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Learn About the Music and Dance Traditions of J’Ouvert

22 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

A program at the Brooklyn Public Library on August 19 will introduce attendees to some of key cultural elements of Trinidadian J'Ouvert. The post Learn About the Music and Dance Traditions of J’Ouvert appeared first on Hyperallergic...

Republican Lawmakers to Library: Put Those Gay Books Back in the Closet

The West Fargo Public Library posted this photo of a display of LGBT books on its Facebook page, igniting controversy. Special to The Forum Apparently because they didn’t have anything better to do, a couple of Republican lawmakers from...Show More Summary

Tucker Carlson Asks the Question: Will the Left Refute America’s Forefathers Because They Owned Slaves?

Content originally published at I cannot see how the left cannot call for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and others to be removed from the public square, libraries, museums, universities and our currency. Since...Show More Summary

Watch the Defiant, Anti-Fascist Hometown Welcome for Trump in New York

“No war, no hate!” “Black lives matter!” Protesters gathered on the New York Public Library steps Monday evening in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s arrival in the city—the first time he is scheduled to stay the night in his opulent home high in Trump Tower since becoming president. The solidarity march was billed as a […]

Charlottesville Libraries Weather Violent Protests, Offer Unity

Public and college libraries alike faced challenges and tough choices this weekend in Charlottesville, VA, when clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counterprotesters from social justice, civil rights, and anti-fascist groups took place on the campus of the University of Virginia and across the city, leaving three dead and 34 injured.

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

Louise Bernard has been appointed director the museum at the Barack Obama Presidential Center; Courtenay Reece is the new Director of the Millville Public Library, NJ; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the July 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Movies to Stream This Weekend: Rare Films Available—for Free—with a New York Public Library Card

Richard Brody recommends five films, some from the Criterion Collection, available to stream for free for New York Public Library card-holders.

Burbank! I'll see you tonight at 7PM at the Buena Vista library

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My Walkaway book-tour is basically over, but I'm taking a little victory lap tonight at my local library, the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Public Library. Hope to see you there!

Denver Public Library Works to Improve Library Safety

Denver’s Channel 9 News sent an undercover reporter into the city's main public library earlier this year because it has become a central location for crime and drug abuse.

Vintage Valley map romanticizes the region’s early mission days

Some of the sites it marks are lost forever Los Angeles Public Library map librarian Glen Creason says for a long time, he “really struggled in finding good maps of the Valley. I even talked to [Valley historian] Kevin Roderick about...Show More Summary

Toronto's amazing science fiction library, the Merril Collection, has a new head librarian

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's been decades since I first discovered my love of science fiction on a school trip to the "Spaced Out Library," the public science fiction reference collection founded by Judith Merril -- that day, I met both Merril (who went onShow More Summary

Engaging Reluctant Readers in Your Library

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT Reaching all young readers can be challenging. Attend this webcast to explore ways to help increase interest in all YA and middle readers in your public or school library. You will hear...Show More Summary

Binge Criterion Collection With NY Library Card

Sick of feeling left out of the highfalutin film discussion? New York Public Library cardholders can now stream 30,000-plus movies—including the Criterion Collection—for free. In collaboration with on-demand service Kanopy, the NYPL offers […] The post Binge Criterion Collection With NY Library Card appeared first on

Unexpected Boston-Area Library Perks

I’m a public library super fan — there’s no denying it. As I’ve written before, one of the things I prioritize as a mother is reading to my children, but also reading for my personal pleasure. We are frequent visitors at our local library...Show More Summary

Gainsborough’s Blue Boy to be conserved in public

The iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough formally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman but known worldwide as The Blue Boy will get its first thorough technical analysis and conservation at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The painting will be removed from public view on Tuesday, August 8th, and will first undergo […]

stream thousands of movies for free via New York & Brooklyn Public Libraries

New York City's public libraries have long been a free video store (and record store) alternative for those in the know, and now it's even an alternative to streaming services. Starting Friday, August 4, anyone with a New York or Brooklyn Public Library Card can have access to thousands of films... Continue reading…

You can stream hundreds films online with a library card, including some from the iconic Criterion Collection

Is Netflix's selection not enough for you? Than you're in luck if you live in Los Angeles or New York City. In July, LA's public library announced that it would provide streaming of hundreds of films including access to films from The...Show More Summary

Albany Public Library Partners with Transportation Authority

New York’s Albany Public Library (APL) has formed an alliance with a city agency that isn’t often associated with the library—the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)—on several innovative programs designed to bring library workers and patrons to its branches by bus and bike.

Anyone With A Library Card Can Now Stream Thousands Of Feature Films, Including The Entire Criterion Collection

In July, LAist announced that you could stream hundreds of movies from the Criterion Collection for free if you had a Los Angeles Public Library card. We immediately reached out to the New York Public Library inquiring about our ownShow More Summary

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