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    As part of the White House's My First Job series in 2012, actress and television personality Betty White talked about her first job and the impact it left on her life.

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The complex Thomas Jefferson in his place and time

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Shakespearean inspired fiction awaits thee at thine library

Impress your friends with an interesting bit of trivia. William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day of the year — today, April 23rd. (He was born in 1564 and died in 1616). More than 400 years after his death, Shakespeare is still widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His plays continue to be the inspiration for many contemporary novels. (Find Shakespeare’s plays in the 822.33 Dewey Decimal area and as eBooks on the Library’s “OverDrive” database.)

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