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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

2 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 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 […]

Gym Candy

Drugs in Sports Dolan, Jr. 1986 Submitter: Is drug use still a problem among athletes? I’m sure it is. However, this book, found in the stacks at my public library, is as outdated as the sweatband worn by the arm on the cover. It’s time for a new book on the same topic.   Holly: […]

Masculine Men

The American Male: A Penetrating Look at the Masculinity Crisis. Brenton 1966 Submitter: Well Boohoo! Men being oppressed. Let me get a tissue. 1966? I can understand this book being in an academic library. A public library? Patrons need updated info on topics like this. Holly: Here is a link to the Kirkus Review of […]

Denver, 1985

4 days agoVehicles / Cars :

We’ve included a fairly gigantic version of Roger Whitacre’s May 1985 photo of downtown Denver, looking over the intersection of the 16th Street Mall and Tremont Street, which comes from the Denver Public Library’s Digital Collections, but you may want to click through to the original to zoom in even closer on the various cars […]

Philadelphia Teacher Carol Heinsdorf Where Have All the Libraries Gone?

Just in case you savvy reporters out there would like a copy of testimony tomorrow in a big story, too bad you are too busy covering Honey Boo Boo This testimony of Carol Heinsdorf, member of APPS (Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools)...Show More Summary

Evan R. Chesler named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library announced that, effective today, renowned attorney Evan R. Chesler will succeed Neil L. Rudenstine as its next chairman. Chesler, a Bronx native and chair of prominent law firm Cravath,...Show More Summary

Ebola: The Political Tool of Biological Agents

"Ebola virus virion" by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith - Public Health Image Library World War Z is coming! Or at least you would think so given the media sensationalism surrounding Ebola. But as time has shown us hysteria of Ebola is far more infectious than the virus itself. Show More Summary

CLP Gets To Work

Friday, November 7th featured CLP’s first ever installment of Show Your Work, a partnership between the public library and local entrepreneurs and innovators in the fields of commerce, art, and technology. This amazing event, held at our East Liberty branch, … Continue reading ?

A Pigment Library That Launched American Art Conservation

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

When the Harvard Art Museums reopen this Sunday after a six-year expansion project, historic pigments foundational to the field of art conservation in the United States will be on public view.

As a Poppy-Flooded Armistice Day Ends, a Major WWI Library May Close

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Armistice Day just passed in this year marking the centenary of the start of World War I, and now there’s news a major public resource on that history may close. The Imperial War Museum (IWM) library in London is reportedly under threat as the institution faces a major budget cut. As the BBC stated, the Prospect trade union “said a £4M [~$6.28M] cut […]

Zeynep Tufekci and Negar Mottahedeh Talk YouTube, Net Neutrality & Social Movements

ISLAMiCommentary | Julie Poucher Harbin Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, was the guest speaker at a public talk at Duke University last week — “Algorithms and #Ferguson,...Show More Summary

Public libraries - Unlocking community knowledge

Great piece by David Lankes that parallels well the "cultivating a community garden" thinking and community engagement approach I've advocated for years. Here's the main point he drives home:"(Librarians) need to know how to unlock the...Show More Summary

Sexy Sex Stuff

Sexual Freedom Guyon 1950 Submitter: This book was found in a small urban public library. It’s a 1950 reprint of a 1932 French book on sexual freedoms. 1932 views on sexual freedom in a public library? Ewww! I could see this being in an academic library. I give credit to public libraries for collecting this […]

Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates a century of Norman Rockwell exhibitions with European debut

last weekArts : Artdaily

In May of 1914, a young Norman Rockwell entered artwork in his first exhibition: a group show at the New Rochelle Public Library in New Rochelle, New York. He was 20 years old. One hundred years later, a traveling exhibition of some of Rockwell?s most iconic original works is making its European debut. Show More Summary

How to Celebrate Sesame Street's 45th Year With Big Bird and the Gang

In honor of its 45 years on television, Sesame Street has mounted an exhibit at the New York Public Library For the Performing Arts that will thrill fans both young and old - and, yes, Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie are all there! We spoke with show archivist Susie Tofte to learn about Sesame's special magic and how it's continuing to thrive into its fifth decade on air.

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