Get the 411 on Election Day

Not sure where to vote? Want to know who’s on your ballot for both state and local offices this Tuesday? Head over to Vote 411, and get all the information you need! Simply enter your address and get:

  • a list of candidates for your district
  • the location of your polling place
  • voting hours
  • what kind of
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Take a Class at Yale for Free!

Did you ever think you’d be going to Yale? Well, now anyone can attend a class there, courtesy of their program, Open Yale Courses. The course lectures were recorded live and are available in many subjects, from astronomy and physics to English, history, and political science.

Other course materials, such as syllabi with reading lists, are … Read the rest

Jefferson’s Birthday

Today, April 13th, 2009, is the 266th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth. The third President of the Unites States of America, he has continued to be popular and intriguing, even as centuries pass.

The Brown Library has many books about Jefferson, including:

  • Jefferson, Thomas. Writings. Call number E302.J442 1984
  • Burstein, Andrew. The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of
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Washington’s Birthday

Yesterday—February 22nd, 2009—was the 277th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. The very first President of the Unites States of America, he has continued to be popular and intriguing, even as centuries pass.

The Brown Library has many books about Washington, including:

  • Bancroft, Aaron. The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army Through the
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Lincoln’s Birthday

Today—February 12th, 2009—is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The 16th President of the Unites States of America, he has continued to be popular and intriguing, even as centuries pass.

The Brown Library has many books about Lincoln, including:

  • Herndon, William Henry. Herndon’s Lincoln. Call number E457.H575 2006
  • Guelzo, Allen C.. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The
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