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Celebrating the 1st American Library on this date

Time to say “Thanks” to Ben Franklin. On this date in 1731, Ben and some friends opened The Library Company – the very first lending library in America. There were libraries in England but none in the American colonies. Even for a person in Boston…. Continue reading

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Blue Jean Blues

If you’re like me, when you think about bluejeans you think about American cowboys out west. And their Big Hats, French Poodles, and Jewish Tailors. No! Really? Bluejeans are made from denim, a cotton fabric died blue with indigo. Denim … Continue reading

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