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  • Library 101: Thanksgiving

    19 Nov, 2014 | by jkirby As we all start looking forward to Thanksgiving next week, eating too much turkey, watching the traditional football rivalries, and getting together with family and friends, have you ever considered “how did we get here”? The story of Thanksgiving, as taught in elementary school with Pilgrims and Indians, turkey, corn and pumpkin pie, is really just one version of a celebration that originated on the American continent. How the Pilgrims and their harvest celebration became so strongly associated with our modern version of the day is a matter of much speculation.  Read More

  • Library 101: World War I and Armistice Day

    05 Nov, 2014 | by jkirby On November 11 we will be celebrating Veterans Day. It was established in 1919 by President Wilson and was originally known as Armistice Day, a day to remember the end of World War I, the war to end all wars.  Read More

  • Library 101: Election Trivia

    22 Oct, 2014 | by jkirby We are approaching one of the most important times of the year for a democracy, election time. It is not considered a major election year as it is between selecting a new president, but we are still inundated with commercials and mud-slinging. And as many late night TV shows demonstrate, there are a lot of opportunities to have fun. As one of the most famous humorists and social commentators of an earlier time, Will Rogers, said, “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts”. We have gathered some interesting facts, trivia, and other items to tickle the fancy.  Read More

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