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Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by coffeecritic

Edward Gorey illustration To celebrate the birthday of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000) on February 22, the bookstore at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting a special evening of Gorey-themed entertainment. It may be too late to make it to the birthday party, but you can always visit the museum for free with the library's Discover and Go program. Even Google is getting into . . . more »

Never Forget

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

Japanese American National Museum Remembrance Project February 19th is Japanese American Internment Remembrance Day, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the creation of detention facilities and eventually cleared the way for the relocation of Japanese-American citizens to internment camps. To commemorate the anniversary, the geneology site Ancestry.com is releasing two if its databases for free to the public: an index of internees' biographical information . . . more »