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J.S. Bach at 328 (and other classical composers)

March 20 not only marks the first day of spring at 6:02 a.m., it’s also the 328th birth anniversary of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Revered for artistic beauty and technical command, Bach’s compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, and the evil-sounding Toccata and Fugue in d-minor.  Enjoy rediscovering a classical composer with one of the following biographies:

Today in Literature 3.20.2013

"On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. At least one publisher turned the book down on the grounds that a novel by a woman on such a controversial subject was too risky. He must have regretted it: the novel sold 10,000 copies in the first week, 300,000 copies in a year, and became America's first million-seller. It also brought Stowe hate mail -- in one case, a black, human ear."

Source: http://www.todayinliterature.com/

A new pope is chosen, want to learn more?

On March 13, 2013 after 5 votes Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was voted the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church.  While the library doesn't own any biographies of the newly elected Pope Francis, we do have books on the Catholic Church, and other notable popes.  If you are interested in learning more about the subject check out our collection. 

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