Genealogy at the BPL — February 2020

In February 2020, the Research Services Department will be offering four weeks of programming: Monday, 2/03 – Class: Introduction to Genealogy and BPL Resources Monday, 2/10 – Class: Researching Your Home Wednesday, 2/19 – Class: Introduction to Genealogy Databases and Other Electronic Resources Monday, 2/24 – Drop-In: Genealogy and Family History Drop-In There will be time at the end…
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The Long-simmering Feud Between Edgar Allan Poe and Rufus Griswold

To commemorate Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday on January 19, the BPL is featuring the Rufus W. Griswold Papers, which contains fifty-five letters by or to Edgar Allan Poe, including seven important ones to Griswold. The long-simmering tension between Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) and Rufus W. Griswold (1815-1857) began when Griswold—literary critic, editor, and anthologist—published The…
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Queer Fiction Blog: January 2020

Welcome to the new year! For your January reads we have two young royal men falling in love, a non-binary character with musical powers falling for a cursed bear spirit, and lesbian insects wreaking havoc on men who prey on women. Happy reading! Title/Author: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Reviewer: Allison Summary: When…
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