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Announcement: Bullying — The American Association of University Women, Bridgeport branch will hold a general meeting and presentation, open to the public on Sunday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the main library. Sandra Vonniessen-Applebee from the Hamden Anti-Defamation League will address this ...
Patrons with late fines can clear them by donating canned or nonperishable food items to Martin County Library System sites during regular hours of operation April 2-8. Donations will be given to House of Hope, a nonprofit agency that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other services to ...

Cuomo's stance on libraries as proposed in his budget for 2018 — once again he has dissed libraries by reducing both state library aid and the Public Library Capital Aid program. Libraries are part of New York's education system, chartered by the Regents, under Education Law and Regulations, and there ...
MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University Libraries' Laws of Illinois website has been officially recognized as a Bicentennial Project by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. The application for project recognition was supported by Macomb Mayor Mike Inman and the McDonough County Historical ...
The best-selling author and inspiration behind the new show “Instinct” has increased his annual donations for classroom libraries from $1.75 million to $2 million. Scholastic Inc. said Monday that Patterson is distributing 4,000 gifts of $500 each to teachers around the country, from Mechanic Falls, Maine, ...
“We thought an only-female author library would be such an incredible opportunity,” said Sky Friedlander, 27, director of The Strand's Books by the Foot, which creates custom book collections for commercial spaces, personal libraries and even TV shows, such as “Saturday Night Live.” “I've curated a lot of ...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. The best-selling author has increased his annual donations for classroom libraries from $1.75 million to $2 million. Scholastic Inc. told The Associated Press on Monday, March 19, 2018, that Patterson is ...
David Morris, who writes extensively about libraries, says public libraries are uniquely American. Europe long had subscription libraries. But the residents in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in the early 1800s, decided their library should be taxpayer funded with anyone of any income allowed access, which ...
Gwinnett County libraries will host programs on the histories of the Centerville and Sugar Hill communities this week, offering residents a chance to maybe get answers to the name questions. Both history programs are free for Gwinnett County residents, or anyone else who loves history, to attend.
Librarians and library supporters are urged to visit the ALA Washington Office's Action Center, and check the ALA's Fund Libraries page. There you can track whether your representative has signed the FY2019 letters, see your representative's history of support for libraries, and access other resources.

Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to several free story times to celebrate National Save a Spider Day, Wednesday, March 14. Peter O'Brien, author of the book "What Are You Doing Up There, You Spider?" and Louise I. Lynch, entomologist and science educator, will share O'Brien's book as well as ...
The “Libraries Rock” adult reading program runs from March 12 to April 27, an extra week this year because Jana Kehn, adult services librarian, has arranged for a fun wrap-up party. The first event Blarney Stone Sip and Paint Rock Painting Party will have great eats and green drinks, but won't cost any ...
NORMAL – Bloomington and Normal libraries are looking to get local children more excited about reading. The two libraries are partnering with Unit 5 and District 87 to get library cards to mail the cards to local grade school students who don't already have one. Normal Public Library Outreach Librarian ...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county budget for fiscal year 2018-19 at its weekly meeting on Monday, but not before getting an earful from the public about the importance of public libraries. "I don't know how you got to this point, but if in your heart you feel that ...
The Bettendorf Public Library will host two music events March 15 at the library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Local musician Don Mitchem will perform at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Community Connections program series. The monthly series features lectures and performances that focus on local topics.
The internship was part of a program offered by the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, a Chicago-based association of libraries, universities and archival institutions, including the University of Chicago. The consortium members hold collections related to African-American and African diasporic culture, ...
Pima County Public Libraries have a unique approach to helping those who are new to the city and country. Librarians are helping immigrants and refugees from all over the world adapt to U.S. Culture by helping their degrees earned overseas recognized here in America. Henri Nzeyimana was born in ...
Take that away and virtually all federal support for public libraries disappears. While the institute doesn't represent a massive amount of money—by one accounting, its $230 million was 0.006 percent of the federal budget in 2016—it has been crucial for sustaining libraries, especially those in struggling ...
More than a quarter of libraries in East Sussex will close, county councillors have agreed. Following a 12 week public consultation, the cabinet approved officers' recommendation to shut seven of 24 libraries and provide a "sustainable library service" while saving £653,000. Petitions against the closures ...


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