Check out this list of some of the most popular books from 50 years ago.

The Andromeda strain by 1942-2008 Michael Crichton
Dune messiah by Frank Herbert

May 1, 1960.  An American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Central Russia. Powers was tried, convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released in exchange for an imprisoned Soviet spy.

May 2, 2011.  Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces during a raid on his secret compound in Pakistan.

May 4, 1886.  The Haymarket Square Riot occurred in Chicago after 180 police officers advanced on 1,300 persons gathered in the square listening to speeches of labor activists and anarchists. An incendiary device  thrown by an unknown person caused police to open fire and led to the death of several people, including eight policemen.

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's History shelves.

The year 1969 saw the release of a diverse group of popular music albums, many of which were destined to become classics. Check out some of these great titles available in the Library's collection.

Cloud nine [sound recording] / by Temptations (Musical group)

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Detroit's streetcar heritage by Kenneth C Springirth

The year 1969 saw the release of many films that have become classics. It's hard to believe that  it's been 50 years since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  was in theaters, but it premiered on October 24, 1969! Check out some of the year's other great films that have stood the test of time.

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

First : Sandra Day O'Connor by 1951- Evan Thomas

Baseball is back! Get back in the swing of things by reading about some of the biggest stars in the game.

Jackie Robinson : an integrated life by J. Christopher Schutz

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