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The New York Public Library Takes On the Mannequin Challenge: VIDEO

56 minutes agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The piece features a team of employees frozen in place inside the recently re-opened Rose Main Reading Room.

Love SF’s Neon Signs? See Neon City on Dec. 10

San Francisco has a legacy of memorable neon signs. Now you can see and hear about many of them in a free event on December 10 from 2-4:30 pm at the SF Public Library with San Francisco Neon authors Al Read More » The post Love SF’s Neon Signs? See Neon City on Dec. 10 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Providence Athenaeum in Providence, Rhode Island

The Providence Library Company was founded in 1753 by a group of Providentians who wanted to read but could not afford to have books shipped from Europe on their own. Before the city had a public lending library, this organization gave members access to the world through shared books for a small fee. Show More Summary

Cedar Rapids turns tragedy into triumph with new LEED Platinum public library

Tragedy struck Cedar Rapids, Iowa in June 2008, when a devastating flood swept the city and destroyed hundreds of homes, businesses, and several prominent public structures, including the public library. In the wake of the unprecedented natural disaster, the community and local studio OPN Architects joined together to rebuild the library. Show More Summary

Turning Outward at Your Library: Re-Envisioning

Recently I facilitated several workshops throughout Arizona’s public libraries implementing the Aspen Institute’s Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library. We focused on initiating a dialogue with the community that is centered on the community’s priorities. Rather than ask questions like, “What can we do to increase the frequency of your visits to the library?” […]

Library of Congress and Digital Public Library of America Launch Partnership with Maps

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Library of Congress has joined the Digital Public Library of America as a content hub and is sharing around 5,000 objects from its map collections. The post Library of Congress and Digital Public Library of America Launch Partnership with Maps appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Speaking Event: “American Muslims: 500 Years of History” - Princeton Public Library

2 days agoReligion / Islam : islamicate

Spotlight on the Humanities: Hussein Rashid on “American Muslims: 500 Years of History” - Princeton Public Library. In 2016, America mourned the passing of one of its heroes, boxing champion Muhammad Ali. His funeral service gave public light to the long history of Muslims in America, and the deep impact...

Love DC Public Library? Give Back Today!

The DC Public Library has something for everyone. The library is committed to serving and supporting all residents in the District, from babies to job seekers to non-native English speakers [ more › ]

Sandy Hook Promise Challenge

David Codrea: The first “warning sign” is perhaps the most implausible – openly reading a gun magazine in a public school library, as if that wouldn’t trigger a hysterical administrative overreaction followed with, at minimum, suspension and a mandated psych evaluation … It would be wrong to maintain such warning signs don’t exist. It goes […]

It’s Time To Save ‘Libraries’ From The Koch Brothers, All You Four-Eyes Pointy-Headed Smarties!

The Koch Brothers are going after public libraries now, because no one should have nice things they didn't personally buy.

Building Equity from the Ground Up | Diversity 2016

The County of Los Angeles Public Library believes diverse programming begins with assembling a team of people from various backgrounds and cultures who can offer different perspectives, ideas, and out-of-the-box solutions that appeal to a wider swath of the population. Show More Summary

Coming Together Around a Divided Past | Diversity 2016

When youth specialist Mary Shortino at the Johnson County Public Library (JCPL), a suburban system near Kansas City, KS, read Tanner Colby’s Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America (Penguin Bks.), she got excited. Show More Summary

Growing Up in a Library Is Exactly As Magical As You'd Imagine

For a certain type of bookish kid (or, let’s be honest, adult), living in the library sounds like a dream. But when the Clark family moved into the Washington Heights branch of the New York Public Library in the late 1940s, their teenage son Ronald Clark was skeptical. “Kids are strange,” he says. Show More Summary

Why Isn't Britain's Turner Art Prize Engaging With Britain's Political Scene?

There's a lot going wrong in today's Britain (let's not even speak of Brexit): "Drastic cuts to public funding have led to the demolition of social housing, and to the closure of public libraries, galleries and museums.... The arts and humanities are disappearing as educational options: most recently the preparatory step of A?level art […]

New York Public Library Turns Former Library Apartment Into Teen/Tech Center

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

For years, a custodian apartment in the library's Washington Heights branch was closed to the public. Now, it's a brand-new public space.

Vandal Spray Paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Wall of Florida Public Library

Reposted from our Black Lives Matter Exposed website: From ClickOrlando.com: Vandals spray-painted the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the Palm Bay Public Library, according to officials. The vandalism was discovered Tuesday morning by a librarian at the facility, which is at 1520 Port Malabar Blvd. Show More Summary

NYPL Will Wipe Patron Data to Protect Privacy

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has updated its privacy policy and has clarified its data-collection policy in preparation for Donald Trump to take office.

Fiction: Ali Smith’s Homage to Public Libraries

Ali Smith’s “Public Library: And Other Stories” is both playful and serious.

Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

Dr. Alois Pichler was almost always surrounded by books. In 1869, Pichler, originally from Bavaria, became the so-called “extraordinary librarian” of the Imperial Public Library in St. Petersburg, Russia, a prestigious position thatShow More Summary

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