Monthly Archives: November 2011

Philip Levine Named Poet Laureate

In August, Librarian of Congress James Billington announced Philip Levine as the new Poet Laureate for 2011-2012, making him the 18th recipient of this honor.  Levine officially began his duties on October 17, by opening the Library of Congress’s literary … Continue reading

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National Gaming Day @ Your Library

Rice Library and thousands of libraries across the country will join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating the popularity and educational, recreational, and social value of games for National Gaming Day @ Your Library on Thursday, November 10, 2011 … Continue reading

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Hoosiers and the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration

2011 marks the beginning of the United States’ five-year commemoration of the Civil War, and the State of Indiana has been active in preparing for and observing this significant historical event.  According to the Indiana Historical Bureau’s website, “The Indiana Civil … Continue reading

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