Posted on 07/05/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of July 5, 2020. Hilary Mantel (July 6, 1952): Mantel...

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Posted on 06/29/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Find yourself bored while sheltering in place? Or specifically miss volunteering due to in-person restrictions? The Boston Public Library might...

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Posted on 06/28/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of June 28, 2020. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712): Rousseau’s...

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Posted on 06/21/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of June 21, 2020. Jean-Paul Sartre (June 21, 1905): Sartre,...

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Posted on 06/19/2020 at 09:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Juneteenth is not a new holiday, but it has taken on much more prominence this year. For those of you...

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Posted on 06/09/2020 at 09:47 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’re all familiar with Project Gutenberg, which makes public domain books (i.e., many classics) available for free. But if you’re...

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Tagged As: History, The Guardian

Posted on 06/04/2020 at 07:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of our lockdown pastimes (and one that we share with many folks, we’re sure) is wondering what the world...

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Posted on 06/02/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of our favorite podcasts is Sawbones, in which a doctor and her husband take on misguided medicine from the...

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Posted on 06/01/2020 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Quotes from and references to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s are abundant right now across social...

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Posted on 05/30/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Earlier this week, we shared that Bram Stoker’s Dracula turned 123. Crime Reads, in honor of that milestone, shared a...

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