Libraries

FILE - In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, takes her seat before the start of an FCC open hearing and vote on Net Neutrality in Washington, D.C. Clyburn addressed a gathering of librarians and other experts Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C., as the group discussed challenges to providing high-speed internet in American Indian communities. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
April 12, 2018 - 3:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close the digital divide that persists across American...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo illustration shows the book "Thirteen Reasons Why" in Phoenix. Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" and Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" top the American Library Association's list of "challenged" books from 2017, those most objected to by parents and other community members. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Before allegations of sexual harassment, Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie were facing criticisms of a different kind. Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" and Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" top the American Library Association's list of "challenged" books from 2017...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. The American Library Association tells The Associated Press that Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month. He was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment and issued a statement acknowledging wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 09, 2018 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month, the American Library Association told The Associated Press on Friday. Alexie was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations...
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People stream through the Billy Graham Library as they come to pay respects to Billy Graham during a public viewing in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 26, 2018 - 3:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on those paying respects to the Rev. Billy Graham in Charlotte (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Former President George W. Bush has arrived at the Rev. Billy Graham's library in North Carolina to pay respects to the late evangelist. Bush arrived Monday afternoon at the...
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People line the street as the hearse carrying the body of Rev. Billy Graham leaves the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Asheville, N.C. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, Pool)
February 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours from his mountain chapel to...
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People line the street as the hearse carrying the body of Rev. Billy Graham leaves the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Asheville, N.C. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, Pool)
February 24, 2018 - 3:32 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the library bearing his name, ending a journey which took him down North Carolina roads filled with mourners paying their final respects. The...
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January 10, 2018 - 10:56 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, which shed light on seven decades of his works, will be going on display at the University of Texas. A university spokesman said Wednesday that the Harry Ransom Center humanities library paid $2.7 million for...
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December 16, 2017 - 12:24 pm
ST. CATHERINE'S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western...
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December 01, 2017 - 3:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A tabby named Max has been playing a game of cat and mouse with some Minnesota college librarians. The furtive feline has been sneaking into the Macalester College library in St. Paul when people open the door and has been seen scampering around the bookshelves. The library...
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