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Welcome to The Arabian Nights Entertainments! This is the seventh of 16 parts that make up Andrew Lang’s The Arabian Nights Entertainments. In this series, you’ll hear some familiar stories, some new stories, and even stories within stories.

Today’s stories are The Little Hunchback, The Story of the Barber’s Fifth Brother, and The Story of the Barber’s Sixth Brother. The three stories are really two stories wrapped in a third. What do you think you would you do to try and get out of serious trouble? 

We lost too many literary hard-hitters in 2021. Explore the works of a sampling of these talented writers whom we won't forget.

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Welcome back to our Christmas celebration of ghost stories by Edith Wharton.

For the curious, alert, and not-too-easily frightened, we have several collections of Edith Wharton’s ghost stories here at the Nashville Public Library.

Sea turtles are an important part of the web of life for the planet's survival.  The work of many individuals has made a difference in the survival of the species.  This article mentions one of them.

Rice's works have been a thread winding through my life, periodically making themselves known like snags in a sweater begging for attention and tending.

L'il Rabbit yawns as his Granna lovingly holds him by the kinara.

We could all use a little reminder of what really matters this holiday season. These three titles explore the diverse ways in which kindness prevails in every winter celebration!