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How The Public Library Turned Me Into A Reader

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books

Books are my passion and my job, so imagine my profound embarrassment several months ago when I had to admit something shameful: I did not yet have a ...

Every 10 Years

Myra Demeter | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Some of the questions seemed like trick questions and some were straightforward. Birth date, city of birth and first name were easy. Others, like the question about "hair color," were more challenging. Did they mean What is your original hair color?

5 Ways Libraries Cultivate Community Art

Erinn Batykefer | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Erinn Batykefer

Creativity -- like information --should be accessible to everyone in a community, and the library is the perfect democratic space to make that happen.

Freeze! It's the Library Police!

Roz Warren | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Library Squad! A group of enraged middle-aged librarians. We're brainy. We're relentless. We'll hunt you down. We'll never give up. We know the Dewey Decimal system and we're not afraid to use it. And we always get our book. And if you resist? We'll shush you. Permanently.

World's First Library of Mistakes Opens in Edinburgh

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Now, 2,000 volumes of books dedicated solely to chronicling tales of financial mismanagement have been collected in what is being billed as the "World's First Library of Mistakes."

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

Christine French Cully | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Christine French Cully

Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not.

George W. Bush Slips In A Dirty Joke During Civil Rights Speech

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush spoke at a Thursday summit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. He discussed having the sett...

Inspiration Fuels Creativity - An Afternoon at The Huntington

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

We all need our batteries recharged to fuel creativity and provide inspiration. Springtime in Southern California is enthralling and one of the best...

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

WATCH: You Probably Had No Idea Your Library Could Do This

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A panel of experts joined HuffPost Live to discuss initiatives aimed at teens during National Teen Tech Week, when libraries showcase the non-print se...

The Single Most-Stolen Item In A Library (And It's Not A Book)

Roz Warren | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The truth is that we're living in an era where anyone, of any age, can view all the naked tushies they want, whenever they want, online.

SANAA Architects win Daylight Award, Talk About Light in Architecture (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) have won the 2014 Daylight Award for the design of the Rolex Learning Center EPFL in Laus...

Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour

Maya Stein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Maya Stein

It's been two years since I've been on the road with my bicycle and typewriter, and I have to say, I've missed those long, contemplative hours between towns, and the unexpected pleasure of finding instant home in the faces of the strangers I met.

Still Relevant? A Talk With a Librarian

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Historically, libraries have always been a cultural community center for people. Now, because of technology, the roles of libraries have expanded exponentially.

From Career-Changer to 'Reform'-Fighter

John Owens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
John Owens

What does it take to transform a middle-aged publishing executive from the suburbs into a fire-breathing fighter for public schools and an outspoken o...

A Library For All -- Part Two

Isabel Sheinman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Isabel Sheinman

We are not alone in realizing that education is a tool and an extremely high-impact way to assist people in raising themselves out of poverty and the dire circumstances in which they find themselves.

Dude reads like a lady

Roz Warren | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

As he handed me his library card, I waited for the disclaimer. Sure enough, he announced, "These aren't for me. They're for my wife."

INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age

Frankie Rendón | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Frankie Rendón

There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.

Have yourself a much better musical Christmas - Holiday Finds on Freegal

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 02.19.2014 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

By Glen Creason, History & Genealogy Department with Marc Horton, Wilmington Branch The yuletide is the time for much merriment including rich f...

Important Ancient Manuscripts To Go Online

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian Library have put the first of 1.5 million pages of ancient manuscripts onli...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Printing

Ishan Puri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ishan Puri

From clay tablets to woodblock and magazines, media has evolved with time and technology. Check out this infographic for a quick reflection on our pas...

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

Art of the Memoir: Josh Hanagarne, the World's Strongest Librarian, on Tourette Syndrome, Choosing Stories and Being Strong at the Library

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.23.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

"No matter what you're doing, if words aren't appearing on the page, you're not writing yet. Don't worry about people's reactions during the first draft. Just get it down."

Acton Public Library: The Little Library That Could!

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Laura Wellington

Acton Public Library is allowing patrons to pay off their book fines in food donated to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, an incredible organization in its own right that does a lot of good for needy families living on the Connecticut shoreline.

The Tea Party vs. The Public Library

David Morris | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
David Morris

The Tea Party argues that a library tax increase of any size, no matter how trivial, is unwarranted because of economic hardship. A far more compelling argument is that times of economic distress demand a larger, not as smaller information commons.