Thomas Edison, born 11th February 1847,  was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many life changing devices, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and a long-lasting electric light bulb. Edison recognised the value of resources at his local library. At …

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Today in 1800 President John Adams approved provision of $5,000 to buy “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress.” From these inauspicious beginnings, the Library grew to become the largest in the world, housing well over …

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To celebrate Corduroy Day – that oh, so rare event on the 11.11.11 here are some links: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/8881729/11-11-11-the-perfect-day-to-wear-corduroy.html http://corduroyclub.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corduroy   Or for the more traditional amongst you here in the UK: Don’t forget: http://www.poppy.org.uk/ Join Library staff and others …

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