A library card recently sold at auction for $7500.00. It bore the signature, the earliest known signature, in fact, of eighth-grader Elvis Aaron Presley, and was issued by Humes High School in Memphis in 1948. The King of Rock and Roll had borrowed a copy of "The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers."
If you're like most people, at some point you've sought justice for a consumer complaint, such as a landlord/tenant dispute, a home repair rip-off or persistent robocalls. It can be confusing to figure out where to direct a complaint, but there are ways to take control of the situation and empower yourself.
It's well-documented that DPL staff is talented, hard-working and creative when it comes to customer service, maintaining our buildings and performing behind-the-scenes duties, but many of us are also aspiring artists.
Come and celebrate the works of 28 DPL staffers, retirees, volunteers and on-call employees at the annual 2015 Art of the Library exhibit. You'll see over 60 works of art in various mediums including tesserai tile, hohloma, photography, wool, paper, steampunk, ink, acrylic and oil.
It's that time of year once again, when we make a list of resolutions for the coming year. If you can't think of any, the United States government has thoughtfully provided us with a list of the most popular resolutions and how to achieve them. Third on the list is to quit smoking.
During the 1950's contractors in Beijing, China, were required to include huge basements in all new construction. Meant to serve as air raid shelters, the basements were equipped with electricity, plumbing and sewer pipes. Currently, due to a huge population increase in Beijing, an estimated one million immigrants (usually young people starting their careers in the city) live in these catacombs - one, two, or even three stories below ground, in spaces averaging around 105 square feet.
While doing some early online holiday shopping, I came across the "steampunk roadkill leather top hat," on sale for $346.50, reduced from $495.00. Although I decided against buying the hat, I realized that I wasn't exactly sure what "steampunk" is, or where it came from.