On This Day, January 27

Jerome David Kern, composer of musical theatre and popular music, was born in New York City on January 27, 1885. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as “Ol’ Man River”, “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man”, “A Fine Romance”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “All the Things You Are”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Long Ago (and Far Away)” and “Who?”. He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg. Find Jerome Kern at the  library, on hoopla and in Freegal.


Lewis carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer, was born in Daresbury, Cheshire, England on January 27, 1832. His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy.  Find Lewis Carroll at the library,  on hoopla, and in OverDrive.

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