The new biography of Jim Henson just arrived at the library and it's quite popular. And Winnie the Pooh was published 87 years ago this week (Oct. 14, 1926). You're probably wondering what the two have to do with each other. Not much, except for the convergence of the creations of Henson and Milne in one of my favorite Muppet Show segments: Hat tip to Matthew Falk of the University of Baltimore for introducing me to this clip.
You can see footage of today's ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks here. If you want to participate in tonight's vigil, it starts at 6 pm at the Cedar Street entrance to the Community Path. Middle East expert Juan Cole notes that the FBI still hasn't released documents that could demonstrate how "un-Islamic" the 9-11 hijackers are. You can examine three very different perspectives on the attacks here, here and here. And over at the Washington Monthly, they've... Read Post
We're very happy to announce the band Too Human will be performing at the Central Library this Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. They've performed all along the East Coast and their jazzy, upbeat music has been described as "incredible" and "full of energy" and as "some of the best darned songs you've ever heard." You can see a brief video from their concert at the Wilmington Public Library below: We hope you'll join us. Interestingly, the members of the band have also had a long and varied as... Read Post