon was born. Simon has been a critically acclaimed pop singer and songwriter for more than 60 years, both as a solo act and as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. Today, we’re focusing primarily on Simon as a soloist.