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    Witchcraft Programming Event

    We are making preparations for tomorrow evening's event with historian Margo Burns, who will be speaking in the library on the Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us. The program starts at 7:00 pm - all are welcome to join us! #ohrstromlibrary #libraryevent #speaker #margoburns #witchcraft #witchhunt #skull #primarysource #librariesofinstagram

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    New Book Acquisition: Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt

    Ohrstrom Library has acquired a copy of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt published by Cambridge University Press in 2009 (133.43 R72R).  One of the ten Associate Editors for this ambitious publishing project is St. Paul’s own Language Center Director, Margo Burns.  Ms. Burns also served as Project Manager for the hefty two inch thick 996 page book that was ten years in the making. The General Editor of the volume is Bernard Rosenthal. John Murrin of Princeton University offers this review: “Bernard Rosenthal and his exceptionally talented, international team of associate editors have produced the most comprehensive and carefully edited collection of legal documents from the Salem witch trials ever…