Friday, October 7, 2016
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and NFL football lovers everywhere are donning their favorite jerseys. For Philadelphia Eagles fans, it’s also time to celebrate. Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is living up to expectations and the birds are coming off of their bye week undefeated...
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Teens are encouraged by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and librarians to “read for the fun of it” during Teen Read Week this year. Teen Read Week is celebrated annually by libraries across the nation and was started by YALSA to inspire teens to become lifelong readers and...
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Monday, October 3, 2016
The United Nations established World Space Week (WSW) in 1999 as an annual “international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to improving the human condition.” The dates were selected to commemorate two important events in space history: the launch of Sputnik 1, the first...
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Friday, September 30, 2016
Looking for a good book to read this fall? Why not delve into The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett’s thrilling third novel that set the standard by which all subsequent detective fiction would be judged. After you’re done, jump into a lively book discussion about this iconic literary work being...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Clear your calendars for the NEA Big Read at BCLS, a celebration of Dashiell Hammett’s thrilling detective tale The Maltese Falcon. During this time, we're also celebrating the 1941 film starring Humphrey Bogart. Directed by John Huston, this classic translation of the book is considered one of the...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Get ready to celebrate your right to read during Banned Books Week! Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) designates a week in September to celebrate and acknowledge challenged books. The designated week, which this year runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, brings attention to censorship and...
Friday, September 23, 2016
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the achievements of Hispanics in the United States. Observed between September 15 and October 15 each year, it coincides with the independence days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile. During the month, Latinos...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Lean startup is a modern method for business development that has been successfully applied to startups and existing businesses, as well as nonprofits and government. It was pioneered by New York Times best-selling author Eric Ries. The key premise: early contact with customers provides rapid...
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Friday, September 16, 2016
September 17 marks the third annual Batman Day, which began in 2014 as a celebration of the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary and continues as a celebration of one of the world’s most popular superheroes.  Batman, also known as billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, was first introduced in Detective Comics...
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Friday, September 16, 2016
Oprah has added a new book to her book club list! The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead follows Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. After learning about the railroad, Cora decides to take a chance and head north, where things do not go as planned. In the novel, Whitehead takes...

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