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B'klyn Public Library sells branch

The Brooklyn Public Library is trying to raise cash to repair its 60 branches. On Tuesday, the library's board of trustees approved a $52 million sale of the land beneath the Brooklyn Heights library... To view the full story, click the title link.

Brooklyn Public Library sells branch for $52M

The Brooklyn Public Library announced plans Tuesday to sell the Brooklyn Heights branch to Hudson Companies for $52 million and the promise of 114 affordable units at a different site in the neighborhood.

5 Things to Expect From ‘Gotham’

Last night in midtown Manhattan, the New York Public Library at 42nd Street was transformed into the Gotham Police Department for the premiere of Fox’s hotly anticipated “Batman” prequel, “Gotham.” Stars Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith...Show More Summary

Amie and Jackie's New York Public Library Engagement

yesterdayNews : CitizenSugar

Amie and Jackie's romantic, Christmas-y engagement session was shot by Priyanca Rao in New York City - where both their proposals took place - featuring the city's iconic Central Park and New York Public Library. The couple met at Amie's annual holiday Champagne party in 2009, which Jackie attended with a mutual friend. Show More Summary

Lady Cops

Police careers for women Muro 1979 Submitter: I have found another woefully out of date career book at my local public library. I volunteer and help people long out of work find new careers or jobs. We need to use the resources at the large public library. As a librarian at another institution, I can’t imagine […]

Ben McKenzie Shows Off Head Injury at 'Gotham' NYC Premiere

Ben McKenzie shows off his stitched head while attending the premiere of his new show Gotham held at The New York Public Library on Monday (September 15) in New York City. The 36-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ben McKenzie In [...]

Future Transport in Belconnen – BCC September Forum

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at: 7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the Community Room above the Belconnen Library Chandler Street, Belconnen The meeting...Show More Summary

Money for nothing

After paying CEO Thomas Galante an exorbitant $392,000 a year when he was showing up for work, the Queens Public Library is now paying Galante the same amount to do nothing.

British Politician Claims Prisoners Have Better Libraries Than the Public

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

UK Parliament member Philip Davies is claiming that British prisoners have a better reading selection than public library patrons. In an address to the House of Commons, Davies explained his reasoning. The Telegraph has more: Mr Davies said: “In a recent Parliamentary Question it was confirmed that £106 per prisoner is spent on libraries in prison. Show More Summary

Apple creates tool for removing free U2 album from iTunes library after public reaction

Tim Cook and U2 announced that the band’s new album “Songs of Innocence” would be automatically gifted to Apple’s over 500 million iTunes users last week following the announcement of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but many iTunes users were not happy with seeing music from U2 added to their iTunes libraries […]

Teens: Design your own room!

Designing Your Own Room Alexander 1977 I can appreciate having a teen book focusing on decorating and design. Art, craft and design books are usually a hit at most public libraries. This one is NOT that book. I am not even sure it was that book in 1977. As a teenager in the 1970s, I […]

The Ruins

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Kevin Weir takes public domain photographs from The Library of Congress and makes them into surreal and sometimes creepy animated gifs. He gives new life to old photos, but it’s not like any life we’ve ever seen. Don’t blink or you’ll miss..a possible spark for your nightmares tonight. Show More Summary

Apple Pushes iCloud Photo Library Back to Beta as SMS Continuity Delayed to October

Though iCloud Photo Library was available during the iOS 8 beta testing period, Apple appears to have demoted it to beta status and removed it from the iOS 8 golden master, the software that will be distributed to the public next week. Apple...Show More Summary

Something is Rotten at the Queens (NYC) Library

From From the New York Times: As federal and city officials continue their investigation into spending at the Queens Public Library, the library’s board of trustees has placed its embattled leader, Thomas W. Galante, on paid administrative leave. At a special meeting on Thursday, the board, besides voting to place Mr. Show More Summary

Forthcoming Event for September 16, 2014: The Economy: Does More Government Help or Hurt? | Kansas City Public Library: Live from the Roasterie

Should be good: >Stephanie Kelton, Joseph Haslag, Mike Shanin: The Economy: Does More Government Help or Hurt? | Kansas City Public Library: >How much does the government really know about people’s wants and needs? And is there a clear...Show More Summary

Session with Gary Leonard now on video

My Central Library conversation with Gary Leonard last month has been put online by Photo Friends, the supporting organization for the Los Angeles Public Library photo collection.

Despite Heavy Internet Use, Millennials Think Libraries are Useful

Libraries often get a bad rap when it comes to public opinion of their place and purpose in a technology-saturated society. But new data from Pew Research indicates that libraries are still relevant and their usage still ranks high across...Show More Summary

LGBT Irish Groups Apply For St. Patricks Day Parade Inclusion, Bill Donohue to Boycott Next Year

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Controversy continues over New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade's policies, and one group is not taking 'no' for an answer. Yesterday morning, Irish LGBT groups held a press conference on the steps of the New York Public Library. They say...

Boston Book Festival Unbound: Divorce and Marriage

Sally Fay, Author and Moderator, for Boston Book Festival 2013 Panel on Divorce and Marriage, in front of the Boston Public Library (America's first!) Last October 2013, as part of the Boston Book Festival Unbound Series at the Boston...Show More Summary

Fox Announces Gotham Preview Fan Screening at the New York Public Library (Hurry!) - "I'm Bookman."

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Fox has just clued us in to a limited space early screening of Gotham in New York City on Monday, September 15th. Read on for details!

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