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Category: Heritage Months, Holidays, and Today in History

women in long dark dresses and hats walk along the sidewalk one shop has a canopy covering part of the sidewalk

Pic of the Week: Black Friday

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This black and white photograph of Christmas shoppers from the early 20th century made me think of the modern Black Friday shopping frenzy.  But since Black Friday has already been a blog topic, I thought I would use this as an opportunity to re-feature posts from Inside Adams and the other Library blogs, posted in …

Tattered red cover with gold lettering Raisin Center Cook Book

A 1904 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by: Jennifer Harbster

By all that is sacred in our hopes for the human race, I conjure those who love happiness and truth to give a fair trial to the vegetable system- Percy Bysshe Shelley. When I asked our culinary specialist, Alison Kelly, for advice for a Thanksgiving blog post she eagerly shared with me The Vegetarian Thanksgiving …

Silver stylized owl with radiant circles around its head, surrounded by a gold frame

Saving Energy: The Fall Back Position

Posted by: Jennifer Harbster

Today’s post is from science reference librarian  Margaret Clifton.  She is also the author of Stars in his Eyes and Sun Spots this Summer.  She has created the  LC Science Tracer Bullet on Time , which will be helpful to those who are interested in horology (art and science of measuring time). Daylight Saving Time (DST) in this country ends this year (2011) …