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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 308th birthday of lexicographer Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson created the first great English dictionary. Johnson was a poet, essayist, critic, biographer, an editor, and most importantly (today anyway) – a lexicographer. His 1755 dictionary was the first truly comprehensive dictionary of the language, and remained the gold standard until The Oxford English Dictionary of 1884 — but one of the best […]

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Celebrating Moms Everywhere!

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Celebrate Your Freedom – Read Banned Books!

  Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. The 10 most challenged titles of 2015 were: Looking for Alaska, by John Green […]

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March 6th – World Book Day

Info shared from the WBD website What Is World Book Day? World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in […]