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  1. Happy Chinese New Year!


    February 19, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The Year of the Ram (or Goat or Sheep, if you will) began on February 19th, and Lawrence Library’s Xiaolin Lin has once again written a book review to help…

  2. Farewell to the Horse


    February 18, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Tomorrow is Chinese New Year. Today is the last day of the Year of the Horse. I reviewed Falling from Horses, a new Molly Gloss novel, back in January, and…

  3. The Michael Jackson of the 19th Century?


    February 14, 2015 by Reader's Connection

      Thomas Wiggins was born into slavery in 1849. Born blind, and considered mentally incompetent, he astonished everyone with his musical talent. His piano-playing became a community novelty, and then,…

  4. Read Around Central: Herodotus


    February 3, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    In an earlier post, librarian Sherry Utterback pledged to read something by all the authors whose names are engraved on the walls at Central Libary. She begins with a downloaded…

  5. Falling from Horses


    January 8, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    You may think of the late 1930’s as a golden age of Hollywood–Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and so on–but 19-year-old Bud Frazer went south from Oregon…