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Checking Out Things at the Library - Including These Myths

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.28.2016 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Meg Scharf UCF Forum columnist It is wonderful to work at our university: It's vibrant, it's a beautiful place, and people on campus are fascinati...

Finding Tomorrow's Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When we launched the Youth Development Hub in partnership with the Fox Family, we started from the premise that youth hold the vision for our collecti...


Ari Nessel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Announcing A New Grantmaking Program for California's Youth, by California's Youth. "Youth are organizing, youth are resisting racism, youth are weav...

The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

Library Used Its 3D Printer To Make Prosthetic Hand For Girl

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News

A library has helped a 5-year-old girl start a new chapter in her life. Katelyn Vincik who was born without a fully formed left hand, had been on a wa...

Library Staff Proves 'Synchronized Shelving' Needs To Be In Olympics

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.24.2016 | Good News

Maybe the Olympics oughta take a page out of these guys’ books. A video shared on the New Zealand’s Invercargill City Libraries and Archives’ F...

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

Street Books: This Library on Wheels Brings Great Reads to People Living Outside

NationSwell | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books

For the past five years, Laura Moulton has spent her days in underserved areas of Portland, Ore., lending books to people living on the fringes of soc...

The World's Oldest Library Has Reopened

Atlas Obscura | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Historic University of Al-Qarawiyyin Library Is Restored and Revitalized: @schneidercp— MOST Re...

This Library Cat Was Fired, And It's Tearing His Town Apart

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Weird News

Getting fired is always hard — but it’s even worse if it means getting evicted, too. That’s what’s happening to Browser, a sweet gray cat who ...

A Library Without Books

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.27.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Three years ago, I wrote a piece in the Huffington Post entitled "What Is a Library?" It engendered a wave of hate mail from librarians all across th...

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

Helsinki's Data Journalism, Transparency and Scoops

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.05.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Turning numbers and data into scoops. Helsinki journalists have been doing it for years and serve as good examples for media worldwide. "We do a lot...

Razing Confusion

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Whenever my apartment is painted I get stranded and need refuge. From early morning to early evening I cannot stay in the apartment, also my studio-office, while a fresh coat of paint is lathered onto the walls.

West Hollywood: A Model of Progressive Civic Culture to Enjoy and Emulate

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Austin Young: Portrait of Anyone Who Shows Up in Drag (2016) There is so much happening right now under both the #WeHoArts and #WeHoPride banners tha...

Lost in the Middle

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Saleem Ahmed

Since the start of this academic school year I have been working part-time at a public middle school in Philadelphia. Through several partnerships and an education grant, I was assigned to teach video production and media literacy to students during and after school.

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

The Library Hotel -- Best Place to Stay in Manhattan

Matt Emerson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Matt Emerson

We are frequent visitors of The Library Hotel and the experience is consistently great. Each time we depart we are already planning our return.

The Case Against 24-Hour Library Access

Joe Noonan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Joe Noonan

Even though college students will inevitably pull an all-nighter doing homework every now and then, extended library access only exacerbates this trend. This could seriously affect students' wellbeing.

How Libraries -- Yes, Libraries -- Are Helping People Ditch Stuff They Don't Need

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green

Have you ever checked out a sewing machine from your local library? What about a guitar or a 3D printer? If you haven't, you might soon. Public libra...

East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

From Beer to Books and Tequila to Technology

Megan Egbert | Posted 04.06.2016 | Education
Megan Egbert

I never anticipated that these diverse careers would parallel each other in so many ways. However, through my job transformations one things has certainly changed. I never wonder if what I'm doing matters anymore.

Pollinating Projects: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees who are plating seeds and pollinating change. In California, bats, bees, birds and b...

Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, And It's Working

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact

Of the 5,000 people who visit the San Francisco Public Library every day, about 15 percent of them are homeless, PBS reported. After years of watching...

Filmmaker Ezra Hurwitz's Spotlight on Martha Graham

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Ezra Hurwitz is a rising star in the film community who has developed a dedicated following over the last two years. A former dancer with the Miami City Ballet, he brings refined aesthetic sensibilities to cinematography and a deep passion for dance as an art form.