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Fifty Years After the Moon: Project Apollo

This year we will mark the 50th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the moon and Project Apollo’s ultimate success of President John F. Kennedy's goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” Check out these books and documentaries that explore the history of this amazing accomplishment, some coming straight from the men and women who were there when mankind first adventured into the stars.

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Beware the Ides of March

The Roman's considered the Ides of March - or March 15th in modern parlance - especially significant as it marked the end of new year's celebrations and the date in which all debts must be settled, but it was made all more the important when Julius Caesar was assasinated in 44BC and eventually immortalized by William Shakespeare's soothsayer on the stage. Check out some interpretations of Shakespeare's play and histories of Caesar's life and times.

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Happy Birthday, Virginia Woolf

She is considered one of the foremost modernist authors of the 20th century and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device, but there is no reason to be afraid of Virginia Woolf. For her birthday, check out some book by and about this influential British author. More
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Gratitude

In this season of Thanks, these titles can help you find gratitude in different aspects of your life. More
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Oktoberfest: Beer and Brewing

While the first Oktoberfest was celebrated on Oct 12, 1810 in Munich to celebrate the marriage of Bavaria's King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, today it is a sixteen day celebration that stretches from late September to the first weekend in October. Oktoberfest is a celebration of Bavarian and German culture as well as celebrating the region's love of beer. Check out these titles to explore the history of beer and beer-making. More
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Old Time Radio Shows

On August 3, 1922 WGY radio in Schenectady, NY presented "The Wolf", written by Eugene Walter, the first full-length melodrama on radio and issued in an era of radio entertainment. Comedy, Mystery, Drama, or Western, many of these old radio shows can be found in the Library's audiobook collection.
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Happy Birthday, John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck is the author of 27 books and the winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is still one of the most widely read and taught American authors, enjoy a selection of books and works about his life to celebrate his birthday. More
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Cozy Cat Mystery Series

Combining thrills, humor, and some animal instincts, these cozy mysteries are perfect to curl up with on a chilly evening. Whether actually told from the feline's point of view or the kitties just lend a paw, cat's have their part to play in each of these mysteries. More