The Thanksgiving Day Parade is a cultural touchstone. It was different in 1929, when the Allied Patriotic Societies protested that the parade interfered with Thanksgiving Day worship, and asked the New York City Police Commisioner to withdraw the parade permit.
The front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 9, 2013 featured a story commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The library's Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper and New York Times Historical Newspaper online resources allow you to see how this horrific event was reported in real time to readers in 1938. Take a look and see why journalism is called "the rough first draft of history!"
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!
Why not learn or re-learn a foreign language in 2013? Mango Languages offers lessons in 45 foreign languages, as well as English lessons for speakers of 15 foreign languages. Create a free account and Mango will track your progress as you start and stop at your convenience, or log in anonymously and try a new language a day.
Since 1888, The National Geographic Society has been bringing the world home with inspiring articles and photographs. Now the entire archive of National Geographic Magazine articles and photographs is available to Highland Park Library patrons through the National Geographic Virtual Library.
Phew! After a brief respite, we're back with our feature, Online Resource of the Week. This week, it's NovelistPlus! Calling all bibliophiles!!!
NovelistPlus and NovelistPlus K-8 are the go-to resources for readers advisory in both fiction and nonfiction. Just some of the things you can do on NovelistPlus:
Starting today, we'll be introducing our "Online Resource of the Week" feature. We'll discuss and highlight one of our subscription online resources! This week we're looking at Gale's Health & Wellness Resource Center.