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This Day in History : Eastland Disaster

By Jennifer on Jul 24, 2014 11:31 AM

"Her terrible fate was postponed until the day when Chicago went mad and the grinning face of the master of hell showed itself in the placid waters of the Chicago River." - The Eastland Disaster, Franklin Lee Stevenson

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Treasures of the Rare Books Room

By MPL Staff on Jul 18, 2014 10:09 AM

Wisconsin architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than one thousand buildings in his lifetime, and almost half of those plans were realized. And Now for Something Completely Different at Central, an open house featuring library treasures rarely seen by the public, will feature Frank Lloyd Wright: Selected Drawings Portfolio among many other gems at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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It’s On Like Donkey Kong!

By Tim on Jul 9, 2014 8:46 AM

Today marks 33 years since the release of the original Donkey Kong arcade game. Unquestionably part of the pantheon of great early video games, Donkey Kong remains a cultural icon to this day. This is in part due to the game featuring the first appearance of a certain mustachioed everyman in red overalls and cap, though in this first apperance he was a carpenter named…

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