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6 min ago | The Straits Times

The dilemma facing public libraries

The ongoing controversy over the National Library Board's decision to take three titles off its shelves should be seen as part of a perennial debate all societies engage in - about what they believe, value and reaffirm they are prepared to stand up for.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Opinion

4 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Library lifeguards: Volunteers of America buoy downtrodden

It's a place to stay cool in the summer and keep warm in the winter. You can find help there if you're down and out.

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Related Topix: Volunteers of America, Charitable Organizations, Salt Lake City, UT

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Canberra City News

Libraries ACT seeks to catalogue the book club members

They are aware of over 200 book clubs across Canberra. However, there may be many more that they have yet to discover and are keen to learn more about them.

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The Capital-Journal

Volunteers produce at least 10 Little Free Libraries

Sheyvette Dinkens, executive director of Women Empowerment, Inc., said the organization already has nearly 50 libraries built around Topeka and currently have 40 people on the waiting list - some of whom have been waiting nearly two years - to get a library in their yard.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Singapore pulls book about gay penguins from libraries

Singapore's National Library Board has pulled three children's books from libraries, including one about penguins.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Social Software

NBC Philadelphia

Librarians "Mohawk Up" for Record Checkouts

A group of librarians proved that they never back down from a bet Friday by trading book checkouts for multi-colored mohawks.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA

Daily Press & Argus

Party like a librarian - Raise a glass to the literary pub crawl

For the Howell Carnegie District Library's upcoming Literary Pub Crawl, participants are invited to dress as literary characters, authors or librarians.

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Related Topix: Howell, MI

News Herald

Science?In the summer?

Summer: It's the perfect time for a science lesson. But we're not talking about sitting the kids down with a stack of text books "Kids like hands-on science," Gabe Costa, a teacher at Mansfield City Schools' Spanish Immersion School, said.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Ohio, Johnstown, OH, Life, Hobbies, Bird Watching, Home Gardening, Home

IGN

Girl Meets World:

Girl Meets World is one of those shows where I can't help but have a smile on my face the whole time, if only because it brings back so many memories of watching Boy Meets World.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Kitchen Botany offered at Davis library

The Mary L Stephens Davis Branch Library continues to offer summer programing for adults, this time focusing on what happens in the kitchen.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Life, Food, Vegetables, Fruits

Mt. Airy News

Mount Airy Library opens Meet the Authors series

The Mount Airy Public Library opened its Meet the Author luncheon series on Monday featuring local writer Tom Perry, who spoke about his book, "A Dinky Railroad."

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Related Topix: Mount Airy, NC

Chicago Reader

CPS has libraries without librarians

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett haven't found a way to hire school librarians.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, IL

The Washington Post

Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

Theodore Roosevelt's love of the country's untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, parks and monuments during his presidency.

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Related Topix: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, US National Parks, US Politics, US News

Evesham Journal

Culture Secretary visits Worcester to salute 60m world class Hive

Sajid Javid, far left, outside The Hive in Worcester yesterday with city MP Robin Walker, Anna Hannaford, from the university, vice-chancellor Proff David Green and Cllr Adrian Hardman, county council leader CULTURE secretary Sajid Javid breezed into Worcester yesterday to tour the city's A 60 million Hive - and hailed it as one of the country's ... (more)

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Prince George Citizen

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A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Sunherald.com

Juneau regulates electronic cigarettes

Being able to take a couple puffs of his e-cigarette inside the bars kept him out of the lineup of smokers outside downtown bars - and away from temptation, he said.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Lung Cancer

Northern Michigan News

Lake County millage will decide operational hours, access for three libraries

Voters in Lake County who head to the polls in August will be asked to support a county-wide millage that would keep three libraries open and operating.

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Related Topix: Lake County, MI, Luther, MI

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Blackpool Today

'We will carry on our fight until the Government listens'

Hundreds of council workers, teachers, firefighters and civil servants in Blackpool and across the Fylde coast went on strike - and then warned they will do it all over again if the Government does not listen.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Personal Finance, Pension,

The Globe and Mail

Elizabeth Comper was a fighter against racism on several fronts

Elizabeth Comper had a comfortable life a decade ago as wife of the Bank of Montreal's chief executive when she saw something on television that shocked and upset her: the world's oldest hatred flaring up again in her own country.

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Related Topix: Bank of Montreal, Banking, Financial Services, Canada, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Marketing

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Time not on the La Crosse Public Library's side

The city of La Crosse hopes some expert will help maintain all three of the city's public libraries, as the city's Library Task Force formally recommended to the city's Library Board to hire an outside consultant, which could cost the city between $20,000-$50,000.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI

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