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1 hr ago | Weekly Packet

Stonington library receives weatherization grant

The Stonington Public Library has received notification of a $12,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation.


2 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

East Providence man pleads guilty to touching himself in library

Michael Dourado was charged with indecent exposure after a 9-year-old girl and a librarian witnessed him touching himself in the library.


Related Topix: East Providence, RI, Providence, RI

5 hrs ago |

It's party time at Oshawa Public Libraries

To mark 150 years of library service in the city, Oshawa Public Libraries is holding a street party and the entire community is invited.


Related Topix: Canada,

7 hrs ago |

Primary election: Why must 21st-century library buildings get bigger?

The Georgetown Township Library offers public Wi-Fi access, but if you're looking for an outlet to plug in your tablet, good luck.


Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Jenison, MI, Hudsonville, MI

7 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

All mobile libraries and mobile one stop shops in Cornwall face the axe

Government cuts have been blamed as Cornwall Council looks set to slash the mobile library service, leaving just one van serving the whole of the county.


10 hrs ago | Courier News

$2.6 million addition coming to South Plainfield library$2.6 million...

The addition will double the size of the existing library. The groundbreaking for the new $2.6 million, 6,300-square-foot addition to the South Plainfield Public Library Wednesday evening seemed more like a celebration.


Related Topix: South Plainfield, NJ, Plainfield, NJ

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Canberra City News

Desperate ACT libraries offer themselves as a place to do your tax

Libraries ACT is making tax time easier by providing access to the Australian Taxation Office e-tax 2014 program at each of their branches.


The City Wire

Fayetteville, Fort Smith libraries push plans for - maker spaces'

It was just more than a month ago that Fort Smith business and civic leaders said a concept similar to North Little Rock's Arkansas Innovation Hub was needed in the area and now the Fayetteville and Fort Smith public libraries have plans to introduce one aspect of the AIH concept.


Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, North Little Rock, AR, Fayetteville, AR

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library's central branch has been named by Travel + Leisure as one of the 20 most beautiful in the world - the only Canadian one to make the list.


The Victoria Advocate

Libraries want to encourage readers, not jail them

As a retired librarian, I appreciate the Advocate's concern about libraries having trouble getting their books back, expressed in the editorial, "Libraries should drop jail policies on overdue books," on July 25. Having worked in both public and college libraries, I can say that we are a profession dedicated to serving our constituents.


Related Topix: Victoria, TX

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Libraries participate in Summer Youth Employment Program

This summer, MIT has partnered with the city of Cambridge to participate in the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program .


Related Topix: Education Etc., Syracuse University

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Want To See The World? Try A Library In Queens

The aggressive vibrato of the bandoneon hung in the air. While the tango singer spoke of romantic spats, hopeless drunkards and lonely whores, an elderly Argentine couple clasped hands.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, Lower East Side (New York, NY), Jackson-Heights, NY, Woodside, NY, Corona, NY

Daily Herald

Peoria Library lands on National Register

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Mansfield Chad

First World War exhibitions at Mansfield Library

Mansfield in the Great War is a Nottinghamshire County Council exhibition taking place at Mansfield Library, West Gate, from 1st -31st August, during library opening hours.


Myrtle Beach Online

Are you a book hoarder? There's a word for that

How many books is too many books? What makes you a book hoarder? What do you do when you have too many? In Japanese, there's a word for it: tsundoku.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Entertainment

Community stalwart dies aged 97

The lifelong Labour supporter, former councillor in Leyton and deputy mayor prior to the formation of Waltham Forest, was known throughout the community for her activism and support of public libraries.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Tax proposals in Kent County: Will you fund senior services, libraries or both?

Voters countywide will consider an Aug. 5 ballot proposal to replace an expiring tax for senior services with a larger levy.


Related Topix: Kent County, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Cedar Springs, MI, Sparta, MI


Michigan libraries get $400,000 from man's will

Charles Heffer of Williamsburg left the money to the Kalkaska and the Elk Rapids libraries.


Related Topix: Williamsburg, MI, Kalkaska, MI, Elk Rapids, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

Council to ask non-users about views on Swindon's libraries

The aim of the survey will be to find out what people think the shape of any changes to the service should take, in the face of budget pressures.


Naples Daily News

Lee, Collier libraries seeing uptick in readers You wona t find any...

With school getting ready to start back up in the fall, both library systems report a marked increased in usage for the summer months this year.


Related Topix: Estero, FL, Family, Kids