Remembering Neil Simon

Legendary playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018. Born on the 4th of July in 1927, some say Simon redefined American comedy. He was a Broadway and theater box office success for three decades. Neil Simon received numerous accolades throughout his career, including three Tony Awards for The Odd Couple (1965), Biloxi Blues (1985)…
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Tech Talk

Are you a self-described Luddite? Are you frustrated with your computer, tablet, or phone? Do you struggle to keep up with technology that seems to be constantly changing? Do you want to learn more about a particular technology, computer upgrade, or app? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the…
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Celebrating the Tricentennial: French Quarter Grid

A previous post in the library's Celebrating the Tricentennial series discussed the founding of New Orleans in 1718, but equally interesting is the establishment of the city's grid. Shortly after the city's founding John Law's Company of the West faced financial disaster. The new company bureaucracy began trying to dig itself out of its financial…
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Happy 70th Birthday to Alexander McCall Smith and Happy 20th Anniversary to the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series

Author Alexander McCall Smith will turn 70 years old this year on August 24. Known to family and friends as "Sandy," he was born in the country formerly known as Rhodesia (now the Republic of Zimbabwe). The youngest of four children, he spent his childhood in Southern Rhodesia and attended the Christian Brothers College. He went…
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