Submitted by Chris Bourg on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 13:22.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 13:06.
"Today marks the 137th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a conflagration with few peers in world history. The fire cost some 300 lives, destroyed 17,450 buildings, and caused $200 million in damage—$200 million in 1871 dollars, that is to say, about a third of the city’s estimated value."
Learn more about the Great Chicago Fire from these Library resources:
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 07:39.
Interested in the Vice Presidency? Want to learn more about former Vice Presidents or Vice Presidential candidates? Stanford Libraries can help.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Mon, 09/29/2008 - 14:07.
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. This year, 2008, marks BBW's 27th anniversary (September 27 through October 4).
According to the American Library Association, more than 400 books were challenged in 2007. The 10 most challenged titles were: