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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Readers Online

One of the better online resources for literary types is Arts & Letters Daily. Each day it offers links to articles of note, new books, essays and opinions, plus links to 22 newspapers across the globe including the Chicago Tribune, Jerusalem Post and Beirut Daily Star. In addition there are links to favorite articles and more than 90 magazines ranging from Time to American Conservative and Salon. There are also links to book reviews, columnists, blogs, radio and T.V. outlets and much more.

Articles listed in the June 2 edition include the popularity of Donald Duck in Germany, the paranoia of UFO enthusiasts, the codes of moral conduct found in animals and more. It is a great resource for both mainstream and more obscure articles or blogs published around the world.

For more great Web sites that have been vetted by librarians see the library’s Web site. Click on Research Tools and then Web Sites by Subject.

If you have a good Web site you think should be added, let us know.

Don’t Miss . . .

Saturday, June 6, 2:00 p.m. Patrick Henry Library
Introduce kids to opera. The Washington National Opera presents Madama Butterfly. Free opera workshops for children. Led by WNO Teaching Artists, families are introduced to the story and music of opera, by exploring how music communicates plot, character and emotion. Children participate through hands-on crafts and creative music activities. Age 6-10.

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