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3 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

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A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Juneau regulates electronic cigarettes

Being able to take a couple puffs of his e-cigarette inside the bars kept him out of the lineup of smokers outside downtown bars - and away from temptation, he said.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Lung Cancer

3 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Lake County millage will decide operational hours, access for three libraries

Voters in Lake County who head to the polls in August will be asked to support a county-wide millage that would keep three libraries open and operating.

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Related Topix: Lake County, MI, Luther, MI

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Blackpool Today

'We will carry on our fight until the Government listens'

Hundreds of council workers, teachers, firefighters and civil servants in Blackpool and across the Fylde coast went on strike - and then warned they will do it all over again if the Government does not listen.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Personal Finance, Pension,

The Globe and Mail

Elizabeth Comper was a fighter against racism on several fronts

Elizabeth Comper had a comfortable life a decade ago as wife of the Bank of Montreal's chief executive when she saw something on television that shocked and upset her: the world's oldest hatred flaring up again in her own country.

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Related Topix: Bank of Montreal, Banking, Financial Services, Canada, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Marketing

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Time not on the La Crosse Public Library's side

The city of La Crosse hopes some expert will help maintain all three of the city's public libraries, as the city's Library Task Force formally recommended to the city's Library Board to hire an outside consultant, which could cost the city between $20,000-$50,000.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI

GigaOM

FCC takes E-Rate wireless, earmarking $2B for Wi-Fi in schools, libraries

By revamping the E-Rate rules, the FCC is making it easier for schools to get funding for Wi-Fi networks, but overall funding levels for internet access in schools remain the same.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Wireless

The Hill

FCC approves spending billions to put Wi-Fi in schools and libraries

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday approved a plan to spend $1 billion per year to provide Wi-Fi service in schools and libraries.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Family, Kids

Business Journal

First Look: Library's new Driving Park branch opening Saturday

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will open its new Driving Park branch Saturday.

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OC Weekly

Do Zines Deserve a Space in OC's Public Libraries?

In 2012, Ziba Perez Zehdar re-discovered zines, those little anti-authoritarian pieces of self-published paper long printed by everyone from science fiction fans to early LGBT activists to punk rockers and the Riotgrrrls.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Orange County, CA

The Island Packet

Little libraries build community and love for books

When her son Jack Gavron heads to college in the fall, Mindy Fox will get a library.

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Related Topix: Leawood, KS

ABC15.com

'To Kill a Mockingbird' is now an e-book

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" celebrates its 54th birthday today, and for the first time, it's available as an e-book.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, Monroeville, AL

Lancashire Telegraph

Biggest strike for decade shuts East Lancashire services

Services were disrupted across the county as several trade unions co-ordinated industrial action to take place on the same day.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced birdhouse libraries promote literacy

Large, bright-colored birdhouses are being placed throughout Merced County, but they aren't meant to shelter birds; instead, they lodge children's books.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Merced County, CA, South Dos Palos, CA, Dos Palos, CA

The Straits Times

Libraries should promote learning, not police values

On Wednesday, news of the National Library Board's withdrawal of some books was reported in the mainstream media.

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WIFR

Students Build Free Little Libraries in Rockford

The YMCA has teamed up with the Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Council to challenge two teams of interns to build little free libraries.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL

Fort Morgan Times

Poetry: One typewriter key at a time

Type Riders II Amy Tingle, left, and Maya Stein write poems on their typewriters using the phrase "jump for joy" as their inspiration and titles.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Fort Morgan, CO

Evanston Review

Evanston Library loses friend and innovator

Children's librarian Gay Catherine "Gigi" Galich was an innovator behind many of the Evanston Public Library's popular programs.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

Times-series.co.uk

Public sector workers strike over pay, pensions and cuts

North Finchley library worker Cathy Yilmaz, is joined by fellow public sector workers outside North Finchley Library this morning Library staff, binmen and teaching assistants are among dozens of public sector workers taking part in a day of strike action over pay, pensions and cuts today.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Hertfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Essex County, England, World News

WKBT

Court revives librarian's sexual harassment claim

A Minnesota appeals court has revived a sexual harassment claim filed by a library administrator in Wabasha County District Court.

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