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Never mind Hallowe’en: Christmas is the Original Haunted Holiday.

It’s that time of year again – a time of ghosts and goblins, of sudden chills and flickering candle flames at the stroke of midnight, of frights and haunts and things that go bump in the night. No, this isn’t … Continue reading

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This Valentine’s Day, Use Your Words!

What truly says “I love you” to your Valentine? A fancy dinner out? Good luck getting a table, or avoiding romantic indigestion as you navigate the desperate crush of other romance seekers. A box of chocolates? Hardly original, and not exactly helpful with our … Continue reading

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Bring Down the House

Have you heard the latest about William Shakespeare? Oxford University Press recently credited Christopher Marlowe as co-author for Henry VI Parts 1, 2, and 3. NPR has an interesting interview with Gary Taylor, Florida State University professor and one of … Continue reading

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Theater at the Library Presents – Edge of Our Bodies

Posted by Richard Capitol Hill Library and the Washington Ensemble Theater are teaming up to present the one-woman show Edge of Our Bodies. Sunday April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Capitol Hill meeting room. Here’s a bit … Continue reading

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Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Social Realism in post-war Britain

The rain falls hard on a humdrum town This town has dragged you down And everybody’s got to live their life And God knows I’ve got to live mine… So goes the opening verse of The Smiths‘ classic song, “William, … Continue reading

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Poets at Play

Did you know that, Langston Hughes has the distinction of being at the top of the list of the most popular historical poets? This little gem was discovered on the Academy of American Poets website, which keeps a list of … Continue reading

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Keeping you in Suspense: Thrilling Tales for Autumn

It seems like Summer was hardly here at all, but longer chillier Fall nights are waiting in the wings, and with them a fresh batch of chilling stories for the library’s Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups. Taking place in … Continue reading

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