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  • Mr. Burns election posters
    Posted on: Monday, July 31, 2017

    From well-rehearsed public weeping sessions to extravagant book burnings to bloody campaigns of suppression against opposition movements, despots throughout history have utilized a number of deplorable strategies to manipulate, connive and censor their way to the top. Fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships and unwilling to listen to dissenting voices, these tyrants personified the perfect mélange of charm and delightfulness.

  • Virus
    Posted on: Monday, March 27, 2017

    It probably won't help you survive The Big One, but history blogger Chris has pulled together some fascinating books about history's gravest pandemics. 

  • Telescopes
    Posted on: Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Whatever your endeavor, it helps to have a little history. History guy Chris has several little histories for you!

  • The Christmas Truce
    Posted on: Friday, December 23, 2016

    History blogger Chris looks at the fact and legend behind holiday traditions in this month's history post.

  • USS Arizona Memorial
    Posted on: Wednesday, December 07, 2016

    On this 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, Dec 7, 1941 - a date that still lives in infamy - we look back at true Oklahoma hero and some of the best works on this momentous entry of the US into WWII. 

  • Leningrad Symphony
    Posted on: Thursday, December 01, 2016

    There are few experiences as wonderful as reading a truly enthralling book and our music expert Breck found just such inspiration in a new work about Soviet composer Shostakovich who proved creativity and beauty can spring from even the harshest political conditions.

  • Landing of the Pilgrims
    Posted on: Friday, November 25, 2016

    Did your Thanksgiving include squabbles over Pilgrim myths and legends? History blogger Chris gives you a leg up for next year with some great early colonial reads.

  • Scary cathedral
    Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2016

    The truth may be stranger than fiction, but it's definitely scarier! Librarian Chris has some scary nonfiction on tap for you this Halloween.

  • Vote
    Posted on: Thursday, October 06, 2016

    Your vote is a gift from many Americans who have fought and died for the right. Use it or lose it, people! Librarian Sheldon's got some inspiring reads.

  • Sidmouth
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 05, 2016

    Sometimes you have to feed your obsession to find out it’s your passion. Librarian Gloria found her passion in the hills of Hampshire.

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