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3 small cities strive to book new libraries

Topic: Public Libraries If only Oprah were here. “And you get a library, and you get a library, and you get a library!” But alas, three small Clark County libraries will have to do it the hard way. Ridgefield, Woodland and WashougalShow More Summary

Public library set to open in polygamous community in Utah

Topic: Public Libraries A public library is set to open next year in a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border that hasn't had one for decades because of controlling sect leaders who try to limit followers' exposure to the outside world. The library is expected to open in March 2016, Washington County Library System director Joel Tucker said. Show More Summary

Friday Fiction – My Angelica

My Angelica Williams 1999 Submitter: A young girl who dreams of becoming a romance novelist?? Recently weeded from a public library juvenile section. Holly: The girl on the cover does look a bit young. Maybe it’s the overalls she’s wearing. Is there any indication of how much “adult” material she includes in her romance novels? Where did she […]

Journal Impact Factor Shapes Scientists’ Reward Signal in the Prospect of Publication

Topic: Academic Libraries The incentive structure of a scientist’s life is increasingly mimicking economic principles. While intensely criticized, the journal impact factor (JIF) has taken a role as the new currency for scientists. Successful goal-directed behavior in academia thus requires knowledge about the JIF. Show More Summary

A Look at Samuel Selden’s Horn

Back when I reviewed the “We Are One” exhibit at the Boston Public Library [closing this weekend!], I finished by saying, “Over the next couple of days I’ll discuss a couple of the ‘We Are One’ items in more depth.“The first of those...Show More Summary

The house on Balagtas St.: a one-man public library in Manila, Philippines

It’s the complete interior of a bookstore, turned inside out. In Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, you’ll find the young, old and everyone in between flocking to the Reading Club 2000, a public library operated by a quirky local from his childhood home.  Hernando...

A Photo History of Nightmare LAX Travel, From 1928

Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection The sprawling mess we know today as LAX was owned by no one and everyone once, as late as the Nineteenth Century, but by the 1830s and 1840s, Mexican governors had...

'This Book Is Gay,' an LGBT sex ed book for teens, is challenged in Wasilla, Alaska

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A book intended for LGBT young adults is being challenged in the Wasilla, Alaska, public library by residents who want to see it reshelved or removed, reports the Alaska Dispatch News. James Dawson's "This Book Is Gay" is currently shelved in the library's juvenile nonfiction section. Wasilla resident...

David Ives talks 'Heir Apparent' - and Stephen Sondheim

Theater icon Stephen Sondheim was given the Carl Sandburg Literary Award on Oct. 21 by the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Sondheim was interviewed on stage by Scott Simon of National Public Radio and, predictably enough, the question came up as to what Sondheim was working on at present. That...

True Colors Shining Through

The Picture Life of Cyndi Lauper Nicklaus 1985 Submitter: Here is another awesome Juvenile bio book from my local public library. Maybe not awful, but defiantly out of date. How many of the kids today will know who Johnny Carson was? How about knowing who is in [the 5th picture, below]. Cyndi has been up […]

Mapping Out a Map-Filled Visit to Boston

This weekend is your last chance to see the “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” exhibit at the Boston Public Library. And I heartily recommend doing so. Here’s my review of the show.The exhibit’s last day is Sunday, 29 November. Show More Summary

Library of Bangladesh

I mentioned the announcement of the Dhaka Translation Center's 'Library of Bangladesh'-series earlier this year, and apparently the first two volumes are now out, published by bengal lights: see their publicity pages for two novellas...Show More Summary

A Complex Portrait of Gentrification in New Yorkers’ Own Words

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Last month the Brooklyn Public Library bestowed its inaugural Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize for a work of non-fiction on DW Gibson for The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification.

Gay Book Stirs Controversy in Alaska

About 50 residents of Wasilla, Alaska, came to Monday night’s City Council meeting to air concerns about the presence of a volume called This Book Is Gay in the children’s section of the public library, with some of them calling theShow More Summary

Old Stock Photos Jolt Back to Life in These GIFs

Artists race to re-animate images from the Digital Public Library of America.

In Photos: 122 Years of Downtown Los Angeles's Ever-Changing Arts District

The Arts District, 1893. Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. Downtown LA's Arts District gets its name from the people who moved in to its rundown warehouses after the businesses moved out of the once industrial neighborhood....

DCPL Wants Your Ideas To Better Honor MLK At The Flagship Library

Public feedback showed a desire for the renovated building to tell the civil rights leader's story. [ more › ]

New York Public Library Launches Holiday-Themed Pop-Up Exhibit

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Visitors will only be able to see this exhibit at the McGraw Rotunda inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Refugees Supported by Public Libraries in Europe

The Civil War in Syria has left large numbers of refugees pouring into many countries in Europe. Public Libraries in the UK, Germany, France, Norway, and others are front-runners in giving them their welcome and support.

Hoopla's public library app gets Chromecast support

Hoopla, the app that lets you borrow videos, books and music from your local library digitally, has been on a roll this year when it comes to adding comics. Now, it's making a play for your living room by adding Chromecast support for videos. Show More Summary

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