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LA Public Library System to reopen 20 additional branches on Monday

The Los Angeles Public Library will reopen 20 additional branches on Monday that have remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The system began reopening on May 3 with limited in-person services at the downtown flagship location and 37 of its 73 branches, including for quick browsing, computer access, mobile printing orders, checking out library materials and the “Library To Go” contactless pickup service. Monday’s reopenings will increase the number of Los Angeles public libraries open to ...
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UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers

Friends of the National Libraries launch ‘once in a generation’ effort to raise £15m to buy the Honresfield library, packed with works by Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Walter ScottFrom the British Library to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, a consortium of libraries and museums have come together in an “unprecedented” effort to raise £15m and save an “astonishingly important” set of literary manuscripts for the nation.The plans were formed after the announcement last month that the “lost” Honresfi...
Tags: Books, UK, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Libraries, Yorkshire, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, William, British Library, Robert Burns, Sotheby, Emily Bronte, Anne Brontë


At the Newark Public Library, you can see a display of almost 4,000 books from Philip Roth's personal library....

"... including a four-volume set about the history of presidential elections, multiple copies of Kafka’s 'The Trial' and a marked-up edition of 'Incredible iPhone Apps for Dummies.'" According to  I love the high-low juxtaposition of "The Trial" and "Incredible iPhone Apps for Dummies." And I love that there's lots of marginalia. (You may remember that marginalia was the subject of the first post on this blog, on January 14, 2004.) There are some nice photographs at the link, such as the one of...
Tags: Books, Law, Libraries, Philip Roth, Newark, Kafka, Henry Miller, Roth, Emerson, Ann Althouse, Marginalia, Newark Public Library


More LA County Library branches set to reopen for in-person service

DOWNEY >> The Los Angeles County Library announced on Friday, May 28, it will reopen 21 more libraries and three bookmobiles for select in-person services beginning early next month. The scheduled reopenings will bring to 81 the number of libraries reopened in the county system, officials said. Opening for in-person services starting June 7 are Bell Gardens Library, George Nye Jr. Library in Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens Library, Lake Los Angeles Library, Maywood Cesar Chavez Library and Westlake V...
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Valeria Luiselli wins €100,000 Dublin literary award for Lost Children Archive

Novel, which weaves together the stories of Mexican migrants with those of a US family on a road trip south, was picked for the prize by a Barcelona libraryEarlier this year, a library in Barcelona submitted a nomination for its favourite book of the year: Mexican author Valeria Luiselli’s Lost Children Archive. On Thursday, thanks to Biblioteca Vila De Gràcia, Luiselli was named winner of the world’s richest prize for a novel published in English, the €100,000 (£86,000) Dublin literary award.“I...
Tags: Europe, Books, Mexico, Americas, US, Barcelona, World news, Culture, Ireland, Awards and prizes, Libraries, Dublin, Valeria Luiselli, Luiselli, Dublin literary award, Biblioteca Vila De Gràcia Luiselli


With pandemic easing, Burbank restoring full library hours

Burbank’s three public libraries will restore full hours beginning Sunday after 14 months of reduced service amid the coronavirus pandemic, city officials announced today. “We are thrilled to be back in a position where we can restore full evening and weekend hours at our libraries,” Library Services Director Elizabeth Goldman said. “We thank our users and staff for rolling with all the changes through the past year.” Indoor attendance at the libraries continue to be limited in accordance with L...
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Library supply catalog from 1899

The Smithsonian Libraries' Trade Literature Collection includes catalogs, sales brochures, and other materials "that were once part of the merchandising of business." What a fascinating source of design, technology, and marketing history! At the Smithsonian magazine blog, library technician Alexia MacClain goes meta in a post about one curious item in the Trade Literature Collection: The Classified Illustrated Catalog of the Library Department of Library Bureau (1899), a catalog of supplies for ...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Libraries, Smithsonian, Catalogs, Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collection, Alexia MacClain, Library Department of Library Bureau


‘A Herculean effort’: LA County’s Libraries begin to reopen a year after COVID-19 shut them down

Librarian Erika Goodwin is back at her desk at the San Fernando Library on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 after the LA County Library began opening libraries this week for in person visits. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Duane Wente, of San Fernando, visits the San Fernando Library on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 after the LA County Library began opening libraries this week for in person visits. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Librarian Erika Goo...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 19-26

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Fly fishers talk after practicing casting at Lake Balboa Park, Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers meet for casting practice the first and third Saturdays of the month at Lake Balboa. Practice rods and reels are available and it is free and open to everyone. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of ...
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How well do you know your libraries? [Quiz]

Were you born to be a librarian? Are you a library fan? Or do you just like a bit of trivia? Whatever your reason it’s time to prove to us how well you know your libraries with this short quiz. Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest from OUP Libraries.Think your library should be featured in our #LibraryOfTheWeek? Email us with their information or send us a message via Twitter.The post How well do you know your libraries? [Quiz] appeared first on OUPblog.
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Harvard’s Digital Giza Project Lets You Access the Largest Online Archive on the Egyptian Pyramids (Including a 3D Giza Tour)

Nothing excites the imagination of young history-and-science-minded kids like the Egyptian pyramids, which is maybe why so many people grow up into amateur Egyptologists with very strong opinions about the pyramids. For such people, access to the highest quality information seems critical for their online debates. For professional academics and serious students of ancient Egypt such access is critical to doing their work properly. All lovers and students of ancient Egypt will find what t...
Tags: Google, Youtube, College, History, Harvard, Egypt, Harvard University, K-12, Libraries, Giza, Facebook Twitter, Giza Egypt, Josh Jones, Harvard Gazette, Durham NC Follow, Museum of Fine Arts Boston


What’s closed for Cesar Chavez Day, March 29 or March 31, in the LA area

    A statue of Cesar E. Chavez at Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Park in San Fernando, Monday, March 30, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Government offices – Los Angeles city and county, and state – and also courts, libraries and schools are normally closed for labor leader César Chávez’ birthday holiday. In past years, Los Angeles city and county and state agencies have chosen either his actual birth date on March 31, or a Friday or Monday before his birthday fo...
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LA Public Library to expand ‘To Go’ book program, offer document printing

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Public Library launched evening pickup hours at more than two-dozen locations starting Tuesday, along with a free remote wireless printing service that allows patrons to print out up to 10 pages of content a day. Library to Go branches will offer pickup service for holds placed using the online catalog between 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with pickup service hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as the library buildin...
Tags: Books, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Libraries, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, San Gabriel Valley, The Los Angeles Public Library, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, San Fernando Valley LA, John F Szabo


'Words have the power to heal': Syria's rebel librarians

In a town under siege from Assad’s regime, a small group of revolutionaries found a new mission: to build a library from books rescued from the rubble. For those stranded in the city, books offered an imaginative escape from the horrors of warAt first, Ahmad Muaddamani was a distant voice coming through my computer speakers: a fragile whisper from a hidden basement. When I made contact with him on Skype, on 15 October 2015, he hadn’t left Darayya in nearly three years. Located less than five mil...
Tags: Syria, Libraries, Assad, Skype, Damascus, Bashar Al Assad, Darayya, Ahmad Muaddamani, Muaddamani


Hunting for books in the ruins: how Syria's rebel librarians found hope

In a town under siege from Assad’s regime, a small group of revolutionaries found a new mission: to build a library from books rescued from the rubble. For those stranded in the city, books offered an imaginative escape from the horrors of warAt first, Ahmad Muaddamani was a distant voice coming through my computer speakers: a fragile whisper from a hidden basement. When I made contact with him on Skype, on 15 October 2015, he hadn’t left Darayya in nearly three years. Located less than five mil...
Tags: Syria, Libraries, Assad, Skype, Damascus, Bashar Al Assad, Darayya, Ahmad Muaddamani, Muaddamani


Spain's national library director in bad books over stolen Galileo treatise

Ana Santos asked to account for why it took four years to report theft of Sidereus Nuncius The director of Spain’s national library has been summoned to the ministry of culture to account for why it took the library four years to report the theft of a book by the 17th-century Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei.According to an investigation by El País, a restoration team discovered in 2014 that the library’s edition of Sidereus Nuncius, published in Venice in 1610, had been stolen and replaced by...
Tags: Europe, Books, Spain, World news, Culture, Libraries, Venice, El Pais, Ana Santos, Sidereus Nuncius


Amazon reveals why it doesn't sell the e-books and audiobooks it publishes to libraries

rambo182/Getty Images Amazon is the only US publisher that does not sell e-books or audiobooks to libraries. Amazon has published thousands of e-books since 2009. Public libraries are a way for Americans to access books and media, some of which are paywalled by Amazon. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon does not sell its thousands of e-books or tens of thousands of audiobooks to libraries, The Washington Post reported.The e-commerce giant has published books since 200...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Publishing, News, Washington Post, Digital, US, Trends, Tech, Libraries, Retail, E-books, Mindy Kaling, Guild, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Audible Studios


Librarians are debating how to handle the Dr. Seuss controversy - but the books will stay on shelves for now

John Simpson, project director of exhibitions for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, paints a mural based on artwork in the Dr. Seuss book "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" Steven Senne/AP Librarians said they're discussing what to do about six discontinued Dr. Seuss books. They'll stay on the shelves for now, said the New York Public Library and other US institutions. Sales of Dr. Seuss books soared after figures like Ted Cruz railed against "cancel culture." Visit th...
Tags: Books, News, Censorship, US, Trends, Racism, Williams, Ted Cruz, Libraries, Retail, New York Public Library, Ala, John Simpson, Denver Public Library, Seuss, Seuss Enterprises


Librarians are debating how to handle the Dr. Seuss furore - but say the books will stay on the shelves for now

A copy of the children's book "If I Ran The Zoo" by author Dr. Seuss, which the publisher said will no longer be published. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Librarians said they're discussing what to do about six discontinued Dr. Seuss books.  They'll stay on the shelves for now, said the New York Public Library and other US institutions. Sales of Dr. Seuss books soared after figures like Ted Cruz railed against "cancel culture."  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Booksto...
Tags: Books, Censorship, US, Trends, Racism, Williams, Ted Cruz, Libraries, Retail, New York Public Library, Ala, Denver Public Library, Brendan McDermid Reuters, Seuss, Seuss Enterprises, Los Angeles Public Library


Little free library of sticks for dogs

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, I've noticed more Little Free Libraries popping up outside people's homes. Boing Boing pal Howard Rheingold even made a Little Free Art Gallery! Now, Jeremiah Carter, age 10, and his dad David Carter of Saskatchewan, Canada built a Little Free Stick Library for dogs! — Read the rest
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How the Internet Archive Digitizes 3,500 Books a Day–the Hard Way, One Page at a Time

Does turning the pages of an old book excite you? How about 3 million pages? That’s how many pages Eliza Zhang has scanned over her ten years with the Internet Archive, using Scribe, a specialized scanning machine invented by Archive engineers over 15 years ago. “Listening to 70s and 80s R&B while she works,” Wendy Hanamura writes at the Internet Archive blog, “Eliza spends a little time each day reading the dozens of books she handles. The most challenging part of her job? ‘Working with very ol...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Wikipedia, Time, Libraries, Archives, University Of Illinois, Bureau of Land Management, Facebook Twitter, Zhang, Eliza, Freeland, Josh Jones, Brewster Kahle, Kahle


4,000 Priceless Scrolls, Texts & Papers From the University of Tokyo Have Been Digitized & Put Online

The phrase “opening of Japan” is a euphemism that has outlived its purpose, serving to cloud rather than explain how a country closed to outsiders suddenly, in the mid-19th century, became a major influence in art and design worldwide. Negotiations were carried out at gunpoint. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry presented the Japanese with two white flags to raise when they were ready to surrender. (The Japanese called Perry’s fleet the “black ships of evil men.”) In one of innumerable historical...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Japan, College, History, Libraries, Literature, Tokyo, Archives, Art Nouveau, University Of Tokyo, Facebook Twitter, Perry, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh


What’s closed for Presidents Day, Feb. 15, in the LA area

  George Washington, 1797. (Painting by Gilbert Stuart)   Government offices – Los Angeles city and county, national and state – and courts, libraries and schools are normally closed for Presidents Day – technically the federal government’s Washington’s Birthday holiday (observed annually on the third Monday of February). Here is a sampling of other services that are closed, have an altered service or are on a regular schedule on Feb. 15. Banks: Closed, as are New York Stock Exchange market...
Tags: Holidays, Washington, La, Banks, Government, Trains, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Glendale, Libraries, Courts, New York Stock Exchange, Local News, Abraham Lincoln


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

  Los Encinos State Historic Park on Moorpark Street in Encino is open for walking the grounds, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Pandemic rules include wearing a mask, social distancing and no picnics. (Google Street View)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet...
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What’s closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, in the LA area

  A statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Riverside. (File photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)   Government offices – Los Angeles city and county, national and state – and courts, libraries and schools are normally closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Here is a sampling of other services that are closed, have an altered service or are on a regular schedule on Jan. 18. Banks: Closed, as are New York Stock Exchange markets. Mail: The U.S. Pos...
Tags: La, Banks, Government, Trains, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Glendale, Libraries, Courts, New York Stock Exchange, Local News, Burbank, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, U S Postal Service


What’s closed for New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, in the Los Angeles area

  A New Year’s Eve countdown at Grand Park in Los Angeles for January 1, 2020. (Photo by John McCoy, Contributing Photographer)   Government offices — city, county, federal and state — and superior courts, libraries and schools are normally closed for New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed or have altered schedules. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Libraries: Patrons of Los Angeles Public libraries that are “Library t...
Tags: Holidays, Banks, Government, Trains, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Glendale, Libraries, Courts, Local News, New Year's Day, Los Angeles County, John McCoy, Burbank


Could the Donald Trump presidential library – or theme park – lie ahead?

A hometown museum/library is a tradition for ex-Oval Office occupants, but is this just another norm Trump will upturn?On the night Donald Trump won the US presidency in 2016, he gave his supporters a thumbs up and delivered a victory speech in the ballroom of a midtown Manhattan hotel. On either side of the stage were two mounted glass cases. Inside, like untouchable holy relics, were two red caps emblazoned with the words “Make America great again” (Maga). Continue reading...
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Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' festive tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick to Sinterklaas, in the latest sign that the country is turning the page on a festive figure widely seen as being racist.For at least a decade, there have been protests against the practice of white people ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Publishing, Race, Christmas, World news, Culture, Netherlands, Libraries, Santa, Pete, Zwarte Piet, Saint Nicholas Continue


Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' Christmas tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick to Sinterklaas, in the latest sign that the country is turning the page on a festive figure widely seen as being racist.For at least a decade, there have been protests against the practice of white people ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Publishing, Race, Christmas, World news, Culture, Netherlands, Libraries, Santa, Pete, Zwarte Piet, Saint Nicholas Continue


Library's elimination of overdue fines increases book returns

Last year, the Chicago Public Library quit charging people fines for overdue books. The library lost out on the average $800-$900,000 they collect annually in late fees but the gain was that long overdue books came back to the shelves for someone else to read! — Read the rest
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