Libraries

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Friends and admirers will gather Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the New York Public Library for a tribute to Philip Roth, who died in May. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 26, 2018 - 2:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned. "Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York...
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September 02, 2018 - 9:01 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Drag Queen Story Hour" may be coming to a town near you. Since 2015, men in full drag have appeared at venues across the nation where they read children's books to small children and their parents. Larger cities where the story hours have taken place include Chicago, New York,...
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August 09, 2018 - 7:38 am
MACON, Ga. (AP) — The last open library in a Georgia county will close unless officials approve a new property tax rate. The Middle Georgia Regional Library system said in a Facebook post Wednesday that Washington Memorial Library in Macon will close Aug. 16 because of a lack of funding Macon-Bibb...
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Greg Priore, the former Oliver Room archivist at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, is taken in cuffs after arraignment at City Court, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Authorities on Friday charged Priore and John Schulman, owner of an antique bookstore, with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pittsburgh library over a 20-year period. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 2:49 pm
An archivist and an antique bookseller were charged Friday with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pittsburgh library over a 20-year period, including Isaac Newton's "Principia," considered a watershed of science. In some cases, the...
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July 05, 2018 - 11:58 am
BERKLEY, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit library has decried an unidentified censor who concealed DVDs of movies from the racy "Fifty Shade" series. The Berkley library is now openly displaying the R-rated movies, accompanied by a sign that says hiding movies "is not how libraries work." Librarian...
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In this May 24, 2018 photo, Rhode Island State Archivist Ashley Selima points to the seal of King George III on a September 1772 proclamation in Providence, R.I. The document established a commission to investigate the burning of the British schooner HMS Gaspee by colonists in Narraganset Bay in June 1772. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
June 11, 2018 - 12:05 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new exhibit that highlights Rhode Island's role in helping spark the American Revolution has opened at the state archives. The archives in Providence have created an exhibit about how Rhode Island colonists burned a British ship, the HMS Gaspee, in June 1772. Rhode...
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May 13, 2018 - 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A book nearly five decades overdue has been returned to the San Francisco Public Library. The copy of Eldridge Cleaver's memoir "Soul On Ice" was due back at the Eureka Valley branch Dec. 9, 1970, making it 47 years, four months and 29 days late. The library's late fee...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2007 file photo, Abraham Lincoln's iconic stovepipe hat is photographed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The foundation that supports the library and museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president. the foundation says it owes $10 million on a 2007 loan it obtained for the well-known Barry and Louise Taper Collection of Lincoln-related items including a stovepipe hat and bloodstained gloves. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation has revealed it...
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United States Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, looks on during news conference Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Hatch, who is retiring, is looking to cement his legacy after more than 40 years in Washington as he unveils plans for a think tank and library bearing his name in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 02, 2018 - 3:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali, documents from the Bill Clinton impeachment and 3,000 boxes of other papers and memorabilia from a 42-year career in Washington, D.C., will be part of a library and think tank being named for retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Wednesday...
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April 28, 2018 - 11:38 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. Specialist crews wearing masks searched the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library on...
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