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What's New?

NEW for Wauwatosa Residents:

Oxford English Dictionary Online

600,000 words … 3 million quotations … over 1000 years of English

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find these in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the process of its first major revision. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals, each time subtly adjusting our image of the English language.

Oxford Engish Dictionary Online



What's Coming Up

[Events for Adults    Events for Children ]

Florentine Opera Insights:
Elmer Gantry

Join us for a program on the opera,

Elmer Gantry by Robert Aldridge,

based on the 1926 novel by Sinclair Lewis

Saturday, February 21st at 12:30 p.m.

in the Firefly Room.

 This program will include an entertaining

discussion of the opera and musical excerpts

performed by members of the Florentine Opera Company.

Saturday, February 21st, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

       Firefly Room at the library


(The Florentine Opera will be performing Elmer Gantry at the Marcus Center

 Friday, March 13th and Sunday, March 15th.) 






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