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6 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

$12: 1/3 of profits go to Ferguson Public Library, 1/3 to This Week In Blackness Media and 1/3 to Feed the Children of Ferguson. (Thanks, Clive!)

Omaha Public Library director has submitted resignation

Omaha Public Library director Gary Wasdin has officially accepted a library director position with King County Library System. His last day with OPL will be Jan. 16. http://www.ketv.com/news/omaha-public-library-director-has-submitted-resignation/29946614

FOUND: In France, A Rare Shakespeare Folio

At a public library in St-Omer, France, librarians recently discovered a previously unaccounted-for first folio of Shakespeare’s plays. The discovery brings the total number of known, remaining first folios, worldwide, to 233. (FromShow More Summary

Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open

19 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.

Todd Starnes, Literary Bad Boy

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"I called the public library and had a very nice chat with the librarian. She confirmed that my book had indeed been turned away. She said there were not enough 'professional reviews.' The librarian also said they had limited space for books. Show More Summary

The Library is Not for Studying

Annoyed Librarian -- Over the years there have been lots of calls to make libraries into something other than libraries. That’s especially true of public libraries, but even librarians in academic libraries sometimes want to change things...Show More Summary

An Outpouring of Support for the Ferguson Public Library

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Ferguson Library Pledges to Remain Open ‘as Long as It Is Safe’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

While most buildings and all schools in Ferguson have closed in anticipation of rioting, the Ferguson Public Library has dedicated itself to staying open for children.

20th Anniversary of State.gov

It seems like just yesterday that the Bureau of Public Affairs (PA) developed the internet precursor to the state.gov website with a text-only “gopher” site through the Federal Depository Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Down with the Sickness

Germs make me sick: A Health Handbook for Kids Donahue and Capellaro 1975   Submitter: This is a cute little book, that sadly is very out of date. Although I am no longer working in a public library, I have to imagine people would be asking for information on Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68.), Bird Flu, and […]

T-Mobile's data-free streaming adds Google Play Music and more

Google Play Music was absent from T-Mobile's Music Freedom options... until now. After a public vote to see who should be next, Mountain View's streaming library will no longer gobble your data on the UnCarrier's network. Google's music service is...

The Books We're Thankful For

When it comes to Thanksgiving, librarians enjoy pumpkin pie and the Thanksgiving Day Parade as much as the next person. But it should come as no surprise that for the librarians at The New York Public Library, one of the things they're...Show More Summary

Lady Jobs

Blue-Collar Jobs for Women: A Complete Guide to Getting skilled & Getting a High-Paying Job in the Trades Lederer 1979   Submitter: My large local public library has reciprocal lending with a local community college library. Therefore we can borrow books from them. This book was part of the career section for their students. Both […]

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Eighth and Garland Streets in Westlake

Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection Did that view look familiar to you? It certainly jumped out at reader Matt Nelson, who very quickly guessed that this is Eighth and Garland streets just west of the 110...

Talking with Gabriela Denise Frank About the Perils and Pleasures of Writing a Novel in Public

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

(The Seattle Public Library is hosting a write-in on Monday, November 24th from 5 to 8 pm. Gabriela Frank will be on hand to answer questions, offer writing advice, or talk about her experiences as a public novelist. The event is free. Show More Summary

iCloud Photo Library web upload comes to public iCloud site

Apple has added the ability to upload photos to the iCloud Photo Library through iCloud.com. While this ability was added to the iCloud beta website a couple weeks ago, website uploads are now available for anyone using the iCloud Photo Library beta on their iOS device. Show More Summary

Dolls from Hell

Doll Making: A Creative Approach Laury 1970 Submitter: This book was found in the craft section of my local public library. It’s more about artistically crafted dolls you can make at home. Really, it’s just filled with creepy dolls. I know I won’t be able to get their face out of my head when I […]

Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Luis J. Rodriguez, Visits KPCC Radio

This September, Luis J. Rodriguez became Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles. Now, after first discovering his love for books at Los Angeles’s Downtown Central Library years ago, Rodriguez plans to lead a series of public workshops and events about poetry at the city library. More from KPCC. Los Angeles is a city [...]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 11/17

Congratulations to fellow blogger and historian, Keith Harris, on the publication of his new book. It’s always nice to see hard work rewarded and I hope Keith is enjoying that feeling of holding a new hardcover book. I’ve made my way through the first chapter and can’t recommend it enough. Keith’s work fits neatly into […]

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