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'Tyrannosaur Canyon' author eager to discover Scranton

Douglas Preston: April 25, 7 p.m., the Theater at Lackawanna College . Tickets are free with a library card from any library.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Vocal, Science, Paleontology

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBC News

Will books survive as libraries turn the page in the digital age?

"We're going to see more and more electronic books because they are easier to distribute, there are fewer book stores, and it's easier for publishers to get to their marketplace," says Ken Roberts, a specialist on library and technology issues.

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Contra Costa Times

Brentwood eyes bigger library

Are brick and mortar libraries a thing of the past? A group of Brentwood residents doesn't believe that is the case for their city.

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Related Topix: Brentwood, CA

The News and Tribune

Booting Up: Jeffersonville Township library updates to user-friendly computer system

Features of the new Jeffersonville Township Public Library computer system: Text message notifications of holds and fees Easier-to-navigate interface More search parameters and the ability to save searches Reading list of past and future books checked out Ability to register online for a library card HEADS UP All currents users' passwords will ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jeffersonville, IN, Clarksville, IN

Examiner.com

Library offers AARP driver course to save patrons money on car insurance

Seniors can save money on their auto insurance premiums by taking an AARP Smart Driver Course at their local library or community center or doing it online, since no driving is involved.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, Greenville County, SC, Fountain Inn, SC

Asbury Park Press

Turn the page on hunger! There's still time to donate at Monmouth libraries

Time is running out to turn the page on hunger in April! Help fill the pantry shelves at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by donating food items at Monmouth County Library branches -- and participate in a free drawing to win an eReader.

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Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ

Dallas Observer

Dallas Has 'Most Poorly Funded Public Library in the United States,' Advocates Say

For a city run by a former librarian for most of the past decade, Dallas' libraries haven't gotten a lot of love.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Texas

SFGate

NH professors criticize book dump at UNH library

Some professors at the University of New Hampshire say they are appalled that the school's librarians are throwing away thousands of books to make way for a new collection.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire

WMUR-TV Manchester

Thousands of UNH library books found in dumpster

AS A PRECAUTION. THAT CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. SOME PROFESSORS AT U. N. H. ARE GETTING READY TO THROW THE BOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY'S LIBRARIANS AFTER LEARNING AN EFFORT TO CLEAR SPACE ON THE SHELVES OF THE DIAMOND LIBRARY.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Forfar Today

Great book give away at local libraries

Staff from Angus Libraries are hoping to inspire more reading in local communities by giving away special books as part of World Book Night celebrations on Wednesday, April 23. 250,000 World Book Night books will be given out all over the country by a network of reading enthusiasts and institutions who particularly hope to reach part of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Tayside County, Scotland,

KTVN Reno

Washoe County Library Accepting Food for Fines

For the next week you can pay your overdue library fines with food and help the food bank at the same time.

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Patch.com

So Long, Sparkles: Minooka Library Turtle to Get New Home

The Minooka library is getting ready to say goodbye to a good pal. Sparkles the turtle, a longtime resident of the Minooka branch of the Three Rivers Public Library District, will move to a new home at the Stickney-Forest View Public Library later this month.

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Related Topix: Minooka, IL, Forest View, IL

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Earth Day celebration taking place at Ashe County Library

The Ashe County Public Library will be hosting an Earth Day celebration starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. At 4 p.m., the library will host a story walk outside, allowing children to walk and look at signs which consist of the story book's pages.

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Home Gardening, Home

Deseret News

See which books were most frequently challenged in American libraries in 2013

This month, the American Library Association released its 2014 State of America's Libraries report , along with the 2013 list of the top 10 most frequently challenged books.

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Related Topix: 9, Vocal, Mark Twain, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Day

Public Library of New London trying not to let a tight budget slow it down

The muffled sounds of a drum circle ruptured the usual quiet of the Public Library of New London one recent day as Executive Director Suzanne Maryeski made her way through the stacks.

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Related Topix: New London, CT

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Free workshop on archives and libraries in Fort Worth Genealogy April 21 - 27

April 23: The Grand Prairie Memorial Library , Main Branch 900 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, 75051 has volunteer genealogy members who introduce patrons to the genealogy room in the library on the fourth Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Fort Worth, TX, Grand Prairie, TX

Chronicle.com

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

Many professors and students gravitate to Google as a gateway to research. Libraries want to offer them a comparably simple and broad experience for searching academic content.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, University of Denver, University of Southern California

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong authors seek public lending right so libraries pay royalties on book loans

Photo: May Tse When well-known comic artist Ma Sing-yuen received thanks from a grateful mother who told him that his books had taken her son deep into the world of reading, he had mixed emotions.

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Holtville Tribune

USC Libraries Announce the Purchase and Preservation of Unpublished Lewis Carroll Letter

USC Libraries officials have announced that they were the anonymous buyers of an unpublished letter by the C.L. Dodgson, famed for publishing "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" under the pen name Lewis Carroll.

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Related Topix: Lewis Carroll, Vocal

The Tribune

Vigo Co. creating 'little libraries' around city

The Vigo County Public Library is looking to plant more than a half-dozen "Little Free Libraries" all around the area, the Tribune Star reported .

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Related Topix: Vigo County, IN, Terre Haute, IN, Parke County, IN

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