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10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2015 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.

Notes from a Magical Mystery Book Tour

Jeff Polman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Books
Jeff Polman

Numbers be damned, though. In one evening I was able to make a dozen new friends and entertain them, and was absolutely glowing inside. Write on, people.

Save Your Public Library!

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Earlier this month, in yet another win for local control, leaders in one central Florida county rejected a proposal from a for-profit library management company to take over their public library.

After Being Denied In 1942, 92-Year-Old Woman Finally Receives Her Library Card

The Huffington Post | Taryn FInley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices

Ninety-two-year-old Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she attempted to check out a book from the Olivia Raney Library in Ra...

Downtown

Lorri Horn | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Lorri Horn

Petula Clark was never trying to get there Summer 2015, Los Angeles. We're going Downtown! to see one of the most beautiful public libraries in the world, I told my son.

Would You Ask a Librarian for a Lap Dance?

Roz Warren | Posted 06.07.2015 | Books
Roz Warren

Despite the odd requests, we librarians remain undaunted. We continue to love library work. And of course, everyone loves a library story with a happy ending. For instance?

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

Obama Gets Interrupted By Impatient Sixth-Grader

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama was interrupted by a sixth-grader who thought his answer about writer’s block was a bit long-winded. On Thursday, Osman Ya...

Maddie Crum

A Strange, Little Library Unlike Any You've Seen Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts

If Borges’s Library of Babel is a massive, amorphous store of written documents, Jonny Love’s Unconcious Library is the opposite. Although it hous...

Illinois Counties With the Most Public Libraries

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.20.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Libraries can be an important part of civic life in Illinois, providing spaces for reading, quiet work, Internet access, public gatherings and, of course, a place to hold a community's books. Not every Illinois county has the same number of public libraries available for their residents, though.

Nothing Wimpy About Jeff Kinney's New Bookstore

Michael Levin | Posted 06.14.2015 | Books
Michael Levin

Imagine that you are the author of one of the most successful franchises of children's books in publishing history: To date, nine books and three movies, and more to follow. You're happily married, raising your kids in a small New England town. So what do you do next with your life?

Presidential Libraries: Taking Stock as Obama Readies His Own

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

With the decision pending in just a couple of weeks on Library #14 for President #44, the binding force of these successive projects is the fact that there is not and never should be a single political narrative. Such shifting values rely instead on the bedrock of freedom to sustain the dynamic bonds of the social contract it upholds.

In Japan, A Library Works To Restore What Was Lost In The Tsunami

HuffPost Japan | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

The city of Rikuzentaka in eastern Japan was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that ripped through the area on March 11, 2011. Among the victim...

The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Library

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.03.2015 | Style

Some might think that style books only make great additions to coffee tables, but there are many fashion-focused books that are worth curling up with,...

Obama's Presidential Library Will Look Something Like This...

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on ArchDaily by Holly Giermann Winner / Zhu Wenyi, Fu Junsheng, and Liang Yiang. Image Courtesy of Chicago Archit...

Connecting With Children Through the Arts

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 04.05.2015 | Education
Melanie Hope Greenberg

I can say with certainty the best part of having a publishing background is meeting the people who read my books and like my art. I will confess, my most favorite part is connecting with young audiences.

Coffee Meets Libraries, And We All Live Happily Ever After

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.27.2015 | Books

There’s no happier relationship than the one between coffee and books, or rather, the relationship between a reader and her coffee and books. There...

Why You Should Resolve To Use The Library Every Day In 2015

OverDrive | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
OverDrive

Every January millions of people make resolutions to improve themselves in some way. Whether it's to eat healthier, volunteer more often or learn a ne...

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

HuffPost Korea | Soo-Jin Park | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world. Bohbot, a French phot...

Some of the Best Things in Life Really Are Free

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The good news is that there are some things that are and will always be free, at least for the giver. We can say and do things that cost us nothing while offering something meaningful to others.

Steer Your Young Child to the Library

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

November is Picture Book Month and this week is National Young Readers Week, which got me thinking about libraries and the tremendous value they offer our young children.

The Top 10 Hotel Libraries in the World

Oyster | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We've seen many hotels that offer a small shelf of loaner books, but these hotels went above and beyond in creating a literary oasis for their guests.

Defending Your Child in the Face of Strangers

Caren Chesler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

"Yes, it says you had a friend return the book with a rip in it," Cheryl said, and deftly swerved her chair around to grab the book off a shelf behind her and opened it to the vandalized page.

Save Miami-Dade Libraries Because an Educated Community Is Priceless

John Quick | Posted 11.18.2014 | Miami
John Quick

You can't have a world class city with a decaying library system. Libraries are inextricably linked to education and quality of life factors that are central to the future economic growth of Miami-Dade County.