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39 min ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: New London, CT

Sun Apr 20, 2014

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.


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

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.


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.


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USC Libraries Announce the Purchase and Preservation of Unpublished Lewis Carroll Letter

USC Libraries officials have announced that they were the anonymous buyers of an unpublished letter by the C.L. Dodgson, famed for publishing "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" under the pen name Lewis Carroll.


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 .


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

Observer & Eccentric

Southfield Library hosts animal rescues

In Chris Bohjalian's novel, Before You Know Kindness, activist Spencer McCullough fights on behalf of animal rights.


Related Topix: Southfield, MI, Animal Rights, Oakland County, MI, Birmingham, MI


Bankrupt Illinois Madness Never Stops; House Committee Wants...

Illinois is broke. Its public pension plans are the most troubled in the nation.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, Southern Methodist University, Opinion

Lansing State Journal

DeWitt Showcase draws community together

There was something for everyone at the third annual DeWitt Community Showcase Wednesday night at the high school, from pizza, whole grain chicken nuggets and the music of deejay Eder De La Cruz in the cafeteria to balloon and coloring art and a very large, very calm Great Dane to pet in the gym.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

Sat Apr 19, 2014

O-R Online

Flenninken Library offers a lot more than books

Isabella Wise, 4, of Mather, is a regular visitor to Flenniken Library. Her mother, Heather Wise, is a teacher in Jefferson-Morgan School District.


Related Topix: Mather, PA, Education Etc., Carmichaels, PA, Cameras

World Cafe hosts panel "Literacy and Libraries: Brazil and Beyond"

On Thursday, April 17, the World Cafe and Houston Public Library hosted a panel discussion on literacy in honor of National Library Week, with a particular reference to impressive progress by the Brazilian government in improving national literacy rates.



Meet Greta - My Certified Therapy Dog

If you don't know about therapy dog services, let me give you some details. The primary role of a therapy dog is to provide comfort and social contact without much Not every dog has the right personality for the service but if they do - they have to go through a certified training course and pass a test.


Inside Colombia

Medellin: from murder capital to model city

Residents of MedellA n's poorest slums used to be suspicious of strangers. Who in their right minds would be wandering the winding steps up the steep slopes of their neighborhoods, controlled by local criminal gangs so violent that even police feared to go there? MedellA n flaunted its makeover as it hosted UN Habitat's World Urban Forum with tours ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Colombia,

Mid Devon Star

Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

BOOK lovers in Devon are being invited to celebrate World Book Night at the County Council's libraries next week.


The Medina Gazette

Lodi Library will reopen next month

A worker puts finishing touches on renovations to the Lodi Library. The library has been closed since November 2011 and is expected to open May 19. The Lodi Library will reopen May 19 after being closed 2 1/2 years because of roof beams that were found to be structurally unsound.


Related Topix: Medina County, OH


Ask the iTunes Guy: Glitchy tracks, numbers game, and too-large libraries

You know the one where you get a track from iTunes Match and it's not perfect? How about the one where you've just got too much stuff in your iTunes library and it slows iTunes down to a crawl? Or that thing where there are numbers at the beginnings of track names and you'd really like to get rid of them? Well, read on to find out how to fix these ... (more)


Related Topix: Online Music

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Post and Courier

'Captain Underpants' doesn't sit well with some

The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.


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The iTunes Guy Looks at Glitchy Tracks, Numbers Game, and Too-Large Libraries

You know the one where you get a track from iTunes Match and it's not perfect? How about the one where you've just got too much stuff in your iTunes library and it slows iTunes down to a crawl? Or that thing where there are numbers at the beginnings of track names and you'd really like to get rid of them? Well, read on to find out how to fix these ... (more)


Harper government spends $23,000 to - cull' materials from seven libraries

Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea has told Parliament that her department discarded up to 84,000 items from seven libraries across the country, spending nearly $23,000 in what it has described as a "culling" process.


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