International Zine Month

We're well into International Zine Month (IZM) and nearly to International Zine Library Day, July 21st. Celebrate the day with us and check out our 2-year-old zine collection. Central Library has amassed nearly 300 zines that are used in-house and circulated throughout the system. While you're here, be sure to sign the zine guestbook-- we'll notify those…
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Shakespeare on the Steps

Central Library is excited to host Shakespeare in the Streets this Friday and Saturday, June 15th and 16th at 8:30 PM. Playwright Nancy Bell is bringing Blow, Winds, a King Lear adaptation, to the Olive Street steps of the library. The performance will be the sixth one of the Shakespeare in the Streets (SITS) series. SITS takes…
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National Poetry Month

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Entertainment, Literature & Biography department of Central Library is hosting poetry terrarium-making all throughout the month of April. You don't need to write like Keats or Frost to participate-- we provide all the supplies (even pre-cut poems for the word-shy) for you to make your own three-dimensional poetry…
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Contemporary Black Poets

This month, in the Entertainment, Literature, & Biography department of Central Library, we're highlighting contemporary black poets in honor of Black History Month. Terrance Hayes, Nikky Finney, and Marcus Wicker are just a few of the authors you'll find in the current poetry display.    Wicker's Silencer is striking, both visually and in content. A review by well-known…
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Explore our scores!

Did you know that Central Library has an amazing collection of music scores?  We have a collection that ranges from classical music to modern music (yes, including that Beyoncé book in the photo here) and encompasses vocal and instrumental music.  Here are just a few examples of what you’ll find: Organ music (perfect for church…
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Misery Loves Company– Especially if It’s Charles Bukowski

Suggesting a fireside reading of Bukowski in December may seem antithetical to many people's idea of embracing 'The Christmas Spirit,' but I encourage you to temporarily withhold your dismay and indulge your inner Scrooge.  Bukowski is probably most well known for his musings about the underbelly of America, failed relationships, and his own drug and…
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