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Despite your best efforts in protecting your personal information, you still managed to get your account hacked. Maybe it was failing to log out of your account after checking your email at the public library; perhaps you wrote your master password on a sticky note and pasted it on your monitor. Show More Summary
The talented ladies at my local public library created a few charming book trees out of a seldom-used set of reference books, a string of lights, and an old, unreadable book. Perhaps you have similar supplies around the house? READ MORE »
One year ago our central library reopened after receiving a much-needed renovation: The library closed almost three years ago for a $70-million renovation. The results of that work are now open to the public, and the 190,000-square-foot building is the most gorgeous — and usable — library I have ever...
Scientists at the Catholic University of Leuven tested ten of the most popular books at the Antwerp library for microbes and bacteria. What did they find? Herpes and cocaine. Every title—including erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey by English writer E.L. Show More Summary
I have always loved libraries. Ever since I was a little kid, I eagerly anticipated visits to the local public library for story time or to check out the latest Hardy Boy novel. Granted, I should have been reading classics at a much earlier age but fiction held my attention much more readily. Show More Summary
Having handed over 29 public schools to charter reform schools without libraries or librarians, and with 8 more on the way by 2015, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson and the Shelby County School Board all of sudden have noticed that these children are far behind in reading. Show More Summary
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford and the Vatican Library have some of the richest collections of ancient biblical texts, but most of them are inaccessible to the general public. Now, through a collaborative project, 1.5 million manuscript pages are being digitized for public access online.
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1895. "Main entrance, Boston Public Library." Red all over. Photo by Charles Pollock. View full size.
Writes Sarah: “I am deeply sorry, long-suffering San Diego Public Library, for whatever past incident(s) made this sign necessary…though I do appreciate the superfun font!” related: Colostomy bags!
That’s the kind of excellent (read: god awful) wordplay one comes to expect from Mr. Skin, the Internet’s quintessential Guy Who You Wouldn’t Go Near If You Saw Him At a Public Library Computer. But it wouldn’t be December without his punny puns, so we’ll grin and bear our way through Roswell/”rod-swell” to remember the year that was (in nudity).
Computers: Their History and How They Work Rusch 1969 This super current title was recently weeded from a public library youth nonfiction collection. How recently? How about autumn 2013. I kept thinking certainly no other public or school libraries still have this in the collection. Well, I was wrong. WorldCat shows a bunch of libraries […]
Observed in the Boston Public Library’s Map Room, a model of the HMS Beagle, the ship Darwin journeyed on to the Galapagos:
The Cincinnati Public Library, demolished in 1955, was shockingly gorgeous.
We all know that the body needs some extra help digesting, especially after an enormous meal like the one we all gorged on yesterday. Give your insides a little push on Saturday at the New York Public Library's That's Fermentation! lecture,...Show More Summary
The December 2013 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available.Among this month's selection of articles: Public Relations: A Day in the Life 2014 How will you document yourShow More Summary
The author's collections will be available to the public by next summer.
Today in Tech News Digest, an Xbox One disc drive fix is revealed, the Xbox One swearing ban is publicized, the Xbox One enjoys a teardown, free Xbox One games are up for grabs, the library with no books is revealed, Apple is found to...Show More Summary
Libraries for the most part contain books, actual physical books, although with technology becoming more integrated into our lives, libraries have introduced computers and to a certain extent, e-books as well, but it looks like the BiblioTech...Show More Summary
Last week, restaurateur/dreamer Alice Waters and wine importer Kermit Lynch — longtime friends and frequent collaborators in Berkeley — engaged in a conversation at the New York Public Library in what Lynch called "the first time I've spoken in...