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Noam Chomsky: Trump has pushed the doomsday clock dangerously close to midnight

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Noam Chomsky sat down earlier this summer with actor Wallace Shawn for the New York Public Library podcast. Chomsky brought his traditional dry sense of humor to the wide-reaching conversation, which ranged from the threats facing the survival of the human species to the popularity of Bernie...

Promoting Healthy Communities: Connecting Public Libraries with Health Information

Whether they’re searching the Internet, watching television, or browsing social media, Americans are bombarded with information related to their health, but the messages they’re receiving may not be understandable, reliable, or even credible. Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: Trump Has Pushed the Doomsday Clock Dangerously Close to Midnight

Giving power to everyday people is the only way out of this mess. Noam Chomsky sat down earlier this summer with actor Wallace Shawn for the New York Public Library podcast. Chomsky brought his traditional dry sense of humor to the wide-reaching...Show More Summary

How three siblings built a startup that turns your book collection into a public library

Libro Library is an app that turns your bookshelves into a public library that anyone can borrow from. It's run by an unusual founder team — three siblings in different cities — something that can cause unusual challenges. The business...Show More Summary

Kansas City Public Library Raises Minimum Wage for Employees

As Missouri continues its two-year clash with its two largest cities over minimum wage regulations, Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) director R. Crosby Kemper III has taken matters into his own hands.

Library Program Ideas for Media Literacy Week 2017

As trusted institutions that are accessible to all ages, public libraries are uniquely positioned to provide media literacy education through many programming options. The third annual U.S. Media Literacy Week will be November 6-10, 2017.

Letters from a Young Obama

Associated Press: “The nine full letters, sent by Obama to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, are being made public to researchers through Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The university has had the letters since [...]

Watch Info Wars’ Alex Jones Have a Violent Breakdown Over Drag Queens Reading to Children

Watch Info Wars’ Alex Jones Have a Violent Breakdown Over Drag Queens Reading to Children Yesterday, during the second half of his show, Info Wars' Alex Jones freaked out over drag queens reading books to children at public libraries Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Ray Baker is the new Director of the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Brian Bannon and Chris Bourg join the DPLA board, EBSCO hires John McDonald as Director of Product Management, and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the August 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

How Britain's Public Library System Was Dismantled

"Local councils have seized on the volunteer idea as an easy answer to budget cuts. Each local authority has struggled to find its own solutions, with local residents doing whatever they can. The commitment of volunteers is wholly admirable, but the result is that as a country, we have been left without a coherent library […]

Amnesty For Little Book Lovers: New York City Libraries Shelve Kids' Late Fees

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

On Thursday, the city's public library systems are forgiving fines on overdue materials checked out by readers age 17 and under, reopening library doors to young readers once blocked by unpaid fees.

Did a Drag Queen in a ‘Demonic’ Outfit Read a Sexually Explicit Book to Children at a Public Library?

5 days agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Right-wing web sites used alarmist language and false claims to describe a reading event at a California library.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture celebrates an extensive two-year, $22.3 million renovation

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The New York Public Library?s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem today celebrated the reopening of several renovated spaces after a nearly two-year, $22.3 million renovation. New York Public Library (NYPL)...Show More Summary

Long Beach library hosts Drag Queen Story Hour, controversy ensues

A photograph showing a horned drag queen reading a picture book to children at a Long Beach public library is one of the latest images to generate controversy over LGBT representation in the public sphere.

HaBO: She’s Nervous About Sleeping in the Nude

This HaBO request comes from Julia and she’s trying to find a medieval romance: I read this medieval romance about 12 years ago, back when I was a tween and my local public library still had their romance novels in one spot: the very back of the Adult Fiction section. Show More Summary

San Francisco Public Library partners with Kanopy, a free streaming platform with 30,000 films

The San Francisco Public Library is further embracing technological adaptations this week as it debuts Kanopy, an online streaming platform that will allow library guests to watch more than 30,000 documentaries, classic films and rare independent releases. 

Satanic Looking Drag Queen with Horns Reads to Little Kids at Michelle Obama Public Library in Long Beach

The Michelle Obama Public Library in Long Beach, California hosted a satanic looking drag queen on Saturday who read books to young children as part of the library’s celebration LGBTQ History Month. The shocking photo of a man dressed...Show More Summary

You Can Now Stream Over 30,000 Movies For Free With Your SF Public Library Card

There's even a special selection of San Francisco flicks that highlights local filmmakers and locally set films. [ more › ]

What’s a Library to Do? On Homelessness and Public Spaces

A library is supposed to be a place for all people. But how does the library keep its doors open to all? The post What’s a Library to Do? On Homelessness and Public Spaces appeared first on The Millions.

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