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For Pet Lovers Only

For Pet Lovers Only

Dog and cat owners can be quite passionate about their pets. Viral YouTube videos like "cats stealing dog beds" and the online proliferation of puppy and kitten photos are testament to people's love for animals. For audiobook listeners, the library offers a number of titles for dog and cat lovers. Film buffs can check out a variety of canine and feline capers, from Harry and Tonto to Turner and Hooch.

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Billie Holiday Centennial

Billie Holiday Centennial

One of the most famous voices in the world, Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago in Philadelphia. After a tumultuous upbringing, she was signed to Brunswick Records in 1935 by legendary record producer John Hammond. Throughout the 1930s, Holiday recorded many of her landmark songs, including "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless the Child." The 1940s led to further success & collaboration, although she was plagued by substance abuse problems and racism. Holiday continued to record, capping her career with sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall in 1956. She died at age 44 in 1959. She was immortalized by Diana Ross in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972). Included in the library's collection are the following titles:

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Return to the Tudor Era

Return to the Tudor Era

The power and violence of the Tudor dynasty, particularly during the reigns of Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth, continue to inspire historians, novelists, and filmmakers. Hilary Mantel's award-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which chronicle the machinations of Henry VIII's chief minister, have been adapted for the new series airing on PBS's Masterpiece. Both novels are available from the library as downloadable audiobooks and audiobooks on CD. Explore the fascinating world of the Tudor era in these titles from the Audiovisual collection.

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