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On the steps of the Student Union at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbore, then presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed thousands of students on October 14, 1960 to present a novel idea that reflected public service on an international scale. He simply asked,"How many of you who are g...
Did you know that the first ever Winter Olympic games were held January 25th through February 4th, 1924 in Chamonix, France where 258 athletes from sixteen countries participated in sixteen contested events for bobsled, curling, figure skating, hockey, military patrol, skiing (cross-country, and jumping), and speed skating? The countries represented were: Austria, Belgium, Canad...
As we approach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of 2022, the Gottesman Libraries is dedicating this blog post to newspaper reports of celebrations in his honor taking place across the country. As always, the articles we feature are selected from the Front Pages posted on Newseum.org.
The past few years have seen an increase in outdoor activities as a way to safely socialize amidst COVID-19. Though we don’t recommend braving the recent frigid temperatures engulfing the area, the Gottesman Libraries Services Team would like to share some stories of outdoor recreation. As always, the artic...
Today's daily news selection focuses on headlines throughout North America. These stories consider the nature of work and school under the omicron surge.Image courtesy of PixabayThe Aspen Times, published in Aspen, Colo. USA
On January 10th, 1776, English-born American political philosopher and activist Thomas Paine (1737-1809) anonymously published a short pamphlet entitled Common Sense -- an argument against the monarchy and inherited privileges of the noble classes. This sensational document was printed with twenty-five editions in its first year, and it influenced the start of the American Revolution (1765-1783) by igniti...
While Everett News Cafe remains closed, the headlines don’t rest and the Gottesman Libraries Services Team wants to keep you informed with news from the U.S. and around the world. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org. Today, we’re focusing on school...
“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms."-Franklin Roosevelt, Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941On January 6th, 1941, President Franklin Delano...
Did you know that on December 21st, 1913 the first modern crossword puzzle was published in the Sunday Supplement to New York World as just one of a set of "mental exercises"? Consisting of a diagram in the shape of gridded diamond, "Fun's Word Cross Puzzle" presented thirty-one questions which readers were invited to answer by filling in squares to form words that with shared letters. The inventor was Liverpudlian
In 2020 I had the pleasure of working with Renata Gaui and Francesca Sewaya on the Gottesman Libraries commissioned work, Warping the Future: How Craft Led To the Digital World As We Know It, an augmented reality art exhibition and program of events th...