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History & Biography 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on Monday, Jan. 20.  Learn about Dr. King's life and work, the history of the holiday and local events.
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History & Biography 

Classic Silent Film Program Honors Doughboys

King Vidor's "The Big Parade" is an epic film about World War I told from the perspective of a doughboy, starring John Gilbert and Renee Adoree.  More...
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"Go crazy, folks! Go crazy!" - Jack Buck

The Library has an extensive collection of books and DVDs about the history and players of the St. Louis Cardinals.  Hit a home run by taking a swing at these baseball gems.
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New Music Biographies Hit the Right Notes

Stay in tune with classical music, rhythm & blues, jazz and rock in new biographies that include Beethoven, Ray Charles, Artie Shaw and AC/DC.
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Chautauqua History

Over 600 people attended the Library chautauqua in April.  Learn about the history of this great American movement.
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The Olympic Games: From Ancient Times to Vancouver

Visit the ancient Olympics, learn about the history of the games from chariot racing to snowboarding, and keep up with the news from Vancouver.  More...
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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month in February by exploring the life and work of Langston Hughes who was born in Joplin on February 1, 1902, and by discovering the Library's many resources on African American history and biography.  More...
History & Biography 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on Monday, January 18.  Learn about the life and work of Dr. King and the history of the holiday.
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History & Biography 

The Nobel Peace Prize

Read about the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, and learn about the history of the Nobel Prize and the winners in all categories since 1901. 
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History & Biography 

Explore the Lives of Contemporary Composers

Enjoy reading biographies of contemporary composers and other notable individuals in Biography Resource Center.  More...
History & Biography 

Thanksgiving in American Memory

Learn about the history of Thanksgiving from the Library of Congress American Memory Project.
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