Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy 200th birthday Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin!

If you look at your calendar, you'll see today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday, but did you know it's also Charles Darwin's birthday? Both men were born on February 12, 1809.

The Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center has recently acquired several new titles about Charles Darwin and his work. You can find them in the new books section on the second floor. They include Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin edited by Frederick Burkhardt, et al; Charles Darwin: The Beagle' Letters edited by Burkhardt; Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin 1822-1859, edited by Burkhardt; Darwinism and its Discontents by Michael Ruse; The Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species" edited by Ruse and Robert J. Richards; and In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA by James Schwartz.

Celebrate the bicentennial of the father of evolution!

By the way, don't forget the Year of the Mediterranean movie Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets, tomorrow at 1:30 pm! More information on that tomorrow!

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