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Throwback Thursday - 1994

Throwback Thursday - 1994

Welcome back to when NBC introduced the world to Friends and ER. When the town of Saugerties, New York was put on the map when it hosted the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival. And when “…momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…” That’s right, we’re back in 1994, friends! This year, the world saw the White House’s webpage go live and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills to take home the Super Bowl XXVIII championship. Don’t believe this happened 21 years ago? Read on to learn more!

 

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Throwback Thursday - 1967

Throwback Thursday - 1967

The Summer of Love

It is time for Throwback Thursday! Take a step into our time machine as we journey back to 1967, the Summer of Love.

The Monterey Pop Festival was a kick-off for the Summer of Love. Disenfranchised by war and injustice, the flower children flocked to the banner led by the Beatle's Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Other groovy bands of the day included the Mamas and Papas, Grateful Dead, the Doors, and Jefferson Airplane.

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Streaming Audiobooks from OverDrive!

Streaming Audiobooks from OverDrive!

We have two changes of note to our OverDrive collection that we'd like to highlight: streaming audiobooks and the retirement of WMA audiobooks.

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Need a reading suggestion? We can help!

If you're looking for something to read, whether for leisure, study, or for the Summer Reading Program, our new newsletter service can help. Select your areas of reading interest and we'll send you emails full of titles from those genres!

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Throwback Thursday - 1981

Throwback Thursday - 1981

Welcome everyone to the year that “Video Killed the Radio Star!”  The year Indiana Jones searched for the Ark of the Covenant.  The year that forever changed the world we live in!  Dare to disagree?  Well, check out what happened in 1981 to see what I’m talking about…

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Moms: Put That New Tech Toy To Work!

Did you receive a new tablet, smartphone, eReader, or other similar device for Mother's Day? If so, learn how to use it to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music for free from your Metro Library!

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Throwback Thursday - 1977

Throwback Thursday - 1977

Welcome back to the seventies, man. As Bob Dylan sang in 1964, “Times, they are a changin’.” Fast forward to 1977 and the world suddenly has eyes for outer space; the Voyager I and II program sent probes on an interstellar mission to capture photographs of the solar system while earthbound stars KISS and David Bowie lead the Glitter Rock (or Glam Rock) revolution. For some, disco isn’t quite dead yet and for others, the mustache and plaid polyester are en vogue.

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May the Fourth be with you!

May the Fourth be with you!

This is the rally cry heard around the world today for this planets contingent of Star Wars fans. Jedi and Sith both rally together to celebrate this day.

The force is strong in my library. 

We have a whole contingent of resources to help you along your path.  

 

My father has it. 

If you desire to know about your father and your father’s father, we have genealogy resources such as Ancenstry.com

 

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Avengers Assemble!

You've seen the trailers, you've picked out which superhero t-shirt you're wearing to the theater this weekend, you've lamented the fact that Black Widow has been omitted from most of the movie merchandising-- now hit up your library for graphic novels, movies and soundtracks, books, and more about the Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

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