Live Looping at Central

Regulars to Creative Experience know Thomas Park as a helpful staff person who works in Creative Experience most Tuesdays and Fridays. A Public Technology Assistant who has worked at The Library for nearly 10 years, Thomas is also an artist and musician. Last Tuesday, those roles merged as he presented a live looping performance and…
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“Flower Boy” is one of Tyler, The Creator’s Best Albums

Arguably the best album to come from Tyler, The Creator, “Flower Boy” is colorfully produced, well written, and much more meaningful than his past work. Tyler explores themes of loneliness, isolation, outgrowing his friends, and his sexuality. With a number featured artists like Frank Ocean, Estelle, and Lil Wayne, the album takes you on a…
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Carrots and World War II

Did your parents ever try coercing you into eating carrots? Did they claim “it will help you see better” or “they improve eyesight”? Would you be surprised to learn that this “fact” about carrots started during World War II as a means of deceiving the Germans? Let us explain. As the Blitzkrieg raged across Europe…
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Hello, Alexa!

Amazon Alexa devices now supports hoopla audiobooks and music. You can play borrowed audiobooks and music albums directly on the Amazon Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show devices. Be sure to form your commands as “Alexa, ask hoopla…” Otherwise, it will try to find the title in your Amazon library. Watch Alexa and hoopla in action…
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Burials of Epidemic Victims

If your ancestor was the victim of a 19th century epidemic, it’s possible his or her burial is listed in this Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) record collection: U.S., Find a Grave, 1600s-Current Widespread epidemics that killed numerous persons in a short span of time created the need for additional burial places, and often led…
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