Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development



Pop duo The Carpenters, Karen and Richard

Music Memories: The Carpenters

February 28, 2020

Karen Carpenter was born on March 2, 1950; her brother Richard was born on October 15, 1946. Together, they were the pop duo The Carpenters.

Ralph Ellison, American writer

A Week to Remember: Ralph Ellison

February 24, 2020

Ralph Ellison was born on March 1, 1914. Ellison was an important writer of the early civil rights movement, remembered today principally for his novel Invisible Man.

Fat Domino, a legendary R&B and rock & roll artist

Music Memories: Fats Domino

February 21, 2020

Antoine “Fats” Domino was born on February 26, 1928. Domino was one of the creators of rock and roll. His New Orleans boogie-woogie piano playing, rich voice, and warm personality made him one of the biggest stars of the 1950s.

Ruth Rendell was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

A Week to Remember: Ruth Rendell

February 16, 2020

Ruth Rendell was born on February 17, 1930. Under her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine, Rendell wrote more than sixty police procedurals and psychological thrillers.

John Adams, American composer works on his composition.

Music Memories: John Adams

February 14, 2020

John Adams was born on February 15, 1947. Adams is one of America’s most popular classical composers, best known for his operas and orchestral music.

Thomas Edison holding the electric light bulb.

A Week to Remember: Thomas Edison

February 10, 2020

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847. One of the most prolific inventors in history, Edison created the phonograph, the electric light bulb, and the motion picture camera.

Jerry Goldsmith conducting his film score

Music Memories: Jerry Goldsmith

February 07, 2020

Jerry Goldsmith was born on February 10, 1929. Goldsmith was a film and television composer who scored almost 200 films in his 50-year career.

Collage of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice

A Week to Remember: Pride and Prejudice

January 27, 2020

Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was first published on January 28, 1813. The story of the turbulent romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy is one of the most beloved of English novels.

Warren Zevon, singer-songwriter

Music Memories: Warren Zevon

January 24, 2020

Warren Zevon was born on January 24, 1947. Zevon was among the most respected singer-songwriters of his generation, though he only occasionally broke through to a mainstream audience with a few minor hits.

Collage of different types of soup

A Week to Remember: It's National Soup Month!

January 19, 2020

January is National Soup Month, and what better time than the middle of winter to relax with a nice bowl of hot soup?