Great Fiction by or about Muslims

You've read The Kite Runner and want more. Maybe you’re seeking to explore Islam more deeply. What are some great reads about (and mostly by) people who are Muslim? Reading Lolita in Tehran was on the NYT bestseller list for 117 weeks! The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf is about a devout Muslim family in 1970s Indiana. Secret […]

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What Made You Laugh?

Can you baby boomers out there remember what made you laugh? Was Lenny Bruce was too risqué? What about George Carlin? What Made America Laugh covers the 1950s and includes most of the comedians, from Lucille Ball to Jerry Lewis. I remember the very dry humor of Bob and Ray Elliott and their characters Wally Ballou and […]

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Get Ready for World Circus Day!

Coming up soon, on April 15, is World Circus Day! Marking its fiftieth anniversary in 2017, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will bring the rich history, mystique, and diversity of circus arts to life on the National Mall of Washington, D.C. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey recently announced plans to disband in May of this year after […]

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Librarians Do Blog

What the heck is blogging all about and how do you do it? The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging will explain it all. So will Blogging for Dummies. Maybe you are interested in starting a free podcast? This guide from Podcast Fast tells you how do to it- for free! And if you like libraries, maybe you […]

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