Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Illinois Book Fair 2006

The Illinois Book Fair, sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and held in Springfield, Illinois, is a three-day event this year -- Nov. 16 - 18 -- full of author discussions, workshops, performances signings, antiquarian book appraisals, and events for children.

Pulitzer Prize winner, James B. Stewart (Den of thieves, Disney War and Heart of a Soldier), Scott Turow(Ordinary Heroes), cartoonist, Pat Byrnes, poet laureate Kevin Stein, and Gloria Young and Dianne Noland, authors and TV hosts on gardening in Illinois will be there.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Everyday Mysteries Answered

This site provides answers to questions that "deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but ... can be explained scientifically. ... All of the questions presented on this Web site were asked by researchers and answered by librarians from the Library's Science Reference Services." Searchable and browsable; links to the library's "Ask a Librarian" feature. URL: