December 5, 2013 — Eighty years ago today, on Dec. 5 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed, bringing national alcohol prohibition to an end. Read more about the country's response in this article retrived from the library's digitized New York Times Historical Newspaper database:
For 125 years, the National Geographic Society has championed the exploration, discovery, and appreciation of the wonders of our planet.
From the North Pole to the South Pole, and the summit of Everest to the depths of the sea, the National Geographic Society have sent researchers, reporters, and adventurers into the unknown.
Avast, mateys! (That's Pirate for "Get a load of this, pals!") September 19th is the annual International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a holiday that has no purpose except for silliness. Talking like a pirate is simple, fun and catchy, and can be enjoyed by children of all ages. The simplest of pirate jokes is sure to provoke a grin: What's a pirate's favorite letter? Arrr!
Did you know that you can conduct Skype video chats from our Digitial Media Lab? In addition to having access to high end video, audio and graphics creation software, the DML can be a quiet, private space to conduct a job interview or catch up with family through Skype. Try it out today!
Highland Park Public Library adult card holders can make 2-hour reservations in the Digital Media Lab by calling 847-681-7031 or in person at the Adult Reference Desk.
On August 28th, 1963, hundreds of thousands of marchers converged on the National Mall in Washington DC for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" as part of the civil rights movement. Today, on the fiftieth anniversary, we commemorate this amazing event, perhaps best known for Martin Luther King's stirring "I Have a Dream" speech.