Libraries

FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky recites one of his poems on stage at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J. Dozens of prominent poets will be at the Boston Public Library on Thursday evening, July 27, 2017, to read aloud from the city's first anthology of poetry ,“City of Notions." Pinsky, who teaches English and creative writing at Boston University, is among nearly 60 contributors to the anthology. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 27, 2017 - 12:38 am
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's about to bust a rhyme. Dozens of prominent poets, including a former U.S. poet laureate, will commandeer the courtyard of the Boston Public Library on Thursday to read aloud from the city's first anthology of poetry. Organizers have dubbed the collection "City of Notions," a...
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July 20, 2017 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — At age 35, the Library of America is in transition. Longtime president Cheryl Hurley and longtime editor-in-chief Geoffrey O'Brien are retiring at the end of the year, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hurley will be succeeded by Library of America publisher Max...
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May 22, 2017 - 1:35 pm
ELON, N.C. (AP) — A Connecticut family is giving a university in North Carolina $5 million to expand its library. Elon University said in a news release that Robert and Dilek Koenigsberger of Greenwich, Connecticut, are giving the school the money. Their daughter Amber received her bachelor's...
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Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 07, 2017 - 10:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama receiving the Profile in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy presidential library (all times local): 10 p.m. Former President Barack Obama is calling on members of Congress to show courage in the debate over the future of health care in...
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FILE - In a Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during the American Legion national convention in Charlotte, N.C. Former President Barack Obama met Sunday, April 23, 2017, with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 23, 2017 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former president spent time at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the...
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April 23, 2017 - 6:55 pm
Former President Barack Obama has met with at-risk youth in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former president spent time Sunday at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the Roseland/Pullman...
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April 19, 2017 - 6:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Public Library is returning to Italy medieval manuscripts and a volume of works, ending in one case a mystery dating back seven decades. The items include a manuscript from 1392, an illuminated leaf from a manuscript dating between 1418 and 1422, and a collection of works...
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April 19, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Public Library is returning historical artifacts to Italy, some dating back 600 years. The items include a medieval manuscript dating to 1392, an illuminated leaf from a manuscript dating from sometime between 1418 and 1422 and a collection of works by Bernardino Telesio,...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's "Little Bill Books" series is among those making the American Library Association's annual top 10 list of "challenged books." The reason is not the books themselves, but the multiple accusations of sexual assault made against the actor-comedian. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 10, 2017 - 9:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrity once beloved among young people now finds himself on a list of books parents and other community members most wish to see removed from libraries: Bill Cosby. Cosby's "Little Bill Books" series is among those making the American Library Association's annual top 10 "...
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April 10, 2017 - 9:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A once-beloved celebrity now finds himself on a list of books parents and other community members most wish to see removed from libraries: Bill Cosby. Cosby's "Little Bill Books" series is among those making the American Library Association's annual top 10 list of "challenged books...
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