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The Gottesman Libraries Services Team is pleased to share some headlines in today’s news from the U.S. with our TC community and friends. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org. Today we are looking at a few pieces from my hometown, Washington as well as some fun fall festivities in the U.S.!The Seattle Times Publ...
Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn't. Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introd...
In today's news, we visit a plethora of states that are encouraging education and growth in their communities. The stories showcase how communities come together to create greatness, and how their efforts will last a lifetime. From books that aim to represent the unrepresented, to plays that encourage talking about mental health in teens, today's news allows us to discover the theme of education in a plethora of disciplines. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on
On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union successfully launched the world's first artificial satellite which orbited the Earth in roughly 98 minutes for about three weeks before its batteries gave out. Known as Sputnik, the Russian word for natural satellite, it then silently orbited before falling back into the atmosphere on January 4th, 1958. Sputnik was monitored by radio operators throughout the world. ...
It’s finally October! Today, the Gottesman Libraries Services Team is here to share some headlines in today’s news from the U.S. With the theme of fall festivities and the beginning of a new school year, let’s dive right in!The Albuquerque Journal Published in Albuquerque, NM, USABalloons and sunshine: Perfect day for the FiestaIt is...
When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did.-- Sir Alexander Fleming (quoted on NCBI)Did y...
The first Sunday in Fall is here! Today's headlines take a look at what is happening around the US. First up, a sign of normalcy. Comic conventions are back! Vaccinations are on the rise in states across the country. Booster shots for Pfizer have begun. Fall activities are resuming after a pause in 2020. AppleFest returns!The Sentinel Record Published in Hot Springs, AR
Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien's critically acclaimed children's book, The Hobbit, Or There and Back Again, was published on September 21st, 1937? Never out of print, this classic work tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, whose race resembles very short humans with feet of fur and leather. He and his companions, a troop of dwarves, are encouraged by Gandalf, the wise, benevolent wizard, to undertake a jou...
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."--
On September 9th, 1846, American inventor Elias Howe (July 9, 1819 - October 3,1867) earned a patent for the sewing machine, a tool which revolutionized the manufacture of clothing. A machinist by trade who worked in a cotton factory in Lowell, Massachusetts, Howe sold his rights in England for but a small amount, a mere 250 pounds sterling, and then moved there, leaving his family behind,...