Libraries

FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 01, 2018 - 10:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. Bush, who also presided during the...
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November 21, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington's "vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts...
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Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 04, 2018 - 11:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami is planning an archive at his Japanese alma mater that will include drafts of his best-selling novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music, a personal passion that has been a key part of his stories. "I'm more than happy if those materials can...
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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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