“Only the Shadow Knows”
Come join us as we explore the History of Radio and celebrate such “Firsts” as the FIRST play-by-play football game (Nov. 23, 1919), the FIRST scheduled radio broadcast (Nov. 2, 1920) when station KDKA broadcasted the results of the presidential election. Did you know that the famous TV show “Meet the Press” originally debuted on radio in 1945?
Ah, “Thanks for the Memories”
May is recognized by Congress as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This year’s theme is “Lighting the Past, Present, and Future.” Come check out some of our many books related to the heritage of the various countries represented and find out information on their contributions to the United States.
You have probably heard of “911” or the Chicago “Heat Wave”, possibly the Hindenburg Explosion, the Dust Bowl or the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993 – but have you heard of the Texas City Disaster of 1947 known to be the worst industrial disaster in U.S. history, the Halifax Explosion of 1917 or the “Great Tri-State Tornado” of 1925 that struck Illinois? April’s library theme will be Disasters – Natural and Man-Made. Come in and learn about the fortitude of mankind and share some new knowledge with others.
From Associated Press:
A small dinosaur that once roamed northeastern China was covered with a stiff, hairlike fuzz, a discovery that suggests feathers began to evolve much earlier than many researchers believe — maybe even in the earliest dinosaurs.
Stop by the library to see our display on Dinosaurs!
Think Spring! After the long, cold winter, hearts and minds turn to warmer weather and what better way to think Sping then to think of planting a garden. Whether it be flowers or herbs and vegetables that you have in mind, Todd Library is the place to go to check out information to help you get started. Have you thought of organic gardening or composting? We have information on that too.