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Remembering B.B. King

Remembering B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King was born Riley B. King in Mississippi in 1926. After a brief stint as a worker on a cotton plantation, he moved to Memphis and became a radio DJ under the moniker "The Beale Street Blues Boy." That name was later shortened to B.B. He released his first hit record in 1951 and became known as the "King of the Blues." B.B. King remained active recording and performing until his death at age 89. Check out these recordings from the library's collection.

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Age Is Only a Number

Age Is Only a Number

May is National Older Americans Month. We all age, and with longevity come many rewards, such as a wiser perspective, higher self-esteem, greater emotional stability, clearer priorities, and stronger self- appreciation and acceptance. Aging also brings about new challenges, like dealing with declining health, adjusting to retirement after years of employment, or worrying that income will last through retirement. Celebrate the ups and downs of aging with these audiobooks and films from the library's collection.

 

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Vietnam War on Film

Vietnam War on Film

On April 30, 1975, after more than ten years of combat, Saigon fell, and American troops left Vietnam. The legacy of the controversial war has been examined by some of the greatest of the modern era. The library's collection includes the following powerful documentaries and feature films.

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