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2015 Reubens: King’s Mike Peters, on life as a double-duty newspaper cartoonist

THE NCS REUBENS kick off this morning in Washington with an event that, in contrast to most of the industry-group’s weekend lineup, will be open to the public.Today at 11 a.m. in the Madison Building (Montpelier Room), the Library of...Show More Summary

Gianluca Gelmini transforms a medieval tower into a modern library space in Italy

The building dates back to medieval times when it functioned as a fortified structure. As part of a restoration project the old stone structure was restored and renovated in order to accommodate public and commercial functions and become part of public

Boston suffers suspected new art theft case

Police say missing artworks from Boston Public Library may have been an inside job.        

Old New York, Mapped

The New York Public Library’s massive collection of historical city photography has been mapped: This site provides an alternative way of browsing the NYPL’s incredible Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s collection. Its goal is to help you discover the history behind the places you see every day. And, if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll […]

Matthew Weiner Shares His Passionate Feelings About That Coke Ad

Last night Matthew Weiner discussed Mad Men with writer A.M. Homes at the New York Public Library. The 90-minute talk included Weiner's explanation of the entire series, as well as the finale. Weiner claimed this was the only talk he'd do after the finale: "I’m doing one talk. Show More Summary

Mapping photos of old NYC

21 hours agoHumor / odd :

OldNYC offers a map view of old photos of New York City, drawn from the collection at the New York Public Library. This is fantastic, like a historical Google Street View. For instance, there used to be a huge theater on the corner of...Show More Summary

Serving Two Masters | Library by Design, Spring 2015

Joint-use libraries, especially partnerships between public libraries and colleges, are rare but not unheard of. In an era of belt-tightening, pooling resources with a partner that shares many of your institution’s goals can be a tempting proposition for schools and cities alike. Show More Summary

Matthew Weiner Has Known How He Would End Betty’s Story for a While

This post contains spoilers of the final episodes of Mad Men. Your eyes shouldn’t cross this line.Matthew Weiner did a very poor job of consoling the crowd during his LIVE From the New York Public Library talk with author A.M. Homes Wednesday night. Weiner was pretty matter-of-fact about Betty’s death,... More »

Matthew Weiner on Ending ‘Mad Men’ With Enlightenment

Novelist A.M Holmes discussed the series ending with the creator at the New York Public Library.

“We Are One” Exhibits Opens in Boston

Earlier this year I recommended the “God Save the People” exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society. This month the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, just a few blocks away on Boyltston Street, opened a new exhibit called “We Are One.” It’s also very good. Show More Summary

ArtsBeat: Matthew Weiner on the Coke Ad and the Meaning of ‘Mad Men’

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” discussed the show’s ambiguous finale in a talk at the New York Public Library.

Matthew Weiner Discusses the Coke Ad and the Meaning of ‘Mad Men’

Mr. Weiner, the creator of "Mad Men," discussed the show's ambiguous finale in a talk at the New York Public Library.

$600,000 in Art Mysteriously Vanishes from Boston Public Library in Possible Inside Job

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

In late April, the Boston Public Library discovered two works of art had gone missing from their collection: an etching by Rembrandt and an engraving by Albrecht Durer. Together, the pieces are valued at around $625,000, with the Durer...Show More Summary

Rembrandt and Dürer Prints Presumed Stolen From the Boston Public Library

Two pieces of art worth over $600,000 are presumed to have been stolen from the collection of the Boston Public Library. The pieces are Dürer’s Adam and Eve (1504) and Rembrandt’s Self Portrait With Plumed Cap and Lowered Sabre (1634).The works were discovered to be missing on April 8, and... More »

Georgia: Library System Seeks Additional $200K From County as State Continues To Slash Budget

From the Gainesville Times: In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession. [Clip] And a double whammy of cuts from the local and state level “made it really difficult” for the library system in recent years, said Hall County Commission Chairman […]

Star sightings: Melissa McCarthy, Andy Cohen, Gloria Estefan

While in town shooting scenes for their upcoming "Michelle Darnell" flick, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell enjoyed a few cocktails in the Library Bar at Public Hotel. The post Star sightings: Melissa McCarthy, Andy Cohen, Gloria Estefan appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Scarborough Civic Centre Gets a Library

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After years of planning, the Toronto Public Library's 100th branch opens on May 20. Many things strike you at once when you approach the new Scarborough Civic Centre library branch: the angles and curves designed to complement thoseShow More Summary

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Welcome Baby Girl: PHOTOS

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Über design couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent recently shared that they have become proud parents, welcoming a daughter, Poppy, into their lives on March 23. The couple married last May at the New York Public Library. People reports: “I’ve...

Design Institute Boston Design Challenges | Library by Design, Spring 2015

Design challenges from the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, the Kingston Public Library, The Newburgh Free Library, The Springfield City Library, and Towson University.

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